On Wednesday February 26th, Uxbridge Secondary School hosted a Volunteer/Opportunities Fair - a morning-long event designed to expose students to various organizations with whom they may wish to get involved with. Cam's Kids was thrilled to be one of the many organizations invited to attend this event, on what turned out to be a very fitting day.
You see, February 26th was also Pink Shirt Day - a global anti-bullying campaign designed to promote kindness. With the theme of Cam's Kids Annual Chocolate Heart Campaign also being about spreading kindness, this was the perfect opportunity to spread our own act of kindness before the school day even began. To do so, several of USS Student Council members (and Cam's Kids Ambassadors) took to the halls before the morning bell, to hand out our chocolate hearts and reminding students of our organization. They were also informed that we would be setting up a booth during the Volunteer Fair taking place that morning.
Once the morning bell had rung, students began to line the halls to meet the many organizations present for the Volunteer Fair. Having started their day off with some Cam's Kids kindness, Outreach Coordinator Meghan Kelleher had already broken the ice with many of the students. This facilitated many wonderful conversations with students about the organization, and how they too can become involved and spread kindness of their own.
By joining our Ambassador Program, students will have the opportunity to meet countless likeminded, positive and judgement-free young leaders, with whom they can find support and a sense of belonging.
A big thank you to Mrs. Ridgeway for inviting us to attend such a valuable event and the USS Student Council for helping distribute the chocolate hearts!