Our 'Offer a Vacation' project is on hold since March 2020. Due to the corona pandemic, family vacations were not possible for our target group, because of the enhanced contamination risk for, among others, the sick child. This year, we will restart our vacation project. We have a backlog of more than two vacation years with consequently a high number of pending files. We count on the patience and understanding of all those that applied in the past and/or more recently.
Our Beyond the Moon 'Offer a Vacation' project (*) helps us offer families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to enjoy a memorable, cost-free vacation in a child-friendly environment and to spend carefree quality time together, far away from hospitals, before or after a medical treatment.
We strongly believe that a relaxing vacation is a fundamental right for everyone, especially for families with a sick child. We offer them only once a relaxing all-in cost-free family vacation to a destination that appeals to the children's imagination. Beyond the Moon takes care of everything. Families only need to pack their suitcases.
WE GIVE HOPE, ENERGY AND JOY: Families with a sick child constantly cherish the hope for better times and more enjoyable moments. The carefree family vacation offered by Beyond the Moon gives them the energy they need to experience some joy in their life and to continue their daily struggle against the disease. A Beyond the Moon vacation helps strengthen family ties.
THE ANNUAL OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROJECT
- book at least a family vacation per week (52 vacations/year)
- raise sufficient funds to finance these vacations
- offer the families unforgettable memories (seriously ill child, the parents and siblings)
- provide tangible results to our sponsors
TANGIBLE, GRATEFUL, TRANSPARENT
Raising money for Beyond the Moon means that you can see the tangible results of your contribution very close to home, as you can help a family from your own region or country. We are grateful for any kind of support and provide feedback by means of family testimonials to make your support transparent.
A sponsor can either finance the entire fee for sponsoring a family vacation or donate a smaller contribution, which will be added to donations from one or more sponsors. In the latter case, the sponsor will become a co-sponsor of a family. Moreover, we apply a specific process for families with a sick child coming from another European country, than Belgium.
(*) Note: Since the creation of Beyond the Moon in 2005 up to 2020, 705 family vacations were booked for families with a sick child. During that period, we provided holidays under the project name 'Sponsor a Family'. At the beginning of 2021, we changed this project name to 'Offer a Vacation'.