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Antwerp, Belgium (2017) | Presents for the House of Stars

Employees in Stolthaven Antwerp Support the Reuse of Resources

A perfect fit! Helping others makes you happy.
A perfect fit! Helping others makes you happy.

The workforce at Oiltanking Stolthaven in Antwerp supported the reuse of resources by donating slightly worn working clothes to the Sterrenhuis. The Sterrenhuis is a charitable institution for people requiring care. 

When the HSSE department at Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp bought new work clothing for the employees this summer, the idea was floated to donate the used garments to a charity, as they were still in good condition. The colleagues picked Sterrenhuis (House of Stars), a facility where people with physical and/or mental disabilities are cared for during the day, or even live full-time. At Sterrenhuis, they are able to gain work experience (e.g. bake bread, craft wooden toys), participate in sports and all sorts of recreational activities, receive various types of assistance, and much more.

And so, on June 12, 2017, former Managing Director Geert Verhaeghe went to visit the organization bearing 60 raincoats, 35 body-warmers, twelve fleece shirts, and four pairs of trousers. The residents and visitors of the institution were very happy about the donation.