„Cooler than hanging out at home“ – Family meeting center celebrates
The staff at the Dortmund family community centre „Stern im Norden“ and the King’s Kids programme can hardly hope to get greater praise: “Being here was just cooler than hanging out at home,” says 20-year-old Justin. At the “Stern im Norden” celebration party, he told the assembled guests – including wortundtat chairpersons, Susanna and Heinrich Deichmann and Dortmund’s Lord Mayor, Thomas Westphal – how he had been taken to the “Stern” for the first time agaed 7 by an acquaintance: “Carpet tiles, a stage that seemed huge to me, an overhead projector, many unfamiliar faces and songs I had no idea about. There were staff who greeted me, who called me by name, who took me by the hand, who gave their best, who saw me and who made this place a place where I could come and where I could feel at home”.
Heinrich Deichmann – „Passing on God’s love in words and deeds“
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Impressions from the feast – Something for everyone
Heinrich Deichmann spoke as Chairman of wortundtat e.V. at the ceremony. The charity is the main sponsor of “Stern im Norden”.
Emma, the mascot of the BVB Dortmund soccer club, which had been provided by the KiTa Schiffskoje, was also very popular.
The large rooms were especially welcome in the wintry weather. Children could let off steam indoors while staying warm.
The police patiently let the young guests attending the celebration try their hand at sitting in the driving seat of motocycles and service vehicles.
Heinrich Deichmann: “Faith begins with God’s love. And we don’t want to keep that love to ourselves. We want to pass it on in words and deeds”.
Dortmund Lord Mayor, Thomas Westphal, thanked staff and volunteers for their commitment to the district.
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