The MARKANT foundation supports community organisations

DE Offenburg
MARKANT Spende The MARKANT foundation supports community organisations

Pfäffikon/Offenburg, 21 July 2016 – Cheque handed over to Lebenshilfe and Deutscher Kinderschutzbund

Lebenshilfe Offenburg-Oberkirch e.V. and Deutscher Kinderschutzbund Kreisverband Ortenau e.V. each received a donation of  €15,000.

When the cheque was handed over, all those present were delighted by the support for the charitable projects to advise and assist people with disabilities as well as families, parents and children.

Lebenshilfe Offenburg-Oberkirch e.V. is a charitable organisation that supports and cares for people with disabilities. It aims to strengthen their social and work participation - with education support, job coaching, initiatives to remove barriers and even support at home.

Deutscher Kinderschutzbund Kreisverband Ortenau e.V. supports families in difficult and pressurised situations, including divorces, and acts as the contact point for its target group via the "AlleLeut" family cafe. It also offers courses to children and young people to prevent violence and test-based training for babysitting.

The MARKANT Group with its head office in Pfäffikon SZ/Switzerland  and its German subsidiary and several service companies being located in Offenburg for decades,  is currently constructing a new administrative building in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Straße. In addition to educational facilities, the MARKANT Group regularly supports social institutions at its international locations. In particular the MARKANT foundation, also based in Pfäffikon SZ/Switzerland, promotes cultural life and supports selected institutions and projects that follow charitable and non-profit objectives. "As an internationally successful company, we see it as our responsibility to be part of the society in our respective  locations. In particular, we love to get involved at the Offenburg location, where the foundation of MARKANT was laid over 60 years ago," explained the joint managing directors of MARKANT AG, Franz-Friedrich Müller and Markus Tkotz, who handed over the cheques on behalf of the MARKANT foundation



People on the photo (from l. to r.):

  • Mr Peter Bartsch, Managing Director of MARKANT Handels und Service GmbH
  • Mr Markus Tkotz, Managing Director of MARKANT AG
  • Mr Achim Feyhl, Chairman of Lebenshilfe              
  • Ms Diana Schatz, Secretary of Kinderschutzbund
  • Mr Franz-Friedrich Müller, Managing Director of MARKANT AG
  • Dr Jens-Uwe Folkens, Chairman of Kinderschutzbund
  • Dr Johann-Peter Dufner, Deputy Chairman of Kinderschutzbund
  • Mr Holger Rendler, Managing Director of MARKANT Deutschland  

Press contact

Markant AG
Bernhard Delakowitz
Tel. +41 5 84 50 25 06