The goal of Held@Home is to reach out to people who are less fortunate, feel lonely or need a visit. Everyone knows someone close to them who has been affected by Covid-19, in one way or another.
Normally, Project Held regularly goes on mission trips with a team to a number of our projects. During these trips we meet many children and adults in the children's homes and the surrounding villages, we distribute as much as possible and encourage these people.
Unfortunately, traveling due to Covid-19 is currently not possible and the idea has arisen to do what we do during our travels in the Netherlands.
This means that we visit people who could use a visit and encouragement, such as the elderly, the singles, the refugees, etc. Our motto during our travels is 'stop for the one'. Have a chat, bring a present, a hot meal, something that makes that one person feel loved. Of course we can't go out with a group now, but we will visit someone with a maximum of 2 people. You can join the Project Held team, but you can also do something in your own environment for the people around you and give them a helping hand.
This can be done in various ways. Of course we want to help you with this and have already put a number of ideas on paper:
• When Corona got hold of our country, many people started delivering their extra stock of tulips, flowers and packages around to people who could use a helping hand. This is still a warm gesture. We at Project Held have put together packages that contain an encouraging card and a nice sweet gift. This way you have a topic of conversation and people can think about it again when you are gone. The packages cost €5.95 and if you buy 5 pieces, we will send them to you for €25 (excluding shipping costs). In addition to these packages, which we sell through our webshop, we also have a number of beautiful encouragement cards for sale. Please feel free to take a look at our new webshop.
• You can bring someone a bag or box with some groceries when someone has been affected by Corona and may have lost a job or work fewer hours.
• Pray for God to bring someone to your mind to bring you a package. If we let God's love flow, it is inevitable that people will be touched.
We would really appreciate it if you could tell us where you have visited and were able to encourage someone. We will make a map of the Netherlands and place hearts where Held@Home has been active.
Together we make the difference!
*If you would rather join our team and participate in the Held@Home team, you can register via firstname.lastname@example.org. At the moment there are already various activities on the program and it would be great if you would like to participate in them.