Main aim of the charity
it's a local charity that focusses on providing housing for those people with mental disability that cannot live by themselves. There is no age limit on the people that get accomodated, so they can stay there for their entire life.
How the employee got involved and why
Since I was a child, my parents were involved in charity. My father had polio and also was boardmember of a local charity. My parents were both very passionate about amateurtheatre. My parents have always envolved me in both their passion about the theatre but also in the charitywork they were doing.
What work does the employee do for charity?
Huize de Veuster VZW is located in my hometown and I use their entertainment room to rehearse my own plays/theater performances. Recently I wrote my own play and have engaged myself to perform it completely costless. The money raised with the tickets and catering is donated to the charity.
What impact would winning have on the charity?
Huize De Veuster build units for people with mental handicaps who cannot live independantly. At the moment there are 6 units, which house several people. With the funds raised through DHL's got Heart, Huize De Veuster could build a new unit.
What impact would winning have on the employee?
I know the people that live in Huize De Veuster personally and have a very strong connection with them. Most of them know me by name and the recognition and enthousiasm I receive from them just by letting them simply attend my theatre rehearsels is so rewarding that it makes me very happy. If Huize De Veuster would win DHL's got heart, I would be able to hounour my parents and their legacy as well.