The Group gets involved in Phonethon 2015

The Phonethon 2015 took place this year between 18 and 22 November, sponsored by Anne Hidalgo and Patrick Devedjian. Orange and its Foundation are providing their support once again.

The Phonethon is an annual event organised by The NGO Fonds Arménien de France, which aims to raise funds to support philanthropic projects in rural Armenia.

For 4 days, the association’s volunteers phone as many families as possible in order to collect pledges. It takes place in 4 towns with around 750 active volunteers: Cachan, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse including some Orange employees. The company provides four call centres and any IT and telecommunications resources needed for the event.

Key figures

Fonds Arménien de France phones around 25,000 families and companies each year during the Phonethon. In 2014, €1.37 million in donations were collected during this charity event.

The Orange Foundation in Armenia

As part of its "Orange Villages" programme, the Orange Foundation renovated a health centre and nursery school for the people living in the farming village of Hartavan. Infrastructures have been improved in the village of Paravakar, in the north of the country. A third village project is underway in Zangakatun.
In addition, it donated €50,000 to the Phonethon this year.


Update on 23 November 2015

Thanks to the telephone calls of more than 700 volunteers, €1.33 million was collected as pledges across three countries - Germany, France and Switzerland - over the 4 days of the event.

The Phonethon continues. It is still possible to make a donation via or by phone: 0810 24 24 24 (local rate), until 15 January 2016.

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