1,500 euros for a good cause
With the sale of home-made confectionaries, trainees at the energy company have been collecting funds for the McDonald’s children’s charity in Essen.
By selling fresh waffles and homemade cookies to their colleagues, the trainees from the energy company STEAG have earned 1,500 euros. They have now presented this dona-tion to Ronald McDonald House in Essen. With 17 apartments, the facility offers a tempo-rary home for the families of seriously ill children who are being treated at the neighboring Essen University Hospital.
Sabine Holtkamp, head of the Ronald McDonald House, is delighted with the donation: “Our facility depends on donations. Many companies and private individuals support our work. Together, we can offer families a little support in the difficult phases. I thank STEAG very much for their contribution.”
STEAG Human Resources Director Alfred Geißler accompanied the STEAG trainees dur-ing the handover of the donations and praised their commitment: “It is great that our train-ees have once again worked so hard this year to collect donations for the families of the young patients. I am proud of this commitment. It shows that we at STEAG take our social responsibility very seriously.” The trainee fundraising campaign already has a certain tradi-tion, with the trainees taking part every year to show off their baking skills.
About McDonald’s children’s aid
Since 1987, McDonald’s Kinderhilfe has been committed to the health and well-being of children and their families. The non-profit organization builds and operates Ronald McDon-ald houses and oases throughout Germany. There, parents and siblings can stay nearby if a child falls seriously ill and needs to be treated in a hospital. With its facilities, McDonald’s Kinderhilfe supports around 6,000 families every year.
Those who would like to make a donation themselves can find the relevant information on the website of the Ronald McDonald House in Essen.