Thank you so much for considering a donation, be it to us or asylum seekers in your country (or outside of it).
On this website you can donate an amount of your own choosing to either WOW-EFFECT Theater or an organisation that helps refugees either on a local or nationwide level.
You can donate an amount of your choosing to one of our projects, WOW-EFFECT Theater in general or one of our partners. You can choose where your money goes by choosing a project for it in the form on the right.
There are the projects you can choose from:
A donation to WOW-EFFECT Theater means that you will contribute to the culture of English-languaged amateur theater in Nijmegen, Kleve and surrounding areas.
WOW-EFFECT Theater is a non-profit multicultural amateur theatre company located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. We write, produce and perform our own theatre plays in the English language with members from all walks of life and different cultural backgrounds.
For this, we need a steady stream of income. As of now, all costs for our productions are carried by our members, gracious donations and subsidies by the city of Nijmegen. This keeps WOW-EFFECT Theater active and able to continue existing, but allows only for minimal growth.
To be able to offer our members and the outside world more, we depend on donations and like-minded individuals to enable us financially. If you’d like to be one of our benefactors, feel free to donate whatever amount you see fit. If you also leave us your name and email address, we will be sure to reach out to you in thanks and make sure that you will get the best seats and tickets to our performances.
In 2016, WOW-EFFECT Theater presented their third self-written play, HOME AGAIN. The play was based on experiences and stories of refugees, was performed three times (in Nijmegen and Kleve) and continues to grow beyond what we had imagined.
Our audience has reached out to us to tell us that HOME AGAIN has touched them and made them aware of a refugee’s journey to safety and freedom, while refugees themselves thanked us countless times for representing their human stories and emotions on stage.
It has come so far that one of our ex-members, now residing in Rome, Italy, has come to us to suggest we perform at a local theater in Rome, to spread the message of HOME AGAIN in Italy, a country that has been touched even more directly by the “refugee crisis”.
To make a performance in Rome possible, however, we do need a few more funds. At this very moment a dedicated team is trying to prepare all documents needed to start fundraising in Italy (and Nijmegen/Kleve), but even this step costs us not only time and energy, but also money.
If you would like to donate to making a performance in Rome possible for us, please feel free to donate an amount of your own choosing to this project. If you leave us your name and email address, we will be sure to keep you up to date with our affords to make this performance(s) possible.
Haus Mifgash is an organisation in Kleve that offers a lot of community to those who are new in the area or country. From weekly women’s and men’s cafés, they offer German language courses for refugees, keep the memory of Jewish heritage in the area alive and actively help with the integration of migrants and refugees in Kleve and Nordrhein-Westfahlen.
ProAsyl is a German organisation that fights for the rights of every human being – local, immigrant or refugee. When it comes to refugee work they help individuals to stand their ground and not be treated as “just another refugee” by helping them in court, providing them with necessities and documenting human rights violations.
Stichteing Vluchtling is a Dutch organisation that aims to help refugees in the Netherlands and beyond. They are busy with education the public, raising awareness of problems refugees face in their home country and their host country and help raise funds to ease those problems, if possible.
VluchtelingenWerk Oost-Nederland aims to provide support and help to humans newly arrived in Oost-Nederlands (Gelderland and Overijssel) and to help them ease into their new living situations. They organise language programs, activities and help with anything legal and critical for everyday life.