It’s August, and being the busy little bees we are, we’re already planning ahead to December and our annual holiday festivities.
December’s holiday season is is a difficult time of year for our families.
Many do not have the opportunity to travel back to their home country, and often spend the holiday period alone, thousands of miles from their loved ones. We aim to try to alleviate this by hosting events aimed at keeping the festive spirit for everyone.
Every year, we plan 2 parties – one for the kids of the group, and one for the adults. The kids party has magicians, crafts, gifts and a visit from Santa. The adults party is a sit down, 3 course dinner designed to provide a night of relaxation and a festive atmosphere before the stress of the holiday period starts.
It’s increasingly difficult financially to put on these events, without eating into our reserve funds.
This year we are looking for a little help from all of you to spread our message and make our 2016 Holiday parties the best ones yet!
We are specifically looking for donations of raffle/tombola prizes, financial donations to help subsidise the cost of the children’s event, sponsoring a family in difficulty (financial, medical etc), or even just volunteer some of your time to help us organise the event, approach potential sponsors or be there on the day to help run an activity.
Ultimately, it all comes down to the amount of support we get as to how awesome the party is, and more importantly, how cheap we can put it on for. We are a group of volunteers, and we very rarely call out for help – but this time we need you! If you can help us in any way – donations, financially or volunteering – click here and send a message through to us about how you can help us make 2016’s December events the ones to remember! (And don’t forget to share the message – the more people who see it, the more chances we have of people helping us!)
We’ve extended our RSVP date to the 3rd of December – don’t miss out on a great night out!
We’re still hard at work with the International Almere Holiday Dinner 2012 fund raising. We are already at about 50% and will continue to do our best to raise the complete amount needed, so stay tuned for more.
I cannot stress enough, that we need your help in this. If you have a personal relationship with a business or shop, please take the time to ask them for help when you are there next. Everybody has 20 EUR to spare, especially for good customers. You can also leave behind the flyer: Sponsorship Flyer Xmas
Our new sponsors since the last update are:
And let’s not forget our dear sponsors from the last update:
- The Expat Company – http://www.expatcompany.nl/
- Carly’s Young Almere
Need I say anything more? The club for young expats in Almere! Stay in touch on Facebook
- Caroline’s LWD Translations & Editing
For all your Dutch-English-Dutch translation needs http://www.lwd-vertalingen.com
- The Steiner-Meunier Family
As our first private sponsors, thank you very much indeed!
- Martha Mghendi
With a very generous private donation, make sure to give her a big hug next time around.
- Expat Mortgages – If you have read my post about buying a place in the Netherlands, you will already know that you can trust these guys to get you a fair mortgage deal – no matter where you are from. http://www.expat-mortgages.nl/
You can find all these companies on our International Almere 2012 Holiday Dinner Sponsor Board.
We need lots more sponsors, so if you know a company that would be interested, please point them to the sponsorship information or let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can make this work,
The International Almere Team
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Come and celebrate with us at this year’s Christmas Dinner.
We will have live music, lots of fun and even a visit from Father Christmas for the little ones.
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