Social legacy

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  • Oxfam Solidarity

  • Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organisations working in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. They work directly with communities and they seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Organise your action
    • Send greeting cards

    www.oxfam.org 
    Tel. +32 2 412 12 50

  • Les Petits Riens    

  • 'Les Petits Riens' (npo) promotes solidarity of proximity! Thanks to your generosity, their social workers help 1500 people every year who, here and now, live in poverty and social exclusion. Their association exists thanks to the thousands of people who support them. You too can help them in their fight against poverty! With your support they can continue to develop their existing projects (social grocery store, refurbishing of the commons in the shelter, strengthening of the teams of social workers), but also implement a series of new projects deemed necessary to respond to the rise in poverty in Belgium (establishment of a specific youth shelter and a drug rehabilitation centre for residents in coordination with the health sector).

     

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • Make charity donation
    • To do voluntary service

    www.petitsriens.be
    Tel. +32 2 537 30 26

  • The Samaritans

  • The organisation 'The Samaritans' is an npo under Belgian law created in 1994 by Mr. Claude Vander Elst. The main purpose of the organisation is to provide assistance to the homeless and other needy people in Brussels through a weekly distribution of soup and sandwiches in the corridor of Central Station.
    At the same time, we try to provide blankets, and sleeping bags, especially to those sleeping in the street. All of this is dependent on the donations that we receive. The distribution takes places weekly on Tuesday evening at 19:30 in the corridor that connects Central Station with the Brussels metro. A restaurant provides us the whole year long with soup, our volunteers take care of the sandwiches, and several bakeries provide bread and pastries.

    www.samaritans.org
    Tel. +32 2 472 33 03 30

  • SHOE BOX OPERATION

  • Launched in 1999 by "The Samaritains" of Brussels, the campaign donated nearly 15,500 shoe boxes for the homeless and the poor of Belgium in 2011! These gifts are distributed by various charitable associations during the year-end holiday season (The Samaritains, 'Les Restos du Cœur', Poverello...).The shoe boxes contain 8 or 9 food items and beverages (non-alcoholic, non-perishable, easy to open and ready to eat) and a season's greetings card. When filled, they are wrapped as Christmas gifts. 

    www.shoe-box.be

  • Restos du Cœur

  • The 'Restos du Cœur' (Restaurants of the Heart) offers a welcoming and friendly place aimed at meeting the nutritional needs of people living in unstable environments and/or severe poverty. It endeavours to tackle all social welfare problems and to find the appropriate solutions. The work it does is, as far as possible, of a preventative nature: its goal is to avoid the worsening of social damage from which the users of its services suffer. It is concerned with both the social contexts that give rise to poverty and the victims of it. Today, the Federation of 'Restos du Cœur de Belgique' encompasses 15 Restos (11 in Wallonia, 2 in Flanders and 2 in Brussels) spread all over Belgium.

     

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Organise an action
    • Buy the book " Au cœur des restos " 

    www.restosducoeur.be 
    Tel. +32 81 22 88 26

  • Poverello

  • The confrontation with poverty, in all its variety is a real schooling. Medicine, theories, therapies barely offer solace. They need someone who says "hello", who smiles or jokes. Someone who has time and who has opened his heart, letting them know they're worth it, showing acceptance and respect. Not only the reception has grown, the number of volunteers who were touched by the poverty and who have found a concrete way of doing something about it via Poverello, has also grown. They come from all levels of society, all age-groups, some come one day a week and others stay permanently. Together the ensure that the food in prepared and served, that the dishes are done and that the premises are well-kept. This is a spontaneous and gratefull way to share part of your life with those who are caught in the margin of society. When trust grows, one becomes important for each other.  

    How to support them?

    • To do voluntary service

    www.poverello.be
    Tel. +32 2 511 52 12

  • Street Nurses

  • The development and the realization of nursing care for homeless people, particularly in the centre of Brussels, is the principal goal of 'Infirmiers de Rue' (npo). Our work on the street consists of decentralizing health care and meeting homeless people. We wish to act directly where they are, in their environment, free of charge. Health is a prime necessity for a minimum of well-being, whether in a rich or precarious environment.

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Organise an action
    • Make a solidaritary gift

    www.infirmiersderue.be
    Tel. +32 2 265 33 00

  • Doctors of the World

  • Doctors of the World are committed to the treatment of the most vulnerable population groups in Belgium and worldwide: disaster victims, minority groups, refugees, street-children, homeless people and those who do not have access to health care. Next to this, it also denounces any violation of human rights and dignity, and strives to ameliorate better living conditions for population groups. Doctors of the World's home mission mainly consists of coordinating medical and paramedical voluntary staff (doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, intake, ...).

