18.04.2018

Dream team for the ‚good cause'

New partnership: LR Global Kids Fund e.V. and SOS Children's Villages to support disadvantaged children on a global scale

More chances for disadvantaged children – a mission pursued by the LR Global Kids Fund for nearly a decade, with ambitious plans for the future. With the organisation ‚SOS Children's Villages' – one of the largest independent, non-governmental and interdenominational institution – we have found the ideal partner for the expansion of our international activities and the professionalisation of our commitment.

SOS Children's Villages have been supporting children and adolescents worldwide for almost 70 years. Just like the LR Global Kids Fund, the organisation aims at integrating children into society and offering them a better future. Responsibility, trust and passion are shared values. Another important aspect is the combination of a global structure and local presence. The organisation is active in 135 countries and benefits from a network that has been growing for decades and is consolidated under one umbrella. „ The holistic and sustainable approach and the activities of the SOS Children’s Villages are perfectly in line with our own principles. Thanks to the partnership, we can now work hand in hand and achieve even greater things in the future,“ states Dr. Thomas Stoffmehl, Chairman of the Board of the LR Global Kids Fund. „ We are delighted to have found a strong partner at our side in the LR Global Kids Fund. We particularly appreciate that the association has made a long-term commitment to supporting children in need together with the SOS Children’s Villages. This means that the social responsibility we assume has a sustainable impact,“ states Petra Horn, Chairwoman of the SOS Children’s Villages.

LR Global Kids Fund receives award: SOS Children’s Village Cup

Since January, our organization has been supporting projects in eleven countries. Whether educational offers, creative workshops or pedagogical and psychological assistance: thanks to the support of the LRGKF, numerous aid projects have been initiated since the beginning of the year in selected SOS Children’s Villages institutions in Albania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine and Russia.

The LR Global Kids Fund supports these valuable projects with donations totalling EUR 172,000 in 2018. „ This generous donation enables us to promote ongoing programmes in 11 countries. To express our thanks for the invaluable commitment, we will award the LR Global Kids Fund with the SOS Children’s Village Cup 2018 in bronze, states Petra Horn.

This award fills us with pride and is an incentive for us at the same time,“ said Dr. Thomas Stoffmehl. „As a matter of principle, we seek long-term cooperations and give all our passion and enthusiasm once we have committed ourselves to a partnership. Having found a strong and reliable partner in the SOS Children’s Villages international, we are looking forward to the joint expansion of our involvement. Hand in hand, we will be able to achieve even greater things – unbureaucratically, transparently and locally.“

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