With money from unusual Christmas parties and its own contributions, the Stuttgart-based Ferry Porsche Foundation specifically supports people who are affected by poverty.
December 15, 2020 – 7:00 a.m.
Stuttgart – The Ferry Porsche Foundation stands for striking numbers and generosity: on the occasion of the 111th birthday of the namesake and company founder Ferry Porsche, who was born on September 19, 1909 in Wiener Neustadt, the foundation is providing 111 tablets 555,000 euros nationwide ready. 5000 euros per board. Part of the amount is due to a donation from Porsche AG; she passed on money that was originally earmarked for Christmas parties. The Ferry Porsche Foundation then topped up the donation to 555,000 euros.
According to the foundation, the money will be used to support local Christmas campaigns by the food banks. It also goes into the procurement of urgently needed corona protective equipment. Representing all 111 boards, the Bad Cannstatt board was symbolically decorated on Monday – an expression of the regional ties of the Stuttgart-based Ferry Porsche Foundation.
“Everyone should be able to celebrate a peaceful Christmas”
“The passing on of food in the food banks is a very important service to society,” said Andreas Haffner, member of the board of trustees of the Ferry Porsche Foundation on Monday on the occasion of the donation. “Right now it is very important to us to promote such initiatives and to help ensure that everyone can celebrate a peaceful Christmas with their families.”
The Ferry Porsche Foundation works with Tafel Deutschland, the umbrella organization for more than 940 non-profit organizations nationwide, to make the selection. The foundation is based on the so-called regionality requirements of its statutes. The focus is therefore particularly on facilities at the Porsche locations in Baden-Württemberg and Saxony.
There is a lack of volunteers
Jochen Brühl, Chairman of Tafel Deutschland, welcomes the commitment of the Ferry Porsche Foundation: “The Tafel are currently facing major challenges. Due to the corona pandemic, they have to constantly adapt their work in order to be able to continue helping people who are affected by poverty. ”At the same time, they have to protect the volunteers, Brühl explained. In addition, there are currently fewer volunteers in some places because many of them belong to the corona risk group.
A new challenge is in progress
That the Ferry-Porsche-Stiftung, founded in 2018, is “committed to social engagement”, as member of the Board of Trustees Haffner emphasizes, was already evident this year in the first Ferry-Porsche-Challenge. As part of this challenge, the foundation supported 70 non-profit projects with a total of 1.5 million euros, including projects in the Stuttgart region. The current second challenge aims to “make schools digital”. All schools in Baden-Württemberg and Saxony can take part. The application deadline is February 28, 2021. The schools can look forward to funding totaling one million euros.
Further information at: www.ferry-porsche-challenge.de