In France in 2020, over one million young people were neither in a course of study, nor in employment nor in training, according to a report published by the Institut National de la Jeunesse et l’Education Populaire (INJEP). The figures are backed up by the Observatoire des Inégalités which from November 2020 has been reminding us that between 2002 and 2018, the level of poverty among young people almost doubled, going from 8% to 13%.

All categories of young people are affected by this economic hardship which can permanently compromise their future, making them give up their studies, cut down on health care and lose their self-esteem.

This is why l’Agence du Don en Nature (in-kind donation agency), which has specialized in redistributing non-food products since 2008, has focused its 2021 Semaine du Don en Nature (in-kind donation week) campaign on practical action on the ground for associations helping 15- to 25-year-olds in situations of need.

124,000 products will be distributed free to 100 associations thanks to the financial backing of Carrefour Foundation. Basic necessities, personal care items and underclothes have been collected by L’Oréal France and DIM and could benefit up to 80,000 young people.

Social aesthetics workshops will be organized throughout France by several associations with the backing of the L’Oréal Foundation.

And the Michelin Corporate Foundation is offering free transport from March 30th to April 6th for every order coming from one of the 1050 community associations which are partners of the Agence du Don en Nature.

In all, during this week of giving, 256,000 items will be distributed thanks to the commitment of l’Agence Du Don en Nature to combat economic hardship.