SIP Aid - Helping scooter riders

Why do some people feel so bad and we feel so good? We don't know either. We do know, however, that others have to struggle with hunger, homelessness or flood disasters, while we lack nothing. We at SIP Scootershop have a job that we enjoy, we have enough free time to work on our scooters and we always have a few euros left over for a pizza and a beer. The pictures of the floods in East Germany in 2002 and in Asia in 2005 deeply moved all of us here, which is why we also spontaneously decided to make a donation. And that's when the idea of SIP-Aid was born.

What is behind it? We want to donate a part of our earnings to charitable causes. We regularly donate a not insignificant amount to SOS Kinderdorf e.V., ARCHE Germany, Humedica or the Red Cross, to name but a few.

Why SOS Children's Villages Germany?

The name SOS Children 's Village signals: Here, girls and boys who cannot grow up in their own parental home find a new home. Children live there with their Kinderdorf mother and siblings in one house - permanently and around the clock. They play, laugh, argue and celebrate like in a real family. For the children, who often come to an SOS Children's Village with painful experiences, this is very important. Here they find people with whom they can build long-term trust and who are reliably there for them. www.sos-kinderdorf.de

Why Ark Germany?

Arks exist in many countries around the world. The aim of the Ark is to create communities that welcome people with an intellectual disability. Non-disabled and mentally disabled people live together in a house and organise everyday life together. Each member of the house community has his or her own room. Cooking and eating are done together, and housekeeping is also a communal task. In Landsberg, there has been an Arche House with 12 residents since 2001.www.arche-deutschland.de

Why HUMEDICA?

HUMEDICA is an international non-governmental organisation that has provided humanitarian aid in over 90 countries since its foundation in 1979. The aim of humedica's work is to help people who are in need due to disasters or structural poverty.www.humedica.org

Why Mary's Meals?

Mary' s Meals provides a hot meal to hundreds of thousands of the world's poorest children every school day. Food and schooling enable children to escape the spiral of misery and poverty. The aid organisation, founded in 1992, has the vision that every child receives a meal at school every day. Currently, Mary's Meals feeds about 1.3 million children in Africa.www.marysmeals.de

Why Humanitäre Hilfe e.V.?

For 34 years, Dr Soeren Gatz was the senior consultant at Landsberg Hospital. Ten years ago, the now 72-year-old took early retirement to fulfil a dream he had already cherished as a medical student: to bring medical aid to people in the Third World. He is a founding member of the association "Humanitäre Hilfe e. V. Landsberg, Partner for Health and Education". The association was founded in 2005 by doctors and nursing staff of the hospital in the Lechstadt and today has around 100 members, many of whom sacrifice their annual leave or special leave to help those in need. Since 2019, Dr Soeren Gatz has been the 1st chairperson. In cooperation with local NGOs and the Evangelical Church (EEC), the association looks after eight hospitals and some schools in Cameroon. The NGOs Bon Secours and World Mercy Fund (WMF) took over the logistics and together they have brought over 100 beds and medical equipment of all kinds to the civil war-torn country on the west coast of Africa since 2015. The German government and sponsors from industry also support the projects. The education and training of local staff play a major role and Dr Gatz still hears the words of a doctor from Cameroon: "They didn't bring us fish, they taught us how to fish ." http://www.humanitaere-hilfe-ev.de

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Deployment of "Humanitarian Aid" in Cameroon

Why Doctors Without Borders?

On 24 March 2022, the Russian army invaded Ukraine. The pictures that reach us from there are dramatic. We are in contact with clients from Kiev and the Vespa Club of Ukraine. We would like to help. The choice falls on "Doctors without Borders", the organisation is already on the ground throughout the country but also on the Ukrainian-Polish border where hundreds of thousands of refugees are arriving. Civilians urgently need to be protected, aid supplies delivered - priority must be given to the care of the injured.

We support the organisation Médecins Sans Frontières as a partner company within the framework of SIP Aid. Here you can find more information: https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.de

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In addition to our active involvement in aid organisations, we order office supplies and other small purchases via Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile is an easy way to do something good for a social organisation of your choice with every purchase - we support the German Red Cross e.V. http://smile. amazon.de

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SIP AID donations over the years 2002 until today

March 2022: SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to Doctors Without Borders for aid in Ukraine

On 24 February, the Russian military attacked Ukraine on many fronts. The pictures and news reaching us from Kiev and other cities are dramatic. We have many customers in Ukraine and are in constant contact with some members of the Vespa Club Ukraine. From Germany we can only watch helplessly the pictures of this senseless war, but with our donation we help the organisation Doctors Without Borders, which is already on the ground, to be able to provide effective help.

In Ukraine, Médecins Sans Frontières supplied materials for the care of war wounded in Mariupol. Staff also organised telemedicine training for 30 surgeons from eastern Ukraine to care for the injured.

