17th January 2022
Four Not for Profit Organizations Supported by Crane Fund
Four not for profit organizations (NGOs) have received a donation of USD 3,750 each from Crane Fund in support and recognition of their activities in their various fields in Sweden.
The Crane Fund for Widows and Children makes contributions to charitable organizations that provide direct assistance to underserved populations in the communities where Crane Co. operates. The fund touches the lives of many through its donations to support global relief agencies, and school and scholarship funds.
“Crane Fund is proud to support Changers Hub, Äldrekontakt, Botkyrka Kvinno- och Tjejjour, and Hela Människan as they make a difference in the specific areas, they are active in. Through their work with the more vulnerable individuals from our society, but also in assisting the youth in growing and creating their own success, we are filled with hope for a fairer and better tomorrow. We are nothing but proud to have supported even more organizations this year, as we continue to contribute to such noble causes” said Sixten Jansson, Director of Operations, Sweden.
Changers Hub received funds for its work with young entrepreneurs in providing a meeting place for coaching, inspirational lectures, courses, and cultural events within a co-working space. Investing in young people in suburban areas to develop and actualize their ideas, Changers Hub’s vision is to democratize success. Changers Hub is an innovative entrepreneur hub with two locations in Stockholm, Sweden and one location in Hjällbo, Gothenburg. The goal is to create a more equal society where all young people have the same chance to succeed with their ideas. Changers Hub started in 2015 and has over 1800 members.
Representatives from Changers Hub
Äldrekontakt or Elderly Contact, works to break social isolation among single elderly people. Organizing monthly activities, Äldrekontakt brings together elderly people, preventing involuntary loneliness among Sweden’s elderly. The organization provides members the opportunity to meet peers in the same situation and create a network of contacts through monthly activities such as coffee meetings and telephone lectures. Äldrekontakt operates a total of 79 groups in 35 municipalities, bringing together around 650 guests on a monthly basis, thanks to about 1,000 volunteers around the country.
Representatives from Äldrekontakt
Botkyrka Kvinno- och Tjejjour (Women and Girl’s Shelter – Botkyrka) is active in supporting women and children in potentially abusive environments. The organization aims to support women and children’s right to live without violence, oppression, and humiliation. Through the self-help principle, the emergency service provides women with guidance, support calls, help with government contacts, and sheltered housing. The aim of the emergency services’ efforts is to increase security for women, girls and children who are exposed to violence and oppression in close relationships.
Representatives from Botkyrka Kvinno- och Tjejjour
Crane Fund also supported Hela Människan (The Whole Man), a collective of around 60 associations, active in helping individuals in vulnerable life situations, across all of Sweden. The organization actively promotes a dignified life situation, collaborating with local grocery stores, providing breakfast to homeless people daily, as well as training opportunities to facilitate upward social mobility. Hela Människan brings together a large network of not-for-profit associations, linked together via collaboration agreements and common guidelines.
Representative from Hela Människan