As part of the Spring 2019 Donation Campaign Renaissance Challenge, Éric St-Arnaud, Renaissance’s General Manager presented Mayor Giuliana Fumagalli of the Borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, an honorary plaque to highlight the strongest increase in donations collected by local residents compared to the previous edition. The event took place on Thursday, July 18th at 3:30 pm at the Fripe-Prix Renaissance boutique at 7250, Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal.

The Borough of Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension stood out at the competition held from April 21 to May 18, 2019 with a 38.7% increase over the edition of the Fall 2018. There were 6,849 donors to either one of the two donation centers in the area and no less than 239,715 pounds of clothing and other goods were diverted from landfills.

"Thank you and congratulations to all the citizens of Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension and to the Borough." Wishes to express Éric St-Arnaud. "Thanks to your donations, you are doing something good for the environment, but also good 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 Greater Montreal to deposit their donations of clothing and reusable objects to Renaissance Donation Centers in their neighborhood. This annual competition has two editions; one in the fall and the other in the spring, 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.