As part of the spring 2019 edition of the Renaissance Challenge, Éric St-Arnaud, Renaissance’s General Manager, presented to Nicholas Borne, Laval City Councilor (accompanied by his 2 daughters), a plaque to recognize the largest number of donations collected by citizens. The event was held on Thursday, July 25th at 9 am at the Fripe-Prix Renaissance store located at 965, Curé-Labelle boulevard in Laval.

Indeed, the city of Laval stood out at the Renaissance Challenge, which took place from April 21 to May 18, 2019, with the participation of 9,776 donors. It is through the eight Renaissance donation centres in Laval that 342,160 pounds of clothing and other goods were diverted from landfills. A 23% increase compared to the previous edition.

"Thank you and congratulations to all the Laval citizens and the municipality" wishes to express Éric St-Arnaud. "Thanks your donations, you are doing something for the environment, but also for your community. Every year, you make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people who are far from the job market, who regain their independence and dignity. "

About Renaissance Challenge

The Renaissance Challenge is a friendly competition inviting the population of 26 cities and boroughs of the Greater Montreal to drop their donations of clothing and reusable objects to Renaissance Donation Centers in their neighborhood. This annual competition has two editions; one in the spring and the other in the fall, and each is spread over four consecutive weeks. Three prizes are awarded for each edition: the largest number of donations collected, the largest number of donations collected per 1,000 inhabitants and the largest increase in donations collected compared to the previous edition.

About Renaissance

Created in 1994, Renaissance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the social and professional integration of people experiencing difficulty entering the workforce, while enlisting a commitment to take steps to protect the environment.

At Renaissance, the used goods are re-used, people are re-integrated and the donations are re-invested in the community. This triple bottom line gives meaning to the work of the organization and makes it a model of sustainable development.