MONTREAL, Dec. 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The 11th Guignolée du Dr Julien raised more than $ 830,000 in monetary donations as of the evening of
December 14th, a record compared to last year's $550,000. 83 % of all donations were
given by individuals, another proof of how the cause of vulnerable
children is getting more and more popular support in Quebec.
« This outpouring of solidarity gives us reason to believe that, more
than ever, Quebecers are touched by the plight of vulnerable children.
In communities where the Fondation du Dr Julien is present, one kid in
two is not ready to enter school. We sorely need popular support to
pursue our mission to accompany these kids and help every one of them
develop to his/her own full potential », declared Dr. Gilles Julien,
Founder and President of the Fondation du Dr Julien.
The Fondation du Dr Julien would like to particularly thank its 450
volunteers that went out and braved the cold this December 14th as well
as its partners, both event spokespeople Ève Christian and Christian
Bégin, and finally, the whole "Samedi et Rien d'Autre" team, a radio
show hosted by Joël Le Bigot and broadcasted live from the Guignolée on
Radio-Canada's Première chaîne.
The many gifts that were received will enable 1,100 kids to get a nice
surprise this Christmas and to bring joy to many families these
The Guignolée du Dr Julien continues
The population can give until January 15th, 2014.
Online - By visiting the www.guignoleedrjulien.org.
By phone - By dialling the 1-855-Dr-Julien.
By Mobile - You can give with your mobile by texting DR JULIEN to 80100. TELUS, a
privileged partner of the Fondation du Dr Julien, will double the
amount up to $ 20,000.
By Mail - At the Fondation du Dr Julien : 1601, Aylwin Street, Montreal, QC, H1W
December 14th, Community Social Pediatrics Day
December 14th also marked the Community Social Pediatrics Day, a
movement supported by the Fondation du Dr Julien. On this occasion,
community social pediatrics centres located elsewhere in Montreal
(Centre-Sud, Montréal-Nord, Saint-Laurent, Verdun) and in Quebec
(Berthierville, Cowansville, Gatineau, Laval, Lévis, Québec,
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Trois-Rivières) held their annual guignolée.
As each centre is self-financing, the amount gathered will be used to
provide services to their own communities' vulnerable families and
About the Guignolée du Dr Julien
The Guignolée du Dr Julien collects donations for the Fondation du Dr
Julien, a non-profit helping more than 2000 kids and their families
through its two Community Social Pediatrics centers, the l'Assistance
d'enfants en difficulté (AED) in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and the Centre
de services préventifs à l'enfance (CSPE) in Côte-des-Neiges, as well
as the Garage à musique. Services provided include medical,
psychosocial, psycho-educational or educational intervention,
innovative therapies (art therapy, ergotherapy, music therapy), adapted
services (orthophony, psychology, pedopsychiatry and neuropsychology),
and various other sport and cultural activities (summer camps, music
courses, theatre, shows, etc.). Funds gathered will also enable the
Fondation to accompany community social pediatrics emerging elsewhere
Image with caption: "Christian Bégin and Ève Christian, event spokespersons, the young Sophie, Santa Claus, and Dr. Gilles Julien, Founder and President of the Fondation du Dr Julien. (CNW Group/Fondation du Dr Julien)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131215_C4715_PHOTO_EN_34981.jpg
SOURCE: Fondation du Dr Julien
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