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Community Outreach

2019: Canvys supports children in need for the 2019 Holiday Season

The Canvys team in Marlborough, MA (USA) pooled their resources together to support children in need for the 2019 Holiday Season.

Rather than only focusing inward, the Social Committee members decided to reach out to others less fortunate, to help make their holidays brighter.
Drawing from the famous Fred Rogers line (Tom Hanks portrayed him in A Beautiful Day, 2019), “Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me”, the Social Committee organized a gift giving drive for a local low income housing/shelter. Gifts were specific to the children’s needs and wants and the Canvys team’s generosity spilled over to even more children that what was originally planned on.


 

2019: Art Project with Primary School in Döggingen (Gauchachschule)

Canvys has a deep commitment to social, civic and environmental issues. Each year our employees contribute time or financial resources in their communities and abroad to support local, national and international programs.

Each year, the our Canvys Europe team works with a local elementary school in Germany on various projects during the holiday season. In 2019, the school project explored the differences between children living in different environments and cultures. The children learned about the cultural differences in music, fairy tales, foods, school and writings from around the world. The children were amazed to discover the prosperity and luxury they enjoyed in their homes.

By using materials from our facility, the students created models of the type of homes people from different parts of the world. The art project depicted the difference between our modern, “Canvys” world and other parts of the world. The students also explored the importance of sustainability in our daily lives.
The children showed their understanding of the various cultures by building a "Multicultural Christmas Village” – using the slogan "We are one world - in the past, in the present and in the future".

About Gauchachschule Elementary School

The primary school "Gauchachschule" is located in rural surroundings in Doeggingen, the largest district of Braeunlingen near Donaueschingen. It is a small primary school with 40 pupils, divided into three classes: Class 1, class 2 and class 3/4. The everyday school life of this school with its family atmosphere is characterized by a school year with many seasonal activities and festivals. Learn more about the school here (in German): http://www.gauchachschule.de/

 

Photos of the Artwork and the Photo Shooting


 

2018: Art Project with Primary School in Döggingen (Gauchachschule)

In 2018, the Canvys team worked with an elementary school in Döggingen (Gauchachschule) on an art project that depicted Santa Claus extremely busy in his modern gift factory called. The children focused on showcasing a smart production environment and tailoring “gifts” to all kids. The theme of the project was called “Christmas of Gift Things”.

About Gauchachschule Elementary School

The "Gauchachschule" is located in the countryside in Döggingen, the largest district of Bräunlingen near Donaueschingen. It is a small primary school with 40 pupils, divided into two combined classes 1/2 and 3/4. The daily school life of this school with its family atmosphere is characterized by a school year with many seasonally oriented activities and festivals.
Learn more about the school here (in German): http://www.gauchachschule.de/