Hello all you local lovelies! Two young people from Nanaimo have started something very cool that I want you to know about! Not only does Nanaimo have amazing natural vistas and beaches we have amazing people doing amazing things to help each other out. I see this everywhere in Nanaimo, friends helping each other move, people going out of their way. I see people with incredible talents and gifts every day!
I want to take this time to point out an initiative started by two young people men from Nanaimo called Takes A Dollar. Their mission as they say is “not to reinvent the wheel’ but to create fundraisers and a place for people to give to already existing local Nanaimo charities. The idea with Takes A Dollar is if everyone in Nanaimo gave a dollar we could raise $100,000. They highlight a few different local charities and then you can choose where you want your money to go. They use CanadaHelps.org to ease the proccess of getting exacty where the money should go, the local charity!
While I think this is a wonderful idea I also thing that it’s great that these two Nanaimoites took it upon themselves to start this project! While so many of us have great ideas, going ahead and getting someting off the ground is another thing.
They have put together a little clip about the local Nanaimo charity Loaves and Fishes. If you have ever wanted to volunteer, or donate locally this is a wonderful place to do so. Take a look at the video, go check out their website and maybe even give a dollar! (Or two or three!!)
Thanks for reading and being so wonderful!