Amplexor’s subsidiary in Belgium celebrates the Christmas season by giving. For the third year, instead of purchasing gifts to employees, customers and partners, the team makes a donation to De Wissel, a local non-profit organization that helps youngsters with a high risk of dropping out of welfare since 1981.
Our Belgium colleagues believe that together with customers, they can make a small difference from time to time, and get involved actively all throughout the year in to support this charity, either through voluntary work, for example decorating their new girl quarters or waiting tables at their 35th anniversary ceremony, or by regularly renting their meeting rooms for off-site meetings, among other initiatives.
De Wissel was established in 1981 and accompanies youngsters as much as possible in their natural surroundings, including an active participation with their family. The organization is divided into four departments, each with their own target group and offer:
- De Rotonda (1981) in Leuven takes care of 25 girls between 14 and 21 years old. They offer individual support and contextual support, the latter aiming at (re)activating family ties, always adapted to the unique situation.
- De Switch (2009) is situated in Betekom and takes care of 10 girls between 14 and 18 years old, from Limburg, Antwerpen or VlaamsBrabant, with a compact and intensive in-house day programme from a therapeutic perspective, limited in time, on average, for six months.
- Centrum Molenmoes (2010) in Wezenmaal accompanies boys and girls from 12 years old that have lost all connection with the regular school system. The centre works with the Rizsas programme, that offers youngsters an alternative occupation during the day, instead of going to school.
- De Shelter (2013) is an alliance with different partners that focuses on teenage parents and their children. They accompany about 12 young families.
Click here to learn more about De Wissel and join us in our Christmas donation.
We thank our customers for their gift and their support!