Committed to a better world

Each month, a member of our staff is picked randomly and given €1,000 to be donated to the charity of choice. It’s our way to lead by example and contribute to a happier world!

By choosing us every day, our customers help make this world a better place.

We select charities that are committed to environmental issues, human support for those in need, animal welfare and any topic that we feel is important and contributes to happier humans. The sky's the limit.

2016
Canopée Reforestation

Canopée Reforestation

Selected by Jean-Baptiste

The North of France has the least number of trees in France. By contributing to this association, trees are planted throughout the North and maintained for five years.

ABEJ Solidarité

ABEJ Solidarité

Selected by Noémie

This association helps homeless launch an active life, and to meet their most urgent needs and to battle against social exclusion.

Chiens Guides d'Aveugles

Chiens Guides d'Aveugles

Selected by Noémie

It isn’t easy for a blind person to be autonomous. Access to equipment and guide dogs that aide mobility is expensive. That’s why Chiens Guides d’Aveugles intervenes to provide free access to equipment and to the dogs to improve the mobility of the blind.

Action Froid

Action Froid

Selected by Thibaut

Action Froid is helping the homeless in the North of France. This association organizes collections, offers food and survival equipment for the coldest seasons.

Wikimedia

Wikimedia

Selected by Jean-Baptiste

Used almost everyday by our team, Wikipedia is free source of information that is precise, unique, communal, and without ads. It’s also a wonderful example of what collective intelligence do.

Nos tout-petits

Nos tout-petits

Selected by Pierre

Pre and post natal childbirth is rather common but not well known. Nos tout-petits assists families concerned and provides adequate education to the caregivers to best help families throughout this difficult time.

JM France

JM France

Selected by Michel

This association helps to spread joy through music by offering underprivileged youth, ages 3 to 18, an access to music via activities, concerts, etc.

Le Père Noël est-il un rocker ?

Le Père Noël est-il un rocker ?

Selected by Michel

Le Père Noël Est Un Rocker is an annual concert where the fee is... a toy, that is, once collected, given back to the families in need for Christmas.

2017
France Nature Environnement

France Nature Environnement

Selected by Violaine

This association, founded in 1968, is active in Europe and is combating actively to protect fauna and flora.

Association Mécènes et Parrains d'Abeilles

Association Mécènes et Parrains d'Abeilles

Selected by Laurent

Bees have a huge impact on the environment, and also in our daily lives; protecting them is important! This association fights to protect them through the implantation of beehives.

Les Blongios

Les Blongios

Selected by Barthélémy

Since 1992, Les Blongios organizes community wildlife and biodiversity projects.

Unicef

Unicef

Selected by Jean-Baptiste

Created to defend children’s rights, we are happy to help UNICEF. Alongside the group Kids United (we’re big fans!), whose profits from their last song benefited UNICEF, we chose to support this great association. Bravo to UNICEF for their efforts and bravo to Kids United for their extraordinary success!

SOS Chats du Sedanais

SOS Chats du Sedanais

Selected by Philippe

This association helps abandoned cats by financing their medical care, providing spay and neutering services and preventing abandonment.

Association Lisa

Association Lisa

Selected by Philippe

Concerned by animal suffering, via Association Lisa, we’re supporting animals so that they find their forever family.

Les Restos du Cœur

Les Restos du Cœur

Selected by Barthélémy

We chose to help Les Restos du Coeur. This well-known food bank provides help for the disadvantaged.

OISO

OISO

Selected by Nicolas

Birds and animals are easily lost in the concrete jungles we call a city... The association, OISO, cares for, reeducates and feeds injured animals that have been affected by our cement walls and glass skyscrapers.

SOLFA (Solidarité femmes accueil)

SOLFA (Solidarité femmes accueil)

Selected by Simon

SOLFA is based on the values ​​of respect and solidarity and for women and families who have been the victims of domestic violence. SOLFA accompanies or hosts 3,500 women and provides telephone support to more than 5,000 women each year.

Association El Fouad

Association El Fouad

Selected by Alain

This association aims to promote social and economic integration through workshops: recycling, solidarity restaurant, grocery solidarity, building site.

Croix-Rouge française

Croix-Rouge française

Selected by Florent

The French Red Cross is a French humanitarian association. There's no need to present it to you, it's world renowned. Few can describe all of its beneficiaries (there are so many: help, care, assistance, social and international actions, trainings ...) This association is practically intertwined in our institutions. We've chosen to support it because of its significance and indispensability.

