HOPE Mallorca – an incredible success story. At the beginning, none of us could have imagined the dimension that this foundation would take on and how much hope we can give through a strong community in which so many people stand together, work together, help and believe in a better future. We are incredibly proud of all that the three of us on the board and together with our HOPE family have created and achieved.
Today, HOPE Mallorca has grown from a non-profit association into a strong and sustainable foundation that helps many thousands of people survive the Corona crisis. Through the distribution of food, we fight hunger on the island. Through HOPE sponsorships, we are saving families from homelessness and over-indebtedness. Through the distribution of medical equipment and supplies, we help disabled and sick people in crisis. Through our HOPE Mallorca Job Exchange, we have recently been placing workers from the Mallorcan labour market in companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the future, we will support Mallorcan companies in selling their 100% Mallorcan products through our online shop – all for a good cause, of course. So far, we have supplied an average of over 6,000 food recipients (including 1,600 children) with 39 tonnes of food per month via 7 HOPE stations in Santanyí, Portocolom, S’Illot, Pollença, Can Picafort, Alcudia and Cala Bona. The number of volunteers has grown from 10 to 211.
“We are so grateful to be part of this incredible success story and to have cradled it. We could learn a lot from our HOPE community – especially that HELP. HOPE & LOVE are cornerstones that can carry a large group of people through a difficult crisis. This special HOPE time will stay in our hearts forever and of course we will remain closely connected to HOPE Mallorca forever and will continue to be there for advice & support.” (Jasmin Nordiek and Sonja Willner).
The purpose of HOPE Mallorca is to provide fast and unbureaucratic emergency aid for people in Mallorca and therefore a temporary social commitment with a natural end. It was not foreseeable that HOPE Mallorca would develop in such dimensions. The portfolio of HOPE Mallorca is growing into very different social projects / areas. Unfortunately, there is disagreement in the board about the idea of how HOPE Mallorca can continue as a foundation. Therefore, Jasmin Nordiek as well as Sonja Willner feel that the time has come to leave and to make room for a new generation of committed people, who will put a lot of energy and fresh ideas into the service of the HOPE Mallorca board. Welcome Juan Santa Cruz Ferrer and Bartolome Canals Adrover. We sincerely wish you much success and fun in this wonderful task.
“We say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the volunteers, donors, supporters and partners of HOPE Mallorca for your commitment, your energy, your faith and one of the most incredible times in our lives. Even though we are stepping down from our positions on the board – hope remains and we will be by your side forever.” (Jasmin Nordiek and Sonja Willner)