HÄFELE puts heart into helping underprivileged children
Furniture fittings and architectural hardware provider Häfele Vietnam always puts its heart into helping underprivileged children when implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.
From June 1 to August 31, 2019, the company, for the first time, organized the Piggy Bank program to raise funds for poor children.
Every department of the company raised a piggy bank, calling for employees to put cash into the bank every day until it was full. After three months, the money from the piggy banks, which were raised in all Häfele offices in HCMC, Hanoi and Danang, went to the “Beloved Autumn” program implemented by Dong Am (Warm Winter) charity.
Through the program, Häfele raised nearly VND100 million, which was used to provide stationery for 700 needy children in a remote area in Ea Sup District in the Central Highlands province of Daklak.
The company expects to carry out the Piggy Bank program annually and receive greater support from the employees to help more disadvantaged children in remote areas across the country.
Häfele has also supported the Dong Am cho Em (Warm Winter for Children) program over the past two years. The program is commonly organized in late November, providing necessities for poor children in remote areas in northern provinces, where people usually experience cold winter weather. The program comes to a different province each year.
The program was carried out by Cat Linh charity in Tua Chua District of Dien Bien Province in 2017, and Bao Lam District of Cao Bang Province in 2018.
Häfele will continue to support the Warm Winter for Children program this year, which is expected to make the winter warmer for about 2,000 children in Muong Te District, Lai Chau Province.
Muong Te is the poorest district of Lai Chau Province. Some mountainous communes in the districts such as Ta Ba, Pa U, and Pa Ve Su are home to a majority of La Hu ethnic minority people, who earn a living mainly from hunting and gathering.
According to the principal of a school in the district, this mountainous region suffers freezing winter weather, as temperatures may fall to zero degree Celsius. Many children have to spend the winter with very thin clothes.
Häfele and Cat Linh charity are calling for sponsors to make donations in kind and cash for the program.
The organizers expect to present thousands of jackets, clothes, sandals, boots, pillows and blankets to more than 2,000 children in Ta Ba, Pa U and Pa Ve Su communes from November 22 to 24. The total cost of the program is estimated at VND600 million.
Häfele has also actively joined the Run For The Heart program coorganized by Gamuda Land JSC and Heartbeat Vietnam project to raise funds for disadvantaged children with congenital heart disease.
This year Häfele employees have participated in the seventh Run For The Heart with the meaningful message “Heart to Heart – Raise the Lives”, aiming to help poor children nationwide receive free heart surgeries. The event was held at Celadon City in Tan Phu District, HCMC on November 24.
By Minh Tuan – Saigon Times
Hafele is honored to be one of ten organizations that contributes positively to the community and spreads the spirit of CSR among businesses – voted by Saigon Times CSR.
The Piggy Bank program
The “Beloved Autumn” program
This year Häfele employees have participated in the seventh Run For The Heart with the meaningful message “Heart to Heart – Raise the Lives”