Young Entrepreneur has turned Passion into Purpose

 

At six years old, young Cydney has turned her love of photography into a small business with the goal of raising money for the Airdrie food bank.  In 2012 she partnered with a local artist to sell her photographs on coasters and art tiles and raised $185.

Cydneys 1st business

At nine years old Cydney is developing her passion and continuing to search for ways to share her talents and finding purpose in fundraising for local charities.  In a few months she has channeled her passion for books and reading into developing talents in hand-crafting leather bookmarks and book charms.  She has raised over $70 for her favorite charities including the Airdrie Food Bank and Terry Fox Foundation.  Her custom-ordered bookmarks helps others express their own passions.

Cydney-working

 

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Kids For Kids group raises another $471 for Right To Play

The Kids For Kid’s Right To Play group in Airdrie raised $471.48 for Right To Play at the Cooper’s Garage Sale on Saturday May 24th!  Thank you to all of our friends and neighbors who donated to the garage sale.  Thank you to all the children who helped with the garage sale, quilt raffle, bake sale, and lemonade stand and the parents who lent their support! Congratulations to Nick from Airdrie, the winner of the Right To Play Quilt Raffle!Quilt - RTPA special thank you to Airdrie’s Amato Gelato who held their own Right To Play day in support of our event!  For every person that was referred by us during the day of the event, Amato Gelato donated 10% to Right To Play!AmatoGelatoOur Fundraising Campaign for Right To Play has come to an end for this year.  In total we raised $1,371.48 for Right To Play.  Together the eight children of the 2014 Kids For Kid’s Right To Play team have helped provide 27 underprivileged children from Canada and around the globe a whole year of play programming – where sport and play is used to educate and empower children and youth to overcome poverty, conflict and disease.

For more information please go to http://righttoplay.com

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Quilt Show raises $310 for Right to Play!

Congratulations to the new owners of the Right To Play Auction Quilt and Raffle Quilt!

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Airdrie Kids Support Every Child’s Right To Play

Airdrie kids are banding together to raise money for the organization Right To Play.  Through several fundraiser events scheduled throughout the rest of the school season the kids are aspiring to raise $4,000.  For more details and to support their goals, please go to http://airdriecommunity.com/VPA/kids4kids.  You can also sponsor the team directly online at http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com/2013RacingForRightToPlay/kids4kids.

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Honoring the Spirit at the 2013 Zombie Cup!

One of my favorite strategies of the Virtues Project is “Honoring the Spirit”.  This is the strategy that helps everyone realize that they have their own unique gifts to share with the world.  The best service that a person can provide to humanity is to develop their individual gifts and talents to use to make their world a better place.

Shawnee Hoffman, artist and owner of Artsy Fartsy ‘Faces Body Art & More’ in Airdrie has exemplified the practice of honoring her spirit by combining her passion for face painting and her love of football to create the “Airdrie Zombie Cup”.  This is an annual charity “Football” tailgate party/event where people register to get zombie makeup on and play football, while at the same time raising money for the Airdrie Food Bank!  This year’s Zombie Cup is taking place at Genesis Place on Saturday July 20th from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  There will be prizes, vendors, special guests, mascots, an after-party and more!

Shawnee Hoffman from Artsy Fartsy and Lori McRitchie from the Airdrie Food Bank

Shawnee Hoffman from Artsy Fartsy and Lori McRitchie from the Airdrie Food Bank preparing for the annual Zombie Cup fundraiser

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Over $2000 raised for the Airdrie Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket – over $2000 was raised for the Airdrie Food Bank!  The quilt was raffled on July 6th at the Empty Bowls fundraiser.

Congratulations to Lorna LePoudre, an active Airdrie volunteer and resident, for winning the 2013 Airdrie Food Bank Raffle Quilt! Lorna is a very active community resident and volunteer and is one of the key organizers of Airdrie’s annual Fall Fair.  This year is the 50th anniversary of the fair and it will be taking place on August 17 and 18 at Genesis Place.  The theme of this year’s fair is “Rural and Urban Communities Growing Healthy Together”.  I hope you will be inspired to come out and enjoy this year’s fair.

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Lorna LePoudre, winner of quilt raffle, and Lori McRitchie, from the Airdrie Food Bank

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Reinforce Virtues with the Airdrie Children’s Garden Program

Airdrie Kids Garden

Airdrie Kids Garden

Help reinforce virtues in your children with the Airdrie Children’s Garden program.  This is a free program to all families in Airdrie and area, designed to teach children the basics of gardening while fostering community spirit, volunteerism, cooperation, helpfulness, caring and sharing, and many more virtues.

Please mark the following dates on your calendars!  Events will be held 7:00 pm – 7:45pm weekly:  Monday June 10; Monday June 17; Monday June 24; Thursday July 4; Thursday July 11; Wed July 17; Wed July 24; Wed July 31; Thur Aug 8; Wed Aug 14; Mon Aug 19; Mon Aug 26; Thur Sep 5; Wed Sep 11; Thur Sep 19; Wed Sep 25 (last day of the season)

We will plan the “special events” later and these will likely be on a Saturday or Sunday.  Let me know if you have a special event that you would like to see coordinated (i.e. berry picking, field trip, …)  For more information contact kids@airdriehortsociety.com or go to www.airdriehortsociety.com

Thank you,

Kim, Airdrie Children Garden Program

 

 

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