For decades the Hirschvogel Automotive Group has been supporting local clubs, associations and institutions. For the fourth time, the company has decided to refrain from giving Christmas gifts to business partners, instead using the money to make donations to local social institutions, primarily for children.
"With this donation, we wish to honor the courage, creativity and dedication of the KimBa initiators in assuming social responsibility and ensuring that there are sufficient day-care places available for young children in Schongau," said Plant Manager Albert Kees as he handed over the check. The first contact which Hirschvogel had to KimBa arose through a long-standing collaboration with the Employment Agency and the Youth Welfare Offices. "We were particularly impressed by the concept of KimBa in providing trained personnel to offer flexible childcare (for one to ten year olds) and short-term care to complement the offer at kindergartens, crèches and after-school care clubs. This certainly assists our company in getting nearer to the goal of reconciling the work and family life of our employees," explained Claus Fischer, Head of HR at the Schongau plant.
At KimBa e. V. in Schongau, the goal is to create an environment in which children feel comfortable and secure, with plenty of stimuli for playing and learning. Fixed rituals and structures, the opportunity for the children to try things out for themselves and discover new things, eating together, as well as creative games and board games which promote a sense of community are all part of the daily routine.
Birgit Risse and Diana Luchsbacher, who came to the Schongau plant to represent KimBa and to accept the check, were visibly moved: "We are thrilled about the donation and can put the money to very good use in financing the next steps for further developing KimBa," said Birgit Risse, one of the founding members of the non-profit association, KimBa.