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Volunteering Day

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Employees of thyssenkrupp Materials Services roll up their sleeves!

In September, thyssenkrupp Materials Services was able to carry out one of the first charitable actions since the Corona pandemic. The employees went to the AWO day-care center at the Essen town hall and exchanged their laptops and pens for paint, brushes and sanders.

The team around Altan Üslek spent an entire morning painting corridors and restoring raised beds as part of a so-called "Volunteering Day". On such a day, employees can support charitable institutions by helping out where help is needed. Getting involved in society, as in the context of a Volunteering Day, is part of the sustainable understanding of thyssenkrupp Materials Services.

Altan Üslek: "As a father of two, it was quickly clear to me that I would like to support a day care center with this campaign, because helping hands are always needed at day care centers."

The controller from Duisburg was quickly able to inspire others with his idea and in no time at all had assembled a mixed team from the areas of controlling and IT.

Björn Müller, Levent Eren, Susanne Susanne Faber, Thomas Kirchner und Fabian Hentschel were particularly convinced by the idea of mixed teams. The group agrees that such projects are certainly also great within departments, but it is also a great opportunity to get to know completely new people from the organization. It was also clear to all the helpers that this would not be the last project in which they would like to participate

"We were able to think outside the box and do something for society, which feels really good! That's why I really hope that more projects in this direction will follow," says Altan Üslek.

The children from the AWO day-care center were happy to see new faces in their rooms and were very curious about the helpers during the visit. As a thank you, there were self-painted cups, sweets and a lot of good humor among all participants.