Dutch foundation Kienkeurig
The aim of the foundation is to support the local healthcare in the Polish town Chojnice, mainly the palliative care, and the support for individual poignant and hopeless cases.
The history of the Kienkeurig Foundation
In 1944 Polish soldier Jan Gasparowicz was lodging in Waalwijk at the Collards family. His son Zenon tried to find work in Holland in 1989 and Jos Collard offered him a job in Waalwijk. He couldn’t settle down in Holland, became terminally ill, went back to his home town Chojnice and was admitted in the local hospital. Jos Collard and his wife visited Zenon very frequently there. Jos Collard saw the terrible utilities and accommodation of the hospital and decided to help wherever he could. Since 1993 Jos Collard organizes Bingo evenings three times a week and all benefits are spent for the aim of Kienkeurig. A lot of electric wheelchairs, hospital beds, medical equipment and even an ambulance were offered by him. In 1995 the foundation Kienkeurig was established.
More information about Kienkeurig
Please visit www.kienkeurig.eu . On our website you can subscribe for the newsletter. We guarantee that all donations end up at the right place. Our foundation is characterized by short communication lines, quick reaction and small overhead costs!
Together with you…… we really want to achieve:
Our top priority is supporting the aim of Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Hospicjum – building a hospice in Chojnice.
At the moment the city council offered land and a building which will be demolished soon and the new building shall be constructed on the old foundations. At the moment the hospice project is created by the local architect in dialogue with the board of TPH and experts in the field. For more details please take a look at www.tph.org.pl. TPH is fully volunteer organization, with two doctors and a lot of certified nurses and palliative volunteers. We’d really appreciate your understanding, sympathy and empathy for our project.
What does it mean palliative care ?
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of serious illnesses – whatever the diagnosis . The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care neither hastens nor prolongs death. It celebrates life, even when time is limited. It regards dying as a natural process.
Get involved, help us fundraise ….and be an interested participant !
- By showing your visible sympathy and interest.
- Subscribe for our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest developments of the hospice construction.
- If you pay taxes in Poland you have the opportunity to take away 1% from the state and donate it to a NGO (OPP) in Poland. More details at www.tph.org.pl .
- Our foundation in Holland has the ANBI status of the national tax authorities. If you pay taxes in Holland the donation is deductible of the income. More details at www.anbi.nl. We look forward to your financial donation on the account of Kienkeurig RABO 0123.1786.30.
- Become a member of “The Club of Hundred” by donating €500,- to the account of TPH: TPH account number: PKO BP 47 1020 1491 0000 4102 0035 4050
- Address: Wysoka 3, 89-600 Chojnice, Poland. Afterwards you’ll receive the confirmation and further information. Please notify TPH about your donation and correspondence address by writing to: email@example.com
- If you have possibilities for donating goods, instead of the financial donation, please inform us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org TPH will be very grateful and satisfied!
- For a well – equipped hospice we need a lot of equipment but most of all we need sympathizers. Kienkeurig Foundation certainly will do their utmost for realizing this in cooperation with you and TPH. If you have suggestions, comments or ideas ………….. we would really like to hear from you!
Yours faithfully, on behalf of the foundation Kienkeurig,
Albert Menheere ( chairman)
Please find below more information about a benefit evening and about how to help: