Funds in Children & Youth

Rick Charns Memorial Find: Remembering Rick Charns with Gilbert Little League Fund
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Rick Charns Memorial Find: Remembering Rick Charns with Gilbert Little League Fund
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Rick Charns passing away unexpectedly on Monday, March 11th. Rick was first and foremost a loving father and husband to his nine-year-old son Nathan and his wife Lyn. You would be hard-pressed to find a picture of Rick without his family by his side. He often shared sweet family moments with friends at work, most recently texting “Proud Papa” to a colleague when Nathan hit a homerun at his spring baseball season opener.  Everyone who knew Rick here at work over his 17-year tenure knew that he was passionate about his projects, his customers, and supporting his team. Rick was instrumental in the success of the US DUV UIR team. He helped drive the team to meet seven out of seven upgrades to meet KPIs in the second half of 2023, a significant turn-around in their success.  In the past week alone, he told colleagues how proud he was of the team for beating the install cycle time commitment on their first NXT:1470 install, an achievement that resulted in an email recognition from the customer. A sentiment shared by many, one colleague put it into words well saying, “I always admired Rick’s dedication to his projects and to his project personnel. He was relentless in meeting his customer goals and ensuring that his people were properly supported throughout projects. His dedication to his family was beautiful to witness as well. He constantly spoke of his adoration for his wife and his aspirations for his young son.” He will be greatly missed by his family and so many at ASML. Anyone who knew Rick, knew how much he loved to watch his son play baseball. Rick's family is requesting donations to the Gilbert Little League in lieu of flowers.
Stichting Elim Fund
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Stichting Elim Fund
The Elim Foundation was founded on December 3, 1993 with the aim of: Building and maintaining facilities for the Elim Children's Home and all related projects that benefit the children. The idea for this arose when Cees Rijke came into contact with large groups of street children in Indonesia during his work as a tour guide. Cees has adopted several children and, among others, gave Isaac a name: Isaac Rijke Sayuna. When Isaac grew up, he wanted to help other children who, like him, no longer had a home or family to care for them. Cees' meeting with Rianne Noordzij resulted in the concrete plan for the establishment of the Elim Foundation. Isaac Rijke Sayuna is married to Nonoi. Together they have four children and Isaac and Nonoi manage the activities on site. Target group and the request for help Elim mainly focuses on children who have to miss their parents at a very young age. There are also stray children whose parents cannot care for them. The children in the Elim children's home often do not know when they were born. Most children have had traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, the children are already around ten years old when it turns out that things are going very badly for them. In this remote corner of Indonesia there are no local authorities that provide care, so the population has to rely mainly on private initiative, which is what Elim focuses on. ​ That is why care and attention for housing, education, nutrition, clothing and medical care for those children is still desperately needed. Isaac and Nonoi and the employees of the Elim Foundation want to break the negative spiral and give children the chance for a better life.
Sport for Teens in Risk Fund
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Sport for Teens in Risk Fund
The Small Group Home for young children in Lyulin (Sofia, Bulgaria) was established as part of a project by a non-governmental organization in collaboration with Sofia Municipality. It comprises an apartment where children ranging from 5 to 12 years old are accommodated. All of them have some form of illness or mild disability, and their families are facing difficult socio-economic circumstances, making it challenging for them to provide adequate care. The children are looked after by a social worker and women who are with them around the clock. These children have now grown older. The oldest girl is 19 years old and attends high school, while the others are teenagers. The only boy among them, the brother of the 19-year-old girl, is 9 years old. Presently, three girls and three teenagers reside in the Lyulin apartment. They attend school and participate in a therapeutic workshop at the "Hedgehogs" Center, which is also overseen by our organization. Through donations, we provide them with opportunities for vacation and variety - every summer, they have the chance to visit the sea and the mountains. The sea, in particular, is their most cherished destination. These young individuals possess diverse interests, and it is our responsibility to offer them extracurricular activities that they find enjoyable, activities that will contribute to their personal growth and well-being. Thus far, we have identified several fitting activities that align with their interests, such as drumming in the Rhythm Workshop, dancing, swimming, soccer, theater, and more. To facilitate these activities, we require funds to cover participation costs, as well as expenses for transportation and an accompanying staff member. Within the Center, there is a woman who cannot leave due to her responsibilities in meal preparation, cleaning, and ensuring the children's attendance at school. An African proverb aptly characterizes our situation: "It takes a village to raise a child"! Through your support, we aim to provide our teenagers with their preferred sports and activities, enabling them to develop their skills, fulfill their potential, and experience well-being and happiness. Financial Goal: $4,000 USD (for one year, covering sports and engaging activities for leisure time for 6 children).