A present from Saint Nicholas for every child (in Ghent)


Every year, thousands of children look forward to the arrival of St Nicholas. Although for more than 200 children in poverty or on the run, this is not evident. That is why Een Hart voor Vluchtelingen, S.M.A.K., De Rode Lotus vzw, De Sloep vzw and Hand in Hand and Sociaal 9050 (the Ghent solidarity fund) join forces to give them a present after all.

The organisations are calling for new toys to be donated so that those children will get a real St Nicholas present from St Nicholas on Sunday 4 December. Afterwards, they can then briefly visit the S.M.A.K. and attend a workshop.

Starting next weekend, you can donate new toys (or make a donation) for children between 0 and 12 years old. The toys do not have to be packed, the volunteers will do that themselves.

On Sunday 4 December 2022, the children will then receive their gift from Saint Nicholas. Afterwards, they can visit S.M.A.K. and attend a workshop.

Practical information
  • Gifts will be collected every weekend in November (from November 12 to 27, 2022) in Hall 1 at S.M.A.K., between 14:00 and 17:00.
  • The St Nicholas party will continue on 4 December 2022 from 14:00. St Nicholas will visit and the children will receive their gifts.
  • A donation can be made on this account number BE04 8901 5426 8831 stating: Saint Nicholas.
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