Since 2012, Die Arche operates in Düsseldorf-Wersten a recreational facility for children aged six to seventeen. The offer is free of charge and includes among other things a warm lunch, homework assistance and individual support for children. With the help of full-time and voluntary employees it is made possible to offer a varied programme with open and fixed activities like workshops, weekly kids parties, birthday parties, creative offers, children’s camps, football and trips for up to 80 children.
Katarin Wagner, Head of Sustainability HSBC Germany: “The concept and the idea of Die Arche to fight child poverty in Germany and give them a prospect for the future has impressed us from the very beginning. That is the core objective of our social commitment. Die Arche’s team makes a valuable contribution: It provides the children with a loving environment and hope for the future. This work deserves all support!”
The children’s foundation needs reliable partners to be able to maintain its diverse offers. Besides the financial contribution the bank makes, HSBC Germany’s employees support the organisation’s work through their voluntary engagement and material donations. This also includes, for example, supporting Die Arche’s summer and Easter parties. The idea for funding Die Arche came from the employees as well.
Kristine Shahinmehr, site manager of ´Die Arche´ in Düsseldorf-Westen, on the commitment of HSBC Germany: ”With the help of the longstanding support of HSBC Germany we can offer the children who come to us different development opportunities, a fixed point of contact, familiar contact partners und an environment where they can just be a child.”
“Numerous families were even before Covid-19 on the verge of a financial bottleneck. The pandemic has worsened the situation in many cases”, says Daniel Schröder, manager business cooperation at Die Arche. “Oftentimes, there is not enough money for one warm meal per day. With the support of HSBC, we can provide a lunch for every child in our house.”
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HSBC Germany is part of the HSBC Group, one of the world's leading international banks, with a network across 62 countries and territories worldwide which accounts for more than 90% of global economic output. HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations with assets of US$ 2,967bn at 31 December 2022. HSBC Germany's clients are companies, institutional clients, the public sector and high net worth private clients. The bank stands for internationality, comprehensive advisory expertise, major placement power, first-class infrastructure and capital strength. HSBC Germany, which operates as HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt GmbH, was founded in 1785.