Jump-start for social startups
As a ‘Business Angel’ on the TV show ‘2 minutes 2 million – the PULS 4 Start Up Show’, Leo HILLINGER supports, among others, the following social projects by granting interest-free loans:
Joadre stands for colourful bags produced under fair-trade conditions. The basic idea behind the Austrian-Nigerian project is to provide women in Nigeria, Ghana and Togo with paid work, to help them gain economic perspectives and earn a livelihood. Especially, as local work is also an important tool in the struggles against poverty and against human trafficking.
The bags are distributed through the Joadre website, as well as in selected stores such as Weltladen or s’Fachl throughout Austria.
We all know Vienna as the city of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace and the Ringstrasse – sights that no tour of the town fails to see. Shades Tours does not visit these hot spots. Because Shades Tours shows another Vienna. In the selected tours, an element of insight into the topics of poverty and homelessness, as well as refugee matters and integration, is provided by those affected. In addition, Shades Tours also organises other activities that bring people together, such as cooking in the crypt, and handicrafts, or rehabilitative work in social institutions.
The Clever Box
The Clever Box was designed by a mother in order to provide her child with a sense of structure in its everyday life. Because it’s true that structure and regular rituals form a stable framework for the development of independence and personality. This structural aid – in the form of an attractive planning board – is suitable as a working tool for both parents and educators, and supports children and adolescents with Asperger syndrome or ADHD, as well as those with reading and concentration problems.
Ronald McDonald Child Assistance
The Ronald McDonald House offers parents of seriously ill children a temporary home during treatment. The organisation operates five houses in Austria located near major children’s hospitals. It gives families the opportunity to remain close to their children for the duration of hospital stays, which is very important for both the families and the young patients.
Leo HILLINGER sponsors Ronald McDonald Child Assistance every year in the form of a donation.