Commitment is important to us!

As a globally active company, item supports numerous local initiatives, including humanitarian, cultural and charitable projects. We focus on initiatives for young people and talented young individuals. Working with our branches and partners, we seek out opportunities for constructive collaboration with organisations who are committed to social responsibility in their local areas.

Sponsorship from item enables schools to fund specific projects and also gives young artists the chance to demonstrate their talent. As we see it, however, social responsibility also means training young people and integrating them into working life. That being the case, item invests in staff training and provides specialist training worldwide.

The overview below provides a snapshot of our social commitment.

Education in Tanzania

Education in Tanzania

Upendo e.V. supports social projects in Africa, especially Tanzania. For example, a new school has been opened in Emboreet, an isolated village in the Massai Steppe. Locals initiated the project to provide further education for young people, especially women, and enable them to remain in the region. As a result, they can continue their education while also supporting their families.


Source of image: Upendo e.V.

Opportunities for young artists

Since 1991, item has been supporting young artists who are just starting out on their careers. The item Art Prize is aimed in particular at students and combines cash prizes with a public exhibition at the item site in Ulm. The artistic interpretations of the topic chosen for each year’s competition produce some innovative and surprising work.


Opportunities for young artists
Support for youth sport

Support for youth sport

The Solingen Alligators baseball team won the German Championships in 2006 and 2014. The club considers youth development work to be very important. Like many minority sports, baseball finds it difficult to cover running costs and struggles to keep costs down, in particular for young players. Sponsors such as item help diversify the range of sporting opportunities.



Source of image: S.B.V. Solingen Alligators 1991 e.V.

Other social commitments

item Solingen: 
upendo - Verein zur Förderung von Entwicklungsprojekten in Afrika e.V
Solinger Sportbund SSB
S.B.V Solingen Alligators 1991 e.V.
Eishalle Solingen
TSV Aufderhöhe e.V Synchronschwimmen
TSV Aufderhöhe e.V Hockey
Rollhaus, Solingen (Skate- und Jugendtreff SG e.V.)
Gruppe 112 Feuerwehr Kindererziehung
STC Blau Weiss Solingen e.V.
TSG Solingen Volleyball
AFC Solingen Paladins e.V.
OTV Handball
OTV Faustball
Bergisch Raptors
Verein für Kinderstuben e.V., Solingen
Der Kakadu e.V. Gemeinschaftliches Leben erleben
HSV Solingen Gäfrath / Förderverein
MINT Grundschule Westersburg Technik AG
Gründer- und Technologiezentrum Solingen / Regionalwettbewerb Jugend forscht

item Hamburg: 
SOS-Kinderdorf Harksheide, Norderstedt
Kinder- und Jugendfarm Bremen e.V.
HH Seagulls Lübeck

item Nossen:
Racing Team TU Dresden
Lok Nossen
Kindervereinigung Dresden e.V.
Förderverein der Staatlichen Grundschule Ronneburg
Kindervereinigung Chemnitz e.V.

item Hannover:
Campus Motorsport Team Hannover
Waldhof, Kinder- und Jugendheim

item Berlin: SOS Kinderdorf Berlin-Moabit

item Ulm: Fördergemeinschaft der TSG Söflingen

item Bayern GmbH: Deutsche Krebshilfe

item Polska Sp. z.o.o.: 
Fundacja Hobbit (Wrocław)
Fundacja Pozwól Żyć (Mysłowice)

item Industry Automation Technology (Qingdao) Co. Ltd.: Hetoudian Town Hongdong Primary School

item Qingdao Trading Co. Ltd.: Hetoudian Town Hongdong Primary School

item America LLC: 
San Mar Children’s Home
Community Family Life Services
Children in Need (item North America)

item Northeast:
Pan Mass Challenge,
Jimmy Fund,
Pediatric Diabetes Foundation

item Midwest: Sharing and Caring Hands

item Southeast: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

item South: 
Leukemia Fondation
Paralyzed Veterans of America-Texas Chapter

item Western Canada: BC Children's Hospital

item México: Casa Cuna de Irapuato

item Schweiz GmbH: visoparents schweiz (Dübendorf)

Aluflex System AB: Childhood Cancer Foundation of Scandinavia

Aluflex System AS: Childhood Cancer Foundation of Scandinavia

EUROPNEUMAQ, Lda.: Aldeia de Crianças SOS

Haberkorn GmbH: Caritative Einrichtung im Raum Vorarlberg

Haberkorn s.r.o.: Multiple regional commitments. Click here for more Information.

item Systems B.V.: Stichting kind en hulphond

Linearmodul A/S: Childhood Cancer Foundation of Scandinavia

item profiili oy/ab: Childhood Cancer Foundation of Scandinavia

Machine Building Systems Ltd.:
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNL)
The Save The Children Fund
The Air Ambulance Service

PEC products n.v.: Mediclowns VZW

Sinerges tecmon s.a.: Caritas Barcelona

item s.r.l.: Unione Italiana Lotta alla Distrofia Muscolare Onlus

TECH-CON Hungária Kft.: Foundation for Development of Heim Pál Children’s Hospital (Budapest)

BIBUS Ukraine TOV: Kiev Children and Youth Support Center

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