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Porsche Korea to Conduct 'Dreamers. On' Campaign for Emerging Artists in Korea
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) announced that it will conduct the ‘Dreamers. On’ campaign to support emerging designers and artists in Korea. The ‘Dreamers. On’ campaign is initiated to support the dreams of the next generation of artists, and to provide them the opportunity to show their talent. Porsche started by ‘Ferry Porsche’ creating his dream car and the brand story still continues today together with people that follow their dreams. The campaign carries the theme , and will be divided in three categories: painting ▲ graphic (illustration, etc.) ▲ motion graphic. Anyone aged 14 or older who is interested in the Porsche brand and design can participate, also teams of up to three people will be accepted. Participants will be recruited during a three week period from June 7th to 28th. In order to provide the opportunity for more participants to take part, Porsche Korea plans to conduct the first round of screening based on a too be submitted concept and portfolio instead of completed works. A total of 20 teams will advance to the finals, with Korean painting and graphic experts participating as masters to conduct the screening. The masters will become mentors for the 20 finalists and conduct untact mentoring during the completion of their work. The finished artworks will be exhibited at the 'Gwangju Design Biennale' held in September and will be open to the public. During the exhibition period, one winner from each category will be selected through expert reviews as well as public voting and are expected to receive benefits worth 10 million KRW. Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann stated that, “With Porsche’s heritage being deeply rooted in the timeless design of our sportscars and the individual expression of our customers, through the 'Dreamers. On' campaign, we hope that participants can freely unfold their creativity and further develop their design and artistic skills.” He added, "As a brand we want to inspire and motivate new 'dreams’ and also help to make those 'dreams' come true.” More details about the ‘Dreamers. On’ campaign can be found on Porsche Korea’s official Instagram and ‘Monthly Design’ website, and inquiries can be made through the operation office.
Porsche Korea Hosts a Public Art Project 'Dream Art Ttareungi (tentative name)' in Part-nership with the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Cultu
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) announced that it will carry out a social contribution pro-ject in an open art and design contest using the Seoul City public bicycle ‘Ttareungi’ together with the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (interim CEO Yoo Yeon-sik) under the Seoul Metro-politan Government. Porsche Korea previously signed a new CSR partnership agreement with the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture this year. The company is expanding its social contribution campaign to cul-ture and art by carrying out the ‘Dream Art Ttareungi (tentative name)’ public art project, follow-ing the ‘Porsche Do Dream Fill the Space’ program that supports the performing arts, whose sit-uation deteriorated significantly due to the necessary social distancing regulations. Porsche Korea will provide a total of 300 million KRW in donations to the 'Dream Art Ttareungi (tentative name)' public art project. The plan is to collaborate with artists to provide an opportuni-ty for citizens to enjoy artworks in their daily lives using the Seoul City public bicycle ‘Ttareungi’ and to contribute to the sustainability concepts pursued by the brand by promoting the use of public bicycles in Seoul. It starts with a design contest that will be held for a total of four weeks from June 7th to July 2nd under the theme of ‘Sustainable Mobility Art of Seoul, eco-friendly city’. The design selected for the 1st prize will be applied to about 300 newly manufactured Ttareungi’ frames and wheels and will be unveiled in the second half of this year. CEO of Porsche Korea Holger Gerrmann stated, "The project using the publicly available bicycle 'Ttareungi', which is loved by Seoul citizens as a means of transportation, is designed to provide an opportunity for citizens to enjoy and promote culture, art and sustainable mobility in their daily lives." He added, "We are very excited to see the design ideas for 'Ttareungi' and we hope that more people will be inspired by this public art project.” Detailed information on the Dream Art Ttareungi (tentative name) design contest participation can be found on the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture website (www.sfac.or.kr). Any Korean citizens who are interested in the design of ‘Ttareungi’ can participate in the contest. Meanwhile, Porsche Korea has donated 200 million KRW to the ‘Porsche Do Dream Fill the Space’, which supports the continuous creative activities of performing arts organizations and artists, who were directly affected by COVID-19. The company plans to continue its support in various ways to help create a sustainable environment for the culture and art.