MSF emergency teams have arrived at the Polish-Ukrainian border. They are currently trying to transport staff and relief supplies into Ukraine and initiate emergency relief operations on both sides of the border. At the border crossings, the teams see people crossing the border on foot, in cars and buses. Some of them are travelling with children and babies, the youngest of whom are less than 25 days old. Many of the refugees are tired and exhausted.

They report having to wait in queues for hours at the border in freezing temperatures. Some were dehydrated and others suffered from hypothermia. Médecins Sans Frontières has provided relief supplies to build emergency shelters at a Polish reception centre and is working to expand support.

In addition, the teams will conduct a more detailed situation assessment along Ukraine's borders with Russia and Belarus.

Given the ongoing fighting, it is difficult to determine the extent of medical needs in Ukraine. MSF is preparing for a range of scenarios to scale up assistance.

https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.de

May 2022: SIP Scootershop donates € 3,000 to ARCHE residential community

SIP Scootershop has been supporting the ARCHE residential community for people with and without mental disabilities since 2011. For the Open Day on 28 May, we handed over € 3,000 to ARCHE Landsberg. The Arche Landsberg is a community where people with and without intellectual disabilities live together on equal terms on a Christian ecumenical basis. "Since we want to enable even more people with and without intellectual disabilities to live together in an inclusive and meaningful way in mutual relationships, we are planning to build a new house in the Staufenstraße building area and to take in 10 more residents in addition to our current 10 residents in inpatient and outpatient living.

August 2022 SIP Scootershop hands over donations to Kiev

Pastor Friedemann, organiser of the Vespa Corso Munich, collected more than € 1,900 in donations for Vespa riders in Ukraine in May. Where is the need greatest? We don't know, so we asked in Kiev. "We would finally like to do something that brings us joy, we would like to build a Vespa". No sooner said than done, here you can see Sasha from Z-Garage as he finishes assembling the engine. Have fun guys! Peace for you soon!

September 2022 Scooter Ride raises £1,300 for UK Children's Cancer Foundation

We added raffle prizes to the scooter ride to raise funds for the Lennox Children's Cancer Fund. Raffle ticket sales raised the fantastic sum of £1,300 (approx €1,490)!

"On behalf of the Lennox Children's Cancer Fund, I would like to thank you for donating the raffle prizes for the scooter ride on 25 September. With your help, the ride raised a fantastic £1,300. Since 1992, Lennox Children's Cancer Fund has been working hard to make a positive difference to the lives of children with cancer and their families. This is done through a range of important projects such as emotional support, carer bursaries and respite holidays. Foster care bursaries are awarded to families struggling with the financial consequences of a child's illness with cancer or leukaemia. The families we support are given a much-needed break from hospitals, doctors and treatments where everyone can sit back, relax and take time to re-find themselves as a family. Thank you again for your support. Sincerely, Sara Payne, Community Events Coordinator"

September 2022 SIP Scootershop donates €2,000 to family with boy suffering from leukaemia

Little Max, aged 5, has been diagnosed with leukaemia. The shock diagnosis is accompanied by everyday worries: his mum cannot start her new job because she has to go to the clinic regularly. There are considerable travel and petrol costs, and the house instalments have to be paid on time. Friends start a fundraising campaign via the platform https://www.gofundme.com/f/qvf25-hilfe-fr-max SIP Scootershop decides to support the family with 2,000 € within the framework of SIP AID. The Lions Club Landsberg actively supports the campaign. All the best Max!

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Aid distribution in Kiev on 28.02.2022
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Standing from left to right: Rosalinde Kleber, Felix Scholz, SIP staff member Stefanie Barth, Ben-David vom Orde and our Associate Member Linette Harms. Kneeling on the floor from left to right: Assistant Piere Rieger and resident Antigona Casagrande.
Standing from left to right: Rosalinde Kleber, Felix Scholz, SIP staff member Stefanie Barth, Ben-David vom Orde and our Associate Member Linette Harms. Kneeling on the floor from left to right: Assistant Piere Rieger and resident Antigona Casagrande.
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Sasha from Kiev assembling the Vespa engine
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2,000 € Donation to family with boy suffering from leukaemia

January 2021: SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to HUMEDICA in Sicily

"Jan is an engineer. He comes from Pakistan and had to flee for political reasons. The fact that he can now live in Sicily with his wife and three children is largely thanks to the support of local aid organisations. They took care of him since he set foot on Italian soil and stood by him when he lived in a refugee camp for the first few weeks. But they were also there for him afterwards. Without them, for example, he would not have been able to get a residence permit that would allow him to work, but also to join his family. In return, Jan got involved in refugee aid himself, gave language courses and looked after refugees living on the streets. And he became self-employed in order to stand on his own two feet. He earned a living for himself and his family by repairing technical equipment - until Corona came. There are quite a few people like Jan in Sicily. Most of them are not doing as well as he is. They are stranded in a country that is not theirs, poorly integrated and left alone with their traumatic memories. Those who live in a refugee camp are provided for, but immigration applications are not processed because of the Corona pandemic. And even outside the camps, everything is at a standstill. Shops, bars and restaurants are closed, refugees who used to keep their heads above water with unskilled jobs are no longer needed. They suddenly find themselves without an income. There is no social network like in Germany. Our local partner Missione Tre Onlus is committed to supporting them. Thanks to a generous donation of € 3,000 from the SIP Scootershop in Landsberg, we are able to provide 30 families with food and gas bottles throughout the winter. Because even in Sicily the winter is cold. Many thanks to the SIP Scootershop from Landsberg for their valuable support" HUMEDICA Sicily