Welfarm

Welfarm

Selected by Michel

Welfarm is an association that aims to protect and improve conditions of farm animals throughout their different phases in life.

Autisme France

Autisme France

Selected by Nicolas

France is behind in the diagnosis and support of autistic disorders whereas in neighboring Belgium, families are closely followed and supported. This association concentrates its efforts on improving the diagnosis and accompaniment of families in France.

SNSM

SNSM

Selected by Nicolas

French sea rescue is mostly carried out by the association SNSM. This association is dedicated to saving lives and is financed mostly by private donations.

2018
MESH (Musique et situations de handicap)

MESH (Musique et situations de handicap)

Selected by Louis-Victor

The MESH association works to study, promote and develop the cultural integration of people with disabilities, and promote their access to artistic practices, in particularly with music.

Terre de liens

Terre de liens

Selected by Barthélémy

Terre de Liens was born from several movements linking popular education, organic and biodynamic agriculture, ethical finance, solidarity economy and rural development, in order to stop the disappearance of land and facilitate the access to agricultural land.

Rêves

Rêves

Selected by Loïc

"Rêves" is an association whose mission is to fulfil the dreams of children and adolescents who are seriously ill. Their goal is to offer a magical escape to help them forget temporarily their sickness.

Fondation Abbé Pierre

Fondation Abbé Pierre

Selected by Loïc

The Abbé Pierre Foundation helps to house the underprivileged. More than 900 projects per year to combat housing worries amongst the poor, The Abbé Pierre Foundation works daily alongside the poorest to help them find decent housing conditions in order to project towards the future.

Institut Pasteur de Lille

Institut Pasteur de Lille

Selected by Jeremy

The Pasteur Institute of Lille is a private foundation recognized as a public entity since 1898, dedicated to medical research and public health.

Agir pour les animaux

Agir pour les animaux

Selected by Pierre

"Act for Animals" is an association committed to helping displaced and distressed animals in the Toulouse region of France.
Every day, this center welcomes and houses stray, abandoned or abused animals and gives them the necessary care until they find their forever home.

Alcool Assistance

Alcool Assistance

Selected by Amandine

Created in 1910 to help those battling alcohol substance abuse, "Alcohol Assistance" today, the non-profit helps any person struggling with the addiction including offering support for family members of addicts.

Les petits frères des Pauvres

Les petits frères des Pauvres

Selected by Amandine

This association works with people over 50 years of age suffering from loneliness, poverty and other difficulties that may face them after losing autonomy in their own homes, retirement centers or medical institutions.

Des étoiles dans les yeux

Des étoiles dans les yeux

Selected by Adrien

This association offers hospitalized children and their families activities in order to help them overcome any psychological and physical difficulties, and to increase their happiness and well-being. The association offers meetings with artists and athletes either in the hospital or outside, with the whole family
"Stars In Your Eyes" organizes and finances exercise rooms within the pediatric hospitals in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region.

Tricotez Coeur

Tricotez Coeur

Selected by Vincent

Tricotez Coeur is an intergenerational initiative founded 14 years ago by the European Grandparents School (Ecole des Grands-Parents Européens (E.G.P.E.)*. The association aims to help young mothers in difficulty.
20+ active volunteers collect, sort and deliver hand-made knittings to in-need mothers – more than 51 000 pieces were distributed in 2016. Just 60 volunteer knitters in 2003, Tricotez Coeur counts more than 7,500 today from around France.

Kyosei Training Center

Kyosei Training Center

Selected by Annie

Kyosei Training Centre is a small non-profit school founded in 2015. Situated in Arusha, in northern Tanzania, Africa the school provides free education to underprivileged children with the belief that every child, youth, man and woman has the right to education, a second-chance and a proper foundation for a better life.

Ecole du chat

Ecole du chat

Selected by Nicolas

L’Ecole du Chat is a network of host-families that take in abandoned cats. Each family cares for the animals until they find their forever home. The association works hand in hand with volunteer vets in the community and organizes weekend adoptions.

Coeur de forêt

Coeur de forêt

Selected by Laurent

Protect and enhance the forest! Create a link between man and this ecosystem through a natural circle and a reciprocal balance, this is the approach initiated by the association Coeur de Forêt!

Human Appeal France

Human Appeal France

Selected by Annie

As a humanitarian and development organisation, Human Appeal implements projects across six themes. Ensuring mainstreaming of gender equality, climate change adaptation and environmental protection, inclusion and protection throughout our project cycles.

