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20.12.19 | Corporate

Zschimmer & Schwarz helps kids learn how to swim

Big donation campaign to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Zschimmer & Schwarz

Thinking globally, helping locally: the globally active Zschimmer & Schwarz Group with headquarters in Lahnstein, Germany, supports charitable initiatives of its employees in the vicinity of the company’s locations. One of these projects takes place at sports club VfR Niederfell 1949 e. V. in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. At the initiative of employee Nicole Tucker, the family business is sponsoring inclusive swimming lessons here: children with and without physical or mental challenges as well as children with a migration background are given the opportunity to learn how to swim together.

“We are excited about the involvement of Zschimmer & Schwarz”, says the project’s initiator Nicole Tucker. “We were able to purchase important aids such as swimming boards and pool noodles, expand our individual support for the children, fund educational measures and support families who could otherwise not afford these lessons.”

Zschimmer & Schwarz has been upholding a philosophy based on mutual respect and care since its foundation in the year 1894. On the occasion of the company’s 125-year anniversary the shareholders of the Zschimmer & Schwarz Group started a new charitable programme: the 1,400 employees across 16 countries on five continents were asked to present local initiatives that the company could support with a donation.

“For more than 125 years, our company has consistently laid the focus of our activities on our fellow human beings”, explains Monika Börner, shareholder of the Zschimmer & Schwarz Group. “With this philosophy, we want to give something valuable back to society, and to involve ourselves in projects that deliver direct and sustainable effects at our business locations.”

The inclusive swimming course in Niederfell is currently one of 14 charitable projects across Europe supported by Zschimmer & Schwarz with a total sum of around 200,000 Euro.

Everyone is excited about the swimming course donation from Zschimmer & Schwarz
Sports club VfR Niederfell says thank you for the generous donation from Zschimmer & Schwarz


Head of Corporate Communications

Hedwig Blomeier

Zschimmer & Schwarz
Corporate Communications
Max-Schwarz-Strasse 3-5
56112 Lahnstein | DE

T +49 2621 12-201
F +49 2621 12-507
h.blomeier@zschimmer-schwarz.com