Porsche Korea Supports Dreams of Children with ‘Dream Up’ CSR program
Porsche Korea (Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea Ltd.) announced that in addition to the existing support for financially disadvantaged children talented in arts or sports, it will help children no longer subject to social care, on their path to become self-reliant. This year, Porsche Korea doubled the amount of support fund and scope of support, including increasing project scale to 200 million KRW, and has expanded the number of beneficiaries by about four times than before, through selecting a total of 39 scholarship students. In particular, from this year, the ‘Porsche Dream Up’ beneficiaries will be expanded to support children no longer subject to care who have left child care facilities to take their first steps in society independently. This year, 25 children no longer subject to care were selected, and will be supported in acquiring professional qualifications in fields such as architecture, hospitality, arts and crafts. The existing Dream Up program, which supports the dreams of children talented in arts or sports, will expand the scope of support to new arts and sports fields such as Ajaeng, Trombone, Ski Biathlon, and Short Track to provide systematic support measures to improve their skills. On the 28th, the ‘Porsche Dream Up’ scholarship awards ceremony was held at the headquarters of the ChildFund Korea, a social welfare corporation located in Mugyo-dong, Seoul. On this day, Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann, ChildFund Korea President Lee Je-hoon, and Dream-up beneficiary students and parents attended the event to support the Dream Up talent training and dreams of children, as well as deliver scholarships and scholarship certificates. In addition, a viola performance by a ‘Porsche Dream Up’ scholarship student took place, adding to the awards ceremony. CEO of Porsche Korea Holger Gerrmann stated, “The talented students of ‘Porsche Dream Up’ are individuals with dreams that also inspire the dreams of others. Porsche Korea is very happy that we can be a small part of their life’s journey and to give our support for students striving to achieve their dreams in various fields including sports and arts.” ‘Porsche Dream Up,’ a project that is part of Porsche Korea's social contribution campaign ‘Por-sche Do Dream,’ has been annually supporting the dreams of children talented in arts or sports since 2018, and has established itself as the brand’s representative program for the cultivation of future leaders. Meanwhile, Porsche Korea launched the ‘Porsche Do Dream’ Campaign in 2017 and has contin-uously carried out social contribution activities that reflect the values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’ that Porsche pursues. In addition to the 'Porsche Dream Up' Program, it supports building indoor gymnasiums through 'Porsche Dream Playground'. Last year, 'Porsche Dream Circle' was newly introduced, creating forest environments in schools and installing solar panels. Porsche Korea contributed a total of 2.63 billion KRW in donations through the 'Do Dream' campaign.
Gibson Gives Launches TEMPO Program
Gibson Gives--the charitable arm of Gibson Brands--has launched TEMPO, a new program to save musicians lives in response to continued and elevated opioid overdoses from over a year of confinement and Covid 19 closures. TEMPO--Training and Empowering Musicians to Prevent Overdose--is designed to empower participating non-profits and provide life-saving training necessary for using the drug naloxone (Narcan, Naloxone Auto-Injector) to prevent an opioid overdose. To learn more about TEMPO, visit: www.tempomission.org. Just before the Covid 19 pandemic, Gibson Gives joined with HarborPath--a non-profit which provides free medications to the uninsured through a streamlined, single application online portal--and MusiCares®, which safeguards the well-being of all music people through health and human services across a spectrum of needs, including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, preventative clinics, unforeseen personal emergencies, and disaster relief--to investigate why opioid abuse and overdoses were growing at a rapid pace within the music community. During pandemic shutdown, with music venues closed, tours and festivals canceled, and recording plans placed on hold, opioid usage and overdoses surged even higher in the music and artist communities. Solace For Hope™ and Musicians for Overdose Prevention joined the conversation to work toward a campaign of naloxone training and naloxone distribution in the music industry. For TEMPO, Gibson Gives partnered with nine non-profit organizations including the five founding, voting members Harbor Path, Gibson Gives, MusiCares, Musicians for Overdose Prevention, and Solace for Hope, as well as four additional non-profits National Harm Reduction Coalition, The Roadie Clinic (a Roadie Advocacy Group), The SCARS Foundation, and Life by Music Foundation which now form the TEMPO Member Network. The TEMPO program believes it is important not only to save a life, but also to aid in recovery. Select TEMPO partners will provide counseling for those suffering from opioid addiction, and to family members who have lost a loved one to overdose. Each non-profit member of the TEMPO Network is recognized as an official TEMPO program training center and will stock naloxone. In Summer of 2021, fans will recognize “powered by TEMPO” programs at concert venues, studios, clubs, and more. Gibson’s own Entertainment Relations locations across the U.S. including Nashville, TN, Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Miami, FL, as well as MusiCares offices are also official TEMPO training centers with naloxone onsite. “Losing one musician to overdose is too many,” says Dendy Jarrett, Executive Director of Gibson Gives. “The heart that each participating non-profit has shown has been inspiring. I’ve been touched by the level of collaboration on this project, and we encourage other like-minded non-profits to join TEMPO.”
