18.12.2013

Media-Saturn employees make wishes come true: Big handover of gifts at the Marienstein Children's Village

Ingolstadt, 18.12.2013: Media-Saturn has been providing support to charitable organizations and associations in the Ingolstadt area for many years. The company launched its "Christmas elves" campaign right in time for Christmas: All employees had the opportunity to spring into action and make the Christmas wishes of the children at the Caritas Children's Village Marienstein in Eichstätt come true. On Tuesday, 17 December 2013, the gifts were delivered to the Children's Village. The best news of all: All the wishes of the children between the ages of 2 and 18 came true and a total of 98 packages found their way under the Christmas tree.

On Friday, 28 November, a number of employees could hardly believe their eyes when they walked into the canteen at Media-Saturn's headquarters in Ingolstadt: A big Christmas tree decorated with Christmas cards in place of ornaments and lights had been put up. The girls and boys at the Marienstein Children's Village had written their Christmas wishes on the cards. These included everything guaranteed to make a child's heart beat faster, from 10 packs of chewing gum to a night light and Lego to the Barbie bride and groom "Rapunzel and Flynn". With so many lovely greeting cards from the children, it was no wonder that all the cards had been removed from the tree within just 24 hours. "Within a very short time, our employees had plucked all the Christmas wishes from the tree. This unbelievably positive response to this drive makes me and all the other colleagues involved very happy," says Thomas Wünnenberg, managing director of Media-Saturn Deutschland and responsible for the company headquarters in Ingolstadt.

The Caritas Marienstein Children's Village home looks after children and youths between the ages of two and 18. The children stay at the home long-term, short-term or just during the day. Most of the children also attend a primary or secondary school affiliated with the Children's Village. The Children's Village was founded in 1976.