Schiphol donates €222,500 to UNICEF
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol collected €165,000 in passenger donations at the airport’s collection points in 2014. The proceeds are designated to fund the work of UNICEF, the United Nations organisation that works to protect the rights of children. In 2014, employees of Schiphol Group collected €57,500 through initiatives they organised on behalf of UNICEF.
Madelon Cabooter, Partnerships Manager of UNICEF Nederland, accepted the cheque from Schiphol Group’s Director for Corporate Development, Peter van Laarhoven.
Peter van Laarhoven: ‘A total of €222,500 was collected for UNICEF last year, an achievement to be proud of. We are immensely grateful to the passengers at Schiphol for this generous gift. And the dedication Schiphol Group staff have shown for UNICEF also makes me proud.’
Madelon Cabooter: ‘We are greatly appreciative of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and its passengers for this wonderful gift to help us carry out our work for children around the world. This gift will enable us to give the world's most vulnerable children a good start in life. For example, this money will be used to purchase malaria nets for Burundi, where we are working to further reduce the number of deaths among children from malaria.’
Each year, Schiphol donates the proceeds from its collection points to a good cause that is active worldwide and has no political affiliations. The start of 2012 marked the launch of the partnership between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and UNICEF Nederland. In addition to the money collected at the collection points, Schiphol Group employees organise various initiatives to support the children’s rights organisation.
Schiphol has renewed its partnership with UNICEF for the coming two years. We believe that we can do a lot more for UNICEF. UNICEF is committed to the position of children, wherever in the world. A wonderful organisation under the auspices of the United Nations. A worldwide network. That's our kind of organisation and Schiphol is pleased to continue partnering with UNICEF for the next two years.
Active in more than 150 countries and regions, UNICEF works to ensure that all countries worldwide respect and uphold the rights of children. Its aid programmes for the provision of water, healthcare, education, food and protection help to save children’s lives and overcome poverty. UNICEF provides long-term assistance. The organisation also provides relief to children in emergency situations. Guided by its mission to ‘Unite for Children’, the organisation partners with private parties, organisations and public bodies.