We are conscious of our social responsibility and feel closely linked to the places where we have established our locations, which is why we regularly support social, athletic and cultural projects there. As part of this commitment, Leifheit regularly sponsors various activities on both a large and small scale.
In particular, we expanded our commitment to promoting education and training at our headquarters to include an additional component: Leifheit is a partner to the private Leifheit-Campus (grammar school) in Nassau, which was founded in 2015. The Leifheit-Stiftung, which is a charitable foundation, is ensuring the school’s development and operation in its first several years with € 3 million in funding. The school is the result of a private-sector initiative and offers young people an excellent education in the region while counteracting the negative impact triggered by the closing of local state schools.
The grammar school is open to all gifted young people, regardless of their parents’ income. The school’s largest sponsor is the G. und I. Leifheit Stiftung, a foundation that is financed by the legacy of company founder Günter Leifheit. The main pillar of the partnership between Leifheit-Campus and Leifheit AG is financial support through a scholarship programme. In addition, we equip the school with our products and offer student internships, career guidance measures and presentations by our specialists on appropriate subjects.
We were deeply moved by the situation of refugees in 2015. We therefore decided to support the aid efforts spearheaded by the German chapter of Malteser International by making a donation in kind. The organisation received Leifheit products worth some € 35,000, which were distributed among 1,000 refugee families and numerous individuals as basic equipment and appliances for their households.