Welcome back to Transformation Tuesdays!
This little column is usually about my transformation but not today. Well, sort of not.
Last year around this time, I got a small unexpected windfall of cash. It only seemed right to donate part of it to charity. Pay it forward, right? I was searching for the right organization when one of my co-workers came along with a pledge form and asked me to support his daughter who was raising funds for Kids Help Phone. Call that coincidence, but I’d rather call it order in the universe.
Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential professional counselling service available to all kids across Canada through the internet or by phone. The girl in question had benefited from Kids Help Phone and was doing her part by collecting donations and participating in their annual walk.
This year, it’s my turn to participate in the Walk So Kids Can Talk campaign. I’ve decided to make the 5 km walk talking place on May 6 across Canada. But I can’t show up there empty-handed, so I’m asking you to pledge me and support kids across the country who have no one to turn to as they deal with violence, abuse, difficult friendships, relationships and family dynamics, sexual orientation, bullying, and so much more. Some people want to relive their childhoods, I’m not one of those people. Are you? As an adult, you can see where things would have been different either in your life or in a loved one’s if someone had cared or if someone had guided that child differently. So, be that someone today, pledge me or donate directly to Kids Help Phone.