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Jan and his family in Sicily

April 2021: SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to Mary's Meals

The simple vision of Mary's Meals is that every child receives a meal at school every day and that those who have more than they need share with those who lack even the basic necessities of life. "The children suffering from hunger are at the centre of our work. We provide them with a hot meal wherever we find them. At the same time, we try to put an end to their hunger in the long term. We do this in community with all those who share our vision. " Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Founder and Director of Mary's Meals

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A hot meal for every child at school every day - that is the simple vision of Mary's Meals.

July 2021: SIP Scootershop donates € 5,000 to Humanitäre Hilfe e.V.

For 34 years, Dr Soeren Gatz was the senior consultant at Landsberg Hospital. Ten years ago, the now 72-year-old took early retirement to fulfil a dream he had already cherished as a medical student: to bring medical aid to people in the Third World. He is a founding member of the association "Humanitäre Hilfe e. V. Landsberg, Partner for Health and Education". The association was founded in 2005 by doctors and nursing staff of the hospital in the Lechstadt and today has around 100 members, many of whom sacrifice their annual leave or special leave to help those in need. Dr Soeren Gatz has been the 1st chairman since 2019. Alexander Barth, one of the managing directors of SIP Scootershop, has been supporting the work of the association for several years with regular donations. Thus, at the beginning of July 2021, 5,000 euros were once again handed over to Dr. Soeren Gatz and his team. Read more here in the SIP Team Blog.

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Donation handover to Dr. Soeren Gatz from the association Humanitäre Hilfe e.V.

September 2021: SIP Scootershop donates 15,000 medical masks to India

India was hit particularly hard by the Corona pandemic. Many areas are lacking the most basic necessities, and for lack of other options, people are trying to make masks out of leaves. We donated 15,000 medical masks to India where they were distributed by priests. More about this campaign here in the SIP Team Blog.

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Distribution of medical masks in India

January 2020: SIP Scootershop donates € 3,000 to ARCHE

As has been the case for the past 10 years, employees of SIP Scootershop GmbH visited the Arche community on Wednesday, 22 January 2020 and presented a donation of € 3,000.

The Arche Landsberg is a community in which people with and without intellectual disabilities live together as equals on a Christian ecumenical basis. "Since we want to enable even more people with and without mental disabilities to live together in an inclusive and meaningful way in mutual relationships, we are planning to build a new house in the Staufenstraße building area and to take in 10 more residents in addition to our current 10 residents in inpatient and outpatient living. The donation from SIP Scootershop comes just at the right time, because we cannot manage this on our own. What is special about the donation from SIP Scootershop is that other staff members always come to us, not only to hand over the cheque, but also to ask questions with a genuine interest, to be shown around the house and to chat with our fellow residents and colleagues over pastries and coffee. We are also invited to the SIP Scootershop headquarters and the odd small donation reaches us in between. For the friendship and financial support for inclusion and the common good that has now lasted a decade, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and look forward to the next reunion!"

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From left to right: Community / facility manager Bianca Berger, residents Stefan Buchner and Antigona Casagrande, SIP staff Gertraud Kawohl, Jesco Schmidt, residents of the Ark, SIP staff Christoph Pflügler, Christian Kastner and Angelika Reiner.

March 2020: SIP supports Cameroon Aid

We supported Dr Gatz, a doctor from Landsberg, in his hospital project in Cameroon for the first time at the end of 2014. And we did so with what we are quite good at: Logistics. This time we helped with the shipment of discarded hospital beds and a used ultrasound machine.

More information on the "Humanitarian Aid" project:www.humanitaere-hilfe-ev.de

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An ultrasound scanner for Africa

April 2020: SIP donates FFP2 respirators #covid19

In mid-March, SIP Scootershop GmbH's purchasing department contacted Chinese business partners to organise medical respirators in view of the shortage that has prevailed to date. After some detours at the customs office, they have now arrived and SIP Scootershop donated FFP2 respiratory protection masks to the disaster control department of the Landsberg district office, which will take over the central coordination of distribution as needed.

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In the picture from left to right: Felix Hafner, Martin Holzmann from the Landsberg District Office, Ralf Jodl and Alexander Barth, Managing Director of SIP Scootershop.

November 2020: SIP helps with donation raffle for children's hospitals

The organiser of the annual Vespa Corso Munich, Pastor Friedemann Steck, raffled off a new Vespa Primavera/Sprint 50cc - donated by PIAGGIO Germany. The proceeds from the sale will go to the Children's Hospital Foundation in Schwabing and to the Ospedale Evangelico Betania in Naples. The sale of the raffle tickets was handled by us, among others, and 100% of the proceeds amounting to 625 € were given to Pastor Steck.

