The primary aim of the Foundation is to help children in hospital and their families. It helps numerous paediatric units throughout French hospitals, in particular in the purchase of equipment necessary for the treatment of young patients. The Foundation helps by providing assistance for the entertainment of sick children by bringing clowns to their bedside, by setting up film screenings or indeed in the organization of holidays.
The Foundation also takes an interest in the children’s parents. It helps them by enabling them to stay by their children’s bedsides in hospital and contributes financially to the construction, renovation and upkeep of “Parents’ Houses”. It also helps parents with the funeral expenses of their children. The Foundation also provides additional help to local associations, especially at Christmastime. The Foundation has agreements with 56 French paediatric hospitals through their social services.
Finally, the Foundation gives its support to paediatric medical research. It currently supports four medical laboratories in their work.