100 Kids Who Care meeting coming up

  • Oct. 5, 2016 3:43 p.m.

The 100 Kids Who Care group has taken off from their first two meetings with tremendous success, and they are hoping to see an even bigger crowd for their third meeting.

100 Kids Who Care will be gathering on Nov. 5th at St. Patrick’s Community School gym from 2-4 p.m. Each young person is asked to pre-register online at reddeerdancemagic.com/100-kids-who-care. Youth age 18 and under are welcome.

Organizer Christine Slaymaker said the group has already amassed well over 100 kids, but she hopes to see even more young people involved at the next meeting.

“One thing that I think is really neat about this group is the variety of ages in our members. I think our youngest member was three, almost four and our oldest was 18. It’s such a diverse group of young people and it’s very cool to see them come together,” she said. “They are learning that at any age, giving is good and this principle can be carried on through their teen years and into adulthood. It’s awesome to see these kids as a part of the community and to know that they will grow up continuing to build a community with good values.”

During the last meeting, 100 Kids Who Care donated $1,170 to the Red Deer Food Bank, who presented to the group on the afternoon of their meeting. The kids also took time to plant 1,500 trees on the Kerry Wood Nature Centre grounds.

“We did some team-building activities and fun stuff to do to kick off the day, and our highlight of that event was planting 1,500 trees that were donated by the City of Red Deer. It was kind of amazing- it only took us about an hour because there were so many kids helping out. It was super fun,” Slaymaker said.

She said it was a fantastic experience for the kids and that she and the rest of the group are looking forward to the November meeting. Kids can register online, with more information on location and parking available.