As part of Welcome Hall Mission’s Montreal Helps Montreal campaign, festival goers need only tap their credit or debit cards on the TipTap devices (pictured below) which will be located throughout the festival site and at venues where Just For Laughs and Juste pour rire shows will be taking place. Providing comedy fans with a quick and easy way to donate to Welcome Hall Mission, the TipTap devices are contactless, and their design makes them easy to spot at each venue. The ease of the one-tap process allows users to donate one of four pre-determined donation amounts, while on the go, in less than 10 seconds.
This summer, the focus of this season’s Montreal Helps Montreal-Montréal aide Montréal campaign is to highlight Welcome Hall Mission’s solution-oriented programs that respond to youth at risk, families who are disconnected from basic health services and people experiencing homelessness in Montreal. Mental health support, which happens to be one of Just For Laughs’ primary commitments, plays a key role in all these programs and services.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Just For Laughs / Juste pour rire Group on this campaign,” says Sam Watts, President, Welcome Hall Mission / Mission Bon Accueil, “and we’re looking forward to the support of their dedicated and passionate fans. As a Montreal institution, we are sure they will help us in our efforts to bring solutions to the complex social challenges in our city.”
TipTap donation devices can be found at the following locations:
Montrealers can look out for the Just For Laughs Group – Groupe Juste pour rire / Montreal Helps Montreal – Montréal aide Montréal campaign on local billboards, BIXI stands and STM buses throughout Montreal, reminding us all that we need to look out for one another and take care of each other.
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group is the most important player in the global comedy industry co-owned by Groupe CH, Bell Media and ICM Partners. The company is an international powerhouse in the creation of multi-platform comedy content. Every year, it entertains millions of spectators with its festivals on Canadian and international stages, in Montréal – the biggest comedy event in the world – as well as in Toronto, Vancouver; Austin, U.S.A., Sydney, Australia and London, U.K. The Group organizes shows featuring thousands of comics from Canada and other countries, including established artists as well as up-and comers; stages its own comedy shows and musicals; produces touring shows; broadcasts digital and televised content (notably Gags, which is shown in 150 countries and followed by an online audience of ten million on YouTube); manages talented artists; and is the originator of the ComedyPRO and JPR Pro industry conferences. www.hahaha.com
About Welcome Hall Mission / Mission Bon Accueil
Established in 1892,Welcome Hall Mission is the largest doorway to help for Montrealers in need. Many programs are available to support those experiencing homelessness, young mothers, impoverished families and at-risk youth. The Mission aims to provide hope through concrete actions and effective solutions.
Sources: Just For Laughs – Juste pour rire Group and Welcome Hall Mission / Mission Bon Accueil
Julie Grenier MSc / [email protected] 514-603-5835
Leisa Lee / [email protected] 514-946-2010
Talar Adam / [email protected]514-833-0274
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