Earlier I spoke on this website about the work I do for charities, foundations and social enterprises. Since 1 January 2021, I have not been doing this work alone anymore. I do this with my partner Roderick Oudemans under the name Elefunds. Elefunds stands for elephants and fundraising. Elephants are powerful herd animals to us and that is exactly what we do. Together we bring people ("herds") together by inspiring and connecting them by designing and realizing fundraising events, actions, projects and campaigns. Nothing is better than being allowed to do something based on your passion and thus help others towards a new future.
We also have a foundation, Stichting Donatiebeheer Elefunds. With this foundation we ensure that all donations from our own initiatives end up in the right place, including for Walk for Homs.
Naast dit alles zetten we ons ook ieder jaar vrijwillig in voor verschillende goede doelen, omdat wij het belangrijk vinden om ook op deze manier bij te dragen aan de wereld. Zo coachen we al twee jaar ieder vier jongeren op de middelbare school richting een mooie toekomst vanuit de organisatie Jinc. Daarnaast ben ik bestuurslid van Happy Planet Professionals, een beweging die elkaar stimuleert om duurzamer te ondernemen.
In addition to all this, we also volunteer every year for various charities, because we find it important to contribute to the world in this way. For example, we have been coaching four young people at secondary school towards a bright future from the Jinc organization for the past two years. I am also a board member of Happy Planet Professionals, a movement that stimulates each other to do business more sustainably.
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Comité van aanbeveling
"Father van der Lugt has done a great job in Homs, for both Christians and Muslims. The Walk for Homs wants to give people a helping hand in this ravaged city."
Gerard de Korte
Bishop of the diocese of 's Hertogenbosch
"The life of Father Frans van der Lugt sj was devoted to bringing people together, establishing solidarity and being there for the weakest in society. Where hatred grew, faith and love in him became stronger. That is why I wear the Walk for Homs a warm heart."
Johannes W.M. Hendriks
Bishop of the diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam
With the support of Walk for Homs, the Jesuits in Syria can continue the work of Father Frans in the city of Homs. The Jesuit Refugee Service provides education to children of all population groups.
Jan Stuyt sj
Jesuit priest in Amsterdam
"Let's move forward (Ila l-aman), don't stop!" was the motto of Father Frans. So that his work continues! That's why I support Walk for Homs!"
Geert van Dartel
Chairman of the Council of Churches in the Netherlands
"Years ago, when I saw a documentary about priest Frans van der Lugt, I was touched by his dedication, sacrifice and compassion. What a great man! He is an inspiration to work for victims in Syria. I think Walk for Homs is a great initiative!"
Director Fundraising & Communication ZOA