DENMARK SOCIAL VALUE
To create social change in Denmark, we have visited USA, France, Germany, England, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands and Belgium.
In Denmark the Hotdog stand focusses on many good causes to support exposed children and their families. Both through the big campaigns and events during the Hotdog stand’s travels and by continuously supporting various good initiatives that we think need awareness and funds for their work.
Read more about some of the projects below.
Besides these, the Hotdog stand has, among others, also supported:
- The homeless in Aarhus
- Christmas Wishes
- The Laundry – a practice course for disabled people
- Kids with Cancer
- The Danish Hospital Clowns
- Safety in trafic for kids
- Klostercafeen i Aarhus – A drop-in center
- Zonta Club Aarhus II – Help for exposed women and their children
- Families with a child having cancer
- LEV – Landsforeningen Evnesvage Vel
- Trygfonden’s family house at Aarhus Hospital
- Youth with Cystic Fibrosis
SOCIAL VALUE: TOYS FOR DANISH PRISONS
In 2012 we went on ”Tour de Superliga”, where we collected toys in exchange of hotdogs in connection to the league matches in OB, AGF, AaB and Brøndby IF. The toys were to spread joy and happiness for children, who visit their parents in prison.
- 96 boxes of toys collected. Thereby enough for several good causes – lovely!
- 48 boxes of toys for EXIT, which filled all visit rooms in the Danish prisons.
- 46 boxes of toys for Red Barnet, Familiecenter Viborg, Kongelunden Asylcenter and Det Blå Hus in Spjald.
- 2 boxes of toys for a visit rooms in prisons in Cambodia.
SOCIAL VALUE: CHILDREN WITH ARTHRITIS
In Denmark about 75 children are diagnosed with arthritis every year, and about 600-700 children live with the diagnosis. Therefore the Hotdog stand raised money through events in France and USA and through an auction.
- Awareness about that fact that children also suffer from arthritis.
- The meeting with Ole Henriksen in Los Angeles inspired him to support the Danish Arthritis Association.
- 109,609.96 DKK collected.
SOCIAL VALUE: MATHILDE – A GIRL WITH BRAIN DAMAGE
Because of a brain damage, Mathilde she was likely to be placed in an respite care home away from her family at an age of merely 4 years old. Her parents couldn’t bare her being moved away. However, they knew of a treatment called the Doman program in USA which could help he. But the commune couldn’t grant the money for this. Therefore the family tried to provide the money themselves, and in cooperation with Martin Jørgensen who was a professional football player at the time, the Hotdog stand chose to help them reach their goal.
In 2005 we travelled to Italy and collected money to supporting Mathilde.
- The treatment and the training through the Doman program has strengthened Mathilde’s senses and motor function and has improved her life significantly.
- Exposure in the media, which gave an understanding of the situation and support for the family.
- In total – inclusive our and others’ support – about 500,000 DKK for Mathilde’s treatment was collected.
SOCIAL VALUE: THE ASSOCIATION DOWNS SYNDROM
We supported the association Downs Syndrom at our trip to the big football clubs in Germany in 2005.
We visited the Danish players Ebbe Sand, Christian Poulsen and Søren Larsen in Schalkem Søren Colding, Tommy Bechmann and Peter Skov-Jensen in Vfl Bochum, Thomas Helveg and Kasper Bøgelund in Borussia Mönchengladbach, Jon Dahl Tomasson and Jesper Grønkjær in VfB Stuttgart, Leon Andreassen, Kasper Jensen and Daniel Jensen in Werder Bremen.
Afterwards Fanny appeared in TV2’s program Go’ Morgen Danmark with Peter Palland and Morten Jensen to tell about the project.
Morten and Peter both have Downs Syndrome, are known from TV2’s documentary created by Nick Horup and were a part of the Hotdog-team in Stuttgart.
When the program ended, a man called to tell the Chairwoman of the association that he wished to donate his whole fortune to them when he died.
Besides the check, Pølle created awareness of the association and they received as much help as possible.
SOCIAL VALUE: CHILDREN’S WARD IN SKEJBY HOSPITAL,Pølle’s first trip in Europe supported overlooked children’s wards in Skejby Hospital, Aarhus. These were wards that received very little attention and few to no donations.
- Attention of children’s wards for small and unknown disease areas.
- 45.000 DKK collected on the Hotdog stand’s first mission.
In 2019 we start Tour de Orphanage to give neglected kids in Denmark a cozy and unique experience with lots of crispy hotdogs, fun and joy.
To be translated…Pølle har indledt et givende og meningsfuldt partnerskab med KidsAid for at bakke op om deres ædle formål.“KidsAids primære formål er at skabe Unikke Oplevelser for syge og sårbare børn og unge i Danmark. Hvert år når vi ud til ca. 1200 børn og deres familier.”
Vi glæder os helt vildt til at deltage i årets events, der blandt andet tæller hospitalsbesøg, Stjernegolf, Made in Denmark (golf) og et smut til London.Første gang var hos Trygfondens Familiehus ved Aarhus Universitetshospital og næste gang er i morgen, torsdag den 2. maj til Knus Kræft med omkring 700 besøgende.
Henrik Lundorff, sekretariatschef hos KidsAid siger:
“Vi i KidsAid er glade for samarbejdet og ser en stor synergi, som medfører, at vi sammen kan hjælpe en masse syge børn.”