The draw was on the first Advent, 29.11.2020, 3 p.m. live at www.facebook.com/vespacorsomuenchen - the video is archived there.

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SIP supports raffle for children's hospitals

November 2019: SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to HUMEDICA

SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to humedica e.V., headquartered in Kaufbeuren, near Landsberg, is an international non-governmental organisation that has provided humanitarian aid in over 90 countries since its founding in 1979. The aim of humedica 's work is to help people who have fallen on hard times due to disasters or structural poverty - currently the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia.

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October 2019: SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to Mary's Meals

SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to Mary's Meals. Mary's Meals provides hundreds of thousands of the world's poorest children with a hot meal every school day. Food and schooling enable children to escape the spiral of misery and poverty. The aid organisation, founded in 1992, has the vision that every child receives a meal at school every day. Currently, Mary's Meals feeds about 1.3 million children in Africa.

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December 2019: SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to the SOS Children's Village

Since 2005, the SOS Children's Village Ammersee-Lech has been pleased to receive an annual donation from the SIP Scootershop in Landsberg. This year was no exception: SIP Scootershop employees came in person to hand over a cheque for 3,000 euros for the SOS Children 's Village Ammersee-Lech to Division Manager Angelica Benz.

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May 2018: SIP Scootershop donates € 400 to Arche Landsberg

At the SIP Scootershop Open Day on 05 May 2018, the SIP team took performance measurements for scooters in exchange for a donation of €10 each and handed over the proceeds of €400 to representatives of Arche Landsberg e.V..

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SIP Scootershop donates € 3,000 to HUMEDICA

SIP Scootershop donates 3,000 € to humedica e.V., headquartered in Kaufbeuren, near Landsberg, is an international non-governmental organisation that has provided humanitarian aid in over 90 countries since its foundation in 1979. The aim of humedica 's work is to help people who have fallen on hard times due to disasters or structural poverty - currently the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia.

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October 2018: SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to Mary's Meals

SIP Scootershop donates €3,000 to Mary's Meals. Mary's Meals provides hundreds of thousands of the world's poorest children with a hot meal every school day. Food and schooling enable children to escape the spiral of misery and poverty. The aid organisation, founded in 1992, has the vision that every child receives a meal at school every day. Currently, Mary's Meals feeds about 1.3 million children in Africa.

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December 2018: SIP Scootershop donates € 3,000 to the SOS Children's Village

Since 2005, the SOS Children's Village Ammersee-Lech has been pleased to receive an annual donation from the SIP Scootershop in Landsberg. This year was no exception: SIP Scootershop employees came in person to hand over a cheque for 3,000 euros for the SOS Children 's Village Ammersee-Lech to Division Manager Angelica Benz.

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November 2017: SIP Scootershop donates €4,000 to SOS Children's Village

Now the dozen is full. For the twelfth time in a row, Landsberg-based scooter specialist SIP Scootershop presented a proud €4,000 to the SOS Children's Village Lech-Ammersee. As before, the mail-order shop, founded in 1994, donates one euro from every online order to the boys and girls who are cared for in Dießen. According to SOS area manager Angelica Benz (2nd from left), this year's donation will be used for therapeutic riding, which helps the often highly traumatised children enormously, but is not financed by many youth welfare organisations. Angelica Benz was therefore very pleased with the cheque presented by (from left) Ana Hachenberger, Harald Geyer and Boris Bannwitz and returned the favour with a tour of the SOS Children's Village.

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December 2017: SIP Scootershop donates € 3,000 to ARCHE Landsberg

Five employees of SIP Scootershop were invited to visit the residential community and hand over the cheque. "As always, we received a friendly welcome at the Arche Landsberg. We chatted with a resident and a caregiver, who also told us some information and the history of the Arche. Afterwards we were guided through the house, we were allowed to look at the rooms and the small chapel. Around 16:30, the rest of the residents arrived from work and the conversations continued over coffee and cake. This was followed by the handing over of the cheque with a group photo. We were all very impressed by the residents and carers living together and are happy to support this great project with our donation."

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January 2016: SIP Scootershop donates to the Hospiz Group Landsberg

SIP Scootershop was able to donate €190 to the Hospiz Gruppe Landsberg am Lech from the proceeds of this year's Advent event, where customers could buy mulled wine and bratwurst. SIP Scootershop GmbH supports social institutions such as SOS Kinderdorf and ARCHE Landsberg as part of the SIP AID initiative.

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August 2016: SIP Scootershop: Eleventh donation for SOS Children's Village

Dießen, 29 August 2016 - SIP Scootershop and social commitment belong inseparably together: Although the scooter specialist only recently mastered the move to a larger company building, this year it is supporting the SOS Children's Village for the eleventh time in a row with a donation of 4,000 euros. SOS Division Manager Christoph Rublack (centre) was very pleased with the cheque that (from left) Bettina Thomamüller (incoming goods), Maximilian Reiter (sales), Andreas Rabl (purchasing) and Lucks Vimol (shipping) presented in Dießen. He returned the favour with a tour of the SOS Children's Village, during which the employees of the Landsberg mail order shop also visited the residential group of unaccompanied refugees cared for by SOS Children's Village. The donation goes to the work of the family midwife who supports young refugee families.

