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BeneKids Newsletter June

BeneKids Newsletter June

In the coming newsletter, we will be giving you a progress update and a review of what BeneKids has been doing in the first 6 months of Board Scheepbouwer. Enjoy!

Board Change Dinner

On the 5th of December, BeneKids had its board change dinner and the charity foundation was officially handed over from Board Reddingius to Board Scheepbouwer.

 

Hoscars

The first event Board Scheepbouwer attended was Hoscars. A benefit dinner that honors teachers of Hotelschool The Hague.

An amazing amount of €600 was raised for BeneKids as a result.

Thank you very much Student Council Amsterdam for your wonderful effort!

 

Valentines Day

On the 14th of February, BeneKids shared the love with the members of Comitas. Roses were handed out at the Soos

Board Scheepbouwer was incredibly surprised by and thankful for the support that was given.

Special thanks to Soos Board Bon!

 

Ambassadors

On the 26th of March, BeneKids announced the ambassadors of this year.

These wonderfully dedicated students will help the board with its events and promotion of the coming year.

 

Name Change

Up until the 5th of April, the supporters of BeneKids did not know the hardships Board Scheepbouwer was going through. The name had to be changed due to possible legal issues.

On this day School of Life was officially changed to BeneKids!

 

Gracias

On the 5th of April, BeneKids own craft beer was announced as well. A separate company was created to distribute Gracias, this company will donate all its profits to BeneKids! Gracias is a fresh and summery drink, that will provide the coming BeneKids boards with steady donations.

 

Nicaragua!

On the 30th of April, BeneKids Board Scheepbouwer flew to Nicaragua to see where the donations made go. We were wholeheartedly received and impressed by the impact the program has on the area.

 

Benefit Dinner

The 31st of May BeneKids had their first event. Successfully organised by Natalia and Toscha, over €1500 was raised for computers for Hotel Con Corazon Nicaragua.

Financial Overview

The financial overview of the month of June has a similar outlook compared to the month of May. Slight changes appear with regards to the revenue of the Dam tot Damloop and the financial outlook of the Gracias Beer.

As profit is made within the months of May and June, the board has decided to further extend our inventory with a batch of 3000 (!) new beers. Therefore, an investment has been made of €3.000. This amount could be slightly more or less, as the final invoice has not been received yet. Furthermore, it is important to clarify that the beers are an investment for this board year and upcoming board year. We sincerely hope to sell as much as possible and make a reasonable profit with the craft beers, however, nothing severe will occur when the beers will not be sold during this particular board year.

An additional 160 euro’s have been collected by our Dam tot Damrunners. Currently, the organizational team of the Dam tot Damloop is busy looking for Sponsors for the T-shirts. After the summer holiday, further updates with regards to this matter will be given. Also, we would like to once more encourage all Dam tot Dam runners to share pif-world one more time on your Facebook page, to further encourage people to donate.

Retrospective

Here we have a small list of goals we made at the start of the year, and which ones we have already achieved:

– Raise €21000,- by the end of our board year
– Successfully create a monthly donation subscription
– Find a new head sponsor
– Provide merchandise for stakeholders to buy

✅ Put our first BeneKids beer on the market and sell it successfully
– Have 2 succefull events including Dam tot Dam loop and Craft Beer Festival
✅ Create a new concept for a new yearly event
✅ Improve the foundation of the charity by having our financial overview in EXACT
✅ Improve relation between S&F’s and Comitas (meeting every block)
✅ Rebranding of School of Life (to BeneKids)

6 months of our board year has passed. In this newsletter we offered a look back at the results we have achieved. We want to thank you for your support, and trust we can continue to exceed your expectations.

We look forward to the next 6 months and can’t wait to see what they will bring. 

Person of the Month

Dick Bos is our person of the month June! He is Lausanne’s father, and a creative director. He designed the logo of Gracias Beer, redesigned the logo of BeneKids and helped come up with the name Gracias! When Board Scheepbouwer got stuck with their creative decisions, Dick was able to provide a fresh outlook that helped us with making decisions! Dick, thank you for giving us creative direction!

 

BeneKids Newsletter May

BeneKids Newsletter May

This month GRACIAS was released! This craft beer brand will donate all of its profits to CF BeneKids. 

​So far, we’ve heard many good stories of people who enjoy this fruity summer beer! Try it at Hotelschool The Hague and Escobar. 

More bars will have GRACIAS in stock soon!

Gracias Facebook

AFICAGA

In the past month AFICAGA took place! All sororities and fraternities came together to create a huge lottery of which all profits went to BeneKids. 

