Thousands take part in Dutch volunteering day
Several thousand people took part in Make a Difference Day to highlight the value of volunteering
2 November 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - On Friday and Saturday, nearly 30 thousand people in the Netherlands took part in Make a Difference Day, to highlight the value of volunteering.
In the largest project, around 11,000 people headed into the countryside to carry out landscape maintenance work.
There were also a wide range of smaller initiatives. In the city of Almere, 1,500 schoolchildren set out with dustbin bags and litter spikes to clean up the streets.
Players from The Hague's ADO football club offered their services for sick children in the Ronald McDonald House, and Minister of Social Affairs Piet Hein Donner and other leading Christian Democrats went to work in a nursing home.
Radio Netherlands/ Expatica