One single day, one team, one project – that was the slogan of this year’s Malteser Social Day in Frankfurt. The idea: instead of having to be present in the office, the employees at participating companies take part in a campaign for a good cause!
There was no way the colleagues from BNP Paribas Real Estate would have wanted to miss this opportunity. So, on the 28th of September, nine colleagues from every business line swopped their white collar for painter’s overalls. Their support was eagerly awaited: the classrooms of the Julius-Leber-school, which hadn’t been painted since the 1970’s, urgently needed a fresh coat. Energetically supported by some pupils, the colleagues whitewashed the walls in fresh pastel colors, and so converted four classrooms into friendly learning centers.
The Social Day is a project organised by the Malteser emergency service. Many other German cities besides Frankfurt also host this campaign. Institutions with low funds and a limited workforce, like schools, retirement homes or kindergartens, can approach the Maltesers for assistance.
In addition to a team-building experience, the Social Day provides all participants new insights and encounters.