For many years now, Duvel Moortgat has a tradition to donate part of the proceedings from the brewery visits to charity. Until 2007, € 1 per visitor was donated, since then, the brewery has doubled this amount. In 2009 the brewery counted 25.000 visitors. The guided visits provide an overview of the whole production process. Thanks to the professionalism and enthousiasm of the guides the number of visitors grows year after year.
At the end of 2009 the non-profit organization Pedagogisch Centrum Wagenschot (PCW) at Eke-Nazareth in the province of East-Flanders has been donated a check of 50.000 €. The donation was mainly used for repair works and renovations of the premises. Pedagogisch Centrum Wagenschot (PCW) has been an acknowledged centre for youth care since 1988. PCW offers counselling to an average of one hundred young people facing serious problems, such as emotional and behavioural disorders, mental disabilities or a problematic home situation. They are referred to PCW through a network of services of the Flemish youth welfare work.
The PCW mission is to create opportunities for young people. Upon demand, the centre provides specific guidance, treatment, education and shelter to youngsters who face ongoing difficulties during adolescence. Wagenschot has developed its own methodology that combines vocational training and personal guidance. The youngsters can be helped both in their home environment, at the boarding school and part-time boarding school, to offer them the chance to function normally in society in a later stage. About two out of three young persons who leave Wagenschot are successful in doing so.
In 2010 Duvel Moortgat decided to support the vzw Spullenhulp.
Spullenhulp started collecting clothes and furniture more than seventy years ago, in order to meet the needs of the families living in the Brussels working-class areas. Today, vzw Spullenhulp has grown and modernized itself into a valuable social economy company. The items collected are handed out, or offered for sale. The profits are used to finance various social activities. At the same time, the shops present the hundreds of thousands of customers with the opportunity to buy recycled quality products at a moderate price, which is not only financially interesting, but moreover is beneficiary to the environment.
Every year, Spullenhulp supports 1.500 people through its social services, which illustrates that the organisation does more than just collect and sell old things. Working for Spullenhulp, some 40 social workers fight new challenges of poverty and discrimination. They manage the largest refuge in the country, continuously sheltering 120 homeless people.