As part of our 2017 Charitable Programme, in May Maisons du Monde launched the first round of its Community Days. An opportunity for employees to spend an entire day taking action to preserve the environment or combat hardship alongside a local association close to their place of work!

In Lyon, Marseilles, Nantes and Paris, around fifty employees gave their time to experience a different and meaningful type of team-building day, creating connections with voluntary sector actors and learning about community projects supported by the Maisons du Monde Foundation.

In Paris with Emmaüs Défi, volunteers took part in the association’s day-to-day work with people re-joining the labour market: sorting activities and learning about the ‘Emmaüs Made’ project, supported by the Maisons du Monde Foundation, which aims to boost the employability of people returning to the labour market, by training them in the re-purposing of wood materials.


In Pouliguen, as part of the ‘J’agis pour la nature’ programme by the Nicolas Hulot foundation for man and nature, employees donned their gloves and boots for gardening, and preserved biodiversity and cleaned beaches with Loire-Atlantique CPIE (environmental initiatives centre).

In Bron, near Lyon, again as part of this programme, with Naturama they accompanied a shepherd for the transhumance of his herd of Drenthe Heath sheep. An opportunity to practice shearing and animal care.

In Marseilles, a chocolate-making workshop was a chance to share the experience of a group of young people undertaking vocational training at the employment and integration centre (EPIDE), and the beginning of a partnership.


Again in Marseilles, employees took part in collecting and renovating furniture with the Impulse Toit recycling project, whose activities are supported by the Maisons du Monde Foundation.

It was a resounding success: 100% of participants declared their willingness to repeat their contribution at the next Community Days!

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