We recently surprised the inhabitants of the Aszód street shelter together with the team of Food Angels Hungary. The Low Cost Wellness and Shopping Mall was our first project, with which we intended to develop a closer relationship with a social services organisation. This way the people we reach get a glimpse into the way the institutions work and into the shelter’s residents’ life  thanks to improved communication.

(Bocsi, de ezt magyarul sem nagyon értem, hogy pontosan mire vonatkozik) This experience can change the negative perception of homlessness in a profound way.

Last but not least, should we say first and foremost we had created a very positive experience for those who are forced to live in the homeless shelters meanwhile also lending a helping hand for the people who work there, because mostly they don’t have time to facilitate such programs.

The residents could choose clothes, shoes, toiletries, towels and bedding for themselves in exchange of “happiness points”; hairdressers styled them and they could participate in health screenings all day.

While they were browsing, potato and paprika stew was cooking in the cauldron of the Bike Maffia prepared under the guidance of Simon Szabó film director. The main meal was followed by rice pudding and coffee.

A big shout out to the hairdressers of Wood Hair for styling 50 people, to the Generali Providencia Foundation, to the ICSR Nonprofit Kft for the health screening bus, to the team of Gasztro Premium Kft for the 250 food packages, to the Kiosk Restaurant for the 250 portions of rice pudding, to the Adina Apartment Hotels for the beddings, toiletries, kitchen accessories and towels, to Caffe Perte for the 150 coffees, to Mova Kft and Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace and to Andó and Zsófi for the ingredients of the main course. Special thanks for our friends for clothing and our volunteers for their work.

The crew of Index made a video of the event: