Out of the goodness of his heart, a French tech blogger named Cédric Serret (author of Autour du Web) decided to launch a fundraising campaign last year to encourage bloggers to contribute to the iconic French charity Les Restaurants du Coeur founded by comedian/activist Coluche in 1985. Cédric is running his Les Enfoirés de Blogueurs campaign again this year.
(Les Enfoirés refers to artists and musicians who give benefit concerts for Les Restos du Coeur. Read all about them in English.)
Les Restos du Coeur feeds those who have trouble feeding themselves. The organization has no religious or other agenda. There are more and more people needing this kind of help (+25% in the last three years), and they’re getting younger and younger…
I’ve translated Cédric’s blog post describing his campaign below. The rest is up to you!
The first Enfoirés de Blogueurs campaign took place in 2010. The goal? To support Les Restos du Coeur, a charitable organization that has been helping the less fortunate since 1985. Would you like to become an Enfoiré de Blogueur? Read on to find out how…
In 2010, we had 55 donors who raised 1,555€ — enough to pay for 55 daily meals for a month.
We’d like to do even better this year!
Whether you donate 10, 20 or 100€, the important thing is to make a donation.
How to become an Enfoiré de Blogueur
I haven’t changed the rules since last year:
- Make a donation through the Restos du Coeur site.
- When you get your confirmation e-mail, forward it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Why send me the e-mail? So I can add your donation to the counter and offer you two links.
Two free links
Since the only way I can thank you for your donation is through my blog, you’ll get two links:
- 1 link in an article describing your blog (example: Presse-citron)
- 1 link in an article listing all Enfoirés de Blogueurs
Bloggers who participated last year will get another two links this year.
Spread the word
Encourage your readers to participate too. Write a post on your blog, share on Twitter, Facebook, Google+. Display one of the banners in our banner pack. Be creative and spread the word among your network.
And don’t forget that without Coluche, none of this would exist… And only our help can keep it going!
P.S.: I am getting no personal gain from this. I’m just trying to make things happen the only way a blogger can! Your donations are made exclusively through the Restos du Coeur site and I get NOTHING AT ALL!
Thank you for participating.