I hope you all had a great long weekend! I sure did
As you may know part of our score for the national pageant comes from fundraising. All of us girls are to raise a minimum of $400.00 for the Canadian charity Free The Children (FTC). I am really excited that we are fundraising for FTC because I saw Craig Kielburger, the founder of FTC, speak at We Day when I was in Grade 10. Everyone there got the book “Free The Children”, by Craig himself, in our little goodie bags. I read the book and I learnt so much not only about FTC and how it came to be, but also a lot about child labour laws and sweat shops in developing countries. Since then I have had an interest in FTC and all that they do.
One thing that I found very interesting about FTC is that Craig Kielburger started it when he was only twelve years old! I personally can say that when I was twelve all I wanted to do was ride my bike and hangout with my friends. It really proves that you don’t have to be an adult or a celebrity to have your voice heard! It’s really cool how FTC is all about children, like us, helping children! We are all very lucky to be living in the country we live in with a nice house, a school we can attend regularly, workers rights, parents who are able to support us, health care, clean water, and much more. We take all of this for granted. That is why I think it is important for us, to take time out of our oh-so-busy lives, to help children and people of all ages who are no as fortunate as us to have a better quality of live and give them a voice.
To learn more about Free The Children check out their website http://www.freethechildren.com/
To raise money for Free The Children I have decided to have “Free The Children Fridays” at my school. Every Friday there will be an activity or game of some sort in support of FTC.
THIS FRIDAY MAY 24th, 2013 (tomorrow) will be hat day! If you donate a minimum $2.00 to Free The Children you can wear a hat of your choice all day! (Remember the dress code, no inapropriate sayings/pictures on your hat) I sadly will not be at school to collect donations because I have an injury from soccer and will be going to the doctor, so please give your donations to Campbell Lloyd or Kristyn Klassen!
I will announce what the activity for every Friday is on the Monday of the same week via my Facebook fan page, twitter, and possibly my blog!
Even if you do not attend MCI or live anywhere near MacGregor and you still want to make a donation feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help me surpass the minimum amount required and give children all over the world a voice!
-Taylor Boehlig, Miss Teen Central Manitoba-World 2013