Well, summer is here and school is out!! In the month of June we visited a few schools and social justice programs as well as connected with kids that are raising funds for other kids. We are always so impressed and moved by the students and children we meet who are committed to making the world a better place for other children, youth and communities both here and afar. It warms the heart!!!
Two schools were not only interested in how children live in developing countries they wanted to do something to improve families lives. A huge thank you goes out to McGirr Elementary School's Social Justice Club students and teachers/Child and Family Worker for raising $550 to bring a family a bathroom. The bake sale brought the school together and now they have changed one families life for the better. Giving a family dignity, hygiene and safety.
Thanks also goes out to Departure Bay Elementary Social Justice Club students and staff for having a bake sale and raising another $500.00 for bicyles....now another 10 kids can go to school. It was so great to meet these aspiring young activists and give them a high five.
Other children were also working away to improve lives. Sumalee Martinflatt turned her birthday into a fundraiser and raised $595 to bring a family a bathroom...while her little brother, Jachi Martinflatt, had bake sales at his daycare raising $134 to bring kids bicycles. Both these young people are true humanitarians and huge supporters of K.I.D.S.
Another wonderful young girl MJ decided to help sell Cambodia silk scarves with her grandmother Suzanne Longpre in Victoria. They sold $1500.00 worth of beautiful scarves, the sales help keep women weavers working and provide a good living for their families, and K.I.D.S. provides the onsite daycare for their terrific kids.
"The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." -Aesop
Until next time,
Adrianne and Rick