The Secours Populaire Français wants YOU!

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The Secours Populaire Français (SPF), or the French Popular Relief, is dedicated to fighting poverty and discrimination.  And in honor of this year’s 70th anniversary, it’s organizing a giant party for children on August 19th.

Founded in 1945, this French non-profit organization operates on donations and aims to bring together people of all opinions, origins, and walks of life who wish to live in solidarity. It is particularly focused on providing victims of discrimination with emergency shelter, food, clothing, and referrals to health care facilities. The Secours Populaire Français also works globally, providing emergency aid and ongoing development projects, working closely with non-French associations capable of identifying local needs.

For example, here is the link to the SPF’s vital actions last summer in Gaza as it went to the aid of Palestinian children, traumatized by Israel’s sustained military assault that left hundreds of children dead, hundreds injured, hundreds disabled and/or orphaned. 

http://www.spf75.org/mots-clefs/palestine

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If you are free on Wednesday August 19th, the SPF wants YOU to help in the organization of a gigantic rally to take place on the Champ de Mars at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. This festive gathering will bring together thousands of children from all over France and from other countries – children who, because of poverty, are deprived of summer vacation.  In the morning a treasure hunt will take place followed by a giant picnic.  Numerous activities and a concert are scheduled for the afternoon.

Below is a link that will take you to a questionnaire. If you are free to volunteer your services (greet children at train stations, lead groups for the treasure hunt, accompany groups on Paris buses and in the metro, etc.) please fill it out and the SPF thanks you.

Comme le savez, le Secours populaire français fête ses 70 ans de solidarité cette année. Dans le cadre de la Journée des Oubliés des Vacances, nous avons voulu organiser un grand rassemblement au Champ de Mars le mercredi 19 août 2015.

Avec un objectif de 70 000 enfants et familles venus de tous les départements et 1000 enfants venus de 50 pays, le Secours populaire prépare  le « Pari(s) des Solidarités »

Ensemble, ils vivront une journée inoubliable : Chasse aux trésors avec découverte insolite de Paris le matin, puis pique-nique géant suivi de nombreuses animations et un grand concert.

Pour réussir ce grand rassemblement festif qui regroupera des milliers d’enfants privés de vacances, venus de toute la France et de pays du monde

NOUS AVONS BESOIN DE VOUS. VENEZ DONNER UNE JOURNEE (OU PLUS) DE VOTRE TEMPS POUR NOUS AIDER A ACCUEILLIR, GUIDER, ENCADRER LES MILLIERS DE PARTICIPANTS  Inscrivez-vous en répondant à l’aide du questionnaire ci-dessous.

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13nyPE5cD5-ahJNTkkEX0vZoOd6IWm89O1FLLhIGMfrg/viewform

3 thoughts on “The Secours Populaire Français wants YOU!

  1. If I lived in France (and unfortunately I don’t) I would volunteer for this event, Juliet. This is a far more worthy cause than becoming a vegetarian!

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