Klöber brings children a touch of Christmas magic
We’ve come up with something rather special to celebrate Christmas this year: instead of gifts for our customers, Klöber is donating 1000 euros each to two charitable organisations in the Lake Constance region to bring a touch of Christmas magic into the lives of children. We didn’t find it easy to choose, because our colleagues submitted a large number of project proposals. We were delighted to see how many of our employees are involved in voluntary work. Let me give you the low-down on who will be lucky enough to receive pool noodles and self-defence courses.
Swimming and lifesaving
Erika Away from work, she has been involved with DLRG-Überlingen for more than 41 years. The team has over 370 members in the Lake Constance region. As a voluntary member, her responsibilities include organising day trips and camps as well as swimming training.
There are plenty of activities for the young swimming enthusiasts, of whom there are around 100 in the club: children and young people can work their way through the badges, from Seahorse to Lifesaver. They hold internal swimming competitions to benchmark their skills, and they can win medals and trophies. “It’s lovely to see how much fun children have in the water”, Erika told me.
And that’s exactly where the Klöber Christmas donation of 1000 euros will be spent: the sum received will go towards projects to benefit young people, for instance children with disabilities, who will be provided with diving animals instead of rings. Additional pool noodles will also ensure safe swimming training.
Confident, strong children
Melanie, who has been employed in the customer service department at Klöber for 24 years, also does voluntary work: she has been involved in the parent-teacher association committee at the Sernatingen-Schule, and for the past two years she has been the Vice Chairperson.
Around 100 members support the children at the open all-day school, with a number of strategies – for example provision of inclusion support or reinforcement of the community ethos. Disadvantaged children also receive funding in the form of donations – which might for instance enable them to take part in school trips.
There is currently a themed prevention project: “Sexual abuse of children”. As well as providing children and their parents with information, the primary focus is on improving the child’s confidence: children work with a female detective to practise their self-defence skills. And thanks to our donation, this very project can now be continued in the year ahead – that’s fantastic, isn’t it?
In this spirit, Klöber would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and a touch of magic!
P.S.: You’ve got me wondering now – how many of you do voluntary work or support your clubs? Do let me know.