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Charities in Amsterdam

Many charities in Amsterdam could benefit from extra support. By contributing to these initiatives and charities, you not only help others, but also make the city a little bit brighter.

Amsterdamse Voedselbank (Amsterdam Food Bank)

The demand for assistance at the Amsterdam Food Bank has risen significantly in recent years. More than 400 volunteers face the challenge of providing food packages to 1900 households each week. To make all those packages possible, help is needed. The best way to assist is by making a donation; all financial support is welcome.

Voedselbank

De Regenboog Groep

Poverty, addiction, psychiatric problems or homelessness don’t make a person any less human. The Regenboog Groep believes in an Amsterdam where there is room for everyone. A city where we are involved in each other’s lives and where we strengthen each other.

De Regenboog Groep

FRIS Supermarkt

At FRIS Supermarkt, free groceries are provided to financially vulnerable families, along with LifeCoach programs. This way, families can be supported during difficult times while also working towards a sustainable solution. The Studiezalen Foundation has set up this new initiative to support families in Nieuw-West and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to maintain the quality of their services.

FRIS Supermarkt

Home education for every child

Leergeld Amsterdam is a volunteer organization that ensures all children have access to school supplies. Especially during times of homeschooling, it became apparent that not all parents can afford a laptop for their children. Sometimes, there are families where three children have to share one laptop. This means that not all children can keep up with their classmates. Many schools assist these children by providing a laptop on loan, but that is not nearly enough. Join us and donate a laptop through the Leergeld Amsterdam website.

Leergeld Amsterdam

De omgekeerde Supermarkt

Not buying, but donating! At TKRAMREPUS, you can contribute to the fight against poverty and food waste by donating groceries. With the donated items, De Omgekeerde Supermarkt helps support the Amsterdam Food Bank in providing for their (unfortunately) growing customer base. Your help is much needed and appreciated!

De omgekeerde supermarkt

HeenenWeer

You might have seen the small green carts of HeenenWeer driving around. This service offers residents of De Pijp and Rivierenbuurt a ride when they can no longer walk alone. Volunteers drive residents to places like the supermarket, doctor’s office, or the bustling atmosphere at Albert Cuyp. Would you like to volunteer as a driver or planner for HeenenWeer, or donate to this wonderful initiative? You can find all the information on the website.

HeenenWeer

Z! de Amsterdamse straatkrant

Z! is the Amsterdam newspaper that helps the homeless help themselves. By selling the newspaper, homeless individuals can earn some money and build (or rebuild) a foundation with structure, social connections, and self-respect. Z! is also a volunteer organization where homeless individuals and volunteers come together and collaborate. Volunteers assist with tasks such as selling the newspapers, providing Dutch language lessons, or cutting the hair of the sellers.

Z!

Foundation Mensen Maken Amsterdam

Mensen Maken Amsterdam is a foundation of  7 neighborhood funds in Amsterdam. They support initiatives that make Center, East, South, West, Sout-East, New-West and North Amsterdam more beautiful, greener, safer, more colorful, or cleaner. They also support projects that connect people and enhance solidarity in the neighbourhoods. Residents and entrepreneurs come up with ideas themselves and carry them out with the support of Mensen Maken Amsterdam.

Mensen Maken Amsterdam

Stichting Samen is niet alleen (SINA)

Behind Amsterdam’s doors, 30,000 children are growing up in poverty. Often, they don’t even have their own bed to sleep in, let alone the means to afford sports lessons or other hobbies. Due to financial worries, these children are unable to experience a carefree childhood. With your donation, big or small, SINA Foundation aims to bring color back into the lives of these children by providing them with a furnished bedroom. Additionally, activities like soccer, street dance, or a trip to the Tikibad will no longer be just dreams for them. Will you lend a hand?

Stichting SINA

DOA (Animal Shelter Amsterdam)

At DOA, animals who have nowhere else to go are given a second chance at happiness. DOA, the largest and second-oldest animal shelter in the Netherlands, is located in Amsterdam. With vast knowledge, experience and love, they provide dogs and cats with all the care they need. Although they are a large shelter, they are a small independent charity that relies on donations from supporters to provide care for the shelter animals. Each year, DOA helps around 2000 dogs and cats. They carry out this work with the dedication of volunteers, for over 120 years now.

DOA Amsterdam

Stichting Steun Emma Kinderziekenhuis (Support Emma Children’s Hospital Foundation)

When a child falls seriously ill, it’s devastating. Stichting Steun Emma Kinderziekenhuis assists the hospital in helping seriously ill children make the most out of their lives. They advocate for innovative research and contribute to facilities for children and parents. Additionally, they support initiatives that enhance the well-being of sick children, both now and in the future. This allows children to continue developing and learn to cope with their illness, despite their condition.

Steun Emma

Jeugdsportfonds (Youth Sports Fund)

In the Netherlands, an average of 2 to 3 children per class grow up in families facing financial difficulties. They cannot afford to participate in activities like soccer, street dance, judo, swimming lessons or music classes. These children often play and exercise alone. The Youth Sports Fund & Culture Amsterdam covers the fees of sports membership or sports lessons for children and young people (0 to 17 years old) from families with insufficient financial means to join a club or association.

Jeugdsportfonds