Jan 15, 2015 Düsseldorf / Germany
Henkel donates 35,000 euros for charity
Christmas time may be over – but Henkel’s traditional fund-raising campaign enables lasting change. The company organizes a fund-raising campaign for its employees every year during Christmas time. This year’s donation of around 35,000 euros is going to three social projects.
It is a tradition at Henkel that employees in Germany receive a bag filled with Christmas treats and a donation voucher. Employees were able to choose from three initiatives to receive a five-euro donation through the “Fritz Henkel Stiftung” Foundation. More than 90 percent of employees participated.
Donations are going to the following institutions
Having received 4,000 votes, the initiative Dunkelziffer e.V. will benefit from a generous donation of around 20,000 euros. The association is a shelter for children who have suffered abuse. The institution also runs campaigns to raise awareness of child abuse, including projects in schools aimed at informing children as well as parents and teachers on how to prevent child abuse.
Obdach e.V. , an initiative committed to providing shelter and care for the homeless, will receive around 8,600 euros. Homeless people are particularly in need of help during the cold winter months. Obdach e.V. arranges accommodations for those in need and helps integrating them back into society.
The “Fritz Henkel Stiftung” Foundation is also supporting I.S.A.R. Germany e.V. Thanks to the donations, I.S.A.R. is due to receive 6,500 euros. The organization is currently helping fight the Ebola virus in Liberia and is organizing the construction of isolation tents in the capital city, Monrovia.
Find more information on Henkel’s social engagement at www.henkel.com/sustainability/corporate-citizenship.