Taubenväter - Menschen helfen Menschen Gevelsberg e.V.
What began in 1986 as an initiative of some enthusiasts, has been developed into an acknowledged non-profit organisation in the regional charitable sector - especially where municipal moneys are exhausted. The "Taubenväter" (dove fathers) make profits with stalls at local markets. Numerous events and actions have been executed in order to fill up the collection tin. The association comprises all generations and confessions and is oriented multiculturally. Annually, the generated money is given to all kindergartens in Gevelsberg, charitable regional organisations, special needs schools, foundations and hospices. Animal sheltersget allowances as well. The "Taubenvälter" are acting supraregionally as well, for example by supporting the child cancer aid and always when people encounter hard times and need urgent help.