KLINGER Holding commits to supporting Lichtblickhof's animal-assisted therapy for seriously ill children. Join us in making a difference.
KLINGER supports a charity that brings joy and confidence to seriously ill children and youngsters.
KLINGER Holding has once again undertaken to support a charitable venture in 2022: The Lichtblickhof is a facility that provides children and young people with severe or incurable illnesses with animal-assisted therapy and educational support. KLINGER has committed to the therapy center, supporting it in bringing joy, confidence and rays of hope to those in its care.
„As a family-run business, we are aware of our responsibility and want to help support seriously ill children and young people to improve their quality of life. The Lichtblickhof is a wonderful facility that we are honored to support.“
Christoph Klinger-Lohr, CEO of the KLINGER Group
Christoph also emphasizes the company’s values, which, as well as driving sustainability and innovation, aim “at assuming social responsibility”.
Pulling together for a good cause
Lichtblickhof helps children suffering from various diseases such as cancer, diabetes or mental illness regain their confidence. The facts and figures in unique therapy center’s 2022 activity report illustrate the value of the support it receives from numerous companies and private individuals. Here’s an excerpt:
Three hospice apartments were opened, which will in future allow Lichtblickhof to offer inpatient hospice care for children and their families in addition to outpatient stays.
63,300 kg (139,552 lbs) of hay were fed to the animals.
3740 hours of outpatient support were provided.
19 specially trained therapy horses call the Lichtblickhof their home.
27 different professions are represented in the Lichtblickhof team.
Therapy animals, with their non-judgmental attitude, serve as access aids, comforters, and therapeutic pathfinders. They are highly sensitive to body language and emotions. Copyright: Julia Salzer
The support provided by KLINGER Holding pays a vital contribution to maintaining these figures in the future and supporting even more families.
Hope and strength for seriously ill children and young people
The children seeking help at Lichtblickhof can often look back on many years of suffering. The illnesses they must deal with are severe and take a toll not only on themselves but also on their families. Its unique offer of therapy with animals and the available support for the whole family affords the children and their relatives a much-needed break from everyday life. It also helps the youngsters regain what for many has become a distant memory: hope and confidence.
Founded in 2002, the charity has been committed to helping sick children and adolescents, caring for up to 500 children a year and offering them an unforgettable time through animal-assisted therapy and educational support. With its two locations in Vienna and Lower Austria, Lichtblickhof has been an important youth welfare partner for many years and works closely with the youngsters’ doctors and therapists to ensure that their wellbeing always comes first.