The organisation

Heimatstern e.V., the registered charitable organization, was founded in February 2016 by a handful of well-connected and committed individuals. The charity’s seat is in Munich. Seven active members are supported by several patrons and volunteers.

From the onset, the aim has been to provide 100 % of the donations to people in need. Our entire team works on a purely voluntary basis without any compensation. Heimatstern e. V. is financed mainly by private supporters (e.g. sponsoring members) and company donors.

We help people in need

Our focus are the people, regardless of origin, religion or gender. We do not consider “cases”, we consider individuals: men, women, children, and families.

Over time, our range of activities has developed significantly beyond the initial focus of pure refugee aid.

We provide aid in many ways

On the one hand, we focus on refugee relief, currently mainly in Greece. But at the same time we are an established contact point for people in need of help in Munich (e.g. the homeless, financially weak individuals and families).

Quick and no red tape…

Our strength is to provide rapid, unbureaucratic emergency assistance in acute emergencies.

Our work rests on swift decision-making which is based on short communication lines and made on a sound basis. The members of our organization and their diverse professional backgrounds provide extensive knowledge and a lot of experience in various areas.

We always recap our aid projects both on a small and a large scale and incorporate this feedback into future projects.

…but also sustainable and long-term

However, our focus is also on long-term humanitarian aid projects. Continuous support for projects in refugee aid, development aid in Africa and, of course, our #sternenoffice community centre in the north of Munich is of high priority for us.

Networking and teamwork are central to our work

It is common to all our projects that we work with a well-established network that we maintain and expand constantly. We work with private individuals, other associations, small and large organisations and official institutions.

Find out more about us and our work in the blog, the social networks or here.

We appreciate and welcome questions about our activities. Feel free to contact one of our team members or supporters or write us to

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