At the autumn meeting of the caritas council in the district of kitzingen, the caritas council dealt with the development of the results and perspectives of the caritas collection. "With the annual spring and fall collection, we reach a lot of people, that’s a rough chance," said chairman alfred volbers. The speaker was klaus korbmann, head of the community caritas department at the diozesan caritas association. He explained with the help of figures that the collection result of 64,686 euros for the district of kitzingen in 2012 had once again reached a considerable level. Of this, 30 percent remains in the respective parishes in which it was collected, 40 percent (25,874.40 euros) is used by the kreiscaritasverband for its work; another 30 percent goes to the diozesancaritasverband.
It is getting more difficult
"As long as there are still local collectors who give caritas a face, the willingness to donate will also be high. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to win people over," said korbmann, also with a view to the overall situation in the wurzburg diocese and the general decline in the number of catholics, according to the caritas district association.
For which people and projects the money is spent is important for donors and collectors as well as for the public. This october, for example, the caritas association in kitzingen collected donations for the establishment of a care group for people suffering from dementia, for addiction prevention days in schools and for the placement of burdened wives and mothers in health resorts. From his experience, korbmann reported on "newcomers" who love to be involved in the charity collection and on projects with groups of companies that had a lot of donations and were able to achieve a good donation result during betting campaigns with well-known personalities in the city.