Category: International federation Petits Frères des Pauvres

Do you know Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement, which appeared in the United States in 2012. It is called the world day of generosity and solidarity and is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It was created in response to the commercial events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Currently, 60 countries are involved worldwide. In France, the […]

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The Covid 19 crisis reveals the need to help the elderly with digital tools

The Covid crisis19 and the containment that has been put in place have led to greater isolation for those who do not use the new technologies. Those who are not “connected” have been even more alone during this period. These include elderly people living alone and those living in nursing homes. In France, 27% of […]

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October 1st, International Day of Older Persons

October 1st, International Day of Older Persons Did you know? In 1982, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing. On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed October 1 as  the International Day of Older Persons. This date provides an opportunity to raise public awareness of […]

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Slice of Summer: spreading joy – safely – in Chicago!

Like every year, the elderly wait all year to savor summer, and even more this year after the lock down period. While this summer was unlike any other, the organization Little Brothers – Friends of the elderly in Chicago knew it was still essential for the elders to feel friendship and fun. That’s how they […]

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Elders have their say in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in the United States

The mission of the Petits Frères des Pauvres International Federation members, throughout the world, beyond fighting against the isolation and precariousness of the elderly, is to share the testimonies of those served. Older people, through their personal history, experiences and knowledge, often allow us to have a different perspective on social facts. It is also […]

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Companies, the world of sport and gamers mobilize for our associations

Despite the economic crisis that is affecting all sectors, the business world is not lagging behind in its generosity. The associations of the International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor have witnessed this every day since the beginning of the health crisis linked to covid-19. There are many of them (entrepreneurs, sportsmen, gamers…) who […]

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Les Petits Frères in Quebec are mobilizing

In Canada, as elsewhere in the world, the Covid 19 crisis is hitting seniors. Les Petits Frères, members of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres, thanks to their network of more than 2,000 volunteers from across Quebec, are mobilizing to ensure the well-being and safety of isolated seniors. The organization has launched a […]

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In Mexico, solidarity was organized from the beginning in response to Covid-19

Open borders and minimalist measures: Mexico, on the strength of its experience with the H1N1 swine flu of which it was the epicentre in 2009, played for a few weeks the relaxing game against Covid-19. The authorities, fearing the spectre of an economic meltdown, simply recommended keeping a distance from each other, especially from the […]

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The association Freunde Alter Menschen and the situation of the elderly in Germany

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the non-profit Freunde alter Menschen is particularly worried about the situation of the elderly in Germany. Fortunately, the organization also receive many offers of help from new volunteers. In addition, media attention for the elderly as a vulnerable group has increased significantly, which results in many requests for the association. In […]

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