On Wednesday, 27 February, the three charities Ons Tweede Thuis (Second Home Foundation), the Mike Multi Foundation and Hart4onderwijsNepal were presented with a cheque on behalf of Celieplant. The donation was inspired by an extraordinary idea that is set to become reality!
To mark Celieplant’s 25th anniversary, which was recently celebrated in style, John and Ingrid Celie asked for donations instead of gifts. The idea was to donate this to Ons Tweede Thuis and the Mike Multi Foundation, in order to enable an annual sports and games event to be organised for people with disabilities, in collaboration with Greenpark Handball. This donation makes this idea a reality and the sports event can now be held annually for at least the next five years.
The first sports and games day has already been scheduled for Thursday, 16 May 2019 in the Bloemhof Aalsmeer. It promises to be a fun morning for children with and without disabilities, followed by lunch. It is being organised by Greenpark Handball, in close consultation with the Mike Multi Foundation and Ons Tweede Thuis, of course.
John Celie, Director of Celieplant: “We chose Ons Tweede Thuis and the Mike Multi Foundation because they are local charities with wide community support. We have been supporting Ons Tweede Thuis for many years and the Mike Multi Foundation aims to promote sports for people with disabilities. It’s a great combination and we can’t wait for this first sports and games day in May.”
Mark van Leeuwen then also accepted a cheque on behalf of Hart4onderwijsNepal. This charity provides children in Nepal with clothing, textbooks and classroom materials and possibly even a mobile library in the future. It is a goal that Celieplant holds close to its heart and very much supports.
Celieplant is not only committed to sustainable entrepreneurship, but also to social engagement. This applies to its employees and the world outside the company. The charities are carefully selected in order to ensure that the donations are spent wisely.