We actively promote humanitarian causes around the world
LeasePlan is aware that there are children in need in many countries around the world, so it launched the ChildPlan international project to help disadvantaged children in developing countries as part of its CSR programme in 2006. ChildPlan’s first project took us to Kathmandu in Nepal, where around 5,000 children live on the streets. With no roof over their heads, these children have no one to look after and protect them. They struggle to survive on their own, scavaging refuse and selling plastic they have collected to earn money. They have no family or education and are confronted with drugs, prostitution and other crimes on a daily basis. The LeasePlan companies and employees around the world have already financed two successful projects in this region.
LeasePlan Germany supports Diakonie Düsseldorf in Germany
There are children in our local communities who also need our help – not just in developing countries. This is why we launched an initiative in Germany to support Diakonie Düsseldorf’s residential groups for children and young people parallel to our international projects.
What a children’s home looks like today
There is nothing like having your own family. Nevertheless, it’s important to provide the necessary protection to children with families that have serious problems. Diakonie Düsseldorf’s residential groups care for children who have been abused or struggle with behavioural and learning difficulties. Six to eight children live with their carers as a family.
Helping children is close to our hearts
LeasePlan Germany is committed to helping these children make the most of the future, for example by
- Providing a vehicle for their permanent use
- Providing targeted, project-based support to the residential groups
- Holding regular “social days” financed and organised by LeasePlan, with LeasePlan employees as volunteers, where we spend a day together with children from the residential groups at a riding school, a high-ropes course or doing other activities.
- Providing donations in kind for everyday use in the residential groups in a reward shop, where the children can choose the items they want.