Malte have something left!

Corona turns our everyday life upside down. The new challenges make it easy to forget that the crisis affects people all over the world. Especially those who have less than us. While we live in abundance, others lack what is most needed. Time to give something back. Time to show: #IHaveSomethingLeft.

To participate, all you have to do is look for an item you have over. It doesn’t matter if it’s a rusty road bike, a dusty hat or a broken watering can. As long as you are willing to donate the equivalent to #LeaveNoOneBehind.

If you have something left, then follow these steps:

  1. Hold your object over your head
  2. Post a photo of it with #IHaveSomethingLeft and #LeaveNoOneBehind on your social channels
  3. Donate the equivalent value to #LeaveNoOneBehind or another charitable initiatives
  4. Nominate three friends, who surely also have something over


And then what do I do with the object I have left?

If you don’t need your old toaster anymore, why don’t you sell it over the Internet? Then someone else can get a bargain and be happy. And you’ll act sustainable and help the environment.

If I donate on the LeaveNoOneBehind website, who will benefit from the money exactly?

The money will be used for the #LeaveNoOneBehind campaign and will benefit local aid organisations at the external borders.

Where does the money of Foundation Fund Civil Sea Rescue go to?

The Foundation Fund Civil Sea Rescue collects and administers donations that benefit civil sea rescue in the Mediterranean. In addition to supporting operational sea rescue organisations, this includes legal costs in cases of criminalisation of flight, migration and escape assistance in the context of the flight across the Mediterranean. At the moment, special support is being given to initiatives that provide emergency (medical) aid on the Greek islands.

Do I have to hold something left to me?

No. You can also donate just like that. Or sing something or tell a joke. The main thing is that you nominate other people.

Does my donation need to be equivalent to the stuff I have left?

No. Donate as much as you like. It’s just an idea of what you might want to be inspired by.

Can I just donate 10.000€?


Can I just donate and do nothing else?

Sure. But creating attention is at least as important. Go get creative, we’ll appreciate it!

Can I deduct my donation from tax?

Yes, donations to charitable organizations are easily tax deductible. In Germany, for donations under 200€, a simple proof of donation such as your bank statement is sufficient for the tax office. For donations over 200€ you will receive a donation receipt.

I think it’s a great idea, but unfortunately I really don’t have time right now. Can I do it tomorrow?

Wonderful that you think it’s a great idea! Experience shows that the probability of success is highest if you take a minute right now and participate, then you don’t have to think about it tomorrow 😉

Filter for your Instagram Story: Looking away is infectious

Now there is a #LeaveNoOneBehind-Insta-Filter available! You can simply use it to add your story or a photo. Don’t forget our hashtag: #LeaveNoOneBehind

How does it work?

  1. Follow this link: https://instagram.com/a/r/?effect_id=2953469298048240.
  2. The camera function of your Instagram app should open 📸
  3. At the bottom you should see our yellow arrow with the diamond
  4. Take a photo or video 🤳
  5. Write why you use this filter
  6. Use #LeaveNoOneBehind
  7. Publish it 📱
  8. Tell a friend 🧡

Friendly Distancing

Our fundraising campaign was chosen to benefit from a joint action of Betterplace and the German charity stream Friendly Fire today. Friendly Fire is an association of German-speaking YouTubers and Streamers, who will go live for charitable purposes on Twitch today from 6 pm. With them are Gronkhh, MikkelMachts, Pandorya, royalphunk and many more. Besides the joy about the appreciation, we were asked technical question(s). “What is Twitch?”, “What can a charity stream do?” “And who are all these people?” So we did what we always do, shimmyed along what we know, to ride the wave from there. It turns out that personal contacts already exist between at least three of the twelve beneficiary groups and initiatives. And that is when we realized:

Together we are stronger.

We are in the midst of one of the biggest crises we have ever faced as societies. The long-term consequences of the pandemic are not yet all foreseeable, but already now each of us is feeling the far-reaching effects such as the restrictions on our fundamental rights and well-being. We all know that something will change – something must change. With solidarity and cohesion, we can take the crisis as an opportunity to reflect on what kind of world we live and want to live in.

Right now we must not forget those who are unable to sit out the pandemic at home and protect their lives and those of their loved ones, who simply cannot do physical distancing and hand washing. Fugitives, people in crisis areas, people without homes or access to adequate running water and sanitation, people affected by domestic violence, the mentally ill, people with little or no income and people without papers. They are all hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic. Our mission can only be to find common solutions and to take responsibility for all.

As initiatives we have been working collectively and across borders for years to make the world a better place for everyone. Even though the current crisis presents us with considerable challenges, it is especially important now not to retreat and wait and see, but to continue to fight together and in solidarity for a fairer world. Because things simply cannot go on as they are. The capitalist economic system will not solve the virus crisis by itself, nor, by the way, the housing crisis, the climate crisis and the human rights crisis, and it is time to learn from these mistakes. That’s why it depends on every single one of us.

Through your support and commitment, we can continue to work with boundless solidarity with those who otherwise cannot make themselves heard. #FriendlyDistancing means for us to take care of each other right now, to learn from each other and to be there for each other and to change our society sustainably today and in the future. With your help and with you we can do this. Because together we are stronger.

We thank you for your time, your hearing, your commitment and your donations! We would also like to thank the team of #Friendly Distancing and betterplace.org for the great action! We also thank the other 9 supported organisations for their work! Namely: Full bowls during the Corona crisis, Corona Nothilfe weltweit | Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Corona Soforthilfe für Homeless/Wohnungslose – Leipzig, bicycles for pandemic preparedness, JugendNotmail – online counselling for young people in mental distress, maintaining the existence of the parental home for children with cancer, Corona Nothilfe für Bedürftige in Berlin #GemeinamHoffnungSpenden, street donations for homeless people during Corona, food packages for the Ark children and their families.

We would like to express our sincere condolences to all those who have lost a person to the pandemic and hope that you find strength in these difficult times.

Solidary greetings, Cadus, #LeaveNoOneBehind and Gängeviertel

Schreib deinen Bundestagsabgeordneten: Evakuiert die griechischen Inseln jetzt!

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Hintergrund: Über 40.000 Menschen befinden sich momentan in Flüchtlingslagern auf den griechischen Inseln, 20.000 allein im Camp Moria, obwohl dort nur Platz für 3.000 Menschen ist. Während es uns in Deutschland gelingt, soziale Kontakte zu minimieren und Hygienevorschriften einzuhalten, um somit die exponentielle Verbreitung des Virus erfolgreich zu verlangsamen, haben die Menschen in den Camps weder vollständigen Zugang zu fließend Wasser, noch die Möglichkeit sich vor einer Infektion zu schützen oder auf medizinische Infrastruktur zurückzugreifen – und das lässt sich in den Lagern vor Ort auch nicht lösen. Wenn Entscheidungsträger*innen nicht schnell handeln, wird das Virus dort wüten und töten. Die Bundesregierung hat die Möglichkeiten, die Katastrophe zu verhindern.

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Instigate Evacuation Now!

What can you do?

20.000 Refugees in Camp Moria are facing a corona desaster. We have to evacuate them now!

  1. Download the following note in the language of your choice
  2. Hang it in your hallway, at traffic lights, in supermarkets or wherever else you pass!
  3. Take care of your health and the health of others.