Starting on Friday the 28th of August, 10 radiostations and the national television station Tele Aruba will focus for 48 hours on raising as much funds as possible for the most vulnerable in our society. 100% of the funds will be donated to FPNC (food bank), YMCA (Meals on Wheels Program) and Ban uni Man pa Cria nos Muchanan (breakfast program at schools). On Sunday the 30th of August to the total amount raised will be announced.
Caya Betico Croes, the mainstream of Oranjestad, will be transformed in the ‘Happy to Give Back street’. For 48 hours cars are allowed to pass through, to check different activities taking place, as well as having the possibility to donate in front of Elite studio, the place where the DJ’s will be located for those 48 hours.
In the meantime, many initiatives have started already to raise funds, amongst others the possibility via Setar to donate via sms. Sms ‘duna’ to 222 to donate afl 1,- and ‘yuda’ to 250 to donate afl 5,-.
At many restaurants, gasstations and shopping places around the island, people will find donationboxes where they can donate their spare change, or donate online via a QR-code on the donation boxes. Participating organizations are: Gianni’s Group, Peanuts, Pizza Hut, Red Fish, The Kitchen Table, Así es mi Perú, Yemanja, Matthew’s, Dushi Bagels, Manchebo, Water’s Edge, The Kitchen, Suikertuin, Local Store, Muscles & Lungs, Kooyman, Paradera Gas Station, Aruba Happy Rentals, The Specialists, y Citgo San Nicolas.
Over the last weeks, volunteers of the Happy to Give Back initiative collected money on different roundabouts around the island and will continue these efforts till the 30th of August.
We invite every organization to create their own initiative, for example by donating a percentage of the revenue to Happy to Give Back, set up an employee-program, or become a partner during the radiothon and buy one or more of the 48hours. See below the infographic.
We believe together we can make a real difference!