My goal is to raise enough funds to build a playground in Eastmain Quebec. Eastmain is located on the Quebec side of James Bay and has a population of only 700 people. There is a school there (the smallest one in the province), but they have no playground (yet).
It is my belief that every child, regardless of where they live, should have a safe place to play; a place where they can learn social skills while at the same time learning how to take risks. The benefits of a playground are too many to list (although I think one day I will here), which is why, Teddy Roosevelt believed that every child should be within walking distance of a playground.
Most of our Canadian cities have made playgrounds accessible to all of their kids, but sadly there are many First Nations children on reserves who have never even seen one. I don’t think that is fair at all.
So, for 48 hours, on my March break, I will be camping out in the cold, hoping for your sponsorship. My goal is $48,000.00. That works out to 1000 people sponsoring me $1.00 per hour that I spend outside where March temperates average around -20 celsius.
$48,000 will cover the cost of the playground equipment and cement, leaving only transportation, accommodation and food for the crew. (that will still be close to an additional $20,000)
Many of you, I know can’t sponsor me for $48.00, but maybe you can give $4.80 towards the cause. Many though, might be able to do more than that. 480.00?
The specific amount isn’t important. What is important is that we all Do Something.
ps. I am also looking for corporate donors who will help with the expenses of the campout itself.
A HUGE thank you in advance to Air Creebec who have always been incredibly supportive by providing for my flights.