Toon did shopping for vzw Hubbie

When I became unemployed for technical reasons as a result of the coronavirus crisis, I quickly felt the need to spend my days on something meaningful. Via Brussels Helps, I wound up at the Hubbie non-profit association, which I helped by doing errands for their residents - with my bike and hiking rucksack. A win-win for everyone: the staff had more time to spend with the residents, and I found a meaningful way to spend the day.
Toon Wauters – Brussels Helps volunteer

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