The organization “The Samaritans” is an not-for-profit organization under Belgian law. “The Samaritans” asbl was created in 1994 by Mr. Claude Vander Elst. The main purpose of the organization is to provide assistance to the homeless and other needy people in Brussels through a weekly distribution of food.
At the same time, we try to provide blankets, and sleeping bags, especially to those sleeping in the street. All of this is dependent on the donations that we receive.
This happens every Tuesday evening, FOR THE MOMENT, FROM 7.00pm till 8.00pm, behind the Central Station, at Cantersteen.
A caterer provides us the whole year long with soup, our volunteers take care of the sandwiches and the hot meals. Several bakeries provide bread and pastries.
Apart from this main activity, we offer, a festive dinner, including a starter, a main dish, and a dessert. The whole meal is accompanied by soft drinks.
We shall not forget him!
Claude was the founder of our association and will stay forever its Honorary President.
He died at the age of 68 on Dec. 11, 2013 after a long illness. In addition to the association, Claude had also founded the Saint-Julien school (the name of his grand son) in Togo.
Do not forget him.
“You have not really lived today if you do not give something to someone that will never give it back to you”