Saturday November 4th 5 eager Rotaracters went to Sintvoorieder1 to help prepare for Sinterklaas. Sintvoorieder1 is an organization that provides Sinterklaas presents to children and teenagers in difficult circumstances. Consequently, we spent a fun day wrapping presents so that as many kids as possible have a surprise on December 5th.
In contrast to last year, we started wrapping presents for children 0 – 2 years old instead of 10 – 11 years. We discovered that presents such as a teddy bears and other soft things are difficult to wrap in a beautiful wrap. This way most of us had the chance to be as creative as possible when wrapping the presents. Others decided that it would be better to manage the supply chain, i.e. bring new presents to the wrapping table. This way we managed to wrap over 200 gifts during the day. We enjoyed ourselves greatly and are already looking forward to the next Sinterklaas season. Below you can find some general information about the foundation and pictures.
Sintvoorieder1 Foundation aims to provide as many children aged 0 to 18 years with a Sinterklaas gift worth about 10 euros. The gifts are meant for children for whom a gift from Sinterklaas is not obvious. Often these children are dependent on food banks, (emergency) shelter (such as stay homes, open shelters and assisted living).