BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER MAY

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER MAY

Dear Newsletter readers!

We present to you the newsletter of C.F. BeneKids of the month May 2019.  We have some exciting announcements for you and the review of certain events.

AFICAG

During the AFICAG we received several prizes from sororities and fraternities from S.A. Comitas, which we gave away during a lottery in the Soos. The lottery tickets were €2 per ticket and in total we raised €700! The night was super fun and successful! Thank you everyone who bought a ticket and raised this amount of money with us!

THE BENEFIT DINNER

Due to low ticket sale and the lack of guarantee of a valuable outcome, the Benefit Dinner on the 13th of June was canceled. We are very eager to organize an event that will generate the most money for charity and the dinner could not promise this. However, we are preparing ourselves for new events to enjoy while raising money for charity, like the Rooftop party on the past 19th of June! Stay tuned on our website, Facebook & Instagram page and our beer for Charity Gracias!

PATE EVENT

The course MO at Hotelschool The Hague includes the assignment of PATE. Where students organize an event or other to raise money for a charity by choice. This block, a team chose our Charity Foundation to raise money for! They organized an amazing event on a Rooftop in Amsterdam. Stay tuned on the Newsletter June for the full review! 🙂

DAM TOT DAMLOOP 2019

We still have some spots available for the Dam tot Damloop 2019 with our C.F. BeneKids team. We will run for education with motivated runners to raise money and work on our summer body! Still interested in joining our team? Get your ticket fast! Send an email to benekids@hotelschool.nl!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2317442328518153/?ti=icl

OAXACA, MEXICO

We received another update from Hotel Con Corazon in Oaxaca, Mexico! We are also very proud to announce that Board Kuijer will be visiting the hotel as well. We will update you all during our visit there about who we meet and what we experience.

Update: The youth for scholarships will get a class every Saturday in the Oaxaca Learning Center on how to use their scholarship. They will receive coaching in how they should study as well. After summer, the English classes, coaching and tutoring will begin.  The English classes in the hotel for the staff are every Wednesday. In Julu, the interns will start with for example front office and kitchen activities to improve their kitchen skills and learn in the hotel.

We are very much looking forward to visit Hotel Con Corazon Oaxaca this summer and update you on their activities.

Thank you for reading the newsletter of May 2019. In the next newsletter we will review the PATE event and much more! Until next month!

 

Kind regards,

Board Kuijer

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER APRIL

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER APRIL

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER APRIL

Hola to our dear supporters! We present you the newsletter of April 2019 where we discuss Gracias, Benefit Dinner, Dam tot Damloop and a new update from Mexico. Have fun reading 🙂

Gracias

The Gracias beer brand is expanding by 300%! Next to the Saison Blond that Board Scheepbouwer introduced last year, we are adding a Smokey Blond, Triple and White beer. The traditional logo and information is kept the same so we present a real assortiment of our own beer for charity.  Soon, the beers will be available to taste with all your friends and family. Stay updated on the social media platforms of Gracias for more information!

Benefit Dinner

The planned annual Benefit Dinner on the 7thof May 2019 got rescheduled. The new date of the event is on the 13thof June at Hotelschool The Hague Campus Amsterdam.

The evening will be in the theme of “Los días de los niños”. We will be serving a 3 course dinner of Mexican and South American food!

The evening will be filled with music, entertainment and good conversations! An evening with memories that will last forever for just €19,95 per person. If you book a table for 8 persons, the ticket price per person will be €17,95!

Invite your friends / family / roommate / yearclub / colleagues and others to join to make it an unforgettable night!
Find the link below for the tikets. If you select 8 in one purchase the tickets will be discounted immediately.

https://kooptickets.shop/750/Benefit-Dinner-2019-13th-June-.html

Update Oaxaca

At Hotel con Corazon in Oaxaca (Mexico) the organized cooking classes have started. Every Thursday, they present a new menu from different regions in Oaxaca. Also, the search for children regarding scholarships and internship programs has started. The selection will start very soon. They also started with English language classes for the staff once a week. The whole staff went on a teambuilding day to play games, ziplining, eat and talk with each other. Find the link below for more information on their cooking classes! We are proud to share these developments of Hotel Con Corazon.

https://www.hotelconcorazon.com/es/oaxaca/instalaciones/clases-de-cocina

Dam tot Damloop

The ticketsale for Dam tot Damloop 2019 is still open. We are looking for motivated runners to join us in the race to raise as much money possible for our charity supporting children’s education.

