Bosch Community Fund (Farmington Hills, USA)
Bosch China Charity Center (Shanghai, China)
Instituto Robert Bosch (Campinas, Brazil)
Bosch India Foundation (Bangalore, India)
In 2016, Bosch locations around the world contributed to the fight against poverty. In Australia, almost every Bosch associate actively supported the St. Vincent de Paul Society in its efforts to help the homeless in Melbourne. With fundraising activities such as the auctioning off of household items, donations totaling 45,000 Australian dollars (about 32,000 euros) were collected. This by far exceeded the initial fundraising target of 30,000 dollars. The money was used to distribute 29,000 warm meals. A “sleep out” also comprised part of the initiative: for one night, 35 Bosch associates slept on the street, among them Gavin Smith, the president of Bosch Australia. The aim was to raise awareness of homelessness and attract more supporters to the cause.
In the Ukraine, associates at all Bosch locations collected a total of 10,000 euros for the “Hoverla” project. The money went toward renovating the Zaluchchia orphanage with the active support of Bosch associates. In France, too, Bosch associates lent a helping hand by rounding off their salaries to the nearest euro. Some 1,100 associates at twelve locations took part, and raised a total of 3,600 euros for children’s charities.