​We are extremely happy with this collaboration and more than happy to let you know that a grand total of €1481 was raised! Once again thanks to all sororities and fraternities for their help, and to all people who bought tickets.

Enjoy your prizes! 

Nighlife

Hotels

Financial Update!

The financial overview covers a clear and brief description of the revenue and expenses occurred so far. Please contact us if you would request an elaboration on the financial figures. 

May’s financial overview covers the revenue and expenses of our first event as well as an updated status on the craft beers. Furthermore, the revenue of the dam tot damloop has been updated with the current status of donations. We would like to thank the S&F’s this month particularly, as they have donated an incredible amount after AficaGa!

Benefit Dinner!

Last week BeneKids’ first big event took place! The benefit dinner was organised extremely well by our ambassadors Toscha and Natalia, and the food was prepared masterfully by the GastroCie! 

Everybody had a great time as the Gracias and sangria were flowing and the music was playing. 

Because of our supporters we were able to raise over €1400 for Hotel Con Corazon, giving them the ability to purchase at least 4 computers for the children to use in class!

Check out our Facebook for the pictures, or our PIFWorld if you’d like to donate to BeneKids!

Person of the month

A new part of the BeneKids newsletter is the person of the month! This is the place where we highlight the people that are most important to our charity foundation, that have had a great impact on us or that have generally been a big help to us!

The person of the month for May is Gretcheen Gonzalez! 

Gretcheen is the hotel manager of Hotel Con Corazon in Nicaragua. During our time there she inspired us greatly with her stories. Through her perseverance, dedication and strength she has become a strong and independent woman that has dedicated her life to helping others improve their lives! 

She is incredibly bright and a wonderful hostess! Gretcheen, you have been an inspiration to us and we hope to be able to meet you again soon in Nicaragua!

Craft Beer Festival 2017

The second edition of School of Life's Craft Beer Festival!  

What a success it was AGAIN! School of Life organized their annual Craft Beer Festival on the 8th of October 2017. This year we were able to raise the bar for the years to come since the venue was packed with beer-loving, energetic, social and charity-minded individuals. Het Sieraad was the perfect venue for this event with its high ceiling, warm atmosphere and great location. 

Our ambassadors picked the best brewers from Amsterdam to serve their amazing Craft Beers. These brewers included Oedipus, Gebrouwen door Vrouwen and Poesiat & Kater. In addition, we even had “Bottle” provide an extraordinary service since they abled guest to bring freshly tapped beer home.

Meau Hewitt started off with a very special performance behind the piano who left us all speechless, what a voice! Huub set the mood with his trumpet, if you have any interest in buying a CD from Huub please contact us! 

A lot of people were lucky to win some items from the lottery, such as a massage at Het Massage Huys, dinner at The Salsa Shop or one of the cool Heineken packages. But besides drinks, music, Mexican food was present as well. Our own GastroCie with students of Hotelschool the Hague provided us with some spicy nacho’s, tasty burgers and lovely chicken sandwiches. The band Tzigane Swing ended the evening with Alex the DJ, which was a spectacular ending to a successful second Craft Beer Festival. 

Special thanks to our ambassadors: Emma de Witt, Danielle Kotter, Nick de Leeuw, Mylou Muller, Jessie de Ruiter and Barth Blankemeijer. These heroes have put their heart and soul in arranging the second edition of The Craft Beer Festival and raised a total amount of: €6.410,-.

 

Craft Beer Festival

Craft Beer Festival

Craft Beer Festival Blog by Kiki Bosman.

I guess we all know them; these typical autumn Sunday afternoons on which you’re simply craving for a beer. In that case there are several options to consider. Go visit one of these ‘’brown bars’’ in the Jordaan where your beer will be served by an old and grumpy bartender, organize your own pub-crawl through the city ÓR, in case of great, great luck, there will be a Craft Beer Festival somewhere nearby. ‘’Coincidentally’’, the 20th of November was one of these lucky autumn Sundays! To make it even better, this festival was not just like any beer festival, no, it was a very special one, with many extraordinary elements. First of all, a festival organized by Hotelschool students already confirms the chance of succeeding. In addition to that, the ‘’line-up’’ of the festival included highlights to which only cool people would be attracted☺. Think of a lottery, a performance by The Voice of Holland participants, a talented jazz band and good-vibe songs played by two DJ’s ♫.

Last but definitely not least, the festival was based around the School of Life charity. This foundation is initiated to support education for the less privileged children in our world. This implies that all the €1934,86 collected with the consumed beers and the lottery tickets were donated to School of Life.

