We attach particular importance to projects that help children and young people. Since 2007, WACKER has supported Die Arche (The Ark), a German Christian charity that aids children and adolescents from socially disadvantaged families in several German cities. It provides the children with hot meals and extra tutoring, organizes leisure activities and offers counseling. WACKER continued its tradition of donating to The Ark in 2011 and 2012. In each case, we donated €100,000 to the charity. WACKER’s commitment to The Ark goes beyond financial contributions – its employees also spend their free time as volunteers at the annual Ark Summer Festival.
WACKER’s support for children and young people at a regional level is not limited to the company’s focus on funding for The Ark. In 2011, for instance, WACKER donated funds to the Bavarian Red Cross in Altötting to provide follow-up care for children who have undergone cancer treatment.