Bowl Hopeful - Movie Edition - 500 ml
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Donations for a helpful and beneficial cause
2020 will be remembered as a year that made incredible demands on many people. A year that has faced communities across the globe with extreme challenges and hardships. But it was also a year that proved the power of solidarity and mindful action in overcoming the crisis.
This is exactly the point we wanted to make by adding a protective face mask to the character design of one of our most popular products: The ‘Hopeful’ porcelain bowl is a symbol for shared values, taking responsibility for each other’s wellbeing and the unwavering belief that everything is going to be okay.
Right from the start, we committed to donating 1 euro for every bowl sold to a helpful and beneficial cause in different countries. Whenever 5,000 units of the ‘Hopeful’ bowl are sold, we will donate the amount to an organization or facility.
On that note, we would like to once again thank all of our customers and business partners for making a contribution with their purchase.
Oct, 8 2020
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FRANKFURT
As a company based in the town of Frankfurt, it was very important for us to dedicate the first donation to an initiative here in the region. And to make sure that it goes to people who make a special effort and commitment during the coronavirus pandemic, namely doctors and caregivers working on the frontlines of the crisis.
We were especially delighted to have the opportunity to speak in person about the initiative with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Graf, Head of the Board and Clinical Director of the University Hospital. As a result, we mutually agreed that the donation should benefit the in-house daycare center for clinic staff, the “Unistrolche” (“Little University rascals”), and its mission.
Further talks with Gabi Ehnert-Besbes, Women’s and Equal Opportunity Commissioner and in charge of the daycare, were supplemented by feedback from the director of the daycare center, Angelika Cron. As a result, we were able to identify the perfect project to make a long-term, and most importantly to us, noticeable impact.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the daycare center’s room layout and facilities need to be adapted to a constantly changing set of ramifications. Especially in the fall and winter season, the risk of infection is bound to increase because the children can spend fewer time playing outdoors due to inclement weather. In order to keep classes separate from one another, the initially open room concept needed to be changed and adapted to an enlarged room offering that is still attractive to children. These measures included a redesign of the so-called ‘Construction Room’ in the important ‘Building and Construction’ developmental course segment.
Supporting this expansion is a win-win: The children at the daycare center enjoy a safe and educational environment while the parents can focus on their important jobs at the University Hospital.
Nov, 16 2020
Bonjour! Our second donation related to our HOPEFUL bowl goes to France. In a spirit of empathy and longtime friendship. Especially because of our cultural similarities – including The French way of life, cuisine, wine and more – it was not by accident that 10 years ago, Philippe Cauchefert and Henric Kihlstöm with their agency La Petite Centrale became our very first international sales agents in the world. On that note, here’s a special thank you for the amazing cooperation over all these great years. Most recently for the outstanding initiative in bringing our HOPEFUL bowl to audiences in France, where it is known as CONFIANT, and making this donation possible.
Our two agents took a good look around France in search of an institution where our donation would have the most beneficial impact. And they chose the INSTITUT PASTEUR as a world-renowned, French nonprofit organization based in Paris. An organization that has been fighting on the frontlines against infectious diseases for more than a century. In January 2020, the INSTITUT PASTEUR created a coronavirus task force in order to spearhead research projects for a better understanding of the COVID-19 virus and coordinate these efforts within the institute's international network.
Unfortunately, France counted among the countries impacted most severely by the first wave of coronavirus in spring, and the situation is once again precarious going into fall 2020. With that said, the donation arrives where it is needed the most at the moment: At an institution for research projects to help mitigate and fight the COVID-19 pandemic in France.
To all our French fans, boutiques, concept stores and web shops for making this donation possible: Merci beaucoup!
Dec, 04 2020
Hola! We are happy to announce that our third donation from proceeds of the HOPEFUL bowl is going to Spain. To be precise, it's going to the local Cáritas Organisation in Las Matas-Las Rozas de Madrid, a suburb of the Spanish capital. This is also the headquarters of our Spanish distributor for FIFTYEIGHT, Pablo Fuster.
