I know Fridays on Best of Brussels are usually about food, but I’m making an exception today (sort of). I wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to read my little blog and follow me these past few months. What started out as a little experiment has turned into a full-time hobby! I’ve so enjoyed discovering new things going on around this great little city and sharing them with you, and look forward to much more in the year ahead. I’ll be signing off for the next couple of weeks but will be back in January.
In the spirit of giving thanks, I also wanted to share a way you can make a charitable contribution in Brussels over the holidays. I was shocked to learn that almost 15% of Belgians (1,500,000 people) live below the poverty line. Despite personal views on the social welfare state, we could all do more to give back to the community in which we live.
One easy thing to do is join the Shoe-box Campaign. Just fill an old shoebox with non-perishable food items, wrap it up with a greeting card and drop it off at one of the many storage facilities around Brussels. The boxes will be distributed by various charitable organizations (Les Samaritains, Restos du Coeur and others) during the holiday season to the homeless and underprivileged in Brussels. You can encourage your employer to participate as well.
What better way to help out while combing a love of food and shoes!
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and all the best for 2012!! See you in the New Year!
Images via Terra Gallery and Shoe-box.