Tuesday January 30 is the big day ... the Traveling Light ice skating team will start the 200 km on the Weissensee! We are thankful for all the attention we receive in the local press. Marathon Magazine reported the fundraiser of Krijn and Henk in their fall issue (click on the photo for an enlargement).
The pledges have gotten off to a good start, we are already well above 3,500 euro. Krijn and Henk will skate for Bertine House in Ukraine, a Teen Challenge rehabilitation home for mothers (with their children) who come out of prostitution and addiction. If you still want to join us, please check HERE for how to sponsor our skaters.
Furthermore, we have a project going for a new heater in a re-entry house in Poland. We expect to be able to transfer a nice amount for the purchase and installation of that new heater next week. As soon as the new stove is installed, we will also request photos.
|Teen Challenge Green Pastures, Almaty|
The proceeds in our 2nd hand shop Twinkeltje over the month of January will go towards the Teen Challenge rehabilitation program Green Pastures in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Green Pastures is a farm where about thirty men stay who want to get free from addiction and other life-threatening problems.
The work there is dependent on donations! General gifts coming in at Traveling Light will be added to Twinkeltje's revenue so that we can transfer a nice amount.
|Time for Portugese coffee with TC Belgium|
Jan is currently in Portugal for a training 'counseling' at Europe Teen Challenge. There are workers from all over Europe there. Counseling skills come in handy in all the conversations we are having when we travel!
On this weblog we kind of take you on a journey through Europe :-) Hopefully you get an idea of all the beautiful work that is going on everywhere and that we wholeheartedly support. Behind the scenes, we are already busy gathering information for upcoming projects. Just a few things you might expect here soon:
- Various translations of the 'Living Free' curriculum, Macedonia
- Outreach work Brian Slater in Netanya, Israel
- Youth work The Gate in student city Wraclow, Poland
- Our financial report 2017
Gifts, large and small, are welcome at to IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht. Make sure to mention which project.