 

We will update again next month. For more regular news and updates please visit our social media accounts!

 

Kind regards,

Board Kuijer

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER MARCH

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER MARCH

Dear Supporters.

C.F. BeneKids is back with a brand new newsletter reviewing the month of March 2019. Stay updated on our Facebook and Instagram pages to follow us more closely!

Easter

Hopefully everyone enjoyed this sunny Easter together with family and friends. Our thoughts however also go out to everyone in Sri Lanka after the tragedy of the past days.

Hotel Con Corazon

We received a very exciting update from former Board member of C.F. BeneKids Danielle Kotter! She is currently in Oaxaca for her internship at Hotel Con Corazon.

“With low season coming closer, the occupancy of the hotel was 83% this month. Hotel con Corazon has started a new bar concept where it is now possible to order cocktails and snacks in the afternoon / evening. The hotel has also started with weekly cooking classes hosted by the head chef for groups from travel agencies. These groups learn how to make local dishes such as salsa, tortillas and guacamole”.

    

“As the hotel is fairly new, the educational programs are still under construction to ensure quality and effectiveness. The proposal for the educational programs will be finalized in April 2019. Therefore, the team is working hard to be able to start with english classes and internships in the hotel next month. On the 7th of March the hotel hosted 42 students who are studying hospitality. They had workshops and a tour around the building and facilities to become familiarized with the way a hotel runs their business and become inspired to create a social enterprise themselves”.

Dam tot Dam loop 2019

There are still spots available! On the 22nd of September we will meet again to run the Dam Tot Damloop in order to raise money for C.F. BeneKids.

During the Dam tot Damloop we value your enthusiasm and passion to raise money and run the 16k with us! The ticket price is €38,50 which is a discounted price from €50! The link you can find on our Facebook page of the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2317442328518153/

You get your discounted price and in exchange you raise us a minimum of only €115 for charity! Easy as that, you can create a PifWorld and link to the page of BeneKids Dam tot Damloop 2019.

If you are not able to contact us in person to buy your ticket or ask your questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on benekids@hotelschool.nl!

We are looking forward to running with you and be sportive for charity!

Let’s work for that summer body!

Upcoming

On the 9thof May, our annual Benefit Dinner will take place. You can expect live music, delicious food and a fun atmosphere! More information will follow, please stay updated on our social media platforms for the ticket sale and special announcements regarding the event.

  

Kind regards,

Board Kuijer

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY

Dear Supporters,

We are back again with the C.F. BeneKids newsletter about February 2019. It was a busy but super fun month for us, of which we will give you a recap now!

New Student Arrival

Like every year, new students arrive in February at Hotelschool The Hague. C.F. BeneKids was present during the arrival to present our Board and charity. We gave a presentation and informed all new students about what we do and how they can reach us with questions or creative ideas to support our mission. We added a flyer with all information in the goodiebag for the students to read. If you are a new student and interested in supporting charity, please contact us!

Valentine’s Day Roses

14 of February – Valentine’s day! We sold roses in school during lunch break and let everyone write a note to their (secret) lover. At 00:00 exactly we started handing out the roses. We turned the soos into a romantic scene and enjoyed playing cupid. With this, we raised €112!

Annual Meeting

During the annual meeting, Board Kuijer presented the ideas for the upcoming year to the advisory board. We hosted this meeting at Escobar for he informal atmosphere but with a good place to host our meeting. Thank you all for joining and letting us host our meeting!

Ambassadors

We are also very proud to announce that we formed our team of Ambassadors! On the picture above a part of the team is presented! We will raise as much money as possible for our unique charity together with these motivated and enthusiastic students. We are very much looking forward to our events.

We will be back next month with another update! For questions and inquiries please contact us via email benekids@hotelschool.nl.

Kind regards,

Board Kuijer

P.s. Thank you Douglas Favero for the pictures! Have a look on our Instagram or Facebook page for more pictures of Hotel Con Corazon! https://www.douglasfavero.com

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER JANUARY

BENEKIDS NEWSLETTER JANUARY

 

Dearest supporters!

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2019. What a successful year 2018 has been. A new year brings new opportunities, challenges and memories. Let’s take the time to review past January for C.F. BeneKids.

Floridus donation

Firstly, we would like to thank the first year members of sorority Floridus Aurum. They raised 680 euros for charity! We are very thankful for their dedication and energy to raise money for BeneKids.

Ambassadors Wanted!

