Opération Enfant Soleil
Opération Enfant Soleil is a non-profit organization founded in Quebec City in 1988 by the Laval University Hospital Centre. From the very first year, the telethon was so successful that the Sainte Justine Hospital Centre and the Montreal Children's Hospital joined Opération Enfant Soleil's worthy cause the following year.
Their mission is clear: to raise funds for the development of quality pediatric care and for contributing to programs that provide social support and intervention for all children in Quebec.
Every year, Opération Enfant Soleil meets the needs of regional hospitals and organizations by providing more than 90 grants throughout the province of Quebec. In addition, Opération Enfant Soleil provides assistance and support to the large hospitals that treat children with very specialized needs: the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre, the Montreal Children's Hospital, the Quebec University Centre mère-enfant in Quebec City and the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre.
Since its creation and thanks to the generous contributions of the general population and its partners, Opération Enfant Soleil has provided more than $114 million for healthcare to children throughout Quebec.
Opération Enfant Soleil and Sears: For the Love of Children!!
Every year, the associates of the Sears stores throughout Quebec support Opération Enfant Soleil by working very hard to collect the necessary funds to help sick children. Sales of tickets for the grand prize of the Maison Enfant Soleil, sales of stuffed animals or candy, organization of a variety of events are just some example of activities initiated by the Sears team specifically aimed at raising money to help sick children in Quebec.
Since 2000, Sears has collected more than $5 million on behalf of Opération Enfant Soleil. In 2007 alone, $900,000 was handed over during the Opération Enfant Soleil telethon.
For more information: www.operationenfantsoleil.ca