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100+ Kids Who Care aiming high for meeting this weekend

Meeting to take place at Red Deer's Kerry Wood Nature Centre

  • May. 31, 2017 8:36 p.m.

Officials with 100+ Kids Who Care are hoping to make this weekend’s meeting the biggest and best yet.

In conjunction with Canada’s 150, organizers would like to see 150 kids participate June 4th at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“We are kind of backing with the Red Deer River Clean-up,” said Christine Slaymaker, organizer of 100+ Kids Who Care.

“I think it’s a great way for us to connect with the community and continue with that vision of community service projects linking to our spring meeting.

“We will be getting the kids active and connecting with each other and we’ll be doing our part with the Red Deer River Clean-up and there will be a fun BBQ afterwards.”

The initiative to begin 100+ Kids Who Care was spurred by dancers at Dance Magic Studio in the spring of 2015.

Officials with the group drew influence from 100 Women Who Care and 100 Men Who Care groups.

One hundred (people) who care groups are a quick fundraising method that aim to bring together 100 people, each with the intent of donating $100 to a chosen charity.

In terms of 100+ Kids Who Care, they each bring $10 to donate and their meetings are held twice a year.

The charities that will present at this weekend’s meeting include Camp He Ho Ha, Habitat For Humanity and The Lending Cupboard.

“It’s a great way to encourage philanthropy and community spirit and giving back and connecting like-minded youth in our community with making a difference,” said Slaymaker. “We try to make it fun for the kids.”

She added it is amazing to see young Red Deerians engage in making a difference in the community.

“To see kids unite and to see the power that they have and the spirit they have at a young age and to see them recognize they have a voice and recognize they can be contributors to the community at large is so powerful,” said Slaymaker. “To be a small part of that is a great honour.

“I think anytime you can get kids excited to make a difference, you are on the right path.”

For more information or to register for this weekend’s event, visit www.reddeerdancemagic.com and click the ‘programs’ icon.

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