AN IDEA LAUNCHED IN 2018
The “Polaire Mendès” project was launched in 2018 at the instigation of Igor Fosseux, manager of the Infinity group. Creator of technical knitted fabrics, 4F, a Nancy-based company affiliated with the group, found itself producing fleece on the arms, the colour of which was not suitable.
In accordance with the group’s CSR policy, and particularly in terms of training, 4F welcomed during this period two trainees from the Pierre Mendès France high school in Epinal wishing to specialise in the textile trades. Their mission went beyond the framework of an end-of-studies internship, it was a question of improving the living conditions of hundreds of homeless people thanks to the creation of a fleece jacket entirely designed for their life on the street.
Conclusion of the FIRST EDITION
Result ? No less than 150 fleece jackets were made and distributed to homeless people in Nancy and Epinal. In the weeks following the distributions, feedback from beneficiaries was overwhelmingly positive, encouraging the entrepreneur to repeat the project.
A growing project…
- Nancy – ARS (Accueil et Réinsertion Sociale)
- Epinal – ADALI (Association pour le Développement de l’habitat, l’Accompagnement, le Logement et l’Insertion.)
- Strasbourg – S.A.S (Strasbourg Action Solidarité)
- Metz – AIM (Association d’Information et d’Entraide Mosellane)
ABOUT FinanceIt is important to remember that this project only has a social and societal purpose, and that no participating company generates a profit through it. The fleeces were financed by a foundation, an association and corporate sponsors.
THE MAJOR SPONSORS
I want to help homeless people.
From a second choice fabric destined for destruction finally follows the beginning of a magnificent societal history…. To be continued.
The students from Mendès France, year 2019, Agnese and Jorane for their investment in the early stages of this project.
The Rotary Club Nancy Majorelle for having accepted to take over this ambitious project.
Bragard, for having coordinated the manufacturing of the fleeces.
The associations for their welcome and support for the distribution.
All the actors who have participated directly or indirectly in this human project, for their time, their materials or their know-how.
The Rotary Clubs in France and abroad who responded present to have always more homeless people benefiting from the fleeces.
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