Youth-oriented organization rallies 100 kids to join a litter pickup project in Kawartha Lakes
The Kawartha Lakes chapter of 100 Kids Who Care kicked off a two-week campaign on Earth Day to rally 100 kids to clean up litter in Kawartha Lakes between April 22-May 7. Children are encouraged to pick up litter on their own, or join a group cleanup project taking place on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.
100 Kids Who Care Kawartha Lakes is an organization for school-age (Kindergarten-Grade 12) kids in Kawartha Lakes. Before the pandemic, the organization held meetings three times per year to allow kids to vote on and donate to local charities they believed in.
“We knew it wasn’t an ideal time to bring back our in-person meetings, however we wanted to find a way to keep the momentum going with youth in Kawartha Lakes, so we came up with the idea to do a two-week litter pick-up campaign” says Jill Zigomanis, one of the parent organizers of 100 Kids Who Care Kawartha Lakes. “This project is both impactful and community-based, which are two key reasons why our young members choose to be part of our organization. ”
The organization encourages children of any age to take part in this project — they do not need to be a member of 100 Kids Who Care Kawartha Lakes. The premise is simple. Kids can choose to pick-up litter on their own anywhere that has litter, or join the group cleanup (details below). If they share their photos with the organization by May 7 they will have a chance to win a prize pack worth $45 from Unwrapped. All children must be supervised by an adult.
Litter pickup Details:
- SATURDAY APRIL 30 at 1 pm: Maryknoll Park (gloves and garbage bags are required)
- SUNDAY, MAY 1: Ken Reid Conservation Area (supplies will be provided)
Contest Details sponsored by Unwrapped:
Participants can share a photo of their litter clean up before May 7 by email, or by sharing on social media and tagging both 100 Kids Who Care and Unwrapped (@100KidsWhoCareKawarthaLakes on Instagram or @100KidsKL on Facebook, and @UnwrappedKawartha on either platform) for a chance to win a $45 prize pack, which includes a stainless steel lunch container, reusable water bottles and hypoallergenic sunscreen.
100 Kids Who Care Kawartha Lakes is a local organization that gives children the opportunity to learn about their community, empowers them to become advocates for organizations and issues that matter to them, learn the importance of giving back and how they can use their time, treasure and talent to make a difference, and see the impact they can have right here at home in the City of Kawartha Lakes. To learn more about the 100 Kids Who Care Kawartha Lakes, please visit https://www.100kidskawarthalakes.com