|Jan, Marja, Cora and Krijn|
This month it is a year ago that Twinkeltje opened her doors in the Korenbloemstraat 20, Papendrecht. For those who don't know yet: this cozy shop with great second hand items is an initiative of Cora Donk, board member of Traveling Light.
The shop has become quite popular in Papendrecht and surrounding areas and a growing group of visitors enjoys a not-so-every-day shopping experience and a good cup of coffee every week. Twinkeltje is much more than just a store with 2nd hand stuff, it's a place where people come together, kind of a neighborhood shop / coffee house.
Every month the proceeds from the sales and workshops fully benefit a particular project supported by Traveling Light. These projects are mostly related to the care for the homeless, the poor, the addicts, the prostitutes and the hopeless. Cora says: "Isn't it great that we can help people who are in such difficult circumstances and at the same time have fun doing that together?"
During the previous year Twinkeltje was able to contribute an average of thousand euro each month (!) to various projects all across Europe and the Mediterranean. That is a wonderful result and a reason to celebrate our first anniversary with a Taste of Europe. In September every Saturday we will highlight another country, so come on in and taste food as well as atmosphere between 12:00 and 17:00 hrs.
We will finish the month on Saturday September 30th with a special Israel night and you are all very welcome to join us. There will be plenty of products from Israel, so come shopping! We will also make sure there will be tasty snacks, drinks, Arabic coffee, music and a slide show.
This night will be a nice opportunity to catch up, meet people and shop, all in one!
So mark your calendar!
We have just returned from a very productive (and warm) work week in Tuscany, more about that (and pictures of course) soon on this blog. For our current project Teen Challenge Armenia more than 2,000 euro has come in already, so that's going well. Thank you for all the gifts.
Gifts for this project are very welcome at IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht. Make sure to mention ARMENIA.
When in the USA, you can make your tax-deductible gift payable to EEO Inc. Make sure to mention: TC ARMENIA.