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THE CCB GIVES BACK!
One of the objectives of the Canadian Club of Belgium is to support charity and to give back to the communities that we currently reside in. A large percentage of all membership fees as well as the money raised through the club's fund-raising goes to support the following Belgian charities:
Le Refuge – Les Salanganes
This charity is a state home for children who have been taken away from their parents because of abuse or neglect. The charity houses approximately thirty children at any one time varying in age from three to fifteen years old. Along with the money given to the charity, the CCB organizes three special parties during the year for the children. The parties help the children to celebrate Hallowe'en, Christmas and Easter. If you would like to help out with the organization of the parties and/or attend one, please email the Charities Coordinator. More information can be found on their website www.lessalanganes.be.
The following are charities that the
club has supported in the past:
Fisher House provides accommodation to families of wounded Canadian soldiers
(and other nationalities) airlifted from Afghanistan to Germany. www.fisherhouse.org
Cyclo-Defi raises money for cancer research. www.conquercancer.ca
Serve the City is a global movement of volunteers showing kindness in practical
ways to people in need.
This state-funded day centre for children with multiple and severe physical and/or mental disabilities is where they can receive stimulation and therapy. More information can be found on their website www.lesperceneige.be.
Le Centre de Prévention des Violences Conjugales et Familiales
The centre is a transition house for women and their children trying to leave an abusive relationship. The centre offers counselling to help the women build up their self-esteem and work towards ending the cycle of violence. The CCB regularly collects items needed for the women who have sometimes had to leave their homes with nothing. More information about the charity can be found on their website www.cpvcf.org.
This charity provides ongoing and palliative home care. They provide support to patients and their families in the 19 municipalities of Brussels. Their goal is to allow patients to spend the time they have left together with their families. They look at the pain and other symptoms at the end of one's life as well as the psychological, social and how the family is coping. More information can be found on their website at www.continuingcare.be.