During the S.A. Comitas GMM we stated that we are looking for motivated and dedicated ambassadors for the upcoming year. With help of ambassadors, BeneKids can organize events even better. Do you have a heart for charity and ideas to raise even more money for BeneKids? Please send a small motivation and introduction (150 words) to our email address: benekids@hotelschool.nl! We are looking forward to your application and meeting you!

Board Change and fines Comitas

Past month, S.A. Comitas Board de Jongh finished their Board year. Now, it is up to Board Bon. We are looking forward to working together this year and achieve great things for charity. During the GMM past month, S.A. Comitas announced that the fines collected in the soos will be donated to C.F. BeneKids. With this money, we can support even more children by receiving the education they deserve!

Hotel con Corazon Update

Hotel Con Corazon Mexico had a piece in a local newspaper telling their story. The hotel they currently have there is located in Oaxaca. Make sure to visit their Facebook to stay updated as well.

Coming up: New student arrival & Annual meeting

As for the month of February, Hotelschool The Hague receives new students. These students will receive information and a presentation about our charity. Hopefully we can count on their support as well! Also, the Annual Meeting is coming up. All ideas of Board Kuijer will be presented I order to finalize the year plan.

Thank you for reading and we’ll update next month again! For more questions or information do not hesitate to visit our website www.cfbenekids.com or email us on benekids@hotelschool.nl!

GRACIAS

GRACIAS

GRACIAS is officially out!! 🎉

Recently, the craft beer brand Gracias has been brought to life. This brand will donate all their profit to C.F. BeneKids. GRACIAS is a light and fruity craft beer with some elements of lime, spiciness and a soft aftertaste. It will be available at several bars around Amsterdam and at Hotelschool The Hague campus Amsterdam.

As students, we are very much aware of how expensive life can be. So how could we change lives and enjoy ourselves at the same time? This was when GRACIAS was brought to life. The beer shows that supporting a charity should not feel as an obligation but as a free choice. All of the money earned with this beer will go to C.F. BeneKids.

The name GRACIAS was chosen, as we want to thank every single person who orders a GRACIAS for their generous donation. And we hope they enjoy it in the process. Try GRACIAS now at Hotelschool the Hague or Escobar! We are very excited to see what you will think of it! 🍺🍻

Kind regards,
Board Scheepbouwer

Our story

Our story

BeneKids is a charity foundation initiated by members of Student Association Comitas (S.A. Comitas), part of Hotelschool the Hague, campus Amsterdam. This initiative is brought to life in order to give something students take for granted, back to society, there where it is needed the most. The foundation provides loans to Hotel con Corazon, a Dutch foundation that builds hotels in order to invest 75% of their profits into supporting the education of children around the world. BeneKids supports all their expansion projects in order to ultimately invest in the support and development of the future of the educated students, in order to improve the well-being in local communities. Please refer to Our Mission for more information. As a charity foundation, BeneKids raises money by organizing events, receiving donations and attracting sponsors. Every initiative to extend these channels are welcome!

Brand new hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico

Brand new hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico

BRAND NEW HOTEL IN OAXACA, MEXICO

We are very excited to announce that a brand new hotel has been opened in Oaxaca, Mexico! After more than a year of construction, the hotel started the full operation at the end of June 2018.

Hotel con Corazón Oaxaca is not your average hotel. It is a hotel with a heart, a message and a cause. When you stay with Hotel con Corazón, you help create a brighter future for the children of Oaxaca because their profits are invested in local education. Hotel con Corazón in Oaxaca is of small scale, offering a personal touch and a high level of coziness while providing excellent service. The hotel offers 14 comfortable rooms and numerous common spaces to relax, work or chat. It’s the perfect place to return to after a long day exploring unforgettable Oaxaca.

To give you an idea of what the hotel looks like and what kind of town Oaxaca is, we added a small travel guide.

 

Story behind the logo

Story behind the logo.

The colours of the logo are orange grey and black (without the white background). This is based on the sun (orange) which is symbolical for light and life. The earth, ground is black. The upbringing of some children is also very dark. By means of the sun that breaks through, the earth is lightened up, so that it turns the black (darkness) into grey, which eventually results in the sun, thus bringing back life. Light in the darkness. Offering and taking care of education means a future for a better life. Hence, the pencil amongst the colours with the house which symbolically represents a roof above the head. Long story short, the orange symbolizes the sun, which offers life in the darkness which is seen in the black and grey. Education is life, and is therefore accompanied by the orange of life.