Global Youth Rise Up To Shine A Light On How We Can Share A Brighter Future
At a time when youth around the world are facing an uncertain post-Covid future, Creative Visions, in association with Planet Classroom Network, is launching SHINE, an innovative multimedia project to encourage young people to use their creativity and STEM-based innovations to shine a bright light on solutions that will create a more positive future for all. “We hope that young people will feel the power of creative connection through SHINE,” explained Pat Chandler, Creative Visions CEO. The expressions of global youth, ages 13 to 25, will be featured in a gallery on Creative Visions’ Rock Your World and the Planet Classroom Network sites. “We are excited to participate in this first of its kind initiative with the world’s youth driving the ideas and storytelling. Our world is more polarized than ever. We need more stories that have an international demographic - stories that help us appreciate our diversity and shine a light on the art of being human; our ability to forgive, to show empathy, compassion and tolerance for all peoples,” said C. M. Rubin, Co-founder, Planet Classroom Network. SHINE launched on May 16th to coincide with UNESCO’s International Day of Living Together in Peace, and concludes on August 15th, 2021.
Toray complete Collaboration Program for Personal Protective Clothing for Infection Control in Guinea
Toray Industries, Inc., announced today that it has received words of gratitude from the National Health Security Agency of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Guinea for contributing to Collaboration Program for Personal Protective Clothing (coverall) for infection control that helped the nation bolster its measures against infectious diseases. Toray and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched that initiative in 2019, completing its mission in January this year. Toray began conducting verification tests in Guinea in 2015 with its LIVMOA™ 5000 personal protective clothing, which offers exceptional safety and comfort of wearers working in the field public health. In 2017, the company donated 10,000 items of this clothing in response to a request from that nation’s Ministry of Health. The subsequent project was an international effort to draw on JICA’s Collaboration Program with the Private Sector for Disseminating Japanese Technologies, as a public-private partnership project funded by JICA to support strengthening capacity to control disease outbreaks in resource-limited setting, particularly in Guinea. The Republic of Guinea has experienced limited recurrences of Ebola infections since suppressing outbreaks in 2016. Such other diseases as malaria, measles, yellow fever, meningitis, and Lassa fever have continued to occur. From 2020, the government added measures to prevent COVID-19 cases from spreading. The nation urgently needs to enhance the safety of medical and healthcare professionals and cut their workloads. As well as providing LIVMOA™ 5000 garments through the project with JICA, Toray also contributed to Guinea’s infectious disease responsiveness and best practices by conducting lectures about risks in managing disorders and training healthcare workers in donning and doffing the garments. LIVMOA™ 5000 incorporates Toray’s state-of-the-art fiber and film technologies to deliver advanced Class 6*1 blood anti-virus barrier protection. The fabric is moisture permeable, so temperatures and humidity inside the garment rise less than with conventional offerings in the same class, and can thus reduce heat stress on wearers. The unique design simplifies undressing and reduces noise from fabric rubbing against apparel. Toray is prepared to respond to assistance requests from the Republic of Guinea through international and domestic government agencies. “Project AP-G 2022”, Toray’s medium-term management program, has prioritized the Life Innovation Business Expansion Project. That undertaking aims to help boost the quality of medical care, longevity, and public health. Toray will expand its LIVMOA™ business to help reinforce infection control measures and enhance the safety and reduce the workloads of medical professionals, thus improving healthcare services in Africa and other developing regions. ### *1 EU type Examination Certificate (CE marking) acquired
Porsche Korea Participates in the ‘Children’s Traffic Safety Relay Challenge’
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) announced on the 30th the participation in the “Children's Traffic Safety Relay Challenge” to establish a traffic safety culture and social interest in children’s traffic safety. “Children's Traffic Safety Relay Challenge” is a participatory public information campaign launched by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety in December last year, and was intended to form a social consensus on the establishment of a traffic culture that puts the top priority on preventing traffic accidents within the School Zone and protecting children. The campaign re-layed in which a participant shares the photo on social media with the official slogan selected through a national public contest and nominates the next participants. CEO of Porsche Korea, Holger Gerrmann, shared the slogan 'First (1) Stop, To (2) Look Around, Three (3) Seconds to Wait, to (4) Prevent Accidents,' after being nominated by Jaguar Land Rover Korea Managing Director, Robin Colgan, and highlighted the importance of improving fundamental awareness of School Zones and establishing a safe traffic culture. As next chal-lenge participants, Audi Volkswagen Korea Managing Director, René Koneberg, and SFAC (Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture) President Kim Jong-Hwi were nominated. CEO of Porsche Korea Holger Gerrmann stated, "The campaign reflects Porsche Korea's social contribution philosophy, which strives to create an environment where children can dream freely and grow up in a healthy surrounding." He added, "By joining the relay challenge we want to encourage everyone to promote a mature traffic culture that prioritizes the safety of children and vulnerable road users." Meanwhile, Porsche Korea has been continuing its social contribution activities for Korean children’s welfare and the cultivation of future leaders through the ‘Porsche Do Dream’ Campaign, which reflects the values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’ that Porsche pursues.