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December 2016: SIP Scootershop donation to ARCHE Landsberg

As has been tradition for years, the SIP Scootershop's Christmas donation of €3,000 went to ARCHE in Landsberg. After SIP employees visited the community in their house in Iglingerstraße in the past years, this time an invitation was extended to the new premises of the SIP Scootershop. After signing the guest book, the scooters on display were probably the most enthusiastic. Of course, they were used for souvenir photos and posed diligently on them. Equipped with new caps, the tour continued through the warehouse, where the guests probably had the most fun riding on the forklifts through the rows of high shelves. Finally, they visited the offices and agreed to meet again soon, at the latest for pizza in the SIPeria!

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July 2015: SIP Scootershop supports hospital in Cameroon

At the end of 2014, we supported the Landsberg doctor Dr. Gatz for the first time in his hospital project in Cameroon. And we did so by doing what we do quite well: Logistics. We packed discarded hospital beds, clinic inventory, equipment and much more into a sea container, cleared it through customs and shipped it to Cameroon. Total cost 8,000 €. His project impresses with its own initiative, high level of personal commitment, a lot of heart and soul and, above all, an immediate effect on the people without the danger of money seeping away in places where it should not go. The second project in June 2015 was an urgently needed new ultrasound machine, which the clinic was able to purchase with a donation of € 3,000 from us. The doctors now use it to train Cameroonian colleagues, supported by a usable beamer. The quality and especially the tropical suitability of the new ultrasound machine are first class. It can detect diseases that have been misdiagnosed for years.

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November 2015: "MiniMax" is happy about SIP Scootershop

"We are really happy" beamed coordinator Alexandra Brown (right) from the SOS family meeting place MiniMax: Thanks to a 4,000 euro donation from the SIP Scootershop, the broken coffee machine, the heart of the internationally visited parent café with childcare, can finally be replaced. There is also enough money left over to buy toys for the much sought-after toddler play groups. During the visit to Spöttinger Straße 2a in Landsberg, (from left) Martina Haggenmüller, Ronny Berger and Julia Jarczok from the SIP Scootershop were very impressed by the open facility of the SOS Family and Counselling Centre, where, among other things, free German courses are offered. The SOS family meeting place MiniMax has also developed from small beginnings, as has the scooter specialist SIP Scootershop. The Landsberg mail order shop has been supporting the SOS Children's Village Ammersee-Lech for ten years.

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December 2015: Donation to ARCHE Landsberg

As part of the SIP AID campaign, SIP Scootershop once again donated to ARCHE Landsberg. It is almost traditional for the Landsberg-based company to visit the Ark at the end of the year and bring a cheque. The SIP Scootershop employees received a very warm welcome from the assistants in the rooms of the community, who were first allowed to enjoy the home-baked cake or hearty pretzels. There was an informative exchange about the life and daily routine of the residents, followed by a guided tour through the house. In the meantime, the residents came home from work and the large living room filled up. They were very happy to see the team of the Landsberg scooter accessories dealer and then joyfully held the cheque for € 3,000 in their hands. The donation can be put to good use for the upcoming renovation of the community room. It was a successful afternoon and with very good food, interesting impressions and the feeling of having brought joy to someone in the pre-Christmas period.

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January 2014: SIP Scootershop supports Humanitäre Hilfe e.V.

One of the projects ofHumanitäre Hilfe e.V.is the reconstruction of a hospital and its further development into a reference centre in Ndoungue in Cameroon. The project leader is the former senior physician of Landsberg am Lech Hospital, Dr. Soeren Gatz. On site, the project is headed by Dr. François Marie Djomou Touomo, who visited Germany in mid-January and gave deep insights into the situation in Ndoungue. SIP Scootershop supported Humanitäre Hilfe e.V. not only with financial means (approx. 5,500 €) but also with manpower and logistical organisation. The task was to ship urgently needed material to Cameroon. This included discarded hospital beds, mattresses, surgical accessories, doctors' and patients' clothing, medical equipment and much more. No sooner said than done! On Friday, 17.01.2014, the container was loaded with the help of a SIP delegation and set off on its journey to West Africa.

On the picture from left: Andreas Rabl (SIP), Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Barth (Managing Director SIP), Dr. François Marie Djomou Touomo, Dr. med. Soeren Gatz, Max Sollich (SIP), Stephan Fischer (SIP), on scooter: Sepp and Els Mergler

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July 2014: SIP Scootershop donates € 4,000 to the SOS Children's Village.

SOS area manager Christoph Rublack (centre) was very pleased and there are already some urgent measures that can now be tackled with the donation. During a visit to Dießen, he described life in the SOS Children's Village to SIP Scootershop employees (from left) Stefanie Schönauer, Gudrun Pfundmayr, Uwe Kabrhel and Robert Kerner and answered the numerous questions of the very interested visitors.

