AN EASY, REPRODUCIBLE PROJECT.
Shopkeepers put labels on their windows to indicate the services and products they are willing to offer to people in need. By doing so, they help homeless people feel less rejected and gain self confidence. They do not only provide food or useful services. They mostly offer moments of social link and friendliness.
The Chime is politically and religiously independent. It was founded in 2018 to gather all the worldwide initiatives that implement this concept involving citizens in community services.
Giovanni, a homeless person
Feeling welcomed and respected in more than 400 Parisian shops has really helped me to gain more self-confidence
Charly, a helpful shopkeeper
I didn't know how to help the homeless people around me. Thanks to the Carillon, I feel I can act and be useful.
Romane, living in Marseille
I used to feel so helpless regarding homelessness in my city. Now I feel my actions can actually make a difference