TÜV SÜD Korea continues to support the shelter for mothers and children
On January 29th, 2019, TÜV SÜD Korea participated again in a donation ceremony for a Welfare Foundation located in Seoul. TÜV SÜD Korea has been supporting the Welfare foundation since the end of 2017 decided to not just continue their endorsement financially for this year again but to extend it in contributions in kind.
(From left to right): Wolfgang Hock, CEO & President of TÜV SÜD Korea and Sang-Lim Kim, Director of the support facility.
In December 2017 TÜV SÜD Korea and its employees started a fundraising campaign for a good cause. Employees contributed amounts of their salary and the company doubled the collected amount up. The whole sum was donated to a shelter in Guro that takes care about mothers and children who suffered from domestic violence “TÜV SÜD works on making the world a safer place and this support facility where mothers and their children find help also provides safety and security,” said Wolfgang Hock CEO & President of TÜV SÜD Korea in his speech during his first visit at the shelter for mothers and children in Guro.
TÜV SÜD Korea ran a second donation this year to keep supporting and maintain special relationship with the support facility in Guro. The amount of over 3,500,000 KRW was handed over on the 29th of January by Wolfgang Hock. “What you do here is a very good contribution to the society and we are happy that we can support you again this year,” said Wolfgang Hock, CEO & President of TÜV SÜD Korea while handing over the certificate about the donation agreement to Sang-Lim Kim, Director of the support facility. “As we need to protect the victims, we cannot ask for donations in public. Therefore, we feel blessed that TÜV SÜD Korea continues their support”, said Sang-Lim Kim.
After learning more about their engagement and their struggles, TÜV SÜD Korea decided not just to continue their endorsement for this year but to extend it in contributions in kind. Some TÜV SÜD Korea colleagues joined a Year-End event in the end of 2018 organized by the support facility for mothers and children on behalf of all TÜV SÜD Korea employees. The event started with a worship, followed by introduction of the facility. The employees of TÜV SÜD Korea prepared two songs to sing together as well as organized a Santa Clause appearance where presents were distributed to mothers and children.
"In spite of freezing weather under minus 15 degrees but my heart was filled with joy, gratitude, and warmth throughout the event. It was a touching and thrilling moment when I realized that the girl on my lap was the one I wrote a card for." said an employee of TÜV SÜD Korea.