Improving the Lives of Children Around the World
For the Children is a group of volunteers from departments company-wide who are dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world. Volunteers work together to plan, advertise and host a variety of company and community events to raise proceeds for African and Canadian schools, and disaster relief.
For the Children has also extended help to The Kisaruni All Girls Secondary School in Kenya. Kisaruni provides a high level of education to the top students graduating from Free the Children elementary schools. Their philosophy is based on diversity, and community and cultural values.
“Education is the best way to end the exploitation of children and break the cycle of poverty.”
-Craig Kielburger, founder of Kids Can Free the Children
For the Children works with Breakfast for Learning to support proper nutrition. Donations are contributed to the morning snack program at local Broadacres Junior Public School in Etobicoke, Ontario.
The snack program provides students from junior kindergarten to grade five nutritious snacks every day, giving them the energy they need to lead a productive day. It also gives them the opportunity to learn about the four food groups and the importance of a healthy diet.
“We know that through feeding hungry children, we also nurture strong minds and provide students with the best chance of success possible.”
“Breakfast for Learning is the leading, national non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada. We help raise awareness and educate communities about the vital link between proper nutrition and learning through ongoing program support, training, child nutrition education, resources and research.”