Porsche Korea and Authorized Dealer Partners Donate Additional 140 Million KRW to the Families in Need
Porsche Korea (Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea Ltd.) and the four authorized dealer partners Stuttgart Sports Cars Ltd., Autostadt Ltd., Deutsch Auto Co Ltd. and Yongsan Sports Automobile Ltd. (YSAL) announced a 140 million KRW donation to ChildFund Korea, as a measure to support economically burdened children and families who are suffering from the impact of COVID-19. Following last year’s donation with authorized dealer partners, Porsche Korea additionally arranged the ‘Dream Safe Fund’ that provides help for low-income families who are experiencing difficulties from the prolonged expansion of COVID-19. A total of 140 million KRW donation, generated through a one-on-one matching grant by Porsche and its dealer partners, will be provided to 142 low-income families for three months. CEO of Porsche Korea Holger Gerrmann stated, “Following last year, Porsche Korea and our authorized dealer partners arranged the ‘Do Dream Safe Fund’ once again wishing that the community members will not lose hope despite the difficulties due to the prolonged COVID-19.” He added, “In the future, Porsche Korea will continue to carry out authentic CSR campaigns that can immediately help community members in need.” Meanwhile, Porsche is expanding the scope of its social contribution activities by donating 200 million KRW to the ‘Porsche Do Dream Fill the Space’ program, in which Porsche support the continuous creative activities of performing art organizations and artists in partnership with Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (SFAC). This year, Porsche Korea has been donating a total of 370 million KRW to the families in need as well as the culture and arts community.
Porsche Korea - SFAC, Field of the 'Porsche Do Dream' Social Contribution Campaign Expanded to Culture and Art
Porsche Korea (Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea Ltd.) announced on the 15th that it signed a CSR partnership agreement with the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (Kim Jong-Hwi, CEO of SFAC) under the Seoul Metropolitan Government, for its social contribution campaign 'Porsche Do Dream' and donated a total of 500 million KRW. Through this agreement, Porsche Korea plans to expand the scope of support of its ‘Porsche Do Dream’ campaign, which marks its fifth year this year, to the culture and arts community, and continue its support to help create a sustainable environment for culture and art. The public-private partnership (PPP) social contribution campaign between Porsche Korea and the SFAC will launch ‘Porsche Do Dream Fill the Space’, a program that supports the performing arts, whose situation deteriorated significantly due to the necessary social distancing regulations. Following this program, Porsche Korea and the SFAC plan to sequentially introduce an art project in which artists collaborate with 'Ttareungi', the environmentally friendly public bicycle rental in Seoul. The ceremony, held at the Samil-ro Changgo Theatre in Jung-gu, Seoul, was attended by the CEO of Porsche Korea, Holger Gerrmann and the CEO of SFAC, Kim Jong-Hwi, to commemorate the launch of the ‘Porsche Do Dream Fill the Space’ program, which is planned to start in March. CEO of Porsche Korea, Holger Gerrmann stated, "With the increasing number of community members who suffer from the prolonged expansion of COVID-19, we sincerely hope that this support for the culture and art will be of some help,” and added, “Artists are one of the main cornerstones of the society, keeping the social fabric alive, creating dreams, and encouraging creativity. Especially in times of social distancing, we need to make sure these pillars remain, and we hope that this contribution will help to keep their dreams alive.” Porsche Korea will donate 200 million KRW to the ‘Porsche Do Dream Fill the Space’ program. The ‘Porsche Do Dream Fill the Space’ is the first case ever that diversifies the resources of the culture and arts ecosystem through a public-private partnership, in addition to the efforts of the existing budget support measures of the government and the Seoul metropolitan government. The donation will be used to support the continuous creative activities of performing arts organizations and artists, who were directly affected by COVID-19. It will support performances that are conducted in compliance with the social distancing guidelines and will select the performance candidates through public contest screening. Through this, about 500 artists are expected to receive support. In the second half of the year, new forms of public artworks will be introduced through the collaboration of artists and Seoul Bike ‘Ttareungi’ for people to experience artworks in their daily life’s beyond the currently restricted access of exhibition spaces for public art. The ‘Porsche Do Dream’ Campaign, which reflects the values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’ that Porsche pursues, also symbolizes that Porsche Korea, which is receiving abundant interest and love from the Korean market, is adding to the notion of the Korean translation 'knocking on the door' by getting closer to the Korean society with an authentic CSR campaign. Since 2017, Porsche Korea has contributed a total of 1.649 billion KRW of donations through the 'Do Dream' campaign, and this year, the company plans to introduce a wider range of social contribution activities, reaching from culture and art, education and sports to the environment.