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September 2014: SIP Scootershop supports the Ark Landsberg

We have been bitten by the bug and are happy to take part in the Icebucket or Coldwaterchallenge. As part of the campaign, we are donating € 500 to the Arche in Landsberg. Have fun with the video of the action and the staff and people with disabilities of the Arche have fun with our donation!

December 2014: SIP Scootershop supports the Arche in Landsberg

Also this year, a small delegation of the SIP Scootershop team visited the institution in Landsberg and was able to give a little help to the company with a donation of 3.000,- €. For the visit from the SIP team there was coffee, excellent cake, a guided tour including background information and a sensational flute performance by Sebastian Zimmek (front). From left to right: Christoph Gewinner, Marie-Christine, Rebecca Arndt, Tina Ossenberg, Stephan Fischer, Moritz Kohrs, Sebastian Zimmek, Stefan Buchner, Christian Gustafsson, Antigona Casagrande, Felix Scholz, Sissy Kratzer, Christian Seidl, Yokiku. The donations will be used to set up a recreation room where handicrafts and music can be made. The residents and their carers can also look forward to an invitation to next year's SIP Scootershop Open Day on 9 May 2015, to which they are cordially invited.

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June 2013: SIP Scootershop finances trip to Finland for SOS Children's Village

The joy in the SOS Children's Village is great: with a donation of a proud 4,000 euros, SIP Scootershop is financing a two-week trip to Finland for the boys and girls to visit the SOS Children's Villages there. There, the children from Dießen will meet their peers again who had stopped over at the Mosaik House last year on their way to the SOS holiday village Caldonazzo on Lake Ammersee. SOS area manager Christoph Rublack (3rd from left) was very happy about the donation, which can also be used to pay for further leisure activities, but above all about the long-standing loyalty of SIP Scootershop. The Landsberg-based company, which now has 70 employees, has been closely associated with the SOS Children's Village since 2005. This time, (from left) Oliver Schmuck, Jarly Surivong, Hansjörg Dahmen, Ernst Gareis and Stefan Bressel visited the facility in Dießen and showed great interest in the everyday life of the boys and girls during a tour of the village.

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December 2013: SIP Scootershop donates € 3,000 to ARCHE

This year, the Landsberg scooter accessories specialist SIP Scootershop GmbH once again donated an amount of € 3,000.00 to ARCHE Landsberg. For this purpose, a 4-member delegation of the Landsberg company came to the residential community for handicapped people in Landsberg on 17 December for a visit and to hand over the cheque. Here is a short report: "When we arrived at ARCHE Landsberg in the late afternoon and were warmly welcomed, the well-laid table with coffee and cake was already ready. We had a nice chat with the carers and the residents and received some information about the house and the history of the ARCHE. After the meal, the residents played rehearsed pieces on their musical instruments and we were sung an Indian song. A small tour followed and the residents showed us around the whole house and showed us their rooms. We were impressed by the concept of ARCHE, the performance of the partly volunteer staff and the great residents. "

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SIP Scootershop has been a loyal supporter for seven years

The most loyal regional supporters of the SOS Children's Village come from Landsberg: Since 2005, the SIP Scootershop there has been donating one euro for the SOS Children's Village in Dießen with every online order. A total of 35,700 euros has already been collected. During the most recent visit to the SOS Children's Village, Sylvia Legath, Antonio Bruno, Stefanie Barth and Manuela Jurack presented Leonie with a proud 4,000 euros, much to the delight of SOS area manager Christoph Rublack.

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October 2012: SIP Scootershop donates € 3,000 for Arche

This year, as in the previous year, SIP Scootershop has donated an amount of € 3,000.00 to the ARCHE Landsberg. After we were so warmly welcomed there last year, some of our team members were allowed to visit the residents of the ARCHE again this year. In the afternoon, we sat together over coffee and cake, where we were able to learn more about ARCHE Landsberg, upcoming projects and of course about the individual residents and carers. After the joint discussions, we visited the garden, which was newly laid out this year, and the new bicycle parking spaces, the construction of which was made possible with the help of our donation last year.

Standing from left: Tobias Hümmler (SIP), Mario Rill (SIP), Julia Reif (SIP), Julia Voggenreiter, Markus Dietl (Head of the Ark)
Sitting from left: Alfred Bartel, Sebastian Bauch (SIP), Felix Scholz, Stefan Buchner, Sebastian Zimmek

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March 2011: SIP Scootershop donates to earthquake victims in Japan

SIP Scootershop donates 500 € to the victims of the earthquake in Japan The events following the terrible earthquake and tsunami and the accident at the nuclear power plant in Japan are breathtaking. It is hard to imagine the worries and problems of the local people. We at SIP Scootershop have donated 500 € for the people who have often lost everything. We have also set up the Facebook group "Scooterists support Japan after Earthquake" to show the Japanese scooterists and the entire population that our thoughts are with them.

