First guignolée organized in Quebec
Every November, SSVP volunteers get to work on one of our most important solidarity events of the year.
The Guignolée was Québec’s first door-to-door charity fundraiser, initiated in 1861 by the SSVP throughout the province’s small town communities to gather food for the needy.
The collection was – and still is – carried out in a festive manner, with carollers tagging along for the cause.
Many decades later, this annual tradition continues, thanks to the unrelenting actions of our vast solidarity network.