Porsche Korea Announces Increased Social Contribution Campaign Performance in 2020
Porsche Korea (Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea Ltd.) announced that it has expanded the target beneficiary and range of its social contribution activities to support the sustainable de-velopment of the Korean society throughout 2020. Marking its fourth year, Porsche Korea's social contribution campaign 'Do Dream' is achieving meaningful progress in promoting children’s welfare and implementing social welfare by main-taining and expanding existing programs, as well as actively developing new programs to meet various situations facing the Korean society. “‘Porsche Dream Playground’, that builds indoor gymnasiums at elementary schools with Por-sche’s brand identity ‘dream’ as the concept, and ‘Porsche Dream Up’, which provides scholar-ships to children talented in arts or sports, became the brand’s representative programs for fu-ture generations,” said Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea. “In particular, I am very delighted to newly introduce the ‘Porsche Dream Circle’ that installs solar panels and creates forest envi-ronments this year, showing how modern technology and sustainability can go hand in hand.” Porsche Korea has built a total of six indoor playgrounds over the past four years, in one regular and five special needs schools. This year, Porsche Korea has expanded support for special needs schools that require specialized space for students with a disability through additional comple-tions of playgrounds at Holt Special School, a school for children with intellectual disabilities, and at Saesol School, a school for children with developmental disabilities. In addition, opportunities were provided for the next-generation leaders in sports and art, such as in violin, clarinet, fencing, and judo, to continue their dreams without abandoning them for eco-nomic reasons. The program came to fruition with acceptance at the Prodigy Academy, awards from national Concours, and election of preliminary members of national junior teams. This year, the 'Porsche Dream Circle,' a new project that provides a learning space for students in a natural environment, and informs them of the importance of carbon neutrality and the virtuous cycle of resources, was introduced to Pangyo Elementary School, Eunjin Elementary School, and Jamhyun Elementary School. Through planting forest space with various trees plus solar tree panels, the smart forest system was applied for the first time in Korea, enabling automatic irrigation and management by measur-ing tree conditions such as forest temperature and humidity, as well as charging of electric devic-es with solar energy obtained from the solar tree. In addition, the company arranged an emergency funding of a total of 200 million KRW through a one-on-one matching grant with its four authorized dealer partners, as a means of infection pre-vention and life support for underprivileged children and low-income families who are experienc-ing difficulties from the prolonged expansion of COVID-19. "As we have received abundant love from the Korean customers this year, we feel more social responsibility toward the Korean society." said Holger Gerrmann. "We will continue to look into the difficulties faced by the Korean society, provide support and investment in overcoming them, and fulfil our social responsibilities and roles to co-prosper with the Korean society." Meanwhile, ‘Porsche Korea’s Do Dream,’ which reflects the values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’ that Porsche pursues, also symbolizes that Porsche Korea, which is receiving abundant interest and love from the Korean market, is adding to the notion of the Korean translation 'knocking on the door' by getting closer to the Korean society with an authentic CSR campaign. Since 2017, Por-sche Korea has contributed a total of 1.149 billion KRW of donations through the 'Do Dream' campaign. In 2019, Porsche Korea received the 'Seoul Metropolitan City Mayor Commendation' for the first time among imported car companies in Korea in recognition of leading the promotion of Korean children’s welfare and contributing to continuous and sincere CSR activities for the cul-tivation of future leaders.
LIQUI MOLY donates goods worth several million euro
LIQUI MOLY’s donation campaign with free products for rescue services, fire brigades and all helpers at the front line was a complete success. Since its launch in April, the interest has been huge. Eight months and significantly more than 20,000 packages later, the million euro budget has been used up. “The rush and the gratitude were overwhelming,” smiles Managing Director Ernst Prost. The donation campaign started at the beginning of April with a volume of one million euro. The goal: To support first responders around the world in the fight against the coronavirus. With the products supplied free of charge, LIQUI MOLY wanted to relieve the financial burden on fire brigades, hospitals, rescue services, “meals on wheels”, food banks, mobile care services as well as first-aid organizations and many other non-profit associations, so that they could procure other necessary equipment. Not only disinfectants and face masks are important during this time. “We have provided what we do best: oils, additives and other car care products,” says LIQUI MOLY Managing Director Ernst Prost. After all, the operational reliability of the emergency vehicles is a high priority. “Rescue services and fire brigades can’t even get to the emergency site without motor oil. That is why our products, however much they work in secret, are important for the functioning of our healthcare system,” the Managing Director emphasizes. Fire brigades, rescue services and aid organizations from around the world expressed interest. So much so that the donation campaign did not remain limited to Germany. The company set up a similar program for the international market. “Our product donations were as popular as pasta and toilet paper in stores at the beginning of the pandemic,” jokes Ernst Prost. In total, almost 15,000 inquiries were received at the company headquarters in Ulm, resulting in more than 13,000 orders and over 22,000 packages. The initial amount was not sufficient for this, which is why the aid program was increased twice to a total of five million euro in Germany alone. This amount was also used up to the last cent and even significantly exceeded. In the end, the sum was an incredible 5.6 million euro. Not included: the costs for picking, shipping and free delivery worldwide. “Of course, we took care of these costs. And donation receipts were not an issue for us,” says the LIQUI MOLY Managing Director. The aim was not to reduce the company’s tax burden through the special expenses. Taking on social responsibility was paramount. “Many people work hard every day to prevent the corona crisis from spreading. For these frontline helpers, our donation is a genuine relief,” says Ernst Prost. The financial situation of all rescue forces and organizations is strained and every expenditure that does not have to be made is a huge help for the women and men in the service of society. The corona crisis also showed which services and products are indispensable and how many things are connected without it being noticed right away. “Our products are system-relevant,” as LIQUI MOLY’s Managing Director emphasizes. In this crisis, all kinds of assistance are needed. LIQUI MOLY asked itself what it could do for the well-being of society. “This was the basis for this great campaign,” concludes Ernst Prost.
