Thousands of children in the Netherlands can no longer live at home. They have been neglected or abused. They have fled from violence or have been removed from their homes because they were no longer safe. These traumas leave deep scars. They make them insecure, scared and angry.
There are also many children who do live at home, but who face serious problems every day.
That is why Het Vergeten Kind / The Forgotten Child exists. We are committed to supporting children who grow up in an unsafe and / or unstable home situation. Children who are invisible to many.
"What a wonderful day! And what a luxury that you can just say yes when your child wants to eat a donut and an ice cream. We really enjoyed our day out to De Efteling!"
From a parent who accompanied her child on the Heppie Summer Tour to the Efteling.
"I'm really enjoying my life here!" "The best thing about Heppie is that you can be yourself."
From a child who went on a holiday to Hotel Heppie.
"Perhaps it is not clear to you how much commitment and the days at Heppie mean to people like me and my son. Not a few days, but for so long afterwards. Last night when Andrew brushed his teeth he said: “I want Heppie toothpaste!”. He only uses it very occasionally so that it lasts a long time. What you do is so special and not only do we try to stretch the toothpaste much further wit, but we also keep sharing the memories. Really, I am so grateful in such difficult times. You really offer a ray of hope long after the holiday itself. Thank you!"
From a mother whose child has been on a holiday at Hotel Heppie.
The Care after Working in Corona Care (ZWiC) foundation was established to provide financial support to those front line care workers affected by Covid-19. If they end up in intensive care or die, the foundation will provide financial support to them or their next of kin.
In recent months, the Foundation has paid a total of €1.2m to (the families of) 36 care providers who have been affected as a result of their work on the front line.
"The Care after Working in Corona Care Foundation (ZWiC) would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the 3i Covid-19 Charitable Fund for its generous donation. Through donations such as these, the ZWiC foundation can provide a safety net to those care providers who are most affected."
Voedselbanken Nederland’s food banks provide food obtained free of charge to people in the Netherlands who temporarily cannot make it themselves. The charity only works with volunteers.
In the Netherlands, more than a million people live below the poverty line. The food banks help those who are really struggling financially by temporarily providing them with "food parcels". In order to provide our customers with sufficient food, we work together with companies, institutions, municipalities and individuals. In this way we ensure together that poverty is fought,
In the Netherlands, more than a million people live below the poverty line. The food banks help those who are really struggling financially by temporarily providing them with "food parcels". In order to provide our customers with sufficient food, we work together with companies, institutions, municipalities and individuals. In this way, together we ensure that poverty is fought, food surpluses disappear and the environment is less burdened. To increase the self-reliance of our customers, we work together with local organizations that help our customers to become independent again. After all, food aid must always be temporary.
people live below the poverty line, inc.
272,000 children up to 12 years old
affiliated food banks
people were helped
products were distributed
valued at 74,000,000 euros
"Voedselbanken Nederland has received a fantastic donation from the 3i Covid-19 Charitable Fund, which came as a great surprise to us. With this wonderful donation, we can support 220 families (consisting of 550 people, of which more than a third are children under the age of 18) with food aid every week for a year. That is really fantastic. On behalf of our food banks and last but not least our customers, I would like to thank 3i very, very much."
Caroline van der Graaf-Scheffer, Voedselbanken Nederland board member