Appeal for donations

Dear friends of Quälgeist Berlin e.V.,

For more than one year, our new rooms at Lankwitzer Straße remain closed now. In the past twelve months, we fought to save the club and the location.
After numerous discussions, negotiations, applications and expert opinions, we are now on the verge of preparing our rooms for the upcoming reopening.
Therefore we need your support in form of donations!

Why do we ask for donations?

Due to the closure of our venue, there has been no income from our regular events for more than a year. Nevertheless, monthly costs have incurred, for example the rent for our rooms. The monthly membership fees are not sufficient to cover these costs. In addition, we had to pay various surveyors and administrative fees in the course of the approval process. As a result, our reserves are now depleted completely.
Before a reopening can be scheduled, some parts of our location have to be upgraded in order to meet the official requirements. arious small and medium-sized modifications have to be carried out, which will be a major financial challenge to us.

How much money is needed and what is it used for?

The collected money will be used exclusively for the upcoming construction measures. An exact sum cannot be stated yet. However, according to present knowledge we assume a total amount between 25.000€ and 30.000€.
The following excerpt from our construction planning can serve as examples:

  • various drywall construction and painting work, application of fire-retardant paint
  • Extension of the electrical system, emergency lighting and escape route markings
  • Extension of the sanitary area, completion of the toilet for the disabled
  • Exchanging the entrance door
  • Completion of the gallery construction and the smoker’s loung

How can you support us?

First and foremost we need monetary donations. You can pay directly into our account at Berliner Volksbank or you can send us a donation conveniently via PayPal.
Our account details are as follows:

Berliner Volksbank
BIC: BEVODEBB
IBAN: DE18 1009 0000 1008 9800 35
Reference: Donation

The following link will take you to the PayPal donation page:
http://paypal.quaelgeist.org .

Please indicate the intended purpose “donation”.

ou may also support us with donations in kind:
Do you have BDSM equipment or fetish gear that you don’t need anymore? Leave it to us for our regular BDSM and fetish flea markets. Your donation in kind will be sold and converted into money for the construction work. Please contact us by e-mail to coordinate the details, write to verwaltung@quaelgeist.sm .

We ask you to continue to support us in this way so that we can meet the upcoming challenges and tasks until the reopening.

Thank you for standing with us in this difficult situation. Thank you for your donation. Thank you for your solidarity along this path!

Best regards
Board and members of the Quälgeist Berlin e.V.

 

About us

Quälgeist Berlin e.V. is a non-commercial association of BDSM and fetish enthusiasts. During the last
30 years, it has become an important part in the Berlin gay and fetish scene.
We regularly organize events, which are mainly addressed to gay men. Besides that, we have
various events for mixed and queer audiences as well as for women and FLIT* in our program. We
also organise workshops on various BDSM topics and offer meetups with the opportunity to get
together in sheltered rooms.
Security and mutual respect have highest priority at all Quälgeist Berlin e.V. events.
We advise on all questions related to BDSM and fetishes, safety as well as health and violence
prevention.

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