27.03.2018

Review 2017: LR Global Kids Fund e. V. breaks all records

2017 has been a year of records in every respect for the LR Global Kids Fund. For the first time in the history of the association, the mark of half a million euros has been breached with donations totalling EUR 574,000. This is not the only success: With 1,000 sponsoring members from 23 nations, the children's aid association has reached an important milestone. On a national level, the commitment could be stepped up and the donations amount doubled to EUR 200,000 compared to the previous year. The involvement was also intensified on an international scale – the association supported children's aid projects in 13 countries.

"This sensational result makes me and all those who are working with us on the success of the LR Global Kids Fund incredibly proud," stated Dr. Thomas Stoffmehl, Chairman of the Board of the LR Global Kids Fund e.V.

The rise in donations is largely due to the association’s growing number of sponsoring members. At the end of the year, the non-profit association had 1,000 global sponsoring members from 23 nations. Many LR sales partners and employees also organise their own fundraising campaigns. In addition, the LR product donation campaigns, the proceeds of which go to the LR Global Kids Fund, were further expanded as well.

There are still a lot of socially disadvantaged children and adolescents living among us in Germany and abroad who have a lesser chance of a happy future. Dr. Thomas Stoffmehl: "Therefore, we are not resting on our laurels and will continue to grow in order to give even more children a better quality of life. In the future, we aim to support a children's aid project in every LR market, but also to further expand existing projects".

Further facts and figures on the 2017 balance will be published soon in the annual report at lrgkf.com.