Celebrating one’s birthday is very important in the Dutch culture. Children celebrate at home with presents and a wonderfully decorated chair at the breakfast table. The tradition is to also bring tasty treats to classmates and teachers at school. However, the Netherlands Institute of Social Research (SCP) found that tens of thousands of children in the Netherlands don’t celebrate their birthday because their family is short on money. Children will sometimes pretend to be sick to avoid going to school without birthday treats. This can lead to social exclusion and feelings of isolation. Stichting Jarige Job helps these children by providing these families with a birthday box.
The Jarige Job birthday box is worth 35 euro and includes everything needed to celebrate a birthday at home and in the classroom! The ‘Jarige Job’ (birthday boy/girl) receives at least two gifts, a book, balloons and decorations, birthday cake ingredients and candles, candy to share with friends, snacks and lemonade. The boxes are sent anonymously to the families in need. Stichting Jarige Job works together with Food Banks and several foundations that aim to help children living in poverty.
Stichting Jarige Job has grown significantly over the past few years. In 2019, we helped 67,000 children to celebrate their birthdays. In 2020, we sent over 80,000 birthday boxes to children living in the Netherlands. Stichting Jarige Job fully depends on financial donations and gifts from companies, funds and private doners. We have partnerships with several well-known companies. These friends include PostNL, STABILO, Unilever, Exact, Disney, Jumbo, Hasbro and Mattel. With the help of our friends, we want to give more children a birthday to remember!
How to help
Would you like to make a difference in a child’s life? There are a lot of ways you can support us!
ORGANIZE AN EVENTRaise awareness or collect donations by organising a fundraiser event for Stichting Jarige Job! If you would like to organise an event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help!
VOLUNTEER WORKMake an impact with your colleagues by helping us pack the birthday boxes. It is not only a great way to support us, it is also a fun team event! For more information contact us at email@example.com.
COMPANIESWant to help us grow, improve or professionalise with your expertise, financial or product donations? Reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stichting Jarige Job
ANBI RSIN: 822136156
Van Nelleweg 1 (Hal K & Hal L)
3044 BC Rotterdam
Telephone: +3110 – 737 03 48
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