Convoy of Hope Distributes 100 Million Meals During Pandemic
Convoy of Hope has delivered more than 100 million meals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Skyrocketing past their original goal of 10 million meals, the organization’s fleet of tractor-trailers has been crisscrossing the United States since March, delivering emergency supplies and food, with no plans of slowing down any time soon. “Distributing 100 Million meals was made possible by dedicated churches, generous corporations, selfless individuals, and more,” said Hal Donaldson, President, Convoy of Hope. “A few months ago, we began with a goal to distribute 10 million meals to families hit hard by the pandemic. But the response from our partners was remarkable. It quickly became a united act of compassion, and we were reminded once again that we can do more together than we can alone.” According to Donaldson, the generosity of corporations, churches and individuals has enabled many families to receive much-needed assistance. “Convoy of Hope and our partners know we can't stop now; 100 million meals aren’t enough. The need is great, and we're committed to doing all we can for as long as we can." Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.
Porsche Korea Delivers “Porsche Dream Playground” Official Plaque to Saesol School
Porsche Korea (Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea Ltd.) announced on July 22 that it has successfully delivered the official plaque to celebrate the opening of the Porsche Dream Playground at Saesol School in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province. The ceremony was attended by only a handful of representatives from Porsche Korea, Saesol School, and ChildFund Korea, to take precaution against COVID-19. Already anticipating its 6th opening, the ‘Porsche Dream Playground’ is one of the projects for Porsche Korea's CSR campaign ‘Porsche Do Dream’ that supports building indoor gyms for chil-dren who do not have adequate space to play after-school, so that they can express their crea-tivity and experience their senses in a playful environment. With the addition of Saesol School, Porsche Korea has built a total of six indoor playgrounds since the inception of the program in 2017, in one regular and five special needs schools. This year, Porsche Korea has been expanding support for special needs schools that require specialized space for students with a disability, and the Saesol School dream playground will be the second of its kind following the completion of Holt Special School this past May. The Saesol Porsche Dream Playground, with a total floor area of 72.8㎡(around 22 pyong), allows students to partake in safe physical activities through the remodeled floors and walls, and provides educational equipment and playground rides for the convenience of students with developmental disabilities. In particular, the Dream Playground at Saesol School goes beyond a simple play area as it was designed in conjunction with two existing sensory integration zones that help students develop their senses. It will provide specially designed instruments for sensory development that is dif-ficult for children with developmental disabilities to naturally acquire in their daily lives, and through this, it will support the harmonious development of senses such as language, cognition, and learning skills during play. Saesol School, home to 197 students, is a publicly operated special needs school for children with developmental disabilities. The school offers phased education from kindergarten to ele-mentary, middle, and high schools. Under the vision of “Joyful School Life and Active Social Par-ticipation,” the school teaches its students to be competent and independent. Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea stated, “ The Porsche Do Dream campaign was launched to support the dreams of children and teenagers, and with the addition of the 6th Por-sche Dream Playground, we are delighted to see the campaign is achieving meaningful pro-gress," and added, "Porsche Korea will continue to fulfil our social responsibility and hope to help to create a world where anyone can follow their dream.”
