Clowns Sans ­Frontières: bringing back laughter to children in need

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By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – Clowns Sans Frontières (CSF) has begun its first Eastern Townships Jour Nez campaign. Throughout the month and until Nov. 18, CSF will be running an awareness campaign and calling for donations in the hopes of bringing back hope into the lives of thousands of children. Several businesses have partnered with the campaign and will give their customers the opportunity to support CSF in a show of solidarity for the thousands of children positively affected by CSF initiatives. $2 clown noses can be purchased, and donations can be made at locations including Choco-Là, on King Street, T.A.F.I. et cie, on Wellington Street, and Espaces 100 Noms on Queen Street. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of displaced people has reached its highest point in decades, with more than 65 million uprooted persons across the world in 2017. CSF describes itself as offering extensive support in locations where cultural growth can be stunted by oppression, war, or poverty, such as in the slums, refugee camps, child prisons, orphanages, native communities, youth centers, and more.  See full story in the Tuesday, Nov. 13 edition of The Record.

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