SOLIDARITY ACCORHOTELS LAUNCHES A TOY COLLECTION IN FAVOUR OF REJOUE ASSOCIATION!
A few weeks before the end of the year celebrations, when a large number of toys are thrown away each year in France, Solidarity AccorHotels endowment fund is organising a major collection of toys in a dozen of the Group's hotels in Paris, from 10 December 2018 to 13 January 2019.
One action, multiple challenges
Since 2015, the Mercure Paris Montmartre teams have been supporting Rejoué, a French association created in 2010, which for eight years has been working to integrate people in difficulty around the reuse of used toys. This year, thirteen Group's hotels are meeting to collect as many toys as possible for the association.
Once collected and given to the association, the toys will then be sorted, cleaned, renovated and resold at a very low price in order to benefit families in need, among others. Claire Tournefier, founder and director of the association, comments: Rejoué 's main ambition is to give back jobs and decent living conditions to people in precarious situations. Our mission is to motivate the team of permanent employees to encourage them to integrate with kindness, so that they regain confidence in their ability to learn, work and project themselves into a sustainable job."
One partnership, multiple benefits
Mercure Paris Montmartre was the first hotel in the Group to support Rejoué. In 2015, the toy collections involving employees were a real success. Since then, other actions have followed; such as the sale of toys during the Christmas holidays, the collection of donations via tips left by customers, the support of people in integration through immersion internships in the hotel...
At the same time, Solidarity AccorHotels supports Rejoué in its approach to scale up, by financing part of the costs associated with these changes.
"With the support of Solidarity AccorHotels and other Group's hotels that have recently joined our initiative, this partnership continues to grow and is a real satisfaction! Beyond the financial assistance we can provide to the association and the social assistance we can provide to people in precarious situations, our teams have also been made aware of sustainable development through different consumption while allowing them to buy toys themselves at a lower cost" comments Stéphanie Leblanc, Talent & Culture Manager at Mercure Paris Montmartre.
Solidarity AccorHotels, the Group's endowment fund, is dedicated to helping to fight the social and economic exclusion of vulnerable people. The fund joined forces with Rejoué in 2015 to provide financial support to the structure and support its professionalization in its toy insertion and reuse activity. Thus, nearly €45,000 has been allocated to Rejoué since the beginning of the partnership, making it possible to support around sixty people in their professional integration path.
LIST OF HOTELS PARTICIPATING IN THE OPERATION
MERCURE PARIS MONTMARTRE
NOVOTEL PARIS CENTRE GARE MONTPARNASSE
MERCURE PARIS VAL DE FONTENAY
NOVOTEL PARIS PONT DE SEVRES
MERCURE PARIS LA DEFENSE (Courbevoie)
MERCURE PARIS VAUGIRARD PORTE DE VERSAILLES
NOVOTEL MASSY PALAISEAU
NOVOTEL PARIS GARE DE LYON
MERCURE PARIS CENTRE TOUR EIFFEL
MERCURE PARIS PORTE DE VERSAILLES EXPO
MERCURE PARIS PORTE D'ORLEANS
MERCURE PARIS MASSY GARE TGV
MERCURE PARIS CDG AIRPORT