Le Planning Familial

Le Planning Familial

Selected by Laurette

Family Planning is an activist movement which takes into account all sexualities, defends the right to birth control, abortion and sexual education. It exposes and fights all forms of violence, battles against AIDS and STD and against all forms of discriminations and social inequality.

2019
Fondation Mederic Alzheimer

Fondation Mederic Alzheimer

Selected by Noémie

More than one million people live with Alzheimer's, and two million caregivers support them every day. We decided to support the Médéric Alzheimer Foundation, which provides concrete solutions to patients and their loved ones.

Ecole du chat du Boulonnais

Ecole du chat du Boulonnais

Selected by Philippe

Its mission is to capture, sterilize, tattoo, and release stray cats back into their natural habitat where they are fed and followed by volunteers. It's an initiative that also allows to place the animal in the city but also to give back the role that is attributed to it in the ecological chain, which is that of regulating other animal populations such as rats, mice, while helping combat the proliferation of homeless cats.

Association Chiens Guides d'Aveugles (Roncq)

Association Chiens Guides d'Aveugles (Roncq)

Selected by Philippe

The association’s mission is to improve mobility and empower the blind and visually impaired. By training and entrusting guide dogs to visually impaired people to facilitate their daily activities, allow them to circulate in all public places and have a companion who facilitates their social integration.

Planteurs Volontaires

Planteurs Volontaires

Selected by Sacha

Planteurs Volontaires advocates for trees, through plantation projects, participatory building sites, animations and trainings all around the theme of the tree.

Midezon Togo

Midezon Togo

Selected by Stephy

Midezon-Togo is a charity whose goal is to contribute to the improvement of quality of life of the Togolese people. It brings concrete assistance in the sectors of health, education, environment and culture hoping to reach fulfilment and autonomy to the Togolese people.

Benenova

Benenova

Selected by Jean-François

Benenova is an incredibly simple volunteering concept: allow anybody to volunteer according to availability. Opportunities to be 100% useful in a convivial and welcoming environment. Benenova’s dream? A society where everyone understands that they have the means to act and to change the world around them. Time to make volunteering a habit!

La Ligue contre le cancer

La Ligue contre le cancer

Selected by Florent

The ‘Ligue contre le cancer’ (League Against Cancer) is the first independent and activist foundation in cancer research in France. Its mission is to prevent and promote cancer screenings, provide support for patients and their families while providing financial support in public research in all sectors linked to cancerology.

Les Clown de L’Espoir

Les Clown de L’Espoir

Selected by Florent

The ‘Clowns de l’Espoir’ (Clowns of Hope) intervene every week in the paediatric wards to spread joy throughout hospital in the northern region of France! Hospitals aren’t your common theatres. Intervening with children, parents and nurses requires a ‘know-how’ which the charity conveys. As one mom puts it “Memories, memories… bursts of laughter and dreams, emerging unexpectedly from my daughter’s room last year while she was in the paediatric ward. Overwhelmed by worry, your charity gave me a big wave of energy.”

Association Louise Michel

Association Louise Michel

Selected by Thibaut

The association Louise Michel supports women in need of assistance and more specifically women who are victims of domestic violence. Amongst other things, it offers solutions like emergency shelter.

Minouch'kat

Minouch'kat

Selected by Thibaut

This charity intervenes to help abandoned cats, by financing health care while bringing all the love that our little furry friends deserve.

Association Ascen Danse

Association Ascen Danse

Selected by Jean-Baptiste

The association Ascen Danse promotes performance arts and contemporary dancing. The dance festival ‘Vertical’été’, put on by the association, takes place in the heart of the fortress of Mont-Dauphin in the Vars Region. This festival and its performances are inspired by the famously historical French figure, Sébastien Vauban. On another note, the KaraFun Group Team had the opportunity to see firsthand where the summer festival is held in February 2019.

Association Petits Princes

Association Petits Princes

Selected by Kévin

‘Petits Princes’ (Little Princes), created in 1987, mission is to help make children and severely ill teens’ dreams come true! The association believes that a children who are given the chance to live their dreams will have all the strength to fight and overcome any illness. The medical staff of 150 hospital wards with whom the association works agrees. Dreaming helps patients to feel better on an emotional level and, sometimes, even on a physical level too.

