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- Cardiac Kids is a volunteer group who raise much-needed funds for children who are suffering from congenital heart disease.
- Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner, working both domestically and internationally to empower and enable youth to be agents of change.
Me to We has a social mission:To support the important work of their corporate partner Free the Children. Free the Children receives half of Me to We’s annual net profit. Last year alone (2010) $1 million was donated to Free the Children in cash and in-kind services. Donations received from Me to We are used to lower Free the Children’s already low administrative costs.
Me to We is a social enterprise: With offering goods and services, like sweatshop-free clothes, socially conscious media, environmentally friendly products, inspiring speakers, leadership training and life changing travel experiences, to people of all ages.
Me to We is a philosophy: ‘Each of us can help to change the world through the daily choices we make.’ By providing environmentally sustainable and socially conscious choices, Me to We helps individuals make a lifestyle shift to create a more just and humane world. Just some of the groups’ impacts include:
- 208,037 gallons of water saved by printing on post-consumer waste recycled paper Over 90,000 trees planted to ensure environmental sustainability.
- Hundreds of thousands of pounds of pesticides saved by using only organic cotton in Me to We clothing
- 400 mothers were employed full time by Me to We in developing communities
- 275,000 people were inspired by Me to We through speakers, books and leadership programs in 2010 alone
- Participants on Me to We trips served 145,000 volunteer hours.
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Now that I have told you a little about the group and what THEY do to help Free the Children I would like to talk about my involvement in both groups. When I was in grade nine (in2007) I joined the Me to We group that was at my school. For that year and the following year our group did many different fundraisers (bake sales, book sales, bottle drives etc) to try and support both Free the Children as well as Me to We. After two years of fund raising, our school (along with many others were given the opportunity to travel to Vancouver and participate in ‘We Day’. This was such an amazing day for our whole group; just being about to see all the other youth that were there and wanted to make a difference was enough for us to want to help, but then you get all those motivational speeches and you want to do all that you can to be apart of the change.
Till next time… xoxo
My mother LeAnne and myself finally ventured down to Kelowna to go dress shopping. Let me tell you, there are some really lovely dresses out there. We started at the mall. We went to Le Chateau and found a couple I really liked. They both happened to be blue. (in case you didn’t know, my favorite colour is blue ) Every good shopper knows you can’t just stop one place; so we made our way a little further in the mall and found an awesome little store called Maggie Mcflys. This shop has a very nice, caring, warm vibe to it. I looked through the dresses and fell in love with one right away. The gown was a little out of my budget so we talked to the manager and she said she could gladly help. So, after falling in love with the one dress, it was suggested that I check out a few bridal shops down town.
Once downtown we found a beautiful little shop called ten fashions; as soon as we entered we were greeted with a smile and someone willing to help. Again, looked through the dresses and found THE ONE! They had Many beautiful gown but this one was ‘the one’. I fell in love with the dress as soon as I saw it. Oddly enough I had seen it in the other store but they only had it in a size 2 sizes too large so I was not interested. But today I found my pageant dress! Feel free to To go to their website or look them up on Facebook. xoxo
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For the past 4 years I have taken the dance program offered at my high school. I love being able to just let lose and express myself without ever needing to say a word. Throughout the semester our teacher teaches different dances and at the end of the semester the 4 dance classes (that’s almost 120 dancers) put on whats called a dance gala. This is where each class is given the opportunity to show what they learned throughout the year. It is also like a final exam for the course. This year in my grade 11/12 class we did four dances, African, Musical Theatre, Hip hop, and Jazz. I think I would have to say that my favorite one to dance and to watch was the African number. This number was very physically demanding but was worth it. This number along with our hip hop number got great reviews from parents and fellow spectators. This years dance gala was held the first week of June. We had 5 shows in 4 days. This is one of the many things I am going to miss about high school.
Till next time..