First indications are that they have managed to raise as much money as last year.
11.11.11. is the umbrella of Flemish international development ngo's. It is worried that as a result of the recession people will be less willing to make donations.
The takings of collections out on street proved that this fear was unfounded. Last year 5.8 million euros was raised.
The organisation's general secretary Bogdan Vanden Berghe said:"It's volunteers that make the difference."
In addition to the usual greeting cards and pens, volunteers also offered passers-by breakfast, rice-based meals and soup.