AB is supporting Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen by collecting money for the rights and reception of fleeing people.
As of today, when purchasing concert tickets online, you can make a donation that will go entirely to Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen. At the start of the new concert season (in late September) you can deposit coins and notes in the collection boxes during shows in AB. For every drink cup that you donate during the concerts, ten eurocents will go to the good cause.
You’ll also run into the Vluchtelingenwerk team at Boterhammen In Het Park and Feeërieën. Be sure to drop by our chalet in the Warande Park and throw your contribution, large or small, in our collection box.
Your donation helps Vluchtelingenwerk to assist asylum seekers and support them (opvangen en ondersteunen), welcoming them with fresh soup and important information about the asylum procedure in their own language.
Charlotte Vandycke of Vluchtelingenwerk informs us: “Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen is committed to helping people on the run. We do that together with 50 member-organisations and many enthusiastic volunteers. Every day, asylum seekers can head to our Startpunt for a warm welcome and information. We follow developments in the asylum laws and share our knowledge with lawyers and counsellors.”
What’s more, the organisation makes concrete proposals in consultation with governments and political parties. Charlotte: “We work on integration and housing for recognized asylum seekers. Aside from that, we also organize individual care for asylum seekers and bundle hospitable initiatives in Flanders and Brussels in our campaign Gastvrije Gemeente.”
More info about the organisation can be found on their website.