Food Banks

Local food banks provide food packages and hygiene products to people in need. A food package will support a family of 4 and people up until recently working in the tourism industry. Example: A donation of $75 will support a family of 4 persons for one week.

Warm Meals for Vulnerable Groups

Several initiatives provide warm meals for the most vulnerable groups: elderly, people in complete isolation & homeless people. Example: A donation of $25 will feed one person in need with one warm meal a day for one week.

#Happytogiveback to The One Happy Island

The whole world has been deeply affected by COVID-19 and everyone everywhere is doing what they can to overcome these difficult times. We hope that you, reading this now, are well and safe.

Aruba, known as ‘One happy Island’ and your ‘home away from home’ is unfortunately no exception. After the closing of our border, tourism has come to a complete halt. As a result, thousands of people have already lost their jobs and many more will. According to projections (Standard and Poor’s), Aruba will be one of the most affected economies in the world.

Our Initiative

CEDE Aruba, established in 1986, is a local community foundation that supports many non-profits and volunteer projects on our island. With this #happytogiveback platform we now reach out to all friends of Aruba. We know these are hard times for everyone. Yet, we also know how many people love our island and would like to return shortly. This is why we encourage you to make a small donation. All donations
will support volunteer projects and initiatives that will benefit our shared love; Aruba.


Xander Bogaerts

Aruban MLB Shortstop Boston Red Sox

Rachel Brathen

Yoga Girl

Aruba Ray Ellin

Comedian, Host & Producer

Diana Mosher-Herrera

Instagram Influencer & Traveler

Sarah-Quita Offringa

Aruban Windsurfing World Champion

Edward Cheung

Principal Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Lisette Malmberg

HopeAruba Movement Foundation


Daniel Tecklenborg

Extends a personal invitation for your support.