Carrefour launches The Boucles du Cœur 2018 edition; continues its support to children in need

Carrefour launches The Boucles du Cœur 2018 edition; continues its support to children in need

 

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Boucles du Cœur – the event created by Carrefour – has just launched a call for charity projects to decide which association is to be the beneficiary, at national level, of the donations given during the 2018 edition. The general public will vote for the best project on the Internet.

The Boucles du Cœur
In 2011, Carrefour created the Boucles du Cœur, a charity event held in the group’s stores for one month every year. The Boucles du Cœur is a means to collect donations and so finance research projects or initiatives designed to help children in difficulty. Every year, one particular national charity and more than 300 local organisations benefit from the generosity of Carrefour’s customers and the commitment of its employees. In 2017, €2.6 million were donated, €375,000 of which went to the Grégory Lemarchal association. Since they were set up, the Boucles du Cœur has raised €8 million.

The call for projects
New for 2018: the charity supported at national level will be chosen by people over the Internet. They will get to vote for one of the 12 finalist charities short-listed by a Carrefour panel. Applicants spearheading a project to help children in difficulty in France should submit their application online by 6 January 2018 at http://www.carrefour.fr/engagements/boucles-du-coeur/inscription

People will then have from 22 January until 18 February to vote on www.carrefour.fr. The winning beneficiary charity will then be revealed on 1 March. The 11 other charities will each get an award of €1000.

Eligibility criteria: The project must have something to do with supporting children and must be originated by a general-interest, non-profit making organisation, or one that is recognised as being in the public interest. It should relate to the day-to-day lives and environments of ill children, preventive healthcare, nutrition, education or protecting children in France. It must be delivered by the charity within 2 years of the 2018 Boucles du Cœur, and it must be possible to identify its impact.

Spotlight on seven years of initiatives to help children in need
The 7 previous editions have supported projects managed by the Laurette Fugain association (in 2016), the Etoile de Martin (in 2015), SOS Children’s Village, ELA (the European Leukodystrophy Association), the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque (set up to enable children with heart malformations to undergo surgery in France) and the Fêtes le Mur (which fosters community involvement among disadvantaged children). Thanks to the Boucles du Cœur, the Laurette Fugain association, for example, has been able to get its “LEA” project off the ground – a large-scale study designed to further our understanding of post-illness recovery. The Etoile de Martin was able to fund a research project into rare tumours in children. The Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque association brought 30 children suffering from heart malformations to France so they could be operated on – children who could not receive treatment in their home countries. The Grégory Lemarchal association is funding a wide research programme into infections, and is increasing life expectancy for cystic fibrosis sufferers.

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Source: Carrefour Group

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Newegg joins forces with No Kid Hungry® to help communities feed children in need

Collaboration Supports Goal of Feeding Kids Where They Live, Learn, and Play

Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America and a growing force in global e-commerce, today (July 26, 2017) announced it is joining forces with No Kid Hungry® to help combat childhood hunger. No Kid Hungry – a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength® – connects children in need to programs like school breakfasts and summer meals, and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable foods. No Kid Hungry works closely with organizations such as Newegg to help communities feed children in need every day of the year.

“Summer is a particularly challenging time for children who would otherwise receive meal assistance at their schools,” said Jill Davis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at No Kid Hungry. “Newegg will help us bridge this critical time of year by providing meals to those in need.”

Newegg will build awareness within its base of 32 million customers, encouraging them to donate in increments of $1, $5 or $10. The company will then match all customer donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000. Even the smallest donations go a long way with No Kid Hungry. For example:

  • $25 can feed a child 250 nutritious meals throughout the summer.
  • $50 can help a free summer meals site serve 500 summer meals to hungry kids.
  • $100 can help summer meals sites invest in vital operating equipment.

“The reality that one in six children will face hunger this year is unacceptable, so we’re doing our part to bring positive change to this dire situation,” said Danny Lee, CEO at Newegg. “By encouraging our customers to donate and by dedicating corporate funds to match those donations, Newegg hopes to ease the burden hunger places on young people and their families.”

In addition to the donation-match announced today, Newegg also plans to reach out to its extensive network of suppliers to seek support from other tech companies that wish to fight childhood hunger. For more information and to make a donation in support of No Kid Hungry, visit https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=00-996-314.

About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 32 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site’s online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. Newegg operates Hybrid Centers in City of Industry, CA and Richmond Hill, Ontario.

About No Kid Hungry,br /> No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Usen proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast, eat healthy summer meals, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

Source: Newegg Inc.