Sounding of the gong marks start of preparations for Amsterdam Helps
The Present Foundation opens trading by sounding the gong, exactly three months before the official start of the cooperation between the Foundation Present, Neighbours Network and Serve the City. Together, they will coordinate around 5000 Amsterdam-based volunteers who will make the city nicer, cleaner and more helpful. Volunteers are linked to practical care needs of vulnerable fellow citizens of Amsterdam.
By joining forces, this enthusiastic group of people can now make an even bigger difference. The first joint project is the Christmas gift operation "Christmas for the City”, where many will set off with a well-filled gift set to fight loneliness at Christmas time. This operation will be launched on October 30th. Coordinator Carlo de Waal sounds the gong.