The children's aid organization Children for a better World e.V.

Children for a better World e.V. was founded in 1994 by Dr. Florian Langenscheidt, Gabriele Quandt and thirty other dedicated personalities. The founders chose to devote their time, money and networks to found a children’s aid organization that can make a change in children's lives.

What makes us different? CHILDREN not only aims to address and improve the living conditions of children in need – we also involve them directly in different fields of charitable work and enable them to take responsibility for their lives, their future and the society they live in.

We work in the following areas:

So far, as a non-profit organization, we have been able to successfully support many projects for children worldwide with overall more than 30 million euros in donations.


If you have any questions concerning our work please do not hesitate to contact us on +49 (0) 89 45 209 43 0 or info(a) We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Please donate here to support our projects!

We encourage children and adolescents to help others in need.

Everyday inventive and energetic young people address the social problems they see in the world around them and devote their free time to making the world a better place. This is the sort of commitment essential both to our society and to the personal development of young people.


Children and adolescents can apply to our initiative CHILDREN Jugen hilft! for a prestigious national award as well as for funds to support their social cause. We additionally show appreciation by supporting their skill enhancement. In workshops on topics such as PR, fundraising and conflict management, they have the opportunity to receive individualized advice and gain experience for their projects.


Each year, thousands of young people take part in our programme and more than 100 social projects are funded.


Read more about CHILDREN Jugend hilft! here (in German).

We fight against child poverty in Germany.

One in five children in Germany grows up in poverty – the circumstances often lead to malnutrition and limits on social participation. The affected children underperform in school, often don’t get regular healthy meals and mostly don't have a chance to actively take part in the cultural and social life around them.

To directly improve living conditions and to secure a future for those in despair, Children for a better World e.V. finances warm lunches for socially disadvantaged children throughout Germany. We support more than 50 "lunch tables" in Germany which offer children and adolescents a warm meal and comprehensive afternoon care every day.

Here children can also learn how to prepare healthy meals for themselves. Working in a team and often taking responsibility for the first time prepares them for their future in our fast moving world. But our support doesn’t end here! With CHILDREN Entdecker we encourage kids who grow up surrounded by financial and personal limitations to discover the world around them, to learn about their own capabilities and develop new skills. The children can take part in day trips to a museum or farm, experience their first holiday abroad or learn to swim or ride a bike.


Read more about CHILDREN Entdecker here (in German).