Santa in Need

  • By Jeroen Van Der Laan · Finland, Europe

 

Jeroen Van Der Laan

Main aim of the charity

The main aim of the charity is to provide Children a wonderful Christmas. The average price of a role playing Santa for a 15 minutes visit is between 75 and 100 euro's. Many parents struggle to provide regular meals on a daily basis, let alone offer their kids a Christmas. A visit from Santa for those families and specially the children provides the children with the feeling a matter. They are like other kids. As the pressure of booking a Santa Claus is sometimes a big pressure here.

How the employee got involved and why

I started doing this in 2018. Our daughter was about 3 years old and I just read an article about children living under the poverty line in Finland and parents that have a difficulty putting regular meals on the table. At that moment my wife also started searching for a Santa Claus to visit our home - and reading those prices averaging about 100 euro for a 15 minute visit, made me realize a lot of children will never know what it is like to have a visit from Santa Claus. So I started saving up money myself and purchased a Santa Claus suit, bought chocolate bars and advertised myself in a facebook group in my local town my offering. That year I brought 5 families a visit and gave around 15 children a wonderful christmas and a story to tell.

What work does the employee do for charity?

I play Santa Claus for families that live under the poverty line and struggle to celebrate Christmas.

 
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