The lovely evening has come
On Saturday 18 November the Netherlands welcomes Saint Nicholas. After a long journey he arrives in the Netherlands together with his helpers and with gifts for all children, delicious gingerbread cookies and possibly another chocolate letter. To give the Saint a helping hand, the foundation "Sint voor ieder kind" (Saint for every Child www.sintvooriederkind.nl) organizes for the 10th consecutive year a collection campaign in which they collect new toys for kids growing up in family who lack the money to buy toys for this special day themselves.
The Saint for each child Foundation consists of a team of volunteers who together ensure that every child can celebrate a happy Saint Nicholas feast with gifts. In collaboration with the Hellevoetsluis food bank, the foundation was able to make 131 children happy in 2016. Stichting "Saint for each child" collects only new toys, this has 2 reasons. The food bank is subject to strict hygienic rules, therefore it is not possible to distribute used toys. In addition, children from the target group often get second-hand toys from family and friends, but it is not often that they can tear the toys out of the new packaging.
And do not drive quietly past our little house ...
Aad de Vries, General Manager of SERIS: "I get happy when seeing happy faces. An employee with a smile on his face, because he feels well working for SERIS or a customer who is happy with the excellent services provided by the Security team at his location are examples of this. In addition. I also like to cheer up children who have not opted for Saint Nicholas quietly passing their house. For this reason SERIS supports this great initiative again this year."
Putt something in my shoe ...
Also you can support the Foundation's effort by handing in new gifts at the collection points:
- Dance, Party and Business Center Ri-Jo, Kanaalweg Oostzijde 134, Hellevoetsluis.
- HEMA, customer service department in the shopping center "De Struytse Hoeck", Hellevoetsluis.
Also financial donations are welcome to account number: NL58 INGB 0006 4132 95, Stichting Sint voor ieder kind. All your donations are desperately needed because unfortunately the number of children living below the poverty line has increased rapidly over the years. With your contribution, the foundation can buy additional gifts where they fall short.
Thank you Saint Nicholas!
Because the Saint Nicholas celebration is after all for intended every child!