Braunschweig, 8 May 2018
"Bring on the water!" and "Drive carefully!" – "Our Children in Braunschweig" foundation donates EUR 23,000
• New mud play unit for Caritas Family Centre St. Max Kolbe
• Volkswagen Transporter for Youth Centre "Drachenflug"
The "Our Children in Braunschweig" foundation belonging to Volkswagen Financial Services has made two facilities in the west of Braunschweig very happy. Firstly, the Family Centre St. Max Kolbe situated in the Donaustraße received a completely new mud play unit. The amount donated by the foundation was EUR 9,000. Secondly, the Youth Centre "Drachenflug" in Braunschweig's Frankfurter Straße was presented with a used Volkswagen Transporter minibus to transport the children. The foundation gave EUR 14,000 to make that happen.
Thanks to the mud play equipment, the children at St. Max Kolbe lose their fear of coming into contact with dirt or getting mucky and are motivated to play more outside. At the same time, they are challenged to playfully engage with the elements water, sand and earth. And after the gift of a new Volkswagen Transporter, kindly refurbished and decorated with appropriate lettering by Voets Autozentrum in Braunschweig, the Youth Centre Drachenflug can now comfortably transport entire groups of children and youngsters to the centre's various sports and outdoor activities.
The handing over of the mud play unit and the Volkswagen Transporter are documented in these two photos.
Photo: Presentation of the mud play table. Back row (from the left):
Anne Weh (Family Centre St. Max. Kolbe management), Barbara Rupprecht ("Our Children in Braunschweig"), Matthias Conrad (Caritas Association Braunschweig)
Photo: Handover of the Transporter (from the left):
Thomas Ahlgrim (Marketing Director at Voets), Barbara Rupprecht ("Our Children in Braunschweig" management), Anthony Bandmann (Management Board Spokesman, Volkswagen Leasing), Diana Ahrens (Youth Centre "Drachenflug" management), Peter Falkenberg (Commercial Manager at PPTZ e.V.)
Information for editors
Volkswagen Financial Services are a business division of the Volkswagen AG group of companies and comprise Volkswagen Financial Services AG along with its associated companies, Volkswagen Bank GmbH, Porsche Financial Services, and the financial services companies in the USA, Canada, and Spain that belong directly or indirectly to Volkswagen AG – with the exception of the financial services of the Scania brand and Porsche Holding Salzburg. The key business fields embrace dealer and customer financing, leasing, the bank and insurance business, fleet management and mobility offers. Volkswagen Financial Services have a total of 15,770 employees worldwide – including 6,670 alone in Germany. Volkswagen Financial Services report total assets of around EUR 186.9 billion, an operating result of EUR 2.5 billion euros and a portfolio of around 19.7 million current contracts (as at: 31.12.2017).