Hello again, I feel as if it has been forever since I have posted a blog, so I thought I’d take the time to update you all and provide insight as to what I have been up to in regards to fundraising for Free The Children.
School has finally wrapped up and it seems as though all of our classmates and friends are winding down for the summer. They are all kicking back on the beach, throwing parties, and sleeping until noon, illuminating just how big of a job us as title holders have taken on, although, I wouldn’t change a thing. As Miss Teenage Canada delegates, we are all gearing up for an eventful month of planning, appearances, and fundraisers. Free The Children in particular is a huge organization that we are making a huge impact on. I had the opportunity to present to the student body within my high school before school closed for the summer and to get them involved with raising money for this incredible cause.
I read through the entire Free The Children website, researched as much as I could, and used email to contact and learn more about the different positive actions occurring across the world through this organization. I then created a powerpoint and set a date to present my newly acquired knowledge to my peers. I knew that creating awareness was already an awesome and huge part of what Free The Children stands for but why stop there?
I decided to try and raise money within my high school for Free The Children. As I go to a private school, we are required to wear uniform everyday. The same navy and white sweaters, polos, and kilts. So why not change it up? I came up with the idea that if each student brought $2.00, they could be out of uniform. I talked to our principal, and a few of the administrative staff and they agreed that it would be a great idea. I made posters and constant announcements, encouraging everyone to take part and donate to Free The Children.
A few days later, I came to school out of uniform on the assigned date along with almost all of my classmates. The whole school was involved, from grade 9-12! I was extremely happy with the outcome as I raised $250.00! I hope to continue to raise even larger sums of money for Free The Children, and will keep each of you updated in my endeavors to achieve this through my blogs.
Thank you so much for reading!