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DARE TO DRAW: Kids create for a cause

2012/01/12

From the TORONTO STAR

Do your kids love to draw? Do you like to encourage them to take small, concrete action for change?

Parentcentral.ca has joined our friends at Bunch Family in posing a month-long drawing challenge to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s efforts to turn the tide of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

Here’s how it works. Kids take up our Dare to create a drawing each day for a month following the handy chart of suggested themes from the creative types at Bunch. Parents (grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends, too) agree to sponsor them by donating $1 per drawing to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. (It’s easy to make a one-time $30 donation to keep it simple.

To get started, please join the parentcentral.ca team on the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Dare Campaign website. You can create a personalized page and email friends and family to ask for donations.

Then download and print the Dare to Draw pledge sheet for your kids to sign.

Next, download and print the Dare to Draw chart for your child to follow along throughout the month. Drawing starts Monday, January 16!

To connect with other families taking up the Dare to Draw, please like the Dare to Draw page on Facebook. This is where you’ll be able to upload and share your kids’ drawings.

We’ll be sharing some of our favourite pictures received on Facebook, so please don’t forget to snap some pics of your child’s creations and post them so we can applaud their efforts. Plus we’ll be providing daily encouragement to little artists, as well as special assignments and downloadable PDFs to help them along the way.

We think a fun and philanthropic drawing project will add a little something special to the dark winter evenings and hope you agree.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Evan permalink
    2012/01/26 8:58 pm

    Great post! Very informative and well said!

  2. Carol permalink
    2012/01/27 11:56 am

    Excellent!

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