German Information America (GIA) is an online organization that went live just a few months ago with the goal of supporting businesses and organizations that promote the Germanic culture of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. In just a short time they have harnessed the strength of social media to gain traction in the German-American community, and similar to our own mission, sees the need to reach out to the next wave of German-Americans looking to connect with their heritage.
It was just announced that starting July 15, German Information America will being donating $25 every three months to an American non-profit organization that focuses on promoting and preserving the Germanic heritage of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, or Liechtenstein.
An initiative like this is something we have always not only encouraged but have also been happy to do ourselves, and we are pleased to announce that German Pulse will be matching the donation to the first organization selected by German Information America.
If there is a non-profit organization you would like to see the first donation go to, German Information America is looking for your input. Send your suggestions by email to [email protected]
We hope this inspires more organizations and businesses to do the same. This country used to have a thriving German-American community filled with organizations promoting the culture, but as time has passed that number has decreased dramatically. There are plenty of great organizations still out there though, some of which have done a great job at welcoming in the new generation of German-Americans, and every little bit of help we can offer those looking to keep the traditions alive can go a long way.
Source: German Information America