    How to support them ?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Organise an action
    • Buy a solidaritary gift

    www.medecinsdumonde.be 
    Tel. +32 2 648 69 99

  • Doctors without Borders

  • Doctors Without Borders/'Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organisation working in nearly 70 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • Organise your action
    • Raise funds

    www.doctorswithoutborders.org
    Tel. +32 2 474 74 74

  • Red Cross

  • Every year, Red Cross volunteers prepare the "big freeze" plan to provide help to homeless and vulnerable people once the winter temperatures set in. From Verviers to Brussels, taking in Charleroi and Namur on the way, various social welfare initiatives are thus set up. With many different activities in Belgium and abroad behind it, the Red Cross offers business enterprises opportunities to work with it if they wish to get involved in social welfare activities and activities to assist the poorest among us. The Belgian Red Cross has more ad-hoc needs, often linked to the organisation of certain events or the replacement of the equipment it needs for its everyday management. See their terms of partnership. 

     

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Partnership 

    www.croix-rouge.be 
    Tel. +32 2 371 31 11

  • Action Damien

  • Action Damien' is a npo that fights against leprosy and tuberculosis (tbc) in 17 countries in Asia, Africa and South-America. In 2005 Action Damien detected and treated more than 216 463 patients. The key words in this organisation are: specialised medical aid, long term functioning, scientific support, international collaboration and working with local staff. 'Action Damien' coordinates all her actions in collaboration with an international federation (ILEP) and works closely together with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The activities in the project countries occur always within the framework of the Departments of Public Health of those countries. The agreements regarding the support of national programmes for the fight against tbc and leprosies are established in conventions that have the duration of five years.

     

    How to support them ?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Partnership

    www.actiondamien.be
    Tel. +32 2 422 59 11

  • UNICEF 

  • UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. They have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes them unique among world organisations, and unique among those working with the young.

    www.unicef.be
    Tel. +32 2 230 59 70

  • Plan Belgium

  • Plan Belgium is a Belgian-based, independent non-governmental organisation (ngo), member of the international Plan Federation, aiming to ameliorate the living conditions of children in the South in a structural way. Projects: Development programmes regarding health care, education, environment, income improvement and awareness, promoting and implemantation of children's rights, as stated in the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, through childfriendly community development, raising awareness with the Belgian governing agencies and public on the importance of an international collaboration on children's rights, resulting in the creation of a social basis for Belgian development policy which has also been adapted since.

     

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Buy their gift cards
    • Organise your plan

    www.planbelgique.be 
    Tel. +32 2 504 60 00

  • Les Stations de Plein Air 

  • For more than 75 years, 'Les Stations de Plein Air' (npo) has been developing activities for children during the school holidays. The association looks after children between the ages of 3 and 15 on the Parmentier park site in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. The activities are open to everyone, especially the most impoverished children.

    Most of this assistance enables them to expand childcare facilities to playgrounds for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

     

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation

    www.parcparmentier.be
    Tel. +32 2 779 88 47

  • Badje

  • Bruxelles Accueil et Développement pour la Jeunesse et l'Enfance est né en 1998. C'est une fédération pluraliste d'organismes bruxellois qui travaillent dans l'accueil de l'enfance. Ce mouvement s'est constitué pour défendre un secteur jusque-là invisible aux yeux des pouvoirs publics : l'accueil extrascolaire. Une thématique transversale mobilise Badje dans toutes ses actions : l'intégration des enfants porteurs de handicap dans l'accueil extrascolaire.

    www.badje.be   
    Tél. +32 2 248 17 29

  • Make-A-Wish

  • For a sick child, having a wish come true is a magical occasion in two ways. Firstly, because he'll experience his dream, of course, but also because he'll get to share it with his family and friends. Because Make-A-Wish gives the child the opportunity to be the catalyst for positive occasions that he can share with those close to him. The children continue to hold those times close to their hearts. For them, all the glimmers of hope and happiness give them so much support to help them deal with their everyday lives and positive energy to help them recover. For these good reasons, the volunteers and patrons of and donors to Make-A-Wish do everything they can to make these wishes come true. They would like to do more and better. And for that, they need you, a little of your time, your financial support and your network of contacts.

     

    How to support them ?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Sponsor
    • Make a wish

    www.makeawishsud.be 
    Tel. +32 2 420 22 24

  • CliniClowns

  • In the early years, CliniClowns Foundation only performed for seriously ill children. Meanwhile the field of activity of CliniClowns has extended and now includes children's wards of more than a houndred hospitals and other care institutions. No longer is a distinction made relating to the nature of the illness or the duration of the admission. They also perform for disabled children nowadays.

