Today’s Pay It Forward post is a local event that has been happening in Toronto for eight years. Canoe Heads for Kids started with a solo trekker and has now grown to 100 participants who strap canoes on their backs and paddle and portage for 15 Kilometres along Toronto’s waterfront. The purpose of Canoe Heads for Kids is to raise funds for the Amici Charity.
The Amici Charity believes that every child deserves the enriching experience that only summer camp can provide. It order to fulfill that belief, Amici works with partners to fund summer camp for underprivileged kids aged 7-17. To date, Canoe Heads for Kids has raised over $275,000 and sent 275 kids to camp. Each $1,000 raised pays for two weeks of camp for one child. This year’s event aims to raise $100,000 to give 100 kids the camp experience of a lifetime
Canoe Heads for Kids
The event takes place on May 31, 2014 with the start and end point being the Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre on Toronto’s Waterfront. There are currently 15 teams registered to take part in the event. You can donate to an individual team or simply chose to make a donation to Canoe Heads for Kids.
Canoes and Brews After Party
Whether or not you participate in the event, you are invited to join the Canoe Heads at the Canoes and Brews After Party. The party is being held at the Fox, 35 Bay Street, Toronto from 5:30-9:00pm on May 31st. For each beer purchased from event sponsor Hogtown Brewers, $1 will be donated directly to Amici Charity.
Don’t want to donate? Spread The Word!
If you are not in interested in donating, the best way to help is to spread the word. Post this blog on Facebook or Pinterest, tweet it, or mail it to your friends.
Pay It Forward Friday
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Photo Credit: All photos for this post were provided by Canoe Heads for Kids and the Amici Charity.