5 September marks the International Day of Charity. Once again this year, the wholesale and food specialist METRO is organizing numerous activities around this day in which METRO employees can volunteer.
Already on the 4th of September a trip with the children of the Düsseldorf kindergarten “Krahnenburgstraße” to “Irrland” was on the agenda. The trip to the amusement park near Kevelaer gave them the opportunity to enjoy a very special day between farm atmosphere and giant playgrounds. In the coming week, there will be two more events: "Bunt Aufgetischt" ("Colourfully Served Up") invites local families as well as METRO employees and their families to an afternoon full of cultural and culinary diversity on 11 September in Düsseldorf-Hassels in cooperation with the Ernst-Lange-Haus Family Centre. On 13 September, METRO employees will then take the residents of the Düsseldorf senior citizens' centre Otto-Ohl-Haus on a "trip to Europe without a suitcase" with quizzes, music and food.
The International Day of Charity was declared by the United Nations in 2012. It pays tribute to the life and work of Mother Teresa, who died on 5 September 1997 at the age of 87. The Nobel laureate, nun and missionary from India served the poor, sick, orphans and dying for over 45 years. The UN Day is intended to mobilize people worldwide to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.
“METRO sees itself as part of society. Only together can we promote integration, enable participation in our society and make everyday life more enjoyable for all. That's why in this year's METRO Volunteer Day we're once again making a contribution to the International Day of Charity,” says Laura Halfas, Project Manager and Head of Corporate Responsibility METRO AG.