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The Sanofi Espoir Foundation is launching the second Season of Solidarity edition

October 24th, 2013

 

From October to December 2013, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation proposes to all Sanofi sites and affiliates to be associated to the Sanofi Season of Solidarity in 2013, an annual international event dedicated to solidarity, giving employees an opportunity to meet partner associations to organize solidarity activities for their benefit.

The Foundation therefore encourages employees commitment and calls on their generosity during humanitarian crises or to support access to healthcare for people living in extreme poverty. And if they so wish, each employee can apply their personal expertise and take on a one-off or even a long-term consignment by volunteering for or sponsoring a solidarity project.

 
Sanofi Season Solidarity 2013

For the first edition in 2012, the Sanofi Season if Solidarity was launched in 12 pilot countries. More than 70 sites all around the world have developed solidarity activities involving their employees and organizations partners.

This event received a very warm welcome. More than 14,000 employees took part in this first Season and nearly 5,500 employees were involved in volunteer activities organized on or outside their site (in associations, hospitals, etc.)

 
Sanofi Season Solidarity 2013

    During the Season Solidarity, many activities and events are organized by the Sanofi affiliates such as:

  • In Argentina: "Christmas boxes" prepared by the employees to needy families, containing gifts and cakes, cooked by an association of blind people.
  • In Brazil: collection of gifts distributed to children in hospital, a Circus afternoon for sick children.
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    Sanofi Season Solidarity 2013

  • In China: recreational activities for people with disabilities and their families, organization of a Christmas event for children with autism and their families.
  • In France: a Christmas solidarity market, cakes cooked by employees and sold for an association, collection of toys and hygiene products, conference on access to health for excluded communities, Photo exhibition on solidarity, a solidarity running.
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    Sanofi Season Solidarity 2013

  • In Japan: making Christmas cards, collecting and distributing of gifts to children in several hospitals.
  • In Lebanon: organization of collections of essential commodities and food products.
  • In Turkey: organization of a "blood donation" day.
  • In U.S.A, and Canada: craft workshops in schools, help with serving meals in an oncology center, renovation of housing in the Bronx, the creation and distribution of relief kits to families in need.
  • In Vietnam: sale of cooked meals by employees to benefit a partner association, organizing games and distributing gifts to street children and children with disabilities, medical consultations.
 

A moment of solidarity meetings, sharing and commitment!