Who do we help ?

Every year, hundreds of needy families of Dutch heritage living in Ontario receive during the first week in December, an unexpected generous food parcel from the Committee “Netherlands Bazaar”. This parcel adds warmth and joy to an otherwise bleak Christmas. It is the Committee’s way of letting the less fortunate know, they have not been forgotten by the community at large.

While every year in December, the distribution of the parcels uses up most of the funds the Committee has on hand, during the summer many children from needy families are given the opportunity to attend a one-week stay at a Summer Camp. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we were able to distribute more than 800 food parcels over the past two years, and 150 children from needy families were given the opportunity to attend summer camp.