The lady was so nice on the phone and offered me a choice of choosing odd or even numbers of homes on my street to canvas. I suggested I'll do both. She was so pleasantly surprised, I could swear that I heard her smile on the other end.
When I disclosed this information to Kendra, my 8 year old daughter she was simply tickled pink with excitement while all I (as an adult approaching my forties) could think of was the cold bitter month of February walking door to doors while I myself dislike solicitors.
Nevertheless, I agreed to do this to for many amazing reasons main one being that I love helping others and I wanted my daughter to learn this from her mother. Giving.
I became a volunteer about a month ago, getting excited as the month approached. My girl was excited too. Our package of canvassing material arrived few days ago, it was left hanging on our doorsteps as we missed the person in charge to deliver our start up volunteer package.
As I am an entrepreneur myself I already have acquired the many skills it takes to speak to people in terms of helping others, donating, informing them of great causes, etc. The reason I wanted my daughter to be involved was for her to experience many things two of which are being part of a dynamic team that is not seen on surface but belonging in a way that is higher then she can comprehend, and the other is feeling something amazing in her heart. A reward of self satisfaction by helping others in need, to go that extra little bit and push yourself beyond your limits to help others.
Your package comes with all the items you need right down to the pen. You'll get pamphlets, tax return slips and instructions of how to fill everything & deliver the news to each person and home you visit.
"By going door-to-door in your neighbourhood during the coldest month of the year, you'll be warming the hearts of thousands of Canadians affected by heart disease and stroke. Last year, over $8 million was raised thanks to the fundraising efforts of people like you."
About 7 years ago I did a mother/daughter walk for Cheerios with my 1year old girl pushing her in the stroller, where I have also raised over $275.00 walking 5 km. It was hard work, but it left me feeling absolutely amazing that I could help in some way. At the time, I was also pregnant with my second child and didn't even know it. It made my heart feel so good to be part of such a great and rewarding event. I know this is going to be another memorable event.
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Thank you so much for your donations. Your support will help save lives just like in Owen's Story above.