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August 2011: Donation and raffle at the summer festival in the SOS Children's Village

Dießen. With great applause, the boys and girls (back from left) welcomed Benny Gerum, Joscha Blank and Pierre Pahr from SIP Scootershop from Landsberg at their summer party in the SOS Children's Village. This time, the "long-time and loyal supporters" (SOS Area Manager Christoph Rublack, in the back on the right) presented a cheque for 4,000 euros, which will be used for the construction of the new Haus Mosaik (in the background). The children, for their part, used the summer party to campaign for their peers who are currently suffering great hardship in Somalia: On the initiative of Ute Starck's children's village family, each family collected games, puzzles, cassettes, but also vases and books, which served as prizes in a raffle with almost 300 tickets in aid of SOS Children's Villages in Africa. SIP Scootershop has been supporting the SOS Children's Village for years with regular donations.

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November 2011: SIP Scootershop supports the Arche Landsberg

Also this year SIP Scootershop was able to support the Arche Landsberg with a donation of € 3.000,-. A small delegation of SIP-ers was warmly welcomed by the residents of the Arche. In addition to a guided tour of the house with lots of background information, they were served homemade cake and coffee. Afterwards Stefan (sitting, 2nd from left) played his tuba.
Most of the donation will be used for the redesign of the garden, for covered bicycle stands and a barbecue area. In addition, the staircase is still in need of renovation. Maybe the SIP-ers will be invited to the next barbecue to celebrate a bit with the residents in the newly designed garden. ..

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January 2010: SIP Scootershop donates for earthquake relief Haiti

SIP Scootershop donates 500 € to Caritas International for the Haiti earthquake relief. Caritas is helping on site with food, large tents, plastic sheets and blankets, water canisters and chlorine tablets. Alexander Barth, Managing Director of SIP Scootershop: "The people of Haiti were hit with full force by one of the biggest natural disasters in recent history. It would not have taken yesterday's aftershock to realise the unimaginable suffering that the disaster has brought to the country and its people. SIP Scootershop is aware of its social responsibility and is helping within the framework of SIP Aid by making an immediate donation to Caritas International, also in the name of all employees and customers."

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August 2010: SIP Scootershop as guest at the summer party in the SOS Children's Village

Dießen. Guests at the summer festival of the SOS Children's Village Ammersee - which was unfortunately rained out this time - were (from left) Nesli Camsari, Martin Silberhorn, Andrea Schulz and (right) Benny Gerum from SIP Scotershop in Landsberg. Together with some of the families, they experienced the performance of the children's band "Karacho" and the farewell ceremony for some school leavers. The employees of the mail order company for scooter accessories did not come empty-handed: They handed over a cheque for 2,700 euros, which will be used to fulfil the long-cherished wish for self-built huts and a boat shed. According to SOS Area Manager Christoph Rublack (2nd from right), SIP Scootershop is one of the most loyal supporters from the region and donates to the SOS Children's Village with every online order.

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December 2009: Scootershop is a loyal sponsor of the SOS Children's Village

Dießen. The SOS Children's Village Ammersee has found a loyal and committed sponsor in SIP Scootershop from Landsberg: For the fifth time in a row, the young mail-order company for scooter accessories has decided to support the boys and girls financially - with a donation of 5000 euros. The company, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, was founded in the garage of Walter Barth (left), the father of one of the two managing directors. Together with (from right) Mario Ott (shipping), Christian Seidl with daughter Lena (dealer support, event organisation and call centre) and Otto Wermescher (incoming goods), he presented a cheque to SOS area manager Christoph Rublack. The visitors were taken on an interested tour of the village and also saw the "Sonnenhaus", for the renovation of which the donation will be used.

(Press release of the SOS Children's Village "Ammersee" of 11.12.2009)

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May 2008: Football jerseys for the Dießen SOS Children's Village

Landsberg. The scooter mail order specialist SIP Scootershop has been committed to the SOS Kinderdorf e.V. for several years as part of its SIP AID initiative. In recent weeks, the Landsberg-based company has provided the SOS Children's Village in Dießen with new football jerseys. This was in time for the 11th Nationwide Children's Village Cup in Irschenberg. The eight to 14 year olds from the SOS Children's Village Ammersee-Lech took part in football and streetball tournaments (7th and 8th place) and also secured a good result in the fairness cup. As in the training sessions, the Dießen participants also put fair play in the foreground here: for example, the children presented self-designed pennants at the pitch selection and greeted and said goodbye to their opponents with a handshake - even if it was sometimes difficult. In football, it was enough for 7th place after a highly dramatic penalty final in which Amon had held all the penalties of the opponents. In the streetball final against the same opponents, a Berlin children's village, the Dießeners came 8th. And in the big kicker tournament they achieved 5th place.

