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.