MEN IN THE ALPS is a charity project of which the net proceeds are donated to charitable institutions dedicated to helping the ill, handicapped or socially underprivileged. In the interest of collecting as much money possible for this worthy cause, the entire production team and the models all take part receiving no salary or reimbursement. In 2006 we started with the first edition. The total edition is of 1,800 copies.
The total amount of donations collected till today is of:
100,300 EUR [approx. 132,300 USD]
Our receivers of donations are:
DEBRA-South Tyrol (Toblach) cares for and supports the so-called "butterfly children" that suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a congenital illness of the skin: The slightest movement causes blisters and wounds to appear on the entire body of the patient. Use of donation: Research project "Gen-Schere bei EB" (aetiology).
Donations till today: 38,210 EUR [approx. 50,400 USD] (Editions 2007 - 2013)
Contact: Isolde Mayer
Tel. +39 – 0474 – 85 46 06
The "Muenchner Aids-Hilfe e.V." (Munich AIDS Help Desk) was founded in 1984 as a charitable organization. In the AIDS-Help-House on Lindwurmstrasse, the organization offers necessary services for people with HIV/AIDS, who benefit from information and advice on care and assistance to get housing and employment. Next to it is also operating the "Café Regenbogen", a meeting point and place of solidarity, for people with and without HIV-infection to become prepared for their return to working life.
Donations till today: 20,000 EUR [approx. 26,400 USD] (editions 2011 - 2013)
Contact: Thomas Niederbuehl
Tel. +49 – 89 – 54 333 - 0
The primarily important tasks of the AIDS-Help Desk PRO POSITIV South Tyrol (Bolzano, Italy) are the information and sensibilisation regarding infectious diseases (specially of HIV) as well as the active support of the affected and their families.
Donations till today: 31,050 EUR [approx. 41,000 USD] (Editions 2008 - 2013)
Contact: Antonella Diano
Tel. +39 – 0471 – 93 22 00
GRAUS FAMILY (Afens/Pfitschtal)
The old farmhouse of the Graus Family was destroyed in August 2012 by a landslide caused by heavy thunderstorms. Two months before the family invited us to take pictures for our calendars at the farm. So, we decided to support the family with rebuilding their home.
Special donation of: 4,000 EUR [approx. 5,300 USD] (Edition 2013)
The "House Emmaus" at Laives/Leifers (Italy) is an institution offering advice, support and lodgings to HIV-positive and those suffering from AIDS.
Donations: 7.040 EUR [approx. 9,100 USD] (Editions 2006 and 2007)