Does your company have laptops left?
LINDA.foundation, together with SNEW, a Brabant company that refurbishes computers, started an action to help children from poor families. The refurbish company collects self-depreciated laptops from businesses and donates them to children who are without a laptop at home. Under normal circumstances these families already have a lot of worry and stress, all the suffering behind the front doors is magnified during this time.
Children living in poverty cannot grow up carefree: financial distress puts stress on the whole family. Becoming a member of a (sports) association is usually not an option; even throwing a birthday party can be tricky. Because they rarely wear something new, the children are sometimes bullied at school. When their parents are angry or sad, some children feel guilty. The slightly older people often look for a job and buy food or extras for their parents from the money they earn.
These families want to support the LINDA.foundation and give them some carefree moments every year, in which they can simply choose what they want in a shop. In this way they know that there are also people in the Netherlands who sympathize with them.