Porsche has made a donation of €100,000 to children’s charity UNICEF to support a partnership between the City of Stuttgart and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The manufacturer was founded in the city and has its headquarters there to this day.
The firm’s donation will be used to fund an educational project to support Syrian refugee children in Mardin, a town on the border of Turkey and Syria. It highlights Porsche’s commitments beyond the automotive world and close involvement with its home city.
"Porsche would like to contribute towards improving the situation of children around the world and in bolstering children's rights," commented Andreas Haffner, Porsche AG Member of the Executive Board, when presenting the donation cheque.
"Furthermore, we are planning numerous other projects, via which we will be supporting the city's partnership." Uwe Hück, Chairman of the Porsche General Works Council added that "Children are our greatest asset. We have to give them prospects in life wherever they are.”
UNICEF’s partnership with Stuttgart began on November 20, 2015, and through a broad range of projects it aims to help children in the city and worldwide. Porsche was founded in Stuttgart in 1931, and today counts a research and development branch in Weissach as well as production facilities in Leipzig and Stuttgart.
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