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Stichting Mamre

Hospitality to Strangers, wanderers and poor people in the City

The Stichting Mamre was set up in 1996 after a conference in Rotterdam on Urban Mission. At that moment it was the intention to give hospitality to mainly undocumented migrants in the city. Over the years services offered have changed slightly to suit the changing background of all kinds of uprooted people. The need for a beacon of hospitality that Mamre is, remains obvious for all uprooted people in the centre of the city of Rotterdam: strangers, wanderers and poor people. A haven is offered to them on Wednesdays in the Lower Hall of the Scots International Church, where tea and coffee, a warm meal and a listening ear and practical advice are available. From 10:30 till 14:00 hours volunteers welcome anyone who walks in, making them feel at home, listening to their stories, giving advice on institutions in the city, writing their letters and helping them with the languages Dutch and English.

Mamre does not receive any subsidy, apart from using the church hall for free. The Voedselbank provides the bulk of food which is collected by volunteers early in the morning on Wednesdays, but the deliveries are irregular. What is missing for a good warm meal is bought by Mamre additionally. Fresh products with a valid sell-by date are given to the visitors to take away. Nowadays Mamre’s walk-in is frequented by 35 up to 50 hungry souls.

NL27 INGB 0004 7583 54 of Stichting Mamre.
Mamre has an ANBI status (RSIN 8163.12.850), so gifts are tax deductible.
Tel. 010-4367769 of 06-29737489
News flashes
20 Sep 16

Rotterdam Homeless day

On 16 September the Pauluskerk organized the first Rotterdam Homeless day. The board of Mamre visited the meeting. According to the National Bureau of Statistics the number of homeless increases again. In 2015 it applies to 31.000 people sleeping on the street, under bridges, in public buildings, with family or friends. A number of reports were presented, Experts share their experiences. The day was closed with a meal together with the homeless.

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Activities

Activities

The walk-in On Wednesdays, from 10:30 until 14:00 hours, volunteers welcome anyone who enters the lower hall of the Scots International Church Rotterdam at the Schiedamse Vest, entrance Schiedamse Singel. All uprooted people in the centre of the city of Rotterdam are welcome: strangers, wanderers and poor people. The volunteers make them feel at home and listen to their stories. Available are: tea and coffee a warm meal a listening ear practical advices advice regarding the municipality help with letters…

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Volunteers

Volunteers

The commitment of its volunteers constitutes the heart of Mamre's activities. All contribute without any reward or compensation. Many volunteers have been involved with Mamre for years. Every Wednesday early in the morning food is collected from the Voedselbank. With a lot of creativity a delicious meal is cooked every time. Hands on are available to help the cook, to arrange tables and chairs, serving the food, washing the dishes and cleaning afterwards. Without volunteers no Mamre! Also the regular…

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About Us

About us

The Stichting Mamre was formally founded September 1st 2001. Since 27 September 2001 the foundation has been registered at the Chamber of Commerce with number 24326098. In the Articles of Association Biblical principles are acknowledged as its foundation. The initiative is interdenominational. The foundation does not employ co-workers and the Board does not get any reward. All work is done on a strictly voluntary basis. The foundation's objective is to offer hospitality to strangers, wanderers and poor people with different…

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Location

Location

Mamre is statutory established in Rotterdam, its formal visiting address being secretary’s  private address. "De facto" all activities take place from the Scots International Church Rotterdam at de Schiedamse Vest, entrance Schiedamse Singel. The foundation can freely use the lower hall of this church on Wednesdays. The Scots church is an English speaking protestant church that was established in Rotterdam  in 1643. The Scots church moved to its present location in 1952 after the destruction of the former church during…

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Contact

Contact

Mailing address: Calandstraat 20F 3061 CB Rotterdam Tel. 010-4367769 of 06-29737489 Email: info@mamre.nl Visiting address: Wednesdays 11:30 - 14:00 hours Schiedamse Vest 121 3012 BH Rotterdam

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Links

Links

Scots Church international Rotterdam Garden Wall Mosaic Voedselbank Rotterdam Pauluskerk Rotterdam Crisiscentrum Rotterdam Samen 010 Kerk in actie Vluchtelingenwerk Maasdelta Stichting Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt

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