Hürth | 20.12.2013

TALKE supports Christmas campaign of the Hürther Tafel

  •  128 gifts for children and youths
  • Apprentices in their first training year bought and packed gifts on behalf of the company’s own LIGHT foundation

For the fourth consecutive year, ALFRED TALKE is supporting the Christmas campaign of the charitable organisation Hürther Tafel. This year, the apprentices in the first training year at the logistics company bought, packed and labelled a total of 128 individual gifts with the names of the recipients, the recipients being children and youths whose families depend on the assistance of the Hürther Tafel. To be certain that the parcels contained what the children and youths wanted, wish lists were distributed in advance. Each child was allowed to wish for one gift.

This Christmas campaign is one of a number of projects with which TALKE helps promote better living conditions for young people. As part of the foundation “LIGHT - live in greater hope for tomorrow” the family-managed company supports, among other things, the Maria Child and Youth Centre in Volgograd, Russia. Employees of the logistics service provider also collect material donations for the association at the headquarters in Hürth. In Hürth itself, TALKE has since 2011 regularly donated to the “Mittagstisch” (Midday Meal) project at the “JuZE” youth centre. There, 22 students from the Dr. Kürten School in Hürth are provided with hot food and help with their homework from Monday to Thursday. The project was initiated by the Kinderschutzbund (Child Protection Association). Fresh ingredients are cooked directly on site. The food is purchased using money supplied by the foundation.

“With our LIGHT foundation, we want to support young people who aren’t as fortunate as we would wish,” says Group Managing Director Alfred Talke. “With our donations we want to improve conditions for the children and youths a little."

The LIGHT foundation was founded in 2005. The company’s funding for its social commitment and all its charitable activities are concentrated in this foundation.

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