DHL donates EUR 63,000 to school for handicapped children
- Construction of a wheelchair-friendly teaching kitchen planned
- Deutsche Post World Net is increasing its total donations to the Schule Haus Freudenberg to EUR 170,000
Wolfgang Albeck, a member of the Divisional Board DHL Express Germany, presented the district administrator of Kleve (Germany), Wolfgang Spreen, and the school principal, Franz Rebbert, with a check for EUR 63,100 made out to the Schule Haus Freudenberg on Monday. Deutsche Post World Net has thus made a total of approximately EUR 170,000 in donations available to the school for the mentally handicapped since 1998.
This impressive sum originated in part from a DHL fund for social causes and in part from DHL service partners contributing to the campaign "Donations instead of Christmas Presents." The employees of DHL Express Germany also pitched in with a raffle. The school intends to use the money to construct a new, wheelchair-friendly teaching kitchen.
The school principal Franz Rebbert said: "We are delighted by the incredibly large donation. In past years we have already been able to set up a photo lab, fitness room, perception room, rope circus and various other facilities thanks to the generous support of Deutsche Post World Net. I am sure that teaching kitchen now planned will thrill our students here."
Wolfgang Albeck, whose personal commitment to the project has ensured the channeling of donations to the Schule Haus Freudenberg since 1992, is very pleased: "The willingness to donate to a cause for disabled children and youth, thereby helping to improve their quality of life, was once again enormous at DHL this year. In modern times, gestures such as these displaying solidarity with the disabled are especially important. I hope that many others will follow our lead."
Schule Haus Freudenberg is an all-day school sponsored by the Kleve district. A total of 270 mentally handicapped youth as well as youth with multiple disabilities, ranging in age from six to 21, are taught and supervised here by 70 teachers.