The choice was quickly made when chairs and cupboards were being replaced at the Community Center ‘t Nieuwelant in Vlaardingen the Netherlands. The center had contracted with the company IVA Groep BV to supply the center with new chairs and cupboards. The question came up, “What shall we do with the old ones? Should we throw them out.”
The account manager for IVA Groep BV, Jonne Klaucke, contacted ICC Netherlands (IKN) to see if an ICC project could use 100 chairs and 6 cupboards and thus prevent them from going in a waste container.
Quickly agreements were made between the parties.
On Tuesday the 9th of August these items were loaded by transport business Slager & Zandbergen and delivered to a temporary storage space. These items will eventually be loaded onto a 40-foot container and shipped to the Dominican Republic where they will be used at the Las Palmas children’s village that IKN supports.
Employees and the board of the Community Center ’t Nieuwelant have the heartfelt wish that this furniture will make a positive difference in the lives of the Las Palmas children.
By Christa Breure
IKN Project Assistant
Tags: Chair, Children's Village, Community Center 't Nieuwelant, Container, Cupboards, Dominican Republic, ICC, ICC Netherlands, IKN, International Children's Care, IVA Groep BV, Jonne Klaucke, Las Palmas, Slager & Zandbergen, Vlaardingen