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PROJECT BENNY
30 / 05 / 2015

 

Earlier this week 3 students were approached by a homeless man, Benny, who requested 1 euro so he could spend the night in a homeless center. When the students Camilla, Yasmin and Jill (who's also one of our sales associates at Sienna & Lois!) learned more about Benny's story, he got his 1 euro and so much more! They initiated Project Benny to help the homeless man get on the right track again. A Facebook page was created and a bankaccount was opened. All this, very soon, also generated a lot (!) of media attention... and within 3 days, more than 3000 euros was collected!

 

Beyond helping Benny, the students also aim to help other homeless people, because "everyone deserves a second chance in life".  They are now planning to hand out food-parcels to homeless people on Saturday June 6th, near Antwerp's Central Station.

 

Because of all media attention and the fact that he is on welfare (welfare counsellors involved were reluctant about Benny's cooperation...) , Benny decided to drop out of the program recently. So, unfortunately, Benny is no longer the face of the project himself anymore, however, the project will continue to carry his name. And the higher goal of helping homeless people remains the same and very alive!

 

We think this is an extraordinary story of 3 students who really make a difference! Camilla, Yasmin & Jill, we cheer for you! 

 

xxx the Sienna team.



PROJECT BENNY
30 / 05 / 2015

 

Earlier this week 3 students were approached by a homeless man, Benny, who requested 1 euro so he could spend the night in a homeless center. When the students Camilla, Yasmin and Jill (who's also one of our sales associates at Sienna & Lois!) learned more about Benny's story, he got his 1 euro and so much more! They initiated Project Benny to help the homeless man get on the right track again. A Facebook page was created and a bankaccount was opened. All this, very soon, also generated a lot (!) of media attention... and within 3 days, more than 3000 euros was collected!

 

Beyond helping Benny, the students also aim to help other homeless people, because "everyone deserves a second chance in life".  They are now planning to hand out food-parcels to homeless people on Saturday June 6th, near Antwerp's Central Station.

 

Because of all media attention and the fact that he is on welfare (welfare counsellors involved were reluctant about Benny's cooperation...) , Benny decided to drop out of the program recently. So, unfortunately, Benny is no longer the face of the project himself anymore, however, the project will continue to carry his name. And the higher goal of helping homeless people remains the same and very alive!

 

We think this is an extraordinary story of 3 students who really make a difference! Camilla, Yasmin & Jill, we cheer for you! 

 

xxx the Sienna team.



PROJECT BENNY
30 / 05 / 2015

 

Earlier this week 3 students were approached by a homeless man, Benny, who requested 1 euro so he could spend the night in a homeless center. When the students Camilla, Yasmin and Jill (who's also one of our sales associates at Sienna & Lois!) learned more about Benny's story, he got his 1 euro and so much more! They initiated Project Benny to help the homeless man get on the right track again. A Facebook page was created and a bankaccount was opened. All this, very soon, also generated a lot (!) of media attention... and within 3 days, more than 3000 euros was collected!

 

Beyond helping Benny, the students also aim to help other homeless people, because "everyone deserves a second chance in life".  They are now planning to hand out food-parcels to homeless people on Saturday June 6th, near Antwerp's Central Station.

 

Because of all media attention and the fact that he is on welfare (welfare counsellors involved were reluctant about Benny's cooperation...) , Benny decided to drop out of the program recently. So, unfortunately, Benny is no longer the face of the project himself anymore, however, the project will continue to carry his name. And the higher goal of helping homeless people remains the same and very alive!

 

We think this is an extraordinary story of 3 students who really make a difference! Camilla, Yasmin & Jill, we cheer for you! 

 

xxx the Sienna team.

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