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Everyone’s A Winner

Everyone’s A Winner

Everyone’s A Winner


Back in 2013, Rachel Lapierre won a lifetime salary of C$1,000 (£605) per week in the Quebecois lottery.  Four years on and the former Miss Quebec, who previously ran her own modelling agency and has worked as a nurse, has not been living the life of luxury some of us might be drawn to after hitting the jackpot.  Instead she has used her winnings to dedicate her life to charity.  As Ms Lapierre explains: “I had made a promise to the universe and I was determined to keep it.  I wanted to do something I loved for the rest of my life. I wanted to help others”.  When it comes to helping others, the mother of four has previous form.  After closing her modelling business to bring up her family in the late 1980s, she also found time to take on voluntary work with humanitarian organisations in far flung places such as India and Haiti.  Now thanks to the lottery, she has been able to fund her own charity.  Within two months she had quit her job as a nurse and set up Le Book Humanitaire, a not for profit organisation which uses social media as a platform to connect people in need with those that are willing and able to help. “Let’s say that you have clothes to give away. We will put you in contact with a family that needs those clothes and will allow you to go give them yourself,” Ms Lapierre explains.  “It’s not only about material things. You might end up driving a cancer patient to a doctor’s appointment”, added the former model.  To date she has invested C$70,000 into Book Humanitaire, which this year has already made 15,000 “direct actions” in Quebec which include providing a family of Syrian refugees with furniture and finding shelter for a homeless mother who had just given birth.  “This weekly C$1,000 I get from the lottery allows me to not go to work anymore and finance my organisation,” she says.  “I pay for things such as our office rent and other administrative costs.”  But it seems her charity, which she runs with 10 staff, is outgrowing her lottery winnings.  After an appearance on a popular Quebecois television station earlier this year, Le Book Humanitaire saw a more than fourfold jump in Facebook followers from around 4,000 to more than 22,000.  All good stuff but it did result in the charity being inundated with requests for help and donations, so much so that it needs more space to store the donated items: “We are counting on municipalities to lend us offices and make donations,” she says.  Might be time to play the lottery again, after all lightning can strike twice…