Forty projects registered for second SXM DOET

POSTED: 03/1/16 5:52 PM

St. Maarten News – More than thirty organizations have registered 40 projects to be executed during the Kingdom’s and Sint Maarten’s largest volunteer campaign SXM DOET on March 11 and 12.

The initiative is executed locally by the Be The Change Foundation partnered with private citizens, and funded by the Dutch Oranjefonds.

On Friday February 19th, over 35 organizations participating in SXM DOET received promotional packages made up of helpful items for the proper execution of the projects and activities. The packages included vouchers from SXM DOET partners for exclusive offers and free materials; t-shirts, caps, and other accessories for the projects’ volunteers; as well as flyers, posters, car flags, reusable tote bags to help recruit volunteers to their cause. Additionally, many of the organizations that applied for funding to receive up to $650 for their projects were approved by the Oranjefonds.

Last year’s SXM DOET was the first event of its kind with over 1,000 volunteers lending a helping hand at over 30 projects and activities around the island. The SXM DOET team and volunteers expect 2016 to be even bigger and better.

Projects are filling up and many are already “closed” by having reached the full number of volunteers required to complete the project. Nevertheless, some very intriguing projects still need volunteers. Signing up is very easy and can be done online at www.sxmdoet.com.

This year there is a wide array of projects such as: donation drives to feed the needy, environmental cleanups, greenhouse construction for edible gardens, fun activity days for underprivileged citizens and special needs communities, animal welfare initiatives and beautification projects.

SXM DOET organizations must come up with projects that are beneficial to their own cause that require tasks that the organizations could not otherwise do, due to lack of resources. In just two days volunteers can help make a profound difference for organizations that already do so much for the community.

Exhibiting great corporate social responsibility are many local businesses that have partnered with SXM DOET thus far, including Heavenly Water, Kooyman, Divico Distributors, Greenfingers, Cake House, Easy Print, Firgos, Laser 101, and RMG Designs.

For further information please contact the SXM DOET project team by emailing to info.sxmdoet@gmail.com or by calling +1 721 580 1437.

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