MONTREAL, Dec. 5th, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The 12th edition of the Guignolée du Dr Julien will take place in Montreal on Saturday, December 13th, from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Fondation du Dr Julien invites the public to give generously to improve the lives of Quebec's vulnerable children and that of their families.
« For over 40 years I've been making sure, as a social pediatrician, that the most vulnerable children can receive the best accompaniment services in their own communities so that they can develop to their fullest potential from an equality and rights perspective. That's why the Fondation du Dr Julien focuses on further developing the community social pediatrics model as well as extending the practice of community social pediatrics across Quebec and elsewhere around the world, but always rooted in and supported by the people concerned. Our mission is to ensure that no children are left behind by their communities and that every citizen works to help them achieve success. This December 13th, we need popular support to pursue our mission. Please give generously so that our kids can thrive all year long! », declared Dr. Gilles Julien, Founder and President of the Fondation du Dr Julien.
7 Ways to Give to the Guignolée du Dr Julien
On Facebook – Starting December 5th, individuals will be able to spin the Guignolée du Dr Julien's Wheel of Fortune on the Fondation du Dr Julien's official Facebook page. Each time that somebody spins the wheel, it will stop on an amount that the Groupe Jean Coutu will pay out in the name of the player. The goal is to collect 50,000 dollars before December 12th. Facebook.com/FondationDrJulien.
By Mobile – You can give with your mobile by texting DRJULIEN to 80100. TELUS, a loyal partner of the Fondation du Dr Julien, will double the amount given up to $ 10,000.
By Phone – By dialing the 1-855-DrJulien. For a fifth consecutive year, TELUS will provide the necessary phone system while some of its employees will volunteer to collect phone donations.
Online – By visiting the www.guignoleedrjulien.org.
In Person – On December 13th, volunteers will collect donations in the streets of Montreal, in public markets (Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve), and at the Salon des métiers d'art de Montréal taking place at the Place Bonaventure.
The Fondation du Dr Julien will also accept donations in kind to provide gifts for children and their families for the holidays (only new articles - books, toys, educational toys, art supplies, sporting equipment, clothes, cultural or sporting event tickets, gift-certificates, or musical instruments in good condition for the Garage à musique).
By Taxi – In Montreal, on December 13th, Taxi Diamond can be contacted at the 514-273-6331. A driver will come to pick up donation directly from people's homes (checks or new in-kind donations).
By Mail – At the Fondation du Dr Julien : 1601, rue Aylwin, Montréal, QC, H1W 3B9.
A Party for the Whole Family
On December 13th, Ève Christian, the event spokesperson, will greet families at the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve community social pediatrics centre (1600, rue Aylwin). For the 9th consecutive year, the Samedi et Rien d'Autre radio show hosted by Joël Le Bigot will be broadcasted live from the site on ICI Radio-Canada Première's radio from 7 to 11 AM. Various other activities are programmed: music performance, guided centre tours, children make-up, horse buggy rides… And the real Santa Claus too!
A first for the Guignolée will also take place this year when Jean-Charles Lajoie will broadcast live from Radio 9 in the afternoon and referee the traditional street hockey match that will be attended, this year, by several personalities such as Pierre Verville, the Olympian Kim St-Pierre, as well as the former Montreal Canadiens players Gilbert Delorme and George Laraque.
Choirs and music will liven things up in front of the Olivieri Bookstore (5219, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges), where volunteers will collect donations from 9 AM to 5 PM, thanks to the participation of Villa Sainte-Marcelline students. At 2 pm, comedian Sugar Sammy will bring his donation to the Guignolée and visit the families at the Centre communautaire de loisir de la Côte-des-Neiges.
Montreal's public markets will also be enlivened by several musical performances. To learn more about the scheduled events, visit the www.guignoleedrjulien.org.
December 13th, Community Social Pediatrics Day
December 13th will also be Community Social Pediatrics Day. On this occasion, several community social pediatrics centres of Quebec will hold their annual guignolée. As each centre is self-financed, the amount raised will be used to provide services to their own communities' vulnerable families and children. A complete listing of collection points is available at www.guignoleedrjulien.org.
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 each year through its two Community Social Pediatrics centers as well as its 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 raised will also enable the Fondation to accompany community social pediatrics emerging elsewhere in Quebec. www.guignoleedrjulien.org / www.fondationdrjulien.org
SOURCE: Fondation du Dr Julien
For further information: Pictures and Interview Requests: Émilie Russo, Communications Manager and Media Relations, Fondation du Dr Julien, 514-527-3777 ext 253, Cellphone : 514-707-2090, [email protected]