Are you a star in baking brownies, running, cycling and or swimming or sell (homemade) stuff? Start you own event for Sri Lanka Orphanage Foundation and raise money for our children in the Somawathi Home!
The proceeds of each event, no matter how small or large, is extremely valuable to us. So together we can make our dream come true and make sure that all our children will look forward to a secure future and can stand on their own feet. So if you’re good at something, start your own event for our children in the Somawathi Home. You can do it on your own, but you can also ask others to join; think about people in your street, the sports club or at the school of your (Grand) children. Everywhere are partners to be found. And let us know if you organize an event; together we are stronger! You can also email us if you have any questions or if you want to invite one of our ambassadors.
If you are now wondering what you can put together to raise money, we have a few tips.
On 24 September 2011 Global Mala was celebrated in Cuijk celebrated under the motto “sun salutation for orphans ‘. Thanks to the involvement of Ambassador Joke Stange and the commitment of the Centre de Bron, Global Mala was a big event. Various activities were organized and raised the wonderful contribution of € 587.
On 12 December 2009 Joop and Jeanine Kühn from Hoek van Holland organized their annual New Year cakes event. In just one day they managed to bake and sell 1,600 cakes. Tired but very satisfied Joop and Jeanine started to count the proceedings as soon as they came home and after deducting the costs the fantastic amount of € 1,077.45 was raised for the children of the Somawathi Home. With a remaining amount, left over from last year, Joop and Jeanine could do a fantastic job again for the children’s village.
In June all the children attending the Primary School Bloemendaal have organized a sponsors run together with their teacher Karin van der Noordaa. With great enthusiasm and lots of efforts the students have raised the huge amount of € 5,119! Fantastic, how fast you’ve run! Thanks very much!
Ida Kuipers had the plan to travel in December 2009 to the Somawathi Home and wanted to organize a present for each and every child (of course with consent of the Foundation). She started to work and made as many as 1,000 felted hearts that she sold for € 5 each. The proceeds (minus the material costs) went entirely to the children. A fantastic and beautiful initiative, thank you Ida!
On Sunday 9 August 2009 our loyal volunteer Marian Oosterbaan manned a stall during the Stortemelk Half Marathon of Vlieland. She brought our Foundation to the attention of many visitors and managed to raise at least € 900 with the sales of several items. Marian travelled in September that year to the Somawathi Home and donated the amount locally. Marian, thank you so much for your relentless efforts!
The sales team of Achmea has organized a campaign for our Foundation. They had to sign up at least 1,000 new customers; this action raised € 1,000. Former Board member Marja Duivestein was invited to receive the cheque.
After giving a presentation at the Rotary Zoetermeer on February 25, 2009 we, thanks to the efforts of our Member of the Supervisory Board, Mr W.A. Boone, received a cheque receipt of € 1,000!
Hajar, Lotte, Wouter en Max from grade 6/7 of the Primary School Jeroen Bosch in Rosmalen have participated in the project ‘The Challenge’ at their school. With this project students can perform their dream in three days during school time. Their dream was to organize an afternoon with games at the school playground to raise money for orphans in Sri Lanka. With their dream they raised € 285. A fantastic result. Hajar, Lotte, Wouter and Max, thank you very much!
Jeanine Kühn from Hoek van Holland walked in 2008 for the fifth time the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse. With the motto “I walk for Somawathi”, Jeanine had herself sponsored by family, neighbours, friends, acquaintances, shopkeepers and companies all for the benefit of Sri Lanka Orphanage Foundation. Her initiative has totalled the amount of € 3,472! Fantastic!
Isabel, Laura, Rosalie and Leontien have rowed the 100 km Ringvaart Rowing Regatta for the orphanage and raised over € 3,000 in donations! Against strong winds across the Kaag Lake and a broken rudder, they crossed the finish in Delft after 14 hours of rowing. Many thanks, you’re great!
Branch manager Ad Mathijssen of Albert Heijn ensures that various AH-branches in the country have donation boxes where customers can donate their empty bottles-receipt. This amounts each year to more than € 10,000 euros. Ad you deserve a special medal!