Back in October our school along with other local schools participated in We Scare Hunger, an annual Me to We campaign. On October 31st, instead of trick or treating for candy we went door to door collecting can goods for our local food bank. This is a Canada wide campaign. In one night, more than 100 local students, collected 25, 000 pounds of food. It took 25 Ford F-150 trucks to transport everything to the local food banks.
Last week, Ford and WE decided they wanted to honour 3 different cities across Canada for their efforts to help end hunger. All the schools that participated were invited to our local Ford dealership for lunch and a couple special guests. One in attendance was the one and only Spencer West, a motivational speaker for We. I had the opportunity to see him at We day last year, but it was amazing to actually meet him. More on West here. The other guest was Mark Buzzell, the CEO and president of Ford Canada. He was really amazed at how much was collected, especially considering we live in a pretty small city. My friends and I asked him if he would do a boomerang with us and he had no idea what it was. Buzzell thought it was the wood thing you throw and it comes back to you, but we showed him the video and he was excited to try. It turned out great for his first boomerang ever.
The day was amazing, the food was so fancy (I wish I got a picture), and the people were so nice. I know you shouldn’t need to be rewarded for helping people or doing good in your community but a little recognition is great every once and a while, especially when you least expect it. Also thank you for the bags and rafikis. (post about the Me to We rafikis coming soon)
To find out more and how to get involved, click here. Also for more pictures of this event check out my instagram.
Have a great day and remember, small can be mighty.