Help us! Help others

Help us make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in our community.

The Comité Tricolore is mobilizing its network of friends and launching an appeal for solidarity to support those most affected by the health crisis. The impact on the health of the most fragile, and the critical situations generated by the virus on the socio-economic level are unprecedented.

We are asking for your help to bring relief to those most in need: isolated or sick elderly people, people in difficulty due to job loss or a disrupted family situation.

The Comité Tricolore thanks you in advance.

Your donation is important, it will be used to support an individual or a family in difficulty.

Your donation is tax deductible as the Comité Tricolore (Tricolore Committee) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Comité Tricolore is run by volunteers.

With one click you can give one time, or make a monthly pledge.

To give to our COVID-19 Matching Fund Campaign:

There are many ways you can helps us:
You can also send your donations by mail or by phone
Or through the Amazon Smile program (see below how you can participate)

Your impact

Where does the money go?

The Solidarity Subcommittee reviews all the requests received based on recommendations of the French consular social services or directly from individuals. The Subcommittee determines the urgency, and the most appropriate way to respond to each situation.

Catholic and Protestant Francophone parishes in Washington, D.C. are also involved in the management and allocation of aid granted by the Comité Tricolore to benefit families in need.

How do we proceed?

Support, for example, may be given for purchasing a wheelchair, essential medical equipment, or in the form of financial aid for daily needs such as buying food or paying for heating bills, electricity or medical bills.

The Comité Tricolore has intervened in many cases by giving a monthly allowance to recipients in order to enable them to meet rent or health care costs.

The Comité Tricolore is there to help those in difficult time get back on their feet. As such, it has provided short term assistance, including academic assistance or training.

Who has benefited?

Some example of those who have benefited from the Comité Tricolore’s help have been isolated individuals and elderly with insufficient income, a battered woman who had to flee home with her children, a person diagnosed with a degenerative disease with a child at charge, or families faced with difficult physical, moral and/or financial circumstances.

What are we doing during the Covid-19 crisis?

We have partnered with the French Embassy to show our solidarity with our host country through diverse projects to support French restaurants and small businesses in the food industry and provide meals and pastries to a homeless shelter as well as staff and patients of several DC hospitals. You can watch our 14 minute film by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

Solidarity, tolerance and respect are the guiding principles for the charitable action of the Comité Tricolore.

Moral and financial reports are available by request.

Get involved

Give your time

We need volunteers to help us either on an ongoing basis or for specific events.

If you want to help, please contact the Comité Tricolore at the following address:

Give in Kind

There are many ways you can help us, and we very much appreciate your support with specific needs and/or events.

For example, one recipient received assistance in the form of home-delivered meals by volunteers of the Comité and through the generosity of a French restaurant.

For food or drinks, or to sponsor one of our events with an in-kind donation,

Please send an email to

Give by mail

If you prefer to send a check:
Make the check to The Tricolore Committee and mail it to:
Michel Laudier, Treasurer CT
2048 Great Falls Street,
Falls Church, VA. 22043

Give by phone

For cash or stocks donations please contqct our Treasurer at +1 571 271 5941.
We can work out the details with you.

Amazon AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you.
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If yes, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Tricolore Committee (AKA: Comité Tricolore). Just click the link to be automatically directed to the Committee’s donation site. Or when you shop on, there is a message asking you to pick a charitable organization - type: Tricolore Committee.

The Comité Tricolore responds to individual requests for help from French people in sometimes very delicate situations, but we also want to build a partnership between local French restaurants owners or chefs and American impacted by the COVID crisis. Two projects in partnership with the French embassy are working in this direction: we are soliciting French restaurants or buying their services to provide food to caregivers and patients in DC hospitals and to homeless people in a shelter run by Friendship Place.

We are also helping Restaurants and food industry professionals through our network "Réseau des métiers de bouche". Watch our 14 minute film:

French Chefs of the DC area and food industry professionals tell us about the impact of COVID 19, how they survive while restaurants were ordered to close, how the food industry will look like after the crisis and what will they do differently if COVID 19 was coming back.

Video: © 2020 Comité Tricolore All Rights Reserved

The needs are there, and our French or French-American community will show solidarity with our host country.
The Comité Tricolore thanks you in advance.