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Your donation helps people in need.

Every day, a large number of people rely on the various support and advice services offered by the Diakonie. With your donation, you can support the work of the Diakonisches Werk Heidelberg (the social welfare organisation of the Protestant church in Heidelberg). By thus getting involved, you make someone happy and give them new hope.

If you want to directly support a specific area of work or project of the Diakonisches Werk Heidelberg, please say so on your transfer form. We will then use your donation only for the purpose you specified.

If you wish, we can issue a donation confirmation. Under German tax law, your donation is considered a donation for charity and non-profit purposes and therefore tax-deductible.
Please transfer your donation using the following bank details:

Payment details for donationsbeneficiary:
Diakonisches Werk Heidelberg
beneficiary's bank: Sparkasse Heidelberg
IBAN: DE62 6725 0020 0000 0235 31

Areas of work and projects you can support with your donation

  • 'Brot & Salz'—the Diakonie thrift shop and food shelf
    reason for payment: “Diakonieladen”
  • Help and support for single parents
    reason for payment: “Alleinerziehend”
  • Children's holiday club 'Kinderwelt Marienhütte'
    Your donation will enable children from low-income families to participate in leisure activities.
    reason for payment: “Marienhütte”
  • 'A school bag for Janne'
    With your donation, first-grade school children from low-income families will get a coupon to buy school equipment.
    reason for payment: “Schulranzen für Janne”
  • Refugees and migration
    Your donation will help refugees and migrants in critical need.
    reason for payment: “Zugewandert in Not”
  • Day hospice care service
    reason for payment: “Hospizhilfe”
  • Day children's hospice care service
    reason for payment: “KiDi”
  • Social-psychiatric service for people with chronic psychiatric illness
    reason for payment: “SpDi”
  • Help for dementia patients and their relatives
    reason for payment: “HilDA”
  • Against poverty and marginalisation
    Your donation will open up new perspectives to people in urgent need.
    reason for payment: “Individualhilfen”

Please don't forget to state the purpose of your donation!
For example: If you would like to make a donation for our day children's hospice care service, please state “Spende: KiDi” (donation: KiDi) as reason for payment (“Verwendungszweck” on a German bank transfer form).

Help by requesting gifts to charity

Birthday, anniversary, wedding, concert—there are so many events where charity gifts can be the present that keeps on giving. Please contact us for further details or printed information materials (leaflets, posters). Here are some ideas for your own charity gift initiative:

Bank transfer by keyword

Ask your guests in your invitation letter to state a keyword on their donation. To avoid any confusion, please make sure to let us know your keyword before sending out invitations.


Set up a donation box or envelopes and transfer the total sum of donations after the event. Please make sure to let us know which area of work or project you would like to support with your donation. Please contact us!

Donation confirmation: For donations of € 201 or more, the donor will be sent a donation confirmation and a letter of thanks. While we are, of course, grateful for any kind of donation, we hope you will understand that for reasons of cost-efficiency, we do not send out confirmations for smaller amounts. Please note that under German tax law, donations of up to € 200 can be claimed as tax-reductible expenses with just a bank statement.

Charity gift initiatives: Please contact us before starting your charity gift initiative—we will be happy to assist you. If you wish, we will inform you about the final amount collected. For reasons of data privacy, however, we cannot disclose any names or individual amounts. Thank you for your understanding!