As a Miss Teen Canada World Delegate, I am responsible for fundraising for Free The Children. Each year through the collective efforts of all contestants, several thousand dollars is donated to the charity.
About Free the Children
Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has a proven track record of success. The organization has received the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards and Oprah’s Angel Network.
The primary goals of the organization are to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world. Through domestic empowerment programs and leadership training, Free The Children inspires young people to develop as socially conscious global citizens and become agents of change for their peers around the world. Free The Children has built more than 650 schools and school rooms around the world and has reached more than one million young people through outreach in North America and the United Kingdom.
In order to raise the minimum of $400 donation to Free the Children, I will be holding a variety of events including bake sales and clothing drives! As well, I will be promoting the charity at all of my appearances and events that I attend. Please contact me if you are interested in donating or helping with my fundraisers!
Check out my Facebook page for details of my fundraisers!