Altruism always pays. And it always does a world of good, to both the person who receives and the one who gives. This principle of life, Philips Lumec has understood it for a long time, and so have our employees. Philips Lumec has in fact put together a social involvement committee. This year, many organizations have benefitted from the volunteer work of Philips Lumec’ staff to do some good for the betterment of people in need. Among these organizations: The Shaved Head Challenge of Leucan, Moisson Laurentides, Relay for Life, The Breakfast Club at the school le Tandem in Sainte-Thérèse and Parenfant.
The Shaved Head Challenge of Leucan
The Shaved Head Challenge of Leucan is a fundraising event to provide services to families of children with cancer. Participants of the Shaved Head Challenge of Leucan actually put their own head, or rather hair, for sale in order to collect donations from colleagues, friends and family. This selfless act also symbolizes a gesture of support for children who, during chemotherapy, have their body image altered by hair loss.
For the 5th year in a row, Philips Lumec employees and their children have participated in this cause. Last week four brave souls raised $ 1,755, by putting their head for sale. The two sons of one employee (7 and 15 years old) were proud to get involved, proving you are never too young to do some good for a great cause.
Moisson is French for harvest. Moisson Laurentides is an organization that solicits and collects food for 116 municipalities from two regions in Québec, (the Laurentians and Lanaudière). Within these two regions a total of 10 municipalities participate in collecting food and redistributing it to nearly 90 local organizations duly accredited. These organizations and food counters, in turn, provide food to families in their community who are in need.
Between January and May 2012, 18 employees of Philips Lumec gave a total of 63 hours of work at the food bank Moisson Laurentides. The volunteers who participated in this activity were deeply touched by this experience.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life is an opportunity to get together with family and friends to celebrate loved ones who have survived cancer, to honor those who have lost their fight by fighting together against all and any type of cancer.
This year, the volunteer team of Philips Lumec took on the challenge of Relay For Life of Blainville. For the occasion, the participants walked for 12 hours. They raised a total of $ 8,900 donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Quebec Breakfast Club at the school Tandem in Sainte-Thérèse
The Quebec Breakfast Club ensures that each child receives two essential elements for learning: a nutritious breakfast and a nourishing environment.
“What beautiful bright eyes we have seen since January!” says the volunteer team from Philips Lumec. Little boys and girls aged from 5 to 12, all of them charming and endearing, just wanting to be heard. The twelve volunteers from Philips Lumec had fun while serving them milk and fruit plates. This significant gesture turned out to be truly rewarding experience appreciated by all participants.
Parenfant (Parents and children) is a community for families with children aged from 0 to12. Volunteers accompany the families by offering a variety of free services to its members such as loans for games, toys and books for children and parents.
For this organization, Philips Lumec employees collected donations (goods and money) and also gave of their time and worked with other volunteers to help raise over $ 4,500 in the last three activities organized: the food drive la Guignolée (December), the Grande collecte(food) (April) and the Bazaar / toy collect (May). Know that this money is redistributed within families in need who also participated in these events for the organization.
Philips Lumec is proud of their employees’ social implication and wishes to sincerely thank every single one of them for giving back by participating in these various volunteer activities.