PEACE VILLAGE was established on July 6th, 1967, as a citizen's initiative to help children in areas of war and crisis. Free medical treatment in European hospitals and international aid projects help to reduce the agony of the most innocent victims.
Four times a year, PEACE VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL carries out large humanitarian aid missions and rescue flights. Wounded and sick children are brought to Germany, and children who have already been treated successfully, are returned to their families. Medical supplies and warm winter clothes are brought to our partner organizations all over the world. PEACE VILLAGE finances most of the assistance through donations and memberships fees.
Given the longevity of the PEACE VILLAGE aid projects, the establishment of the PEACE VILLAGE FOUNDATION ("FRIEDENSDORF-Gemeinschafts - Stiftung") was a necessary step to safeguard the financial means for PEACE VILLAGE’s future. The establishment of the foundation was officially presented to the public on November 21st, 2001.
What then is the difference between a donation to the foundation and a donation to PEACE VILLAGE? Donations to PEACE VILLAGE are used directly for the current expenditures, while donations to the foundation are invested profitably, so a part of the work can be financed by the yields. The funds become more independent of the dangers of a fluctuating contribution level.
The foundation council is made up of four members of the board of directors of the PEACE VILLAGE and Burkhard Drescher, mayor of the city of Oberhausen, who is a long time friend of the Village, and Karlheinz Merzig, chairperson of the City Savings Bank "Stadtsparkasse Oberhausen".
For further information call: 0049 -(0)2064-4974-0