Borussia Dortmund has not only had a strong desire to support voluntary engagement in society since the establishment of the BVB foundation "leuchte auf". In the sense of a "Black & Yellow family", "leuchte auf" regularly aids projects being run by BVB fan clubs that support social institutions in their region.
The most recent fan club projects were presented to the spectators in the Signal Iduna Park prior to the home match against VfL Wolfsburg. The common thread running through all of the projects is that the fan club members champion a social cause on a voluntary basis, something that is truly outstanding.
"leuchte auf" covered the project costs that arose and supported the beneficiary charitable organisations in this regard with financial means. In this way, four noteworthy fan club projects could be implemented on a trans-regional basis last year.
The BVB fan club "Burgwald Borussen Dinklage" put on an inclusive football camp. The supervision that was provided, including that from fan club members, among others, meant that it was possible for 100 children both with and without special needs between the ages of 8 and 12 to participate in the camp.
The BVB fan club "Einigkeit" ("Unity") comprehensively refurbished the kitchen at a Dortmund homeless initiative right next to Borgisplatz. The weekly provision of food to the homeless persons cared for could be optimised as a result.
The BVB fan club "Forza Borussia 1996" transformed one of the rooms at a kindergarten in Bönen into a "children's restaurant". The intention was to strengthen the children's independence and their awareness of healthy eating.
The BVB fan club "Ostharzborussen" carried out an environment project that lasted several months with children in a youth welfare organisation in Harzgerode. The fan club members' target was to sensitise the children to environmentally-friendly behaviour in everyday life as well as sustainable protection of the environment.
At the end of the projects, representatives from the fan clubs were invited to the Signal Iduna Park on matchday 27. Shortly before the match, BVB stadium announcer Nobby Dickel honoured the fan clubs and thanked the BVB fans profusely for their intensive voluntary work.
Overall, 30 fan club projects have already been supported by the BVB foundation with funds totalling around €100,000. It is notable that no less than two BVB fan clubs that have already repeatedly participated in the "Black & Yellow Family" project support scheme, namely, "Einigkeit" and "Forza Borussia", were distinguished this year.
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