We share a long passion for Spain and Spanish culture, although the partnership with Pablo is still a relatively young love affair. We only started working together at the start of this year. And as anyone can imagine, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic created tough conditions to get things running. Especially because unfortunately, Spain was among the hardest hit countries and had to endure a prolonged lockdown. The economic consequences were especially dire. As a result, the people had to deal with unemployment and shortages of fundamental goods such as food, heating, rent, and more.
When it came to looking for a suitable recipient for our donation in Spain, Pablo was a great help. Keeping the precarious situation in Spain in mind, he suggested the local Cáritas Organisation. All the money from the donation will be used here to support families in need. It will go to the food pantry, and urgently needed clothing and household goods, as well financial support for people who have lost their job due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We hope to make a contribution with our donation to helping people in the direct vicinity of our business partner in Spain. We also want to say 'Muchas Gracias' to the Spanish TASSEN community as well as all our customers who have made this donation possible with their purchase of the HOPEFUL bowl.
Dec, 21 2020
IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele
Ciao! Our fourth donation is going to Italy, our next-door neighbors in Europe who taught us about living 'La Dolce Vita' and continue to influence us with their lifestyle and culture. We are very proud that our products are finding so much love and appreciation in Italy and that we can send some smiles and positive feelings over there. When it comes to spreading the love, we also rely on our good friends Alessandro Donnini and Markus Überbacher, who are working their magic distributing our products with their agency, GO BIG, in Italy.
Italy was also on our mind when it came to our next round of donations from the proceeds of our HOPEFUL Bowl. The main focus is, of course, making sure that the initiative benefits projects that are making a difference in these tough times. And as far as the impact of Covid-19 goes, the Lombardy and Milan regions range among the hardest hit in all of Italy. After conducting some very thorough research, our partners Alessandro and Markus chose the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele hospital as the recipient for the donation.
At the hospital’s laboratory, Prof. Luca Guidotti, Deputy scientific director of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele and his team are advancing fundamental scientific research on Covid-19. The lab is the only in Italy and counts among a few worldwide to conduct in vitro and in vivo research on fighting Covid-19. The institution urgently needs funding for the establishment and expansion of the new Covid-19 laboratory under strict safety guidelines.
We are thankful to our agency friends for making the connection and happy to make a contribution to this positive scientific endeavor.
'Grazie Mille' to the entire TASSEN community in Italy and everyone who made this donation possible with their purchase.
Feb, 14 2021
FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY
5'000 EURO ($6'000)
“Hello New York City!” We’re sending our fifth donation from proceeds of our HOPEFUL Bowl across the pond to our friends in the Big Apple. We not only have private ties and deep feelings for this amazing city that never sleeps. After many of our American friends fell in love with our TASSEN products, we’ve also founded our own company branch and warehouse in the United States a few years ago.
For this reason, we have been regular guests at the popular tradeshow NY NOW at the JAVITS CENTER in New York. Named after famous New York Senator Jacob K. Javits, the architectural milestone on the Hudson River makes a stunning appearance with its glass front. And twice a year, it hosts one of our absolute favorite tradeshows in the entire world. So we were really touched to learn that the same convention center, in which we usually present our products, was transformed into a field hospital for 1,000 patients suffering from Covid-19 last May.
In Spring 2020, New York City became the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States. It brought devastating damage to people’s health and destroyed many jobs. For this reason, we really wanted to make a positive contribution to benefit New York with our donation. Speaking to our contact at NY NOW, we realized which kind of initiative could make the most impact: meals!
After some research, we decided to support the FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY. The beneficial organization is at the forefront of providing direct relief in these difficult times. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools across the city, the FOOD BANK was able to provide more than 80 million free meals for New Yorkers in need during the past year.
If you would like to make a donation to FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY visit www.foodbanknyc.org
We hereby would like to thank all the countless helpers for ensuring that those in need can find a meal in New York City. And also thanks to the entire TASSEN community for making this initiative possible.
In recent news, the Javits Center has now been converted into a vaccination site. For us it’s a great sign that things are moving in the right direction and that we have reason to be HOPEFUL about the future.