In Berlin, between 4,000 and 6,000 people live on the streets. The vast majority of them do not have health insurance. They are not treated in normal doctor's surgeries or hospitals or do not even dare to go there. They are helped by the Caritas doctor's mobile: the doctor's mobile is a van that is equipped as a simple treatment room and has been in use since 1995.
The team of the doctor's mobile has set itself the task of visiting people where they live: in emergency shelters, soup kitchens, warming rooms, railway stations and trendy places. The Caritas doctor's mobile offers basic medical care, but also help that goes beyond that.
For six years now, Aristo Pharma has been sponsoring the Caritas doctor's mobile with an annual donation of 10,000 euros, thus supporting the valuable work of the volunteer doctors, nurses and social workers.
Thanks to the extraordinary commitment of our employees, the monetary donation could be topped up for the fourth year in a row with an extensive donation in kind of well-preserved clothing, home textiles and toys. With a total of 66 boxes, we actually managed to break our donation record from last year - an amazing achievement!
The donated items will go to the medical outpatient clinic at Bahnhof Zoo, which provides free basic medical care for up to 300 homeless people and people without health insurance every week and equips the mostly destitute patients with new, clean clothes. The other part goes to the Caritas Clothing Closet, which gives the donated items free of charge to families with little money, women and children from the women's shelter, homeless people and refugees. Up to 60 adults and up to 20 children are provided with clothes here every day.
The Caritas team expressed their sincere thanks for the donation and the commitment of all Aristo Pharma employees and once again emphasised the high value that donations have for the heavily overburdened social associations in the current times.