Moral support and material help to those in need

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2010

29, avenue Odon Warland
1090
Brussels
+32 (0)487 310 488      

Social mission

To provide a space to meet and share for those in need: the marginalised, the homeless, pensioners, refugees, migrants…

 

Les biscuitsWhat do Les Biscuits do?

Every other Friday evening, volunteers gather in a place in Brussels to hand out food parcels (biscuits, tinned food, fruit, etc.) and warm drinks (coffee, tea and hot chocolate) to – on average - 80 beneficiaries.

 

Often, food parcel distributions tend to be impersonal. They leave very little room for conversation or personal contact.Les Biscuits’ activities, however, are all about relationships. They focus on engaging with people who live in social isolation. For some, these events are the only social activity they have. They allow volunteers to establish a relationship with beneficiaries that is based on trust. They lend a sympathetic ear. This is, in itself, a form of support. Occasionally,Les Biscuits provide more extensive support or refer beneficiaries to other more specialised organisations.

 

With time,Les Biscuits have increasingly focused on social cohesion. In addition to the Friday evening distributions, other activities are organised to strengthen the bond established with beneficiaries and improve their well-being: excursions, meals, cultural outings, cooking workshops, wellness days, etc.

What can you do to help?

Les Biscuits need donations to:

 

  • Prepare the parcels:Les Biscuits opt for a variety of healthy and qualitative food and non-food products: €400 for 80 parcels;
  • Organise regular activities: excursions, meals, cultural outings, etc. These activities allow beneficiaries to escape from their daily lives: €500 per activity.
  • Provide individual support: basic needs (food, clothing, etc.) or structural assistance (administrative, medical, legal, etc.): €50 per beneficiary per year.

 

Les Biscuits need volunteers to:

  • Welcome and engage with beneficiaries, every 1st, 3rdand 5thFriday of the month, between 19:30 and 22:00
  • Organise fundraising activities

 

Les Biscuits need materials, such as:

  • Non-perishable foods
  • Personal hygiene products

Update 2018


Release by Donorinfo - Last modification : 19/02/2019