Ruby: Little kids can make a difference. I have been helping my brother Flynn ever since I can remember. We fill our piggy banks and raise money for Community Care. We do lots of food drives with friends and family and collect toys. I like sharing what I do so my friends know there are other children our age in our city who don’t have enough food or toys. Especially in the summer when they don’t have school snacks a lot of kids are hungry. I cant ever imagine not having a snack if I wanted one. So kids need to help kids, we all make a difference. Betty Lou is like the mom to the community, she makes sure if you are hungry, you get a snack and if you are cold she will find you a coat just like my mom does for me. Everyone should help Betty Lou and Community Care.
Flynn: I think I started on my 3rd birthday. Well that is what my mom tells me because I attended a daycare and not everyone was going to be able to come to my party because some kids couldn’t afford to bring a present. So we started our own family tradition of no presents and optional donations only. When I was 3 it was a rescue party theme and everyone could save the day by bringing cans of food, peanut butter or any piggy bank change. Every child came to my party and no one felt left out. Im now 12 and my sister is 7 and we still carry on the birthday donation tradition. Over the years we have helped deliver tonnes and literally tonnes of food and money to help other families in our community. One year I had all my friends bring new running shoes as the gift because no kid should ever feel they can’t participate in school or a sport because they are hungry or don’t have running shoes. I got my sister involved because she was cute when she was little so people wouldn’t say no to donating when we ran campaigns to support Betty Lou and Community Care. We have been on the posters and billboards for years because we want kids to know we care. Everyone needs help at some point in their life and right now Im able to help and that makes me feel really proud and responsible for making our community a little bit better.