Amsterdam, 12 June 2016 - Local celebrities such as Karin Bloemen, Freek de Jonge, Marjolijn van Kooten, Dennis van der Gees and Nicolette van Dam contributed to the ten year anniversary of Emma at work. The charity evening took place at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, where the Okura-Emma at work award was handed out for the fourth time.
Over the last ten years, Emma at Work showed a lot of success in supporting chronical sick and disabled starters to find employment. Meanwhile about a 1000 starters found a job through Emma at Work. During the charity evening the young employees played a prominent role. The 21-year-old Alex ‘OneArmed drummer ' Wegman, known from Hollands Got Talent and ambassador of Emma at Work, gave a wonderful performance. Emma at Work is not subsidized by the government, so in order to be able to continue their work in the next decade, Emma at Work launched the so-called 'Club of 1000' during the anniversary celebrations. Companies commit themselves through this club for three years to support Emma at Work with the financial mediation of the young employees. NSGK doubled the proceeds from the evening with € 15.000, -
About the Okura - Emma at Work award
During the festive program the Okura - Emma at work award was rewarded for the fourth time. This annual award was created by companies who mean a lot to the target group. Other than the winner ABN AMRO, De Breiboerderij, DEEN Supermarkten, Stadsarchief Amsterdam and Unilever were nominated. The annual award is an initiative of Hotel Okura Amsterdam and Emma at Work. Hotel Okura Amsterdam supports the ambitions of Emma at Work and gave several starters the opportunity to gain work experience in various kitchens in the hotel.
About Emma Childrenshospital and Emma at Work
Emma at work was founded in 2006 in the Emma Children's Hospital to help young people with chronic illness or physical disability to find employment. Now they have the opportunity to actively participate in society. At the same time the financial safety net for this target group is getting smaller and the participation act requires an active attitude of employers towards people with a distance to the labor market. These developments contribute to the added value that Emma at Work has for young people with chronic illness or disability. ________________________________________________________________
Photo caption: Nominated companies for the Okura - Emma at Work award 2016 – won by ABN AMRO
For more information please contact Eva Lunshof from Emma at Work via 06 21883259