Throughout its history, the Van Weelde Shipping Group has been involved in charity fundraising as a matter of course. The company regularly supports all leading Dutch charities, such as the Prinses Maxima Foundation, as well as various international initiatives.
VWSG’s biggest charitable contribution in the Netherlands goes to the Palletier Foundation in Capelle aan den Ijssel, which the company is supporting on an ongoing basis. The charity’s work includes running the Pallieterburght. This state-of-the-art facility provides nursing and palliative care for children who are seriously ill, in partnership with the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital.
Toys for the Philippines: Since establishing a ship management company in Manila in 2001, the company’s presence as an employer has benefitted both Filipino crews and the wider population in the region. For many years, VWSG has been collecting toys in the run-up to Christmas and other public holidays. A veritable mountain of toys is regularly shipped to the office in Manila, then distributed to numerous children by company staff.