It’s like 1+1=3; getting tipsy on beers with a high alcohol content while simultaneously making the world a better place. So after a challenging cycle tour through the extreme wind force on that day, where everyone was avoiding to be hit by branches, we were warmly (literally and figuratively) welcomed at the Westerliefde. So many familiar faces of which so many were offering me a tasting zip of their beer; I could become tipsy without having to spend any money!But obviously I wanted to contribute to the charity as well so I bought plenty coins and over-enthusiastically acquired so many lottery tickets that I would almost be impossible to nót win anything. I was especially aiming for the €150 voucher to spend at the Tunes bar, but anything else would make me happy as well. Unfortunately, it seemed that I wasn’t one of the lucky bastards… Whatever, the lottery was presented in such a nice way that I felt like I paid for the fun show rather than for the lottery tickets.

No, it didn’t matter, because this Sunday was not just like any Sunday. The atmosphere was so pleasant and everyone looked so happy while they were enjoying their local beer crafts, crafted to raise money to support education.

If you weren’t on this magic Sunday, I am certain that reading all this makes you greatly regretting your absence.

Right?

Kiki

Craft Beer Festival 2016

Craft Beer Festival 2016

On the 20th of November, School of Life organized their first annual Craft Beer festival. That afternoon, the most upcoming beer breweries had the opportunity to present their craft beers to a big audience.

This was a great success and a day to relive. In order to share the best experience of this event you, Kiki Bosman (blogger) has described this lovely day in detail.

Craft Beer Festival Blog by Kiki Bosman.

I guess we all know them; these typical autumn Sunday afternoons on which you’re simply craving for a beer. In that case there are several options to consider. Go visit one of these ‘’brown bars’’ in the Jordaan where your beer will be served by an old and grumpy bartender, organize your own pub-crawl through the city ÓR, in case of great, great luck, there will be a Craft Beer Festival somewhere nearby. ‘’Coincidentally’’, the 20th of November was one of these lucky autumn Sundays! To make it even better, this festival was not just like any beer festival, no, it was a very special one, with many extraordinary elements. First of all, a festival organized by Hotelschool students already confirms the chance of succeeding. In addition to that, the ‘’line-up’’ of the festival included highlights to which only cool people would be attracted☺. Think of a lottery, a performance by The Voice of Holland participants, a talented jazz band and good-vibe songs played by two DJ’s ♫.

Last but definitely not least, the festival was based around the School of Life charity. This foundation is initiated to support education for the less privileged children in our world. This implies that all the €1934,86 collected with the consumed beers and the lottery tickets were donated to School of Life.

It’s like 1+1=3; getting tipsy on beers with a high alcohol content while simultaneously making the world a better place. So after a challenging cycle tour through the extreme wind force on that day, where everyone was avoiding to be hit by branches, we were warmly (literally and figuratively) welcomed at the Westerliefde. So many familiar faces of which so many were offering me a tasting zip of their beer; I could become tipsy without having to spend any money!But obviously I wanted to contribute to the charity as well so I bought plenty coins and over-enthusiastically acquired so many lottery tickets that I would almost be impossible to nót win anything. I was especially aiming for the €150 voucher to spend at the Tunes bar, but anything else would make me happy as well. Unfortunately, it seemed that I wasn’t one of the lucky bastards… Whatever, the lottery was presented in such a nice way that I felt like I paid for the fun show rather than for the lottery tickets.

No, it didn’t matter, because this Sunday was not just like any Sunday. The atmosphere was so pleasant and everyone looked so happy while they were enjoying their local beer crafts, crafted to raise money to support education.

If you weren’t on this magic Sunday, I am certain that reading all this makes you greatly regretting your absence.

Right?

Kiki

Wondering how it looked like? Make sure you check out the after movie: 

Timo Schaafsma

Timo Schaafsma

CHAIRMAN – “Schools are about more than solely education and that is why I think Benekids is adding incredible value to so many lives of children in Mid-America. I would love to help support children to develop themselves, prepare them for their future and create a source of stability and happiness in their lives.”

Ika Wondergem

Ika Wondergem

TREASURER – “Hi there, I am Ika and I am the treasurer of Charity Foundation BeneKids. I am grateful for the education and opportunities we receive here in the Netherlands and think that every child should have access to education.
Therefore I am using the skills I was taught Hotelschool the Hague to make sure children in Central America receive the education they need!
I am very excited to dedicate my time, effort and creativity to Charity Foundation BeneKids and support Hotel con Corazon together with you!”