Roth supports Aktionsfonds für Kinder - Employees and the corporate family raise EUR 5,000

22/12/2017

To mark its 70th anniversary, family company Roth launched a fundraiser for Aktionsfonds für Kinder, which supports children in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district. Employees, business partners, institutions and the Roth family all backed the initiative, collecting a total of EUR 5,000 in donations.

To present the donations, the corporate family Roth, Managing Director Alfred Kajewski, Chairman of the works committee Ralf Freund, the District Administrator Kirsten Fründt and head of the “Aktionsfond für Kinder im Landkreis” project Josef Bardelmann came together in the Roth Atrium in Dautphetal. Charitable and community work is firmly anchored within the basic values of the Roth Group. The family company has been supporting Aktionsfonds for many years now – Managing Director Christin Roth-Jäger commented: “The number of families in Germany with children facing poverty and a lack of proper education is increasing. It is therefore crucial that Aktionsfonds für Kinder’s valuable work is supported and we are delighted that our fundraising initiative has proven so successful.”

The Federal Government’s 2017 family report revealed that around 2.8 million children are at risk of poverty in Germany – 1.5 per cent more than in 2010. In the Marburg-Biedenkopf district, every seventh child under six lives off social transfer benefits. District Administrator Kirsten Fründt, patroness for Aktionsfonds für Kinder, emphasised: “The risk of being excluded as a result of poverty is at its highest level in this age group. Children with single parents and those with migrant backgrounds are often affected by the consequences of poverty.” Aktionsfonds für Kinder is a local charity initiative for children living in the district of Marburg-Biedenkopf, which aims to help children and their families with social difficulties. Besides supporting individual children in need, Aktionsfonds also runs longer-term campaigns, such as the project “Shoes for the Journey to School” – a collaborative project run by the Marburg-Biedenkopf local health authority and shoe retailers in Marburg-Biedenkopf.