We must support the Ressourcerie des Biscottes at the Ponts de Cé! Presented by Francois Prouteau
Carte blanche from François Prouteau, president of Fondacio !
Because of the pandemic, this company is in great difficulty. It must be supported because it opens a future for many people and very concrete new perspectives in the way of living a truly fraternal enterprise.
This associative company fights against unemployment through the employment of employees in integration. This struggle is the social object that mobilizes all efforts and all flows of money.
52 people are in the process of integration. For them, the Ressourcerie is a training company: “zero skill” hiring and in-house training on the basis of temporary employment contracts. The challenge: bounce back to more sustainable training or employment.
The Ressourcerie is an activity at the heart of the Circular and Collaborative Economy: In order to create an economic model that allows employment, the Ressourcerie des Biscotte collects and recycles bulky household or professional items (furniture, dishes, trinkets, toys, books, textiles…). This reuse activity contributes to extending the useful life of the products and therefore to reducing the production of waste. Normally, the Ressourcerie collects more than 20 tons of various objects per week.
The two periods of confinement have just dried up the cash. The Vendée Globe of its director Benoit Akaoui is a one-month race against time to find a healthy cash flow, through sales, but also the collection of donations. The Ressourcerie must be saved. There is a need for help and encouragement. The objective is to raise 145 months of cash, or €3,000, through a call for financial donations with tax deduction. Communities are also being asked to help. The XNUMXth lever is the putting online of a virtual Boutique that you have to visit. Some friends had organized, last Friday, an animation of this shop on Facebook: magnificent event!
In this time of crises accentuated by Covid, the opening up to globalization in which markets and companies are immersed can certainly reduce distances. But it doesn’t make us brothers. The pope insists on the urgency of fraternity: “More than ever we find ourselves alone in this mass world which makes individual interests prevail and weakens the communal dimension of existence. Rather, there are markets where people play the role of consumers or spectators” (Tous frères, § 12). The call at this Christmas time is to be responsible actors and consumers. This is what we often want, but without knowing how to act. Helping companies like the Ressourcerie is a concrete way in Angers, on our doorstep.