From our students we are learning that there is a charity for just about everything! It amazes us, out of the thousands of incredible charities out there, that there are always new and creative causes which are discovered by our students each year. This year is no exception. They have touched the hearts of our students and thus become a part of our hearts as well. Here are just a few of the grass roots causes out there which support such a vast variety of causes:
Arts Enrichment based
• Square Circle. It’s a charity focused on the circus arts to help Regent Park kids develop communication, interpersonal, artistic, and physical skills in a safe, collaborative and fun environment. They offer everything from juggling, to photography, to hula hoop and dance!
• Shakesperience- a charity that bring enriched arts, based on Shakespeares plays to schools that can’t afford extra curricular programs
• Daytrippers is a local charity set up to provide funding for school trips
• Culture Shock Canada provides structured urban dance-based education and enrichment programs for youth, to address issues of social isolation & self-esteem, while building relational, and leadership skills.
Health and Welfare based
• The Humour Foundation – Clown Doctors is an organization that provides professionally trained clowns to visit hospital patients, based on the theory that laughter truly is the best medicine!
• Crisis Service Canada offers suicide prevention and support.
• Camp Bucko is a camp devoted to children who have suffered from severe burn injuries.
• Small Wonders is a charitable organization that was established to support couples experiencing infertility. Help can come in many forms whether through prayers, medical advice, emotional support or financial assistance.
Girl and Women Empowerment based
• Opportunity International believes in the gift of opportunity to assist women out of poverty.
• Crossroads Girls empowerment provides social clubs for girls in African countries to show them that they have the power to change their lives and the world. In these Clubs, they learn about their rights, their bodies and how education can empower them to change their future.
• Fast and Female hosts empowering events to give ALL girls the role models and skills they need to succeed in sports and life.
• Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.
• Team Trees a campaign that aims to plant 20 million trees by 2020. It was started by Mr. Beast and famous You tuber Mark Rober. It reflects the power and influence of social media on doing good.
And these are just a few examples of unique charities that have been chosen this year! Through PGB our students learn how we can make a difference and have and impact on the lives of others, no matter what the cause or issue may be.
Just you wait and see…….