Main aim of the charity
Caring for vulnerable and elderly people by providing them a good home with the best of care. Everyone has the right to feel safe in their old age and to enjoy every day to the fullest!
How the employee got involved and why
My beloved mother who suffers from dementia lives in the residential caring home Sint-Margaretha in Holsbeek. Every time I visited her, I noticed that many residents received no or very few visits so I invited them to join my mum and me to a game of dominoes. They enjoyed it so much that they asked me to come back to play again on my next visit!
What work does the employee do for charity?
I play board games, I push the weelchair, I give them coffee and help them with small things that they no longer can do themselves. We dance, we sing, we draw and we color, we do many things that makes them feel joyful. The residents are always very happy to see me mainly because they know that I am giving them a good time. Especially now when the days are getting colder and shorter. But the most important thing : I give them attention and love!
What impact would winning have on the charity?
I would really try to develop activities in order to make the last stages of their life as pleasant as possible. They could purchase extra games, things to cozy up the common rooms so they would feel more like home. Persons suffering from dementia like to sing and when they sing they are happy and quite often their memory is restored with melodies. So with the money they could also invite a singer to give them extra joy.
What impact would winning have on the employee?
It would make me so grateful to give them extra budget. I like to win for the residents, to give them extra joy and happiness. To give them a good time and more resources to entertain them because the days are long and every day is the same. DHL is given the opportunity to make the difference. To bring our beloved dear ones more happiness and a reason to start the day ! We cannot do great things, only small things with great love. And that is the purpose of DHL’s got heart.