Die Arche is a Christian children‘s and youth project which aims to address the financial and emotional impacts of child poverty and campaigns for more equal opportunities, regardless of social and cultural background.
More than 4.5 million children in Germany live in financial, and in many cases also emotional, poverty. Die Arche works with schools and social services to ‘Make children stronger for life’ through promoting potential, facilitating education and providing opportunities.
From providing free, healthy and hot meals to children to assisting them with their schoolwork, Die Arche is there to support, encourage and inspire the children in many different ways. A wide range of activities including sports and music are offered and, above all, young people get lots of much needed encouragement and support in order to build their confidence and sense of self-worth.
Die Arche runs more than 20 facilities across Germany and reaches over 4,000 children and young people. In addition, Die Arche is also present in Poland and has two facilities in Switzerland.
Frankfurter Tafel provides food to more than 15,000 people in need every month through 12 outlets across Frankfurt and its 192 volunteers. In addition, the organisation supports over 72 social institutions, which in turn help approx. 13,200 people, including drug facilities, kitchens for homeless people to eat and many others.
3i’s donation will go towards maintenance and petrol in order to keep the 12 refrigerated trucks running. The fuel alone costs around € 4,000 per month.