Shots Charity Foundation makes first donation

Posted: November 3, 2016

Shots Media has announced that the Shots Charity Foundation has made its first donation of €5,000 to ‘De Liedjesfabriek’ (The Song Factory). The company announced the launch of the foundation during its annual Shots Party earlier this year, stating that it will focus on smaller, lesser-known charities that operate without overheads and expensive CEOs, allowing the full amount of any donations to go directly to those in need. During the Sales Week and the Shots Party, the foundation raised €14.029.40 and the donation to De Liedjesfabriek came from this fund.

Shots says the charity offers sick children a positive distraction through music and songwriting. Musicians visit children’s hospital wards with a ‘songmachine’ to write and record a personal song for each child. The charity also plans to visit sick children who are being taken care of at home but first it needs a bus which it can convert into a mobile recording studio. This will allow the charity to take children to their school or club while writing and recording their own song during the journey.

Shots owner Oscar Heijnen said: “We are really proud our new foundation and this ability to support many different small and lesser-known charities in doing what they do best – helping those in need. The Liedjesfabriek puts a smile on the faces of these sick children and helps them forget their troubles. Even if it is just for one day, to them it means the world and it really is something that they will remember for a long time. Knowing that we played a small part in this with our donation, makes us extremely proud.”

The Shots foundation has also donated €792 to The Alzheimers Society and more donations will be made to other small charities during the coming year.