Rencontres audiovisuelles

Rencontres audiovisuelles

Selected by Kévin

Since its creation in 1998, the association ‘Rencontres Audiovisuelles’ (Audiovisual Meetings) has been working to promote independent audiovisual creation and digital images and in bringing awareness and educate the public to the importance of image in the Nord-Pas de Calais, France region. They support creation and tailor their actions in a geographical and social environment by leading cultural actions in the region and are behind events such as L’Hybride, Fête de l’anim’, Festival international du court métrage and the Video Mapping European Center.

Fondation Mexxa

Fondation Mexxa

Selected by Rémy

The Foundation Mexxa, operating under the aegis of the Foundation of France (FdF), helps and supports vulnerable Mexican kids to go beyond their potential. Their mission consists in supporting and developing initiatives with local charities whose target is to improve the global development of the child in order to help him/her to build a better future. The Foundation Mexxa works on different projects which help to improve the daily lives of the kids and which motivate them to give their best. For instance, they provide scholarships for underprivileged girls, allow them to participate in child health programs and refurbish/improve childcare infrastructures.

Wikimedia

Wikimedia

Selected by Jean-Baptiste

Wikipedia is a rare jewel entirely thanks to collective human intelligence. Reliability exceeds 99 %, a stat that outshines all other encyclopedias. At Karafun Group, there isn’t one day that goes by without the team using this great book of knowledge.

Association Solfa

Association Solfa

Selected by Manuel

“Solidarité Femmes Accueil” supports and/or shelters up to 3,500 women yearly who are victims of domestic violence. The group also provides phone support to women, receiving around 5,000 calls every year.

Banque Alimentaire de Carvin

Banque Alimentaire de Carvin

Selected by Manuel

The foundation distributes up to 5,000 tons of food supplies to more than 30,000 people in economic difficulty every year.

Restos du coeur

Restos du coeur

Selected by Jeremy

Les Restos du Coeur’s (“Restaurants of the Heart”) goal is to help the underprivileged and homeless by providing free meals and helping with social and economical integration. The association's aims to take action against poverty in all its forms.

Institut Pasteur de Lille

Institut Pasteur de Lille

Selected by Bahia

The Pasteur Institute of Lille is a private foundation recognized as a public entity since 1898, dedicated to medical research and public health.

AVSF

AVSF

Selected by Bahia

AVSF (“Agronomists and Veterinarians Without Borders”) is a global foundation helping farmers since 1977. AVSF has been devoting themselves to farming communities threatened by exclusion and poverty. They work closely with farming, breeding and animal health experts. AVSF supports farmer initiatives by aiding in better living standards, handling natural resources in a sustainable way and participating in the development of their socio-economic territory. AVSF also defends farmer's rights and helps them to recognise affirm their role in society.

2020
Secours Populaire

Secours Populaire

Selected by Loïc

Founded in 1945, the “Secours Populaire” is a non-profit association, registered for public purpose.The association’s mission is to act against poverty and social exclusion in France and in the world but also to promote solidarity and its values. In France, the “Secours Populaire” intervenes in all areas such as food aid, clothing allowance, access to accommodation (and maintain it!), access to healthcare, socio-professional integration, access to culture and more generally, the access to rights for all people.

LPA-NF

LPA-NF

Selected by Loïc

La Ligue Protectrice des Animaux du Nord de la France is an association which was founded in 1912. Registered for public purpose, its goal for over a century has been the protection of all animals in the North of France. They have animal shelters in Lille and Roubaix and deals with animal rescue facilities in about 120 municipalities.

Coeur de forêt

Coeur de forêt

Selected by Alexandra

Protect and enhance the forest! Create a link between man and this ecosystem through a natural circle and a reciprocal balance, this is the approach initiated by the association Coeur de Forêt!

AIRG

AIRG

Selected by Alain

The AIRG (Association for Information and Research on Genetic Renal Diseases) has four main missions: informing about the disease and its ramifications (in particular on patients’ lives and organ donation), helping and assisting the patients and their families, supporting research and promoting organ donation.

CHU de Lille

CHU de Lille

Selected by Noémie

In this trying period, we wanted to show our support to the university-affiliated hospital of Lille and thank the medical staff for all they are doing during this pandemic. The endowment fund established by the “CHU” has four major goals, namely: research and nursing innovation, improving well-being of patients and better accompanying their relatives, developing art and culture within the hospital and better preventative and education measures in healthcare.

Conservatoire d'espaces naturels des Hauts-de-France

Conservatoire d'espaces naturels des Hauts-de-France

Selected by Laurent

The CEN (also known as the Conservatory of the Natural Areas of the North of France) protects natural areas and their heritage. The Conservatory aims to take action in maintaining biodiversity, geodiversity and historic heritage.

