Hellmann helps

CARING is one of our core values. As Hellmann FAMILY, we want to care for each other and for people who urgently need help. That's why colleagues from all over the Hellmann world have founded the non-profit organization Hellmann helps. The association also supports sustainable projects for youth and elderly care, education and upbringing, as well as environmental protection and nature conservation. At the same time, the association stands for equal opportunities and diversity in the Hellmann world and beyond.

Hellmann is a family business built on a more than 150-year-old legacy of a long-standing commitment to sustainability and a tradition of corporate activities supporting social causes. Over the last decades, Hellmann has supported plenty of social and ecological projects – in Germany and all over the world. The inception of Hellmann helps extends this spirit through our employees and allows us to coordinate support for current and future charity projects in a more targeted fashion.

In addition to crisis event-related ad hoc aid campaigns for our colleagues and their families, the association will support longer-term charitable projects and other non-profit organizations, such as various sustainability or humanitarian initiatives. Hellmann helps is financed by donations and membership contributions, and all funds flow directly into our aid projects. You can learn more about our mission here.

All projects and organizations that will be supported by Hellmann helps are carefully vetted in advance by the association's board and committee concerning the sensible use of the donations. Members of Hellmann helps are encouraged to nominate aid projects worthy of support, especially initiatives they are supporting individually already.

For only 1 Euro per month, anyone can become member of the Hellmann helps association and make her* his valuable contribution - also interested people outside the Hellmann FAMILIY Click here for the membership application.

If you wish to support Hellmann helps with a monetary donation, please send a wire transfer to the following account:

Donations Bank Account
Sparkasse Osnabrück
Kontoinhaber: Hellmann helps e.V.
IBAN: DE14 2655 0105 1552 2648 46

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Current Aid Projects

‚Hellmann helps‘ donates 64,000 € to Children’s Foundation Die ARCHE

Hellmann helps has donated a total of 64,000 euros to the Children’s Foundation Die ARCHE (Arks) in Germany and Switzerland. The non-profit organization, established in 2022 by Hellmann employees, supports crucial contact points for children, young people, and their families in need. As part of this donation campaign, local Hellmann teams will personally present a check of 8,000 euros each to eight Children´s Arks located near to Hellmann branches. 

The donations aim not only to provide financial support but also to highlight the needs of disadvantaged children. The initiative seeks to foster long-term partnerships between Hellmann employees and Die ARCHE, contributing to the sustainable improvement of living conditions for children and their families. The Childcare centers offer daily free hot meals, homework assistance, leisure activities with sports, games, music, and extensive care and attention. As part of the initiative, Hellmann helps supports Arks in Duesseldorf, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kreuzlingen (CH), Leipzig, Osnabrueck and Stuttgart.

"Children are our future. To develop self-confidence, they need not only basic care but also recognition and appreciation. The Children´s Foundation Die ARCHE provides all of this by helping children and young people discover their potential, develop their talents, and prepare for an independent life. Our fundraising campaign is a contribution to this vital work," said Martin Eberle, Chairman of the Board of Hellmann helps e.V.

Ark founder Bernd Siggelkow adds: "According to the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, 4.6 million children in Germany are currently living in or near poverty. An unimaginable number of individual fates. And because children are not only the future, but above all live now and today, they need our help today too. We are therefore very pleased about the commitment of Hellmann helps and the Hellmann employees, who support our arks not only financially, but also on site in many individual actions."

Hellmann trainees set a nationwide example against violence

To mark the International Day against Violence against Women, Hellmann trainees have painted 30 wooden benches orange and provided them with emergency numbers for victims and (potential) perpetrators. 

The benches will subsequently be set up centrally at Hellmann locations throughout Germany to set an example against violence under the motto "Orange The World" proclaimed by the United Nations. 

As part of the campaign, the trainees also took part in a prevention training course. On the one hand, the aim was to raise awareness of where violence begins, and on the other hand, methods were taught on how violence can be actively prevented. 

In cooperation with the ZONTA Club Westfälischer Frieden from Osnabrück, the Hellmann helps association has launched a project to take a clear stance against violence against women and girls. Click here for more information.

Hellmann helps and Hull Foundation donate 100,000 euros for orphans in Ukraine

To mark the anniversary of "375 Years of Peace in Westphalia", in mid-2023 the non-profit associations Hellmann helps and the Patsy & Michael Hull Foundation launched a large-scale fundraising campaign with the "Swim for Peace" event. 

The SWIM FOR PEACE - FUTURE FOR CHILDREN project, which was initiated as part of the event, raised a total of 100,000 euros, which will now be donated to two orphanages in western Ukraine: the Bukiv Internatur children's home and the St. Nicholas House of Mercy in Lviv. 

The donations will be used to improve the infrastructure in the orphanages and to expand the range of psychological care and learning support. For more information click here.

Hellmann helps collects donations for earthquake victims

The earthquake in Turkey and Syria and its dramatic consequences for the people on the ground deeply saddens us all. Our thoughts are with all those affected.

Hellmann is represented by 70 employees in six branches in the northwest of Turkey. Due to the distance of our branches to the epicenter of the earthquake, our Turkish colleagues and their families are fortunately not directly affected. However, we have many colleagues of Turkish and Syrian origin whose families in Turkey and Syria have been directly affected by the earthquake.

As the Hellmann FAMILY we want to support these families and the other people in the earthquake area.

Therefore, our association Hellmann helps will support affected families of colleagues as well as selected local charity organizations at short notice or invest directly in urgently needed donations in kind such as generators.

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Ukraine War

The ongoing war in Ukraine makes the world still feel desperate. We, as the Hellmann FAMILY want to show a sign of solidarity and support our colleagues as well as the affected people in the region! For this reason, Hellmann helps has initiated a donation appeal for affected employees and their families as well as for the support of a select group of local aid projects.

The organization has already provided financial support and donations to families of our employees who have fled to Germany. In addition, urgently needed medical supplies and power generators were purchased for our local colleagues and brought to Ukraine. The support of reconstruction efforts of destroyed apartments and homes is also planned in the mid to long term. If you wish to support Hellmann helps with a monetary donation, you will find the payment options at the top of the page.

We also appreciate donations coming from beyond the Hellmann FAMILY. Thank you for your support!

“The war in Ukraine is an attack on peace in Europe and at the same time a humanitarian disaster. Through the association Hellmann helps we aim to provide direct help to our colleagues in the war region and also support selected charitable organizations - through donations of money and goods “

Martin Eberle, Chairman of Hellmann helps, CFO Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Information about the statues / the purpose of the association

As a non-profit and charitable organization, Hellmann helps is committed not only to supporting those in need, but also to promoting assistance for youth and the elderly, education, and upbringing, as well as environmental protection and nature conservation, or helping those persecuted on political, racial or religious grounds, as well as people who are discriminated against on the basis of their gender identity or gender orientation.


Hellmann helps e.V.
Elbestraße 1
49090 Osnabrück

If you have questions, please send an E-Mail to: hellmann.helps@hellmann.com