Giving Tree Charitable Event

Five brass players of the university orchestra Copyright: © Arne Balzer

With the "Giving Tree" event, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship group (WIN) of RWTH Aachen has established a tradition that helps fulfill at least one Christmas wish of the children, adolescents, and young adults living at the youth welfare center Burtscheid.


The tree in the foyer of the SuperC was decorated with tags containing wishes, which anyone was called on to fulfill. The presents, each approximately 20 euros worth, were handed out to the recipients in the week prior to Christmas.

In 2018, the musical background to this charitable Christmas event organized by RWTH’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship group WIN in collaboration with the youth organization Rotaract Club Aachen and the Studierendenwerk Aachen was provided by Collegium Musicum. Five brass players of the university orchestra accompanied the approximately twenty singers of the university choir in their rendition of Christmas favourites. The audience even joined in as well for the all-time classic "Oh du fröhliche."