This year, LIS Logistische Informationssysteme AG (LIS) has carried out a wish list campaign for the first time. Through social and charitable institutions, the Westphalian company had collected Christmas wishes from 80 children, senior citizens and seniors who probably do not receive many packages for the holidays. This year, they will have one more present to unwrap, because numerous LIS employees courageously bought them the gifts they had hoped for. Representing all those involved, LIS board member Magnus Wagner distributed the packages to the organizations’ representatives today.
“This Christmas will be a holiday of renunciation, anyway, due to Corona – so at least a few small gifts should put a smile on people’s faces,” says Magnus Wagner, CEO of LIS Logistische Informationssysteme AG. For this reason, the provider of logistics software had set up a Christmas tree in the foyer of the company’s headquarters in Greven and decorated it with, among other things, wish lists from children and elderly people from the Münsterland region. It took less than 24 hours for the employees to pick all the slips of paper from the tree. “We were quite overwhelmed by the response to our first wish tree campaign among our staff. Everyone enthusiastically provided the gifts and lovingly wrapped them for Christmas. It’s great to see how much people enjoy giving each other pleasure,” says Wagner, who himself bought a remote-controlled car for a little boy. He has been told by his employees that the other wishes included warm socks, puzzles and board games.
LIS had been in contact with the recipients via Caritas Emsdetten-Greven, LWL Jugendheim Tecklenburg and Evangelische Jugendhilfe Münsterland gGmbH. Wagner handed over the gifts to their representatives today on behalf of his staff. They will now be redistributed to the children as well as the senior citizens until the holidays. “I very much hope that the packages will make their eyes light up on Christmas Eve,” says Wagner, who is already planning to repeat the campaign in 2021.