Lunch Club Ahlen e.V.
Since it was founded in 2012, LR Global Kids Fund has been supporting this local institution, which is becoming one of the main focal points in Ahlen. The Lunch Club currently provides children and young people with a healthy, warm meal, attention and care three days a week. In addition, the children benefit from educational provision such as help with homework, tutoring, supported reading as well as various leisure activities. Furthermore, educational trips, such visits to an open-air theatre or a canoe tour, give the children the chance to participate in cultural and social life. In addition, a corporate volunteering scheme provided by LR Health & Beauty enables volunteers to support numerous creative and leisure activities for the kids.
With around 50 ‘regulars’ and three days a week when the centre opens, enough people come to enable the Lunch Club at full capacity. Demand has risen sharply due to the local situation and there is a lot of demand for daily opening hours. LR Global Kids Fund e.V. has found a strong partner in ‘RTL Foundation – Wir helfen Kindern e.V.’, the national cooperation partner of the association since 2016. Working together, the aim is to stabilise and expand this important project on a permanent basis. This has been successful: In 2018, Lunch Club e.V. will become an official RTL children‘s home at the end of summer.