Mercon Social Fund.


Mercon tries to be right in the middle of the community: in the city of Gorinchem where Mercon’s head office resides but also far away to help people in developing countries. All Mercon employees can suggest charity funds, sport clubs or even personal situations which could use some help. In the Mercon Social Fund committee it is decided which charities or individual cases will be sponsored.

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A few examples of activities sponsored by the Mercon Social Fund:


  • As a local employer, Mercon annually sponsors the Carpenter Village. This is a holiday program for school children in the age of 6 to 12 who build under supervision a wooden village. It is a first encounter with learning a trade or profession
  • Since many years Mercon is also sponsor of the Festivities Week in Gorinchem with lots of bands, DJ’s and theatre. During this Festivities Week 14 local talents are given the opportunity to show their performance on stage.
  • Local soccer clubs are helped with financial contributions
  • Sponsoring of the training for therapists of the Asociación Abrazos who provide care for children with autism in the region Cusco in Peru

  • The Amsterdam – Dakar race with additional sponsorship for the local African Community
  • The Ropa Run: Rotterdam- Paris athletic run for fight against cancer etc.
  • Diving with Dolphins in Curacao for an employee’s child with severe epilepsy
  • The climbing of the Mont Ventoux by a team of Mercon colleagues who wanted to cycle for children with a severe heart disease
  • The installation of a water pump for the African village of Kalami in Mali in co-orperation with charity organisation African Promise