About Free the Children
Founded in 1995 by 12 year old Craig Kielburger, Free the Children has grown into a well known international organization that has come to help many families in poverty stricken communities overseas. Through the help and support of friends and family, Kielburger was able to spread his message of “being the change” and gain what he needed to accomplish his goal of bringing education to those who could not afford it.
What first started with bake sales and small local fundraisers has now turned into something bigger. With help from over 60 corporate sponsors, Free the Children has been able to bring education to over 55 thousand children, clean drinking water to over one million and provide an additional 15 million dollars in health care to those who could not afford it in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Miss Teen Canada-World has chosen Free the Children as the official charity of the pageant. It is the goal of each delegate to raise at least $400 in recognition of this.
Corporate Sponsor: B.
One corporate sponsor that stuck out to me the most was B. Their slogan, “Just B. Just You. B. You” reflects my platform in the Miss Teen Canada-World pageant perfectly. My platform is “express you inner self” and is all about being who you are. The partnership between these two has enabled them both to empower children to do just that! I believe that children are the future, and by inspring them we are able to create great change. B. explained on their website that;
“The goals, ideals and beliefs of Free The Children parallel our own perfectly. We truly believe that children hold the power to change this world. Free The Children is funded and driven by the energy and passion of youth.”
B. is a new brand of toys produced by Battat in Montreal, Quebec. For every toy that is purchased through B. 10 cents will be donated by them to Free the Children. It may not seem like much, but it doesn’t take a lot to make a difference!
B. Toys; Why Are They So Different?!
Their role as a brand is to create toys that express individuality. This is why B. toys are coloured and packaged differently. The inks used are soy-based and the varnishes are water-based. The packaging is even recyclable, and many are made specifically for gift giving, with gift tags already attached! The brand has also won many awards, but claims the biggest reward of all is “to see happy children playing with [their] toys”.
Free The Children Donations
So far, I have been able to raise an amazing $2000 for Free the Children! My personal goal is $2,500, and I would love to beat that if I could. To donate, please feel free to message me on facebook or visit the Free the Children website.
You can also “like” We Day on facebook! We day is an event put on by Free the Children to raise money and awareness for the charity. It is also meant to inspire children to get involved in their communities! For every “like” on facebook, $1 will be donated to Free the Children. Vivent is also giving charities the chance to win $250,000! Free the Children is in the top 10 and needs your vote to make it to #1! Don’t hesitate to vote here!
If you have any questions about this post, please feel free to contact me. I love hearing from you guys!
“Free The Children.” Free The Children. 2011. Web. 25 June 2011. http://www.freethechildren.com.
“B. Story / FAQ.” Just B. Just You. B. You | B. Toys. Battat Inc., 2011. Web. 25 June 2011. http://www.justb-byou.com/