AMPA

AMPA

Selected by Laurent

Bees have a huge impact on both the environment and our daily life and as such, it’s important to protect them. This association promotes bee protection by making new hives for the them.

Colibris

Colibris

Selected by Anne

Colibris is a participative association which aims to support citizens around France with their human, environmental and innovation projects. In donating to this cause, Karafun Group hopes to support community morale by funding collaborative projects during the current health crisis.

Ecole du chat libre

Ecole du chat libre

Selected by Delphine

L’Ecole du Chat Libre (“The School of the Free Cat”) is a non-profit foundation, that depends on donations and volunteers, and aims to help felines via different actions: sterilization campaigns, food distribution, rescuing and welcoming new cats, special care, socialization and adoption of abandoned/mistreated cats and kittens.

Secours Populaire

Secours Populaire

Selected by Pierre

Founded in 1945, the “Secours Populaire” is a non-profit association, registered for public purpose.The association’s mission is to act against poverty and social exclusion in France and in the world but also to promote solidarity and its values. In France, the “Secours Populaire” intervenes in all areas such as food aid, clothing allowance, access to accommodation (and maintain it!), access to healthcare, socio-professional integration, access to culture and more generally, the access to rights for all people.

Les amis de la terre

Les amis de la terre

Selected by Thomas

Les Amis de la Terre France is an association created in 1970 with a goal to protect the environment, the climate and defend human rights.

2021
Ani-nounou

Ani-nounou

Selected by Nicolas

Ani-nounou lutte contre les abandons de lapins.
Elle recueille des lapins abandonnés, les soigne, les sociabilise, les éduque, et se charge de les faire adopter par des familles sérieuses (le tri est sévère, tout le monde ne peut pas adopter !).
Les membres de l’association sont tous des bénévoles. Ils ont adopté une charte éthique.

SPA (Société Protectrice des animaux)

SPA (Société Protectrice des animaux)

Selected by Philippe

For the past 170 years, the SPA has acted in favor of animals to fight against all forms of animal suffering. This association continues to advance the animal cause and helps thousands of mistreated and abandoned animals to find a new home each year. A cause that is dear to many of the animal lovers at KaraFun Group!

Secours Populaire

Secours Populaire

Selected by Kévin

Founded in 1945, the “Secours Populaire” is a non-profit association, registered for public purpose.The association’s mission is to act against poverty and social exclusion in France and in the world but also to promote solidarity and its values. In France, the “Secours Populaire” intervenes in all areas such as food aid, clothing allowance, access to accommodation (and maintain it!), access to healthcare, socio-professional integration, access to culture and more generally, the access to rights for all people.

Rencontres Audiovisuelles

Rencontres Audiovisuelles

Selected by Kévin

This association, founded in 1998 in Lille, France offers audiovisual-related events (video mapping, movie-concerts, etc.) and is behind the production for film festivals such as the International Short Film Festival or the Anim 'Festival. In addition to spearheading many cinematic events, the association has set up audiovisual roundtables, creative workshops and educational projections for youth as well as providing support to parents and professionals. It's an innovative and stellar cause that KaraFun Group supports 100%!

Wonder Augustine

Wonder Augustine

Selected by Lauriane

This association was created in 2018 to raise awareness for Augustine, who at a young age lost her battle with cancer. Augustine, loved music, and especially the French singer Vianney.
Wonder Augustine aims to provide information on all pediatric cancers and the difficulty it imposes on the daily lives of children and families. Unfortunately, 2,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer every year in France and the outcome is fatal for 500 of them each year. KaraFun Group is proud to support this association and sends well-wishes and hope to all the "wonder-children" and their loved ones.

Terre de Liens

Terre de Liens

Selected by Matthieu

More farms around France, that's the mission of the association selected by KaraFun's very own Matthieu for this month's donation.
Terre de Liens was created in 2003 from the convergence of several movements linking popular education, organic and biodynamic agriculture, ethical finance, solidarity economy and rural development. The main missions of Terre de Liens are:
- to acquire agricultural land for preservation
- to ensure long-term preservation through ecological and responsible use
- to rent out lands to farmers, for organic or peasant production
- to share these experiences with all interested stakeholders
- to invent new responses to the agricultural land crisis and to bring together citizens, decision-makers and agricultural stakeholders around these issues
Terre de Liens has thus developed a unique and original model from which the whole world can be inspired!