I was shocked to learn that in the Netherlands tens of thousands of families live below the poverty line and depend on organisations such as Food Bank to survive. When the parents struggle to survive, the kids experience social isolation and miss out on the essential childhood experiences such as birthday celebrations.
The volunteers of Stichting Jarige Job discovered: the kids from the families that rely on Food Bank skip school on their birthdays because they cannot afford to bring a treat to a classroom, show off with a gift from the parents or invite other kids of a celebration. So Stichting Jarige Job packs the birthday packages to make these kids feel confident, and to help these families socialise.
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