I love going to schools because it always reminds me of what is possible. Imagine if every child in a school felt empowered enough to raise even $1 for an organization. And what if that child was able to inspire 10 more people around them to raise $1? All of a sudden, a school with 300 children has raised $3000! Holy smokes!
Today when I spoke to the students, I tried to articulate the message that winning gold medals and accomplishing our dreams is amazing and very worthwhile, but the only way to achieve a lasting sense of purpose, joy and happiness is to do good things for other people. Right To Play's motto is "Look After Yourself, Look After One Another". Both are important, but looking after "one another" is the only way to guarantee that positivity will grow exponentially…just like a fundraising campaign ;)
Congratulations to everyone at Olympic Heights on your amazing contribution! Let me know when your next fundraiser is - I'll definitely donate and help promote your efforts!
|Students from Olympic Heights School Copyright Jen Schoenberger|
|A couple of students helped present the cheque for $1134.65 Copyright Jen Schoenberger|