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December 2008: Young mail order company with social awareness

A young company with great social awareness is SIP Scootershop in Landsberg. For four years now, the mail-order shop for scooter spare parts has been donating one euro per online order to the SOS Children's Village in Dießen. SOS area manager Christoph Rublack was "very enthusiastic" about the campaign, which this year again brought in 5,000 euros for the SOS Children's Village. In addition, the shop had donated jerseys in the summer for the little athletes who had successfully participated in the German Children's Village Cup. Tina Ossenberg (incoming goods), Kathi Struwe (purchasing), Margarete Müller, Katharina Weigand (both shipping), Britta Herfort (customer service/from left) and little Juli presented Rublack with the cheque and in return received a tour of and lots of information about the SOS Children's Village.

(Press release of the SOS Children's Village "Ammersee" from 10.12.2008 )

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July 2007: SOS Children's Village in Dießen is happy about 5000 Euro

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June 2006: Scooter riders bring warmth to the family home

Another 5000€ donation from SIP Scootershop for SOS Children's Village

Dießen. Since last year, the Landsberg online mail order company SIP Scootershop has been donating one Euro per online order of Vespa accessories to the Dießen SOS Children's Village 'Ammersee'. Already in September last year, 5000 € could be handed over in the children's village, now this proud sum was handed over for the second time in the company premises.

In addition, the owners of SIP Scootershop, Ralf Jodl and Alexander Barth, confirmed that the commitment will be continued permanently. "We are in the fortunate situation of being in secure circumstances - we are doing well," explained the two owners, "and we would like to share this with others who are struggling more."

Christoph Rublack, area manager at the Dießen SOS Children's Village, could hardly believe this good fortune: "We are very grateful to SIP Scootershop for its great commitment," he explained when handing over the cheque, and explained what the sum will be used for this time: the SOS Children's Village is currently rebuilding a family house so that a contemporary place to live can be created for another children's village family. The first donation had already been used for the extension, the sum now handed over will be used to finance a fireplace and the accompanying wood stove in the new extension. "The children's village family," Rublack reports, "wants to counteract the energy costs running away by using wood as an inexpensive and renewable fuel." Moreover, a stove radiates the warmth and comfort that children as well as adults often appreciate so much.

For more information on the SOS Children's Village: www.sos-kd-ammersee.de

(Press release of the Landsberger Tagblatt of 20.06.2006)

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July 2006: SIP Scootershop and GRAVIS hand over "Apple Mac Mini

Computer retailerGRAVIS in cooperation with SIP Scootershop hands over a computer "Apple mac mini" worth about 800€ to the children's village mother of the Dießen SOS Children's Village. This means that duty planning, daily documentation etc. can now be done on an EDP basis, and without viruses, worms and annoying system crashes.

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September 2005: SIP Scootershop hands over €5,000 donation

Landsberg-based online company commits itself to Dießen's SOS Children's Village Dießen. Since spring 2005, the Landsberg mail order company for Vespa and scooter spare parts SIP Scootershop has donated one Euro for SOS Children's Village with every online order. Now, the SOS Children's Village 'Ammersee' in Dießen has been presented with the impressive sum of 5000 €.

For years, the company has been committed to social projects - now it had decided to support the SOS Children's Villages. The reason for this for the two owners Ralf Jodl and Alexander Barth was that many young people are also looked after in the SOS Children's Villages, because young people are also strongly represented among the customers of the Scootershop. In addition, Jodl said at the donation handover, SOS Children's Villages is a social organisation that operates worldwide - and meanwhile many orders for spare parts come from abroad.

"We are in the fortunate situation of being in secure circumstances - we are doing well," the two owners explained further, "and we would like to share this with others who are struggling more." According to Christoph Rublack, the head of the SOS Children's Village division, the money will be used for the expansion of a family house that is currently in progress: "We can only shoulder this considerable investment with the help of individuals and companies who support us financially." In the converted family house, which should be completed by mid-2006, six children who cannot live with their biological parents will live together with an SOS Children's Village mother as a family. Rublack sincerely thanked the donors for their commitment, and they went one better: it is planned to continue the project permanently. SIP Scootershop also drew attention to SOS Children's Village on its website.

(Press release of the SOS Children's Village "Ammersee" of 20.09.2005)

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December 2004: Tsunami in Asia

We spontaneously donated to the German Red Cross for the victims of the tsunami in Asia. This donation was made with a large team that was quickly on the spot and set up for long-term aid.

(Landsberger Tagblatt from 04.01.2005 ) "SIP Scootershop from Landsberg donated 500 Euros to the German Red Cross to support their work in the flood disaster in South Asia. In addition, there is an appeal for donations to all customers on the SIP Scootershop website."

(The donation campaign on the website has now expired!)

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September 2002: Flood disaster on the river Elbe

We collected donations from our customers for the victims of the flood of the century in East Germany. Every euro donated was doubled by us. The donations went to Landsberg's partner town Waldheim.

(Landsberger Tagblatt, 16.09.2002)"The SIP Scootershop company asked customers who had ordered goods to make donations for the flood victims. The employees also added something, as Ralf Jodl told the LT, so that a donation of 527.35 Euros was collected. SIP Scootershop donated this sum to the trade association of the twin town Waldheim.

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