It has almost become a tradition: every September, the Luxembourg brand PointCarré invites its customers to bring their old jeans back to the store for the benefit of the ASBL Les Petits Riens. Although citizens have been particularly solicited in terms of this year’s appeal for donations, PointCarré and Les Petits Riens draw a positive result from this 11th campaign. The multi-brand chain has indeed been able to collect no less than 12,533 jeans through its 29 points of sale! This donation will arrive at the ASBL Les Petits Riens on October 17, which is enough to show solidarity on the occasion of the World Day for the Fight against Poverty.
The jeans harvest took place from September 1 to 30 in PointCarré multi-brand stores. Sorted and counted, these jeans will soon be sent to the Petits Riens sorting center before being sold in the network’s second-hand stores. “This year, the profits from this action will be used to fund activities for the residents of the ‘Maison Parenté’. Our new foster home accommodates 16 homeless single-parent families who find a certain stability with us, allowing them to rebuild life projects ”, explains Claudia van Innis, communications officer for the ASBL Les Petits Riens.
The founder of the PointCarré brand, Xavier Goebels, is from the province of Luxembourg. The history of PointCarré began in 1995, in Bertrix. The province of Luxembourg: a region where the generosity of the inhabitants is no longer to come! The Luxembourgers brought back some 2,431 jeans for the benefit of Petits Riens!
Beyond this harvest, support for those who need to continue throughout the year. Find out about the various social actions of Les Petits Riens and comment on supporting the non-profit organization on the site https://petitsriens.be/soutenez-l-aide-aux-plus-%20demunis-en-belgique/