Helping Hands of Sophia Antipolis

The solidarity association managed by Amadeus employees

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Help us change someone’s WORLD!

You cannot change the world, but you can change someone’s world!

When you are privileged to have been raised in countries with freedom and security, and to live comfortable lives as adults, it’s important to ‘give back’. Within Amadeus, solidarity is embedded in our philosophy, both as a corporation and as a worldwide community, and Helping Hands is a great reflection of that spirit.

Since its launch in 2002 by Amadeus employees, Helping Hands has supported humanitarian projects in the fields of education, health and rudimentary needs in France and abroad.

Making a difference

Making a difference, it is not only about fund raising… 

Here are some examples of projects for which YOUR donation, financial or otherwise, allow us to make a difference.

Locally:

  • Providing the ‘basics’ for vulnerable families, homeless people with food, blankets, warm clothes collected and dispatched by charities such as the Red Cross/La Croix Rouge
  • Financing children’s leisure trips for families in very high financial difficulties, sometimes in social breakdown and isolation.
  • Participating in sporting events to promote the fight against leukemia
  • Financing training programs for volunteers who conduct support groups in relation to perinatal grief
  • Lighting up kid’s faces at Christmas with the toys you donate going to underprivileged children and distributed by the MJC l’Escale in Garbejaire.

Abroad:

  • Enabling education by building and renovating schools and high-school, providing school supplies so children in Africa have a chance in life
  • Providing full time care and protection for girls destined to become child prostitutes or victims of human trafficking
  • Alleviating food insecurity in poor rural communities of West Africa, India, and Dominican Republic amongst others
  • Improving life conditions, sustainable water management and agricultural production techniques and foster women’s empowerment.

This of course, is just a sample. This year, Helping Hands is working towards helping 15 associations. Check them out here!

How it works

These initiatives are financed in part through Amadeus support and in part through a range of events. 2021 was an exceptional year for us, we felt normal by bringing back the food & clothes collections, raffles, the toys collections, the Christmas market and had 4 sales of second hand furniture donated by Amadeus! We collected 47,500€ through those events and thanks to your contribution, we were able to help 12 projects located in France and abroad. A big THANKS to all volunteers and to all of you who have donated over the years!

We will continue our virtual events such as the raffle, or the sportive challenge (yes, we had a virtual one in 2021) but we can’t wait to reinstate our LIVE very fun music quizzes, or the karaoke nights, the treasure hunt, Amadeus got talent! We hope to soon have bake sales again! It is so nice to see you!

Get involved!

Helping Hands relies on the engagement of its volunteers. Some 50 people are involved, with hundreds of followers and supporters and we like to have fun by doing so! 

2022 is a special one for Helping Hands as in November, we’ll be celebrating our 20th year anniversary! Join us in making this year an even more exceptional one! Be part of the team, help us make a bigger impact in the community!

Learn more about the causes we help throughout our events. Build a personal legacy. Why not leave the world a better place that when you arrived?

If you are an Amadeus employee, join Helping Hands! We welcome new faces and are open to new ideas. If you’d like to just join us as a volunteer or to submit a project for next year, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us at info@helpinghands-sophia.org

We can’t wait to see you!

Sincerely,

Your Helping Hands family