A block for drawing, beautiful notebooks for learning to write and do math or simply paper for scribbling: everyday things that we all too often use (and throw away) without thinking make the young inhabitants of the SOS Children’s Village in Altmünster really happy:
As part of our cooperation, we sent a whole range of formati notebooks, Dürer drawing pads, notebooks and college pads on the trip so that the children of the Children’s Village throughout Upper Austria are well prepared for the coming school year.
We’d like to express a special “Thank you” to Spedition Morawa from Pasching, who did not only process this transport – moreover they did this for free, when they heared about the destination of this palette.
SOS Children’s Village Director Gerhard Pohl and one of the pedagogical directors Karin Asamer accepted the donation and are now responsible for the distribution among the more than 100 students who currently belong to their protégés.
With this cooperation Format Werk underlines its concern to support children in learning the basic skills of arithmetic and writing. “The future belongs to children. That’s why we as an industrial company have two challenges,” explains Managing Director Thomas Riemer and continues: “On the one hand, it is in our hands to produce high-quality exercise books with which the children work and learn every day. On the other hand, however, this production process must not leave any harmful traces on the environment. We succeed in this and I can proudly refer to the fact that every single product leaves our company 100% climate-neutral.
About SOS Children’s Village
Thanks to SOS Children’s Villages, children and young people are cared for in a family atmosphere at three locations in Upper Austria:
Altmünster was one of the first SOS Children’s Villages, today the educational offer includes ten SOS Children’s Village families, two children’s residential groups, a crisis care area, a residential group for young people and the family strengthening programme.
The SOS Children’s Village Rechberg is also the youngest SOS Children’s Village in Upper Austria. This is a loving home for 28 children in two SOS Children’s Village families, one SOS residential group and one children’s residential group with a family strengthening background.
Since 2016, the SOS Children’s Village has also been active in Linz with a shared flat for children who are on the run alone. 15 young people find a child-friendly and supportive living space here.
Format Werk supports school children aged six to 15 years with its donation in kind, so that they are supported in their education and have the necessary writing materials at their disposal.