Following emergency pandemic response, the Tomorrow Rising fund by the Schneider Electric Foundation focuses support on recovery and resiliency
Two months after launching the Tomorrow Rising fund to support Covid-19 emergency relief in April 2020, Schneider Electric’s Foundation moves forward to support recovery and resiliency through education and training programs. The Tomorrow Rising Fund was launched to support emergency and longer-term reconstruction related to Covid-19 in all the countries where Schneider Electric operates. The Schneider Electric Foundation appealed to its leaders and employees to get involved and all their donations have been matched by the Group. Other external stakeholders and partners have also contributed. Response, Recovery and Resilience as key priorities The Fund underlines Schneider Electric’s sustainability commitments by upholding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to fight poverty, and promote good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth and quality education. The Tomorrow Rising Fund focuses on three priorities: 1. Response: crisis support for the immediate needs of low-income people in difficulty living close to Schneider Electric sites; 2. Recovery: funding of education and vocational skills projects to rebuild pandemic-impacted communities, as part of the Group’s commitment to train 1 million disadvantaged people by 2025; 3. Resilience: connecting Schneider Electric employees and charitable partners through its ambitious global VolunteerIn program. Since the launch, the fundraising campaign has mobilized employees, customers and partners across more than 60 countries by supporting 65 projects which benefit +800,000 people. “We’re experiencing unprecedented challenging times, affecting billions of people and many of the world’s disadvantaged young people and teenagers will be more likely to drop out of school due to today’s economic crisis,” explains Gilles Vermot Desroches, Schneider Electric’s Foundation General Delegate and Sustainable Development, Senior Vice-President. “Beyond our initial response, the Tomorrow Rising fund will now provide training and skills to help communities dealing with the consequences of the pandemic.” Local responses to a global crisis In Lebanon, Tomorrow Rising and Beit El Baraka provided emergency food relief and donations to maintain technical training during the pandemic with the Graines d’Espérance program and Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement. In Mexico, through collaboration with United Way (Fondo Unido Mexico), the fund supports local communities and hospitals with food, hygiene products and protective equipment. In South Africa, the Embark Foundation distributed food to children and the elderly to ensure they received a decent meal even under lockdown. In Spain, Fundación Ayuda en Acción works to alleviate child poverty and the fund helped +2,000 families with food and IT supplies for remote learning during strict lockdown. In the USA, Schneider Electric and its employees have gifted over $230,000 to support our partners Feeding America, Direct Relief and the American Red Cross. These donations will contribute to providing over 880,000 meals, keeping 13,000 frontline healthcare workers safe and getting two blood mobiles on the roads to collect life-saving blood for those who need it. In Vietnam, Tomorrow Rising is supporting Energies Sans Frontières to provide electrical training and tools for low-income young people to qualify as electricians and earn a steady income. The importance of educational programs to promote equal opportunities From now on, all Tomorrow Rising funds raised will benefit international energy training projects to develop vocational skills which empower local communities. Since 2019, the Foundation has been supporting educational programs so young people can improve energy access in developing economies. To promote equal opportunities for professional development and social mobility, the Schneider Electric Foundation has built long-standing relationships with locally-run NGOs and training organizations which help young men and women gain experience and qualifications to enter the workforce. To date, Schneider Electric’s employees have clocked up 2,100 hours of voluntary service, sharing their technical expertise and other useful skills in 80 online training sessions to help communities across Brazil, France, Poland, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia and Kazakhstan. The Tomorrow Rising fundraising and social media campaign will continue to showcase the educational work of Schneider Electric Foundation delegates and their local partners. As well as celebrating World Skills Day on July 15 and International Youth Day on August 12, regular live events on the projects and people benefitting from the fund will be shared via Facebook and Twitter.
Porsche Korea Completes the 'Porsche Dream Playground' at Holt Special School
Porsche Korea (Holger Gerrmann, CEO of Porsche Korea Ltd.) announced on the 28th of May, that a new Porsche Dream Playground has been completed at Holt Special School in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The prescheduled completion ceremony was cancelled to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19. ‘Porsche Dream Playground’ is one of the projects for Porsche Korea's CSR campaign ‘Porsche Do Dream’, and is a program that supports building indoor gyms for children who do not have adequate space to play after-school, so that they can express their creativity through play. With the completion of this 'Porsche Dream Playground', Porsche Korea has built a total of five indoor gyms since its first launch in 2017 in one regular and four special schools. In particular, it has been expanding support for special schools that require specialized space for students with disabilities. Another Dream Playground at Saesol School will be completed in the second half of the year. The fifth 'Porsche Dream Playground’, with a total floor area of 113 m², allows students to partake in safe physical activities through the remodeled floors and walls, and provides educational equipment and playground rides for the convenience of students with mobility disabilities. Holt Special School, with a total of 182 students, is a special education institution for children with disabilities under the social welfare corporation, ‘Holt Children's Services (HCS)’. The school offers a variety of specialized education courses, including the Korean Traditional Music Club, Orchestra, and Sports Club, under the goal of 'Holt DREAM’ to help students find and reach their dreams. Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann stated, "This contribution is not a one off as Porsche Korea will continue its efforts to contribute more to the Korean society in various areas such as education, culture and environment in line with the core brand value, sustainability.” Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Do Dream’ in 2017 and has continuously carried out social contribution activities that correspond to the brand’s philosophy. Porsche Korea has continuously expanded its budget and contributed a total of 1.149 billion KRW, which includes two indoor gymnasiums as well as 200 million KRW for 10 selected children in various fields of art, music, and physical education in 2017, 300 million KRW for 2018 business maintenance and expansion, and 649 million KRW for the new social contribution program in 2019.
