The foundation Families in Need Hildesheim

The foundation Families in Need encourages and supports children, teenagers and adolescents. FiN enables participation and development that would otherwise fail due to the families' lack of possibilities and resources. In cooperation with different consulting offers of the Diakonisches Werk and other services, FiN provides support for families in need. The network of supporters, companies and institutions that the foundation has in the region of Hildesheim offers opportunities for personal, educational and professional development.

FiN is more than a foundation.

You can join in.

Creation of the foundation

The foundation Families in Need Hildesheim is a dependent foundation of the Ev.-luth. Kirchenkreisverband Hildesheim. The occasion for the creation was the inheritance of Gertrud Zscheile who wanted to support children in need with her inheritance. To fulfil this wish, the estate administrator created the foundation Families in Need Hildesheim in cooperation with the Ev.-luth. Kirchenkreisverband Hildesheim.

The members of the foundation work on a voluntary basis. The foundation is subject to legal supervision of the Ev.-luth. regional church of Hannover.


Anyone who wants to get involved for Families in Need can volunteer for the foundation. Everyone who wants to give families in need a perspective can contribute with their ideas, connections and knowledge.

Of course our foundation also needs financial support. We show you some of the possibilities on this page here. Furthermore, we are pleased to advise you and look forward to personal contact.

The Patron

The Landessuperintendent (i.R.) Eckhard Gorka is the patron of this foundation.

He says: “On the 24th of December 2009 Gertrud Zscheile died at the age of 101 years. With her attitude, that was characterized by Christian responsibility, she helped there, where especially children had to suffer from poverty and discrimination. Mrs. Zscheile set an example with her inheritance and provided it for socially orphaned children. In order to keep her legacy, the foundation Families in Need was brought to life. We thank Mrs. Zscheile and bear her spiritual and financial heritage in mind.“

The Foundation's Executive Board

The executive board consists of six members with voting power. It supervises and controls the proper administration of the foundation. In consent with the Ev.-luth. Kirchenkreisverband Hildesheim, it decides on the general matters of the foundation.

Part of the FiN executive board are Thomas Buschjohann (chairman), Matthias Böning, Gabriele Fürstenberg, Hermann Reinhold, Petra Schlote and Ulrike Zeuner.

Numbers & Facts

Since the establishment of the initiative and the foundation Families in Need, around 500.00 euros have been used for families in the region of Hildesheim: with stabilizing methods, crisis interventions, and arrangements for further help. What is more, FiN supports families directly with, for instance, financing school and trainee material, travel expenses, furniture, providing a living space and energy supply and therapeutic measures or support.

Ideal & Statute

Our ideal and statute of the foundation Families in Need Hildesheim are available here as a file.

Both are available for download as PDF files.

Download Ideal and Statute – FiN as PDF

You want to support our foundation?

You can transfer your donation to the following account:
Familien in Not Hildesheim – FiN
Sparkasse Hildesheim Goslar Peine
IBAN: DE22 2595 0130 0034 3971 74
Please enter your address for the donation receipt!

Companies in Hildesheim support Families in Need

There are many opportunities as a company to show social commitment for families in need: e.g. a corporate event or an open house day. We are happy to put your ideas or wishes to support our foundation into practice together.

Familien in Not
Klosterstr. 6 - 31134 Hildesheim

telephone: 05121 - 16750

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