“Children are our future. And they need our support – here, in Germany, in Ukraine and worldwide. And this charity demonstrates that there’s no such thing as someone else’s kids and someone else’s problems. So, every year my brother and I join the charity that tackles the sharpest social issues globally. We urge all sympathetic people to donate,” remarked Vitali Klitschko.
The German charity ‘Ein Herz für Kinder’ was founded in 1978 and soon became an internationally active aid organisation. It supports children’s hospitals, kindergartens, schools, and sports and education projects. The charity conducts an annual fundraiser, featuring famous politicians, businessmen, athletes, entertainers and civil society actors who make their own donations and persuade others to do the same. Klitschko brothers are regular participants of the telethon ‘Ein Herz für Kinder’. They answer calls and thus raise money for charity projects all over the world. All donations go directly to fund aid projects for children.
Since 2008 the charity donations helped to fund about 300 worthy projects in Ukraine – treatment of serious illnesses, surgical care for Ukrainian children abroad, renovations of schools, sports and social facilities. In October 2014 Vitali Klitschko handed over ₴3,1 million medical equipment to Okhmadet Children’s Clinic. The equipment was donated by the ‘Ein Herz für Kinder’ at the initiative of Klitschko Foundation.
Over the years “Ein Herz für Kinder” Foundation has raised over € 330 million donations.