“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss
They may be small but they have such big hearts. It’s never too early to teach children the importance of paying it forward.
I think that all children are born with a sense of compassion – parents, teachers, aunts and uncles just need to find ways to feed it!
Getting children involved with philanthropy is a way for them to give back to their community – it let’s them feel like they are making a difference.
It doesn’t have to be complicated either. Picking up garbage in a community playground, donating the proceeds from a lemonade stand to a charity that they pick or holding the door open for someone. Any random act of kindness can make a world of difference.
Hair Donation Ottawa
Last year, I attended Hair Donation Ottawa, an event that raises funds for cutting edge child and adult cancer research and empowers kids with hair loss by providing them with free wigs.
I was amazed to see so many children in attendance. They were so proud to be donating their hair, knowing the cause they were supporting. I didn’t see one tear shed – just smiling faces everywhere.
I love looking at the before and after pictures from the event – they are priceless!
The 6th Annual Hair Donation Ottawa will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Algonquin College Salon & Spa located on 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8, A Building, Room #A112.
To find out more about this event and learn how you can get your kids involved visit www.hairdonationottawa.com.