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.

Traffic education in kindergarten

item supports the traffic education of kindergartens in Bavaria through the Police Union.

Here, children are trained to behave correctly in road traffic in a comprehensible manner by means of a large edition of a traffic education booklet.

Traffic education in kindergarten

item offices Germany: 
upendo - Verein zur Förderung von Entwicklungsprojekten in Afrika e.V 
Solinger Sportbund SSB
S.B.V Solingen Alligators 1991 e.V.
anders leben - Eissporthalle Solingen gGmbH 
TSV  Solingen-Aufderhöhe  1877 e.V. Synchronschwimmen
TSV  Solingen-Aufderhöhe  1877 e.V. Hockey
Rollhaus Solingen (Skate- und Jugendtreff SG e.V.)
Gruppe 112 Pro-Feuerwehr e. V. Solingen / Kindererziehung
STC Blau Weiss Solingen e.V.
TSG Solingen e.V. Volleyball
AFC Solingen Paladins e.V
Ohligser Turnverein 1888 e.V. Handball
Ohligser Turnverein 1888 e.V. Faustball
EC Bergisch Land e. V. Bergisch Raptors
Verein für Kinderstuben e.V., Solingen
Der Kakadu e.V. Gemeinschaftliches Leben erleben
HSV Solingen-Gräfrath 76 e. V.  Talentschmiede
Gründer- und Technologiezentrum Solingen / Regionalwettbewerb Jugend forscht
1.Spvg. Solingen-Wald 03 e.V
SV Lokomotive Nossen e.V. 
TSG Söflingen 1864 e.V
STOP&GO Marderabwehr MTB Team
Kindervereinigung Dresden e.V.
wonderlabz gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

item Polska Sp. z.o.o.: Fundacja Rozwoju Edukacji Małego Inżyniera (Poznań)


item Schweiz GmbH:
FC Stein am Rhein
FC Feuerthalen
Rugby Club Schaffhausen 
Kim Taekwondo Schule Schaffhausen

item s.r.l:
G.S.D. Paladina Calcio
FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano

Aluflex System AB: Childhood Cancer Foundation of Scandinavia

Aluflex System AS: Childhood Cancer Foundation of Scandinavia

Haberkorn GmbH: Caritative Einrichtung im Raum Vorarlberg

Haberkorn s.r.o.: diverse regionale Tätigkeiten, mehr Infos finden Sie hier.

item Systems B.V.: KIKA child cancer free

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.:
Associació Cosmic Research 
Fundació Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu


BIBUS Ukraine TOV: Kiev Children and Youth Support Center

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