“Die Arche” (“The Ark”) runs a leisure facility in Hamburg-Jenfeld used every day by 80-120 children aged between four and 13. As well as a free lunch, “Die Arche” also offers homework support, tutoring and a varied sport and leisure programme.
On 17 December 2018, the centre held a Christmas party for all children aged 7-10. Popcorn and sweetie catapult machines, craft stations, a coconut shy and bread baking around a campfire were among the activities on offer to amuse around 250 children throughout the festive afternoon.
Last year, “Wer liefert was” not only supported “Die Arche” in Jenfeld with a cash donation of 5,000 euros, but they also enlisted volunteers to help out at the children’s Christmas party. A total of 25 colleagues from wlw handed out a festive fruit punch, made glittery stars and paper chains or helped children with a buzz-wire challenge or a traditional German reflex-game “Erbsenschlagen”. And as if that wasn’t enough, the children were also given the whole afternoon to run about and play. This is also quite the physical challenge for the wlw colleagues who helped out.
“For us, it’s nice to see how the centre we help to finance actually works. ‘Die Arche’ does very important work in our community and the children’s Christmas party was a wonderful afternoon - even for those of us from wlw,” said Doreen Schlicht, CMO at “Wer liefert was” after handing over the cheque.