What Youth can do
Our “Pure-Laine” Adventure
Three years ago, when we were in 4th grade at Birchwood Elementary School in Saint-Lazare, our teacher, Diane, introduced us to community service with a project that involved making dolls from wool socks. These dolls, which we named “Pure-Laine” or, in English, Pure Wool, were sold by our teacher and several young helpers to raise funds for community and humanitarian organizations.
Our teacher, Diane, helped us discover the work that LINCCO does across the globe. We selected one of LINCCO’s projects to support: Monkole Hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo. A few of us young students formed a group to make hundreds of Pure-Laine dolls. Over the past three years we have sold them at several public events in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area.
We have taken advantage of these events to inform people about the humanitarian work that LINCCO does in Kinshasa, DRC. We have succeeded in raising $1000.00 for this cause.
We want to continue to support LINCCO through the sale of our “Pure-Laine” dolls and we hope to encourage other young people in Quebec and beyond to join us in this undertaking.
Thank you to our teacher, Diane, for starting us on this great adventure.
Justine and Amély
‘‘Bake to educate’’ by CALA girls club in Vancouver
It is a pleasure to write to you on this occasion. We are CALA (Crestwell’s Art of Living Activity) a club for High School girls in Vancouver. The club is led by Hospitality professionals who share their experience and skills with the girls through different formative activities and among these cooking. In the club we foster personal growth as well as teamwork, social conscience, and service for others.
We understand that LINCCO’s aim in Ivory Coast is to upgrade teaching skills and to support students in their primary education at Ilomba rural School, Bingerville. We identified with this mission because, like you we believe, it’s through empowering others how we create long lasting effects in the community.
We used the club time to bake cakes and cookies and sold our products to fundraise. Our goal was to raise $400 in 3 months, and we are very happy to send you $620. It took commitment and little sacrifices from the girls as well as support from the people that know us, it is our hope that our small contribution can make a difference in somebody’s life.
We thank you for giving us an opportunity to help and although we cannot commit to helping on a regular basis, we will certainly keep LINCCO in mind in our future activities.
The CALA club Anna, Bev, Maria, Michelle and Valeria and the leaders Coeli, Phae and Edith.