Wallstabe & Schneider hands over Christmas Donations

9.000 Euro für bedürftige Kinder in der Region
Die Vertreter von Wallstabe & Schneider, der Grund- und Mittelschule St. Josef und der deutschen Lebensbrücke e.V. bei der Spendenscheckübergabe: (v.l.) Betriebsratsvorsitzender Marco Mohr, Konrektor Andreas Bernlochner, stv. Betriebsratsvorsitzender Manuel Kammerl, Christine Bachl, Fachberaterin für Ernährung, Petra Windisch de Lates, Vorsitzende Deutsche Lebensbrücke e.V., Rektor Andreas Wagner und Technischer Geschäftsführer Kai Peters.

Two regional institutions that work for the welfare of needy children are pleased with the donations made by seal manufacturer Wallstabe & Schneider. A total of 9,000 euros from the Christmas donation campaigns will benefit the Straubing Breakfast Club and the Straubing-Bogen Child Protection Association.

For the traditional Christmas donation, the works council of Wallstabe & Schneider started a collection campaign among the employees in December. The works council attaches great importance to the donation being made available to a social institution in the region – this time the choice fell on the Straubinger Frühstücksklub of Deutsche Lebensbrücke e.V. at the St. Josef elementary school.

Primary school children who come to school without breakfast are fed in this breakfast club so that they can follow their lessons full and concentrated. Parents are often not in a position to offer their children a healthy breakfast. There are many reasons for this, not always economic hardship, but also lack of time, excessive demands or indifference play a role, explains Petra Windisch de Lates, the chairwoman of the association, who had come to Niederwinkling together with the principals of St. Josef’s and the specialist advisor for nutrition, Christine Bachl, to thank them personally for the donation.

The employees of Wallstabe & Schneider gave 3,481 euros for the good cause. The sum is made up of cash and overtime donations. “This time a record sum has been collected at our fundraising campaign, the colleagues were more eager to donate than ever before”, Manuel Kammerl, deputy chairman of the works council, was pleased to say. Together with Marco Mohr, chairman of the works council, he once again expressly thanked the management, which rounded up and doubled the proud sum, so that 7,000 euros could be handed over to the organizers.

For years, Wallstabe & Schneider has refrained from sending Christmas presents to its customers. The sum of 2,000 euros set aside for this purpose is always donated to a good cause, this time to the Kinderschutzbund Straubing-Bogen. Managing partner Jürgen Wallstabe presented the donation check to Katrin Dengler, chairwoman of the Kinderschutzbund. The money will benefit needy families in the form of donations in kind. Some parents are not able to finance urgently needed purchases, such as a school bag, a desk or special toys for a disabled child, explained the chairwoman. All the greater is the joy of those affected – often single parents – when donations make it possible to lend a helping hand, said Dengler. Jürgen Wallstabe thanked the Kinderschutzbund for its commitment: “They do beneficial work that we are happy to support.” (ew)