IBC DONATION ROOM INITIATIVE BACK FOR 2023
The IBC Donation Room Initiative returned for 2023. Exhibitors were invited to hand in unwanted items at the end of the show. These items were then distributed among various social initiatives in the Amsterdam region.
Last years was a huge success thanks to all our exhibitors
What was donated
- Hundreds of litres of soda, juices and water
- About 30 boxes of sugar, coffee milk, coffee and tea
- 6 big boxes of snacks (cookies, nuts, crackers, chocolates, candy etc)
- A few crates of beer
- 80 conference bags (from different exhibitors)
- Boxes of new wine glasses and coffee mugs
- 20 plants
- Lots of furniture; 35 chairs, 7 cabinets, 3 rugs, 2 tables
- About 50 books, all new ones!
- A whole laminate floor
- 6 pillows, 4 vases, 20 vinyl records
- 5 crates of cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and disposables
Who your donations helped
- A refugee centre close to the RAI that houses 180 refugees from Ukraine.
- PuurZuid is opening a new community centre for people in need so most of the furniture and the laminate floor is getting a great second life here
- The Food Bank received a lot of the food and beverage donations.
- The school across the street (ROC) that helped out by volunteering, received some of the donations towards their new educational programme.
- A community centre received many new plants, some furniture and lots of beverages and coffee/tea supplies
Supports people that live in social poverty. Whether they became isolated because of mental health or addiction related issues, live on the street or have financial debts: The Regenboog Group stimulates people in poor social situations to take back the lead and create a fulfilling and socially active life for themselves.
Fights poverty in Amsterdam. It focuses on individuals and families who live on or near the poverty threshold. The goal is to provide people with insight into their own capabilities in various ways and help them become more self-sufficient so they can participate again in the community.