VAN UDEN CHARITY
giving back to society
Giving back to society
Van Uden has a long history of giving back to society, through annual donations and sponsorship of art related organizations and charities. Over the years, we have supported museums, philharmonic orchestras, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the Sophia children’s hospital, the Rotterdam Zoo and numerous other institutions and projects.
We are proud partner of Surfkids. Surfkids is an organization that is committed to offering relaxation, distraction and education to children in vulnerable situations. You should think of children who are either in a hospital in the Netherlands, or whose parents depend on one of the food banks in the Netherlands or who are staying in one of the Ronald McDonald houses in the Netherlands. These children often have a difficult time and that is why we would like to make them think of something else than the situation they are in. We do this through our online platform, www.surfkids.nl and through our magazine, which we will show free of charge to all these children and teenagers in the summer and winter period. This magazine has one part that focuses on children between the ages of 4 and 10 and one part that focuses on teenagers between the ages of 10 and 15. We make the entire magazine in-house.
Passion for sailing
At the end of the nineties, Van Uden set up a foundation to promote sailing, particularly for the young. Over the past 15 years, this foundation, Stichting Benodet, has organized many events, including the Van Uden Reco Stellendam Regatta in Stellendam and has formed and coached numerous sailing teams.
Van Uden is sponsoring Team Brunel in the Volvo ocean race. For the latest updates go to website >>
At the beginning of 2013, the Van Uden board became partners in N/a’an kusê Holding Pty. This company is established in Windhoek, Namibia and by developing and exploiting various lodges and wildlife reserves in Namibia can support various good causes such as the N/a’an kusê Foundation.
N/a’an ku sê
In 2006, the successful Dutch entrepreneur Jan Verburg and his wife Tineke started N/a’an ku sê together with three Namibian health care entrepreneurs. By developing tourism in Namibia, better prospects can be offered to the native population. Each tourist means six jobs. Tourism contributes to the budget for health care improvement and education for the poorest but also contributes to the maintenance and improvement of the ecology of Namibia.
On various N/a’an ku sê locations, wildlife reserves have been developed where threatened species are replaced in their habitat. Also wounded and motherless animals are cared for and if possible replaced or if not, in any case placed in a safe environment in one of the N/a’an ku sê game reserves.
More details can be found on the website
Latest charity news
Van Uden has a long history of giving back to society, through annual donations and sponsorship of art related organizations and charities
Van Uden supports dental project
Four dental students of the University of Amsterdam started a dental project on the island Sal. The objective is to outline the dental situation on the island and offer a plan for future care. They carry out dental checks for free on children in schools, in prison, in community centres and in a practice.
Van Uden supports orphans in Vietnam
Provide a home to sixteen abandoned children and give them the opportunity to grow up as a family. Give a better future to hundreds of underprivileged young children by supporting them to pursue their education and as a result contribute to the region’s economic development.This is Mai Nha‘s mission and this is what Mai Nha is all about.
Sailing for the young!
At the end of the nineties, Van Uden set up a foundation to promote sailing, particularly for the young. Over the past 15 years, this foundation, Stichting Benodet, has organized many events, including the Van Uden Reco Stellendam Regatta in Stellendam and has formed and coached numerous sailing team