Porsche Korea and Authorized Dealer Partners Donate 200 Million KRW to the Underprivileged
Porsche Korea and the four authorized dealer partners Stuttgart Sports Cars Ltd. (SSCL), Autostadt Ltd., Deutsch Auto Co Ltd. and Yongsan Sports Automobile Ltd. (YSAL) announced a 200 million KRW donation to ChildFund Korea, as a measure to help overcome the national crisis caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This emergency funding was arranged through a one-on-one matching grant by Porsche and its authorized dealer partners, as a means of infection prevention and life support for underprivileged children and low-income families who are experiencing difficulties from the prolonged expansion of COVID-19. The donation will be spent on ‘Porsche Do Dream Safe Kits’ and on a ‘Porsche Do Dream Safe Fund’. A total of 1,135 children of low-income families coming from community centers, local child welfare centers, single-parent families, and grandparent-raised families will be given safety kits consisting of groceries for basic living and hygiene products, such as hand sanitizers and masks. In addition, a fund will provide a total of 90 million KRW in the form of 300,000 KRW each month for three months, to 100 economically burdened families suffering from social isolation. CEO of Porsche Korea Holger Gerrmann, stated, “For our dealer partners and us, it is close to our hearts to part take in this meaningful donation to support underprivileged children and low-income families who are in urgent need during these difficult times,” and added, “with continuous and sincere social responsibility activities, Porsche Korea promises to continue its role as a socially responsible company by actively participating in efforts to co-prosper with the Korean society.” Meanwhile, Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Do Dream’ in 2017 and has continuously carried out social contribution activities that correspond to the brand’s philosophy. Porsche Korea continued to expanded its budget and contributed a total of 1.149 billion KRW, which includes two indoor gymnasiums as well as 200 million KRW for 10 selected children in various fields of art, music, and physical education in 2017, 300 million KRW in 2018 for business maintenance and expansion, and 649 million KRW for the new social contribution program in 2019. In addition, starting this year, Porsche Korea will newly introduce the ‘Porsche Dream Circle’ campaign by installing solar panels and creating forest environments, and will continue to expand new CSR programs interlinked with the sustainability values.
"2020 Zebra Campaign", Pfizer Korea Joins in Supporting Patients With Rare Diseases
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Korea Ltd. (Pfizer Korea, CEO Dongwook Oh) will launch "Rare Disease 7000-Zebra Campaign" to raise awareness of rare diseases and support patients' overcoming diseases to mark Rare Disease Day, on February 29. The "Rare Diseases 7000-Zebra Campaign" is a social contribution program that has been conducted since 2017 by the Pfizer Rare Diseases Division to support patients suffering from more than 7,000 rare diseases worldwide. In particular, since this year's Rare Disease Day is a unique day that comes every four years, to carry out more meaningful activities for patients with rare diseases, various organizations participate in the project of supporting transportation expenses to reduce the financial burden on patients. The ceremony for the launch of the Zebra Campaign was held. (Photo by Pfizer Korea) With Korean Organization for Rare Diseases (KORD), Korean Association of Medical Social Workers (KAMSW), and Community Chest of Korea, Pfizer Korea held a ceremony to announce the full-fledged start of the project of supporting transportation expenses for patients with rare diseases, which is a part of the Zebra campaign, on Feburuary 20 at the KORD Angelspoon Shelter in Seodaemun-gu. Through this project, Pfizer Korea will plan and operate the entire campaign, make donations necessary for campaigns and transportation expenses, donate to Community Chest of Korea. The project will be carried out through KAMSW. KAMSW will be in charge of the overall operation of the program, including recruiting and selecting beneficiaries. In particular, KORD will actively promote the campaign by advertising the campaign both internally and externally so that patients with rare diseases who really need help can participate in the program of supporting transportation expenses. Meanwhile, Pfizer Korea's Zebra Campaign, which has been in place since 2017, began with the idea that "when you hear the hoof, you should always think about the possibility that the sound may be a zebra instead of a horse." This year's Zebra Campaign will start with the transportation expenses support program for patients, and plan to collaborate with various organizations to raise awareness about rare diseases and to hold various public events to help patients.