3000 Euro for Kinderschutzbund
3,000 euros for the Kinderschutzbund - that's how the Eichberger cleaning company presented itself with a gift to mark the company's 160th anniversary. "The best thing about this anniversary is the consistency," says Sigrid Eichberger, who runs the company in the fifth generation with her husband Thomas. The founder was Leopold Eichberger from Kellberg. "It wasn't easy back then to settle in the city as a county citizen. One needed a character and permission from the city officials. He got that on May 25, 1861," she knows. Leopold Eichberger not only built up his business in Unterer Sand, but also became involved in the fire department and other associations. And his descendants have preserved this "for others" existence to this day. That's why it was clear to celebrate the company's anniversary with a 3,000-euro donation to the Kinderschutzbund, often the only constant for children and families in need. The check was presented by the sixth generation, Katharina (22, from right), Ludwig (28, ) and Theresa Eichberger (27). Even though they are pursuing a different path full-time as prospective elementary school teachers, industrial mechanics and occupational therapists, they are on hand when there's a fire: they deliver, stand in the store, at the machines, write quotes, support the parents. "We're continuing the family business" - that's a given for the siblings. "Children are the future of us all, that's why they deserve every support," is the conviction of the Eichberger siblings, who were accompanied to the donation handover by Gabor Horvath (from left), Nicole Mayer and Klodjana Mehehtaj. "This is a large amount that really helps us move forward," said Julia Stern (front), who was delighted with the 3,000 euros. The chairwoman of the Child Protection League also already knows in which areas the money will flow: On the one hand into the learning assistance, in which at present approximately 100 children in city and district Passau are cared for, on the other hand into the family assistance, which around 200 families in the year take up. Julia Stern: "The children are often forgotten in the pandemic, unfortunately also by the parents. But we are there. This is only possible because we experience such great solidarity - like today from you."