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We go the extra mile to make

a child smile.

Aartsen not only wants to grow the business of its suppliers, but also wants to contribute to the well-being of children. Aartsen Kids Foundation (AKF) has launched four different initiatives for children who could use a bit of encouragement. These initiatives contribute to their health, happiness and self-esteem. AKF works in partnership with primary schools and social workers, based on the same ‘nonstopfresh’ philosophy that Aartsen applies.

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Origin of Aartsen Kids Foundation


Contributing to children's happiness, health and self-esteem by giving them a helping hand. That has been Jack and Hellen Aartsen's wish since the establishment of Aartsen Kids Foundation (AKF) in 2007. To help guide this mission, four projects have been launched: Cool Treats, Children's Parties, December Gifts and School Supplies.


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Cool Treats

Cool Treats is an education initiative for primary schools, that allows children to playfully experience how delicious, fun and cool fruit and vegetables are. 

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Children’s Parties

Due to various circumstances, not every parent is able to offer their children a birthday party. For those children, Aartsen Kids Foundation has put together fun and complete packages.

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School Supplies

When children enter the first year of secondary school, they are expected to purchase various school supplies. Families who can't afford this expensive undertaking themselves, receive a school bag filled with supplies.

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December Gifts


For many children, receiving a gift is a bright spot in the dark month of December. Children for whom this isn't a given, are surprised with a present under the tree (Christmas), in their shoe (St. Nicholas), or just because...

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