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KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds

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Social contact is important to all of us, but it is not a given for everyone. The KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds brings people who feel lonely in contact with the world around them again.

Helping with technology, resources and people

Het Mooiste Contact Fonds is a KPN initiative and has been in existence for more than 10 years. The fund was established in 2007. Its aim: social contact for people who are currently missing it. There are all sorts of reasons for this, for example, illness, a disability or the loss of a partner.

With the fund, KPN supports initiatives by various social partners who stimulate social contact for vulnerable groups. This way, we want to prevent social isolation amongst elderly people and sick children. The KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds contributes by applying technology, resources and people.

Focus on vulnerable groups

Vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with learning difficulties or long-term and chronically ill children are at the heart of the fund’s projects. They have a relatively high chance of ending up in social isolation. For this reason, the KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds focuses especially on these groups.

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What the fund does

The KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds makes efforts to prevent or break the cycle of social isolation. Every year, between 1,500 and 2,000 KPN volunteers participate in the fund’s projects. They explain to people with learning difficulties how they can use the internet, visit the Rijksmuseum with senior citizens or serve Christmas dinner at various KPN offices.

Our volunteers also work on projects like KlasseContact, which helps long-term or chronically ill children to stay connected with their classmates and follow lessons remotely. The effort and enthusiasm of these volunteers is invaluable for the fund. All projects look at how ICT can make social contact easier.

KPN Mooiste Contact Diners

It is important to realize that during the holidays it is not obvious for everyone to celebrate Christmas with loved ones and a cozy, tasty dinner. That is why the KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds yearly organizes Christmas dinners for the elderly. People in vulnerable situations in the region are invited to come and celebrate Christmas with us.

KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds brings theater to the elderly

Theater performance can be seen digitally in care institutions for the elderly

Due to the corona crisis, the annual Christmas dinners could not take place at the end of 2020. To support older people in what is, for many, a lonely time, the fund brought online theater and concerts to the elderly to give them an afternoon 'out'. For example, a Christmas concert by Trijntje Oosterhuis, a performance by Claudia de Breij and the theater performance 'De Stille Kracht' ('The Silent Force') were offered to care institutions for the elderly in the Netherlands.

In collaboration with International Theater Amsterdam (ITA) and the Golden Days Foundation, the theater performance was available via an ITA Live stream to 1,500 care institutions for the elderly in the Netherlands. 'De Stille Kracht' is based on the book by Louis Couperus and was directed by Ivo van Hove with Halina Reijn and Gijs Scholten van Aschat in the lead roles.

It is not yet known what the fund can organize in 2021 due to COVID-19. Preparations are currently being made to make a Rijksmuseum virtual tour for seniors in care institutions. But of course the fund hopes to be able to take them to the museum or theater for a visit again soon!

Support the fund

Every extra donation is welcome. The fund chooses a new project to support every year. In the past, we worked with, amongst others, Resto VanHarte, the Red Cross, Alzheimer Nederland and the ComputerPlusBus (in cooperation with the National Fund for the Elderly). You can donate to the KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds via IBAN account number NL77INGB0004792277, please state KPN MCF donation.

Discover the various initiatives of the KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds.

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