The Brussels Helpt campaign was good for 30,082 euros this year. That makes BRUZZ just announced. All of the collected amount will go to Nakama vzw, a collective of young Brussels residents who are committed to the children and young people of Brussels.
‘Brussels Helps’ is the annual solidarity action of BRUZZ in collaboration with its Brussels partners. This year, Brussels Helpt supports the youth organization Nakama. Nakama is Japanese for ‘friend’ and that is what the volunteers of the organization aim to be for the younger generation through activities and support. The non-profit organization does not yet want its own structural basis, something for which it wants to invest.
This weekend the third edition of the Great Spaghetti Battle was organized throughout Brussels. This year, a total of 2,600 pastas were offered at more than 50 addresses in the city, from private individuals as well as community centers and other organizations.
The Grote Brussel Helpt Spaghettislag took my place this year, a day before new stricter corona measures were announced and her and more infections were established. “The organizers have handled it very carefully and flexibly,” says commercial director of BRUZZ, Ineke Le Compte. “GC Kontakt, for example, switched to takeaway very quickly.”
Initially, the final score for the number of pasta sold was around 1,500, but in the last few days that number rose to 1,913 portions sold. Last week, spaghetti was also served in Brussels schools, the Erasmus University College and the VUB. They also contribute to the production of Brussels Helps. By the way, you can support Brussel Helpt and Nakama vzw until Sunday evening with a donation.