When it comes to fundraising for a cause that leaves a lasting impact, schools across Canada have definitely ‘goat’ this.
This year, Free The Children’s We Create Change campaign, in collaboration with RBC, focused on giving a goat to a family for every $50 dollars raised. It sounds pretty simple, but a goat empowers women and men to support their children by providing food and income. Can you even guess how many goats were raised so far?!
191 AND COUNTING!
And hundreds more will be given by many other schools while the campaign runs all year long! That means SO many families are now able to live more sustainably, and help their kids get an education. Woot!
Here are the AMAZING schools behind the incredible impact:
- Holland Road Elementary in Halifax was able to give 84 goats with RBC’s contribution. How’d they do it? Just a regular ‘ol goat-themed event that had games like pin the tail on the goat, and a goat singing contest! This is one fundraiser we wish we were at!
2. Strathmillan School in Winnipeg gave 40 goats – surpassing their original goal of 15 by over half! Plus they had REAL goats make the day an even bigger success and help drive the meaning behind the impact home. Nice job, Strathmillan.
- Catholic Central High School in London, Ontario created SO much change they were able to give 60 goats to Free The Children communities overseas. What’s their secret? Instead of giving favours at Prom, they donated the money to We Create Change.
- James L. Alexander School in Saskatoon deserves a high-five for their passion and commitment. They were able to give 7 goats by walking around to every class and telling students WHY goats are important for families overseas.
Special shout-out to Foundation for Future Charter Academy South Middle School and Burrows Hall Junior PS for participating in We Create Change this year and making a huge impact, too!
Want to get yourself or your school involved? Head over to we-staging.www.we.org/wecreatechangetour for more information on how you can also get goat-ing on a We Create Change campaign!