IWCE and the Community
Prizes at a raffle table
While the IWCE as an organisation provides activities and support to its members, it also gives back to the wider community. Fundraising efforts, such as bake sales, raffles and the annual Winter Market, enable us to make donations.
Once a year, members are invited to nominate their chosen organisation to be voted the IWCE's charity of that year. Voting takes place at the Annual General Meeting, usually in June. Also, we invite guest speakers from various charitable organisations to present themselves and inform us about their goals and the ways members can give support.
Annual Charity Donation 2016-17 to be voted for at AGM 15th of June
We have received 4 nominations for the IWCE annual donation of €500:
NEOS, Inloophuis De Eik, Deda Learning Centre in Ethiopia and Josephat Torner
We will be voting at the June 15th meeting, before the luncheon, on which charity will receive the donation.
Members can read more on the nominated charities in the June newsletter.
Stichting Hulphond —service dogs for disabled people— voted IWCE Charity of the Year 2015-16
At its Annual General Meeting on 16 June, the IWCE's general membership voted Stichting Hulphond Nederland as it's favourite organisation to receive our annual donation of €500. The other two nominees suggested by members were: The Deda Learning centre (ISOB Foundation—Deda Learning Centre), and the endparalysis foundation (endparalysis.org).
The Stichting Hulphond Nederland helps people with physical or mental needs through the use of a service dog. The organisation offers service dogs as assistants to those with diseases, behavioural disorders, or learning problems that require additional help and supervision, within the Netherlands.www.hulphond.nl.
Kledingbank Eindhoven: at the Heart of the Community
Emily Zwartkruis, founder of Stichting Kledingbank Eindhoven — here pictured in the centre— received last year's annual IWCE donation from former Treasurer Linda (right) in July 2015. The Kledingbank is a non-profit organisation that provides gently used clothing in excellent condition for people who truly need help.
Later that year Emily was the IWCE's guest speaker. She enlightened us about the way she and some fourty volunteers run the Kledingbank organisation. At the meeting Kledingbank 'ambassador' Marja (left) initiated the plan that IWCE members can bring their gently used clothes in excellent condition to the meetings in Son, to be taken to the Kledingbank by Marja.
Stichting Hulphond Nederland
Stichting Kledingbank Eindhoven
Offers trained service dogs to assist disabled people
Provides gently used clothing in excellent condition for people who are truly in need of help
Ronald McDonald Huis— Veldhoven—
Supports parents of severely ill children
Supports education and health care of Nepalese children
Provides care for terminally ill children
Blijf van m'n Lijf —part of NEOS—
Helps women who are the victims of domestic violence
Organisations supported by IWCE over the past years
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