Carla Velthuijsen, Voorhout
I love working for the Prince/Princess Foundation and making new clothes specifically for the world’s poorest children together with other volunteers. From donated fabric we can make beautiful clothes that the children can be proud to wear. In addition we develop strong connections with each other as we regularly work together. This includes newcomers/refugees who want to integrate into our society. How selfless of them to want to good for others despite their own life challenges.
Kitty van der Meer, Voorhout
Years ago when I was working I saw an advert to make dresses from pillowcases for children in countries abroad where Ebola had been an issue. I signed up to help, went and found as many pillowcases as I could and made dresses from them. I showed all my friends photos of the dresses I had made. But then I got so busy at work that I had to stop. Now, years later and retired I cleared out my cupboard to see a pile of fabric so I thought I’d call Liz. And yes, I could start making dresses again! I am myself a Grandma with 3 grandchildren and know that a child loves nothing better than to put on new clothes and it makes me happy each time I complete a new dress or pair of shorts. Thanks Liz for your charisma and enthusiasm.
Agaath Beelen-Molkenboer, De Kaag
It’s is very rewarding to contribute to this charity. It is a great way of bringing people together, especially newcomers to our country. Many volunteers have joined because they love sewing but now they have a goal. We often hear that people who have not sewed for some years have started sewing again in order to help make the clothes. That’s really good to hear.