Meet Our Junior Ambassadors

Meet some of Community Care’s Jr Ambassadors and read their stories

jack

Jack

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

I want to help Community Care because I learned that some people in our community don’t have much food, water, or clothing after school care and other things. I think it is important to help these people. It’s not that hard for anyone to do. I started a charity disc golf tournament for kids to help raise money for Community Care and United Way and after school programs. I did this because I tried to help by asking to play in the Mayor’s charity golf tournament but I was told I was too young. But no one is too young to help. During the Grape and Wine Parade and at Christmas my family donates food and sometimes gifts for families who would not have gifts if we didn’t help. These are some of the ways we help our community.

luke & issac

Luke & Isaac

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

Luke
My brother and I have been raising money for community care for 8 years. We do it so other kids can go back to school with the supplies they need. We do this because we want to help our community be strong! My parents teach us to take care of others.

Isaac
I feel that it is very important to give back to the community. Some families don’t have the essential items and support that they need, and it is our responsibility to help and support those people. My brother and I have been raising funds and supplies for kids going back to school for 8 years. Kids need to have the supplies that they need, in order to learn and value education/school. I know that helping these families and kids financially and with education can make a positive change in our community.

ehtan & payton

Ethan & Payton

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

Two years ago, I did a school project on the homeless that had a huge impact on me. I visited Community Care and had the pleasure of meeting Betty-Lou Souter. I will always remember her telling me, “when you go to sleep tonight, remember that someone is eating a meal because of your help and that is something very special.” Betty-Lou Souter said that “I helped someone survive and get through another night.” I was happy to be a part of something so meaningful. Ethan and I decided to team up and collect contributions for a great agency. We collected canned goods that Halloween for the “Scare Hunger” campaign. We met with pharmacy owners, doctors and dentists who saw the value in us collecting baby products, dental care products, hygiene products and vitamins. We found out that the need for food is ongoing at Community Care, especially lunch items for children during the school year and easy make meal items during the winter months. People were happy to give. Our goal is to improve the lives of those in need and raise awareness. Every small act of kindness has a huge impact.

Graham

Graham

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

When I first met Laura she invited me to tour Community Care. When I was there it made a life-changing experience. I figured out some people aren’t as lucky as my family and Community Care volunteers decided to do something about it. I want to help too. When we came back from our tour we decided to ask for donations to Community Care at our New Year’s Eve party. I want to help more, I’m happy to be a part of the ambassador program with Community Care.

flynn and ruby

Flynn & Ruby

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

Ruby: Little kids can make a difference. I have been helping my brother Flynn ever since I can remember. We fill our piggy banks and raise money for Community Care. We do lots of food drives with friends and family and collect toys. I like sharing what I do so my friends know there are other children our age in our city who don’t have enough food or toys. Especially in the summer when they don’t have school snacks a lot of kids are hungry. I cant ever imagine not having a snack if I wanted one. So kids need to help kids, we all make a difference. Betty Lou is like the mom to the community, she makes sure if you are hungry, you get a snack and if you are cold she will find you a coat just like my mom does for me. Everyone should help Betty Lou and Community Care.

Flynn: I think I started on my 3rd birthday. Well that is what my mom tells me because I attended a daycare and not everyone was going to be able to come to my party because some kids couldn’t afford to bring a present. So we started our own family tradition of no presents and optional donations only. When I was 3 it was a rescue party theme and everyone could save the day by bringing cans of food, peanut butter or any piggy bank change. Every child came to my party and no one felt left out. Im now 12 and my sister is 7 and we still carry on the birthday donation tradition. Over the years we have helped deliver tonnes and literally tonnes of food and money to help other families in our community. One year I had all my friends bring new running shoes as the gift because no kid should ever feel they can’t participate in school or a sport because they are hungry or don’t have running shoes. I got my sister involved because she was cute when she was little so people wouldn’t say no to donating when we ran campaigns to support Betty Lou and Community Care. We have been on the posters and billboards for years because we want kids to know we care. Everyone needs help at some point in their life and right now Im able to help and that makes me feel really proud and responsible for making our community a little bit better.

Declan

Declan

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

I want to help Community Care because some people in our community don’t have any food to eat or a house to live in; even kids that are my age! I started collecting donations of toys and school supplies for Community Care at my birthday parties and now I use my birthday money to buy school supplies so that kids can start school off right. My mom and dad collect food and new toys at Christmas and we donate them to Community Care every year. I remember once meeting a man who did not have any money or house to live in. My mom and I gave him some fruit that we had bought that morning at the market. It made me feel good to help him. I want to be an Ambassador so I can help Community Care and maybe have others help too.

Declan

Felicia

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?
For my 9th Birthday I wanted to do something different to help others. Instead of presents, I asked my friends to bring food to donate to Community Care and only a birthday card or a small gift for me. Everyone was very generous, some bringing 2-3 bags of food to donate. Together we were able to fill an entire bin and it was overflowing! I was happy to receive a letter from Community Care thanking me for my donation and I was invited by Laura Byers to take a tour of Community Care. During the tour, Laura explained all the things they do for our community. I did not know all the things that they do, I only thought they collected food for the needy. They collect clothing for adults and children, help kids to attend after school sports and activities, accept donations of new toys to give at Christmas to those families that may not be able to afford to buy presents for their children and so much more. I also met a lot of volunteers that day, all helping their community in different ways. Some sorted the clothes that were donated, some stocked the shelves with food items and some accepted the donations at the drop off door. Last year my dad’s office helped to support a family in need during Christmas through Community Care as well! I know that with my help I can make my community even better and let others know it is better to give than to get. I want to continue to help Community Care by becoming a junior ambassador to get more families helping others in our community.
Oliver

Oliver

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

I want to become a Junior Ambassador because I saw homeless people in Toronto and I felt sad for them and wanted to help those in my community. I help my parents with a toy and food drive at our home at Christmas time and I see how happy people are to receive everything we collect. It makes me feel good to help others and encourage friends to get involved too! I set up a smoothie stand and raised money to help Community Care. At my smoothie stand this summer I raised $153.35 for Community Care. It was a lot of fun and a great success and I look forward to doing it again soon! At our annual Christmas Toy and Food Drive at Christmas time I help by loading the truck up with all the toys and food. Last year we collected over 400 toys, 10 bins of food and $1500 in cash and gift cards. I hope more kids like me help others in any way they can!

 Carter

Carter

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

I like helping people. It makes me feel good to know that others feel better and are happy with my help. Every year I help my family host a toy and food drive at Christmas time to give back to Community Care. Last year we collected over 400 toys, filled 10 bins of food and over $1500 cash and gift cards. This summer I raised $133.32 at my lemonade stand. I was able to give back to my community and encourage a few of my friends to get involved too. It was a lot of fun!

 quinn

Quinn

Can you tell us why and how you help Community Care?

Some kids don't have food, water bottles, lunch pails, clothes and backpacks. I am doing Snacks N' Sneakers with my mom to help kids be ready for school so they can be happy at school. I hope I can be a Junior Ambassador because helping kids will make me feel happy and proud and I want to help lots of kids.

instagram-icon

Instagram Photos

Follow Us

Enter your email to receive Community Care's Newsletter!