A December to remember.
Join our Reversed Advent Calendar Action!
Come join our ‘Reversed Advent Calendar’ action and make the countdown to Christmas even more meaningful – for yourself and for undocumented Amsterdammers!
Instead of taking an item out of your Advent Calendar each day, you will add a suggested item to your Advent Calendar each day. Around Christmas, you will be holding a box full of ingredients for a cosy Christmas Dinner in your hands to be donated to an undocumented Amsterdammer (family).
Let’s surprise hundreds of undocumented Amsterdammers with a special Christmas Dinner and make it a December to remember for all of us! No time to join? You can also donate over here!
The joy of giving.
How the ‘Reversed Advent Calendar’ works.
As of 1st December, you will receive a daily mail from us telling you which item to add to your ‘Reversed Advent Calendar’ box that day. On top of that, we will share some interesting insider information and personal stories from undocumented Amsterdammers with you.
In total, you will fill your Reversed Advent Calendar box with 21 different items (e.g. cookies, pasta, a tiny gift, tomato sauce, a Christmas card, …) that are needed for a nice Christmas dinner. Total costs will be around 30 Euro per box.
You can hand in your box(es) on Thursday, 22 December, 16:00 – 22:00, or Friday, 23 December, 10:00 – 12:00 in Amsterdam Centrum or Amsterdam Nieuw-West.
The story behind.
Let’s give undocumented Amsterdammers a face!
Did you know that there are over 20.000 undocumented Amsterdammers living in our city? From young people, over families with children, to couples and elderly – all of them had to leave their home country due to different reasons (e.g. war or political persecution).
While some of them might have escaped to Amsterdam a few months ago, others might already live in our city since years. While fighting to finally get their resident permission they are often living in poverty and isolation.
Time to show them some extra kind and support during the festive Season!
Thank you for joining our Reversed Advent Calendar action and making undocumented Amsterdammers smile!
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