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • Organise your action

    www.cliniclowns.be   
    Tel. +32 3 458 79 00

  • Foundation against Cancer

  • The Foundation against Cancer was founded in 1983 and, with over 500,000 members, is involved with the most active cancer leagues in Europe. The Foundation is the only humanitarian organisation operating against cancer at the national level, within the limits of the federal and regional institutional and taking into account the priorities in health. The Foundation against Cancer aims to support Research, to achieve social actions and conduct information campaigns and health education.

    Their mission is to promote and develop the fight against cancer in all its forms, without borders, without distinction of language, religion or race, without philosophical or religious discrimination and apolitical manner. The Foundation receives virtually no subsidy, except for special events or actions.

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service
    • Organise an action
    • Partnership

    www.cancer.be
    Tel. +32 2 800 15 802

  • mimi foundation

  • The mimi foundation helps cancer patients to maintain their dignity in order to help them fight the disease more effectively. During their treatment, patients are offered three services free of charge: counselling by a psychologist, specialist beauty treatments and hairdressing advice. In 2011 almost 15,000 patients benefited from the services of the Mimi Foundation. Tenderness versus despair. Well-being versus pain. We offer another approach when tackling the disease with only one aim: to care and to heal.

    At the moment, the mimi foundation is present in 4 hospitals: 

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • Make a legacy
    • Organise an event
    • Buy a product

    www.mimi-foundation.org
    Tel. +32 2 645 01 90

  • Handicap International

  • Handicap International is an international, non-governmental organisation, mainly known for its fight against anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions and helping the victims of these unexploded devices. However, its mandate has been extended over the years and today includes providing assistance through work in various fields for people in developing countries with other kinds of disability.

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • Raise funds
    • To do voluntary service
    • Buy their gift cards

    www.handicapinternational.be
    Tel. +32 2 233 01 82

  • " Brussels for All " - AMT Concept

  • "Tourism for everyone" this is what AMT Concept is aiming for with their website " Brussels for All ". This site offers a diagnostic of accessibility for the persons with reduced mobility. The website is for people with disabilities, seeking information for their stay in Brussels; it is also an effective tool for travel agencies and tour operators, transport or accommodation service providers. This site provides information about the availability of accommodation facilities, hotels, restaurants, retail spaces, sports and recreation.

    www.brusselsforall.be
    Tel. +32 2 705 03 48

  • Ligue Braille

  • 'La Ligue Braille', founded in 1922, is dedicated to providing continuing education to those who prepare braille, and to providing braille materials to persons who are visually impaired. All members join as individuals. Many of them work through philanthropic, religious or service groups in their own communities or are professionals in related fields. All serve in a volunteer capacity, including those on the Board of Directors.

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation 
    • To do voluntary service
    • Buy gift cards
    • Provide employment 

    www.braille.be
    Tel. +32 2 533 32 11

  • Gratte  

  • 'Gratte' is the name of a deserted little hamlet in the Ardèche, which a handful of Belgians came across in the late sixties. Leading them were Alain Roba and his wife. They fell in love with the site and endeavoured to link this settlement with their other passion: the integration of disabled people into the most normal possible living facilities.

    This was how the Gratte project came about: organising holiday camps to restore the hamlet, which consisted mainly of four houses, by inviting both able-bodied and disabled young people there.

     

    How to support them?

    • To do voluntary service
    • Organise an action

    www.gratte.org
    Tel.+32 2 535 70 80

  • WWF

  • WWF was the product of a deep concern held by a few eminent gentlemen who were worried by what they saw happening in our world at that time. Since those early days WWF has grown up to be one of the largest environmental organisations in the world. Currently there are more than 1300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world.

    WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. In order to achieve this mission, WWF focuses its efforts on two broad areas: Biodiversity and Footprint. There are many things we can all do to limit our impact on the planet. By making small changes in the way eat or use energy, we can begin to ease the pressure on our natural resources.

    How to support them ?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service 

    www.wwf.be
    Tel. +32 2 340 09 99

  • Greenpeace

  • Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by: Catalysing an energy revolution, defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves, protecting the world's ancient forests and the animals, plants and people that depend on them, working for disarmament and peace by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, creating a toxic free future, campaigning for sustainable agriculture, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.

     

    How to support them?

    • Make a donation
    • To do voluntary service

    www.greenpeace.org
    Tel. +32 2 274 02 00

  • Association pour le Volontariat

  • 'L'Association pour le Volontariat' was set up in 1974 with the aim of promoting voluntary work. Over the years, 'L'Association pour le Volontariat' has learned a lot about the association and voluntary sector. Its activities and advice have continually taken into account the sociological development of voluntary work. Today, 'L'Association pour le Volontariat' is recognised in the association sector and on the General Council of Volunteers as an umbrella association of voluntary work in Brussels and Wallonia.

     

     

    How to support them?

    • To do voluntary service

    www.volontariat.be 
    Tel. +32 2 219 53 70