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Birthday Bash Bonanza

In September this year, Morley Jones turned 7, and his sister Ainsley, turned 10. Like many kids their age, they each threw a birthday party and their friends arrived bearing gifts. After a great day of birthday cake, games and laughter, they cleaned up all the wrapping paper and looked at what they got. There were five big sacks of rice, weighing a total of 1,250 kilograms (the same as a fat walrus). They also got 15 mosquito nets, 15 blankets, 6 pairs of shoes, 45 pairs of underwear, and enough soap, shampoo and toothpaste to last a few years. The 45 pairs of underwear will be divided up so that each child gets three pairs each. Neither ...

Guy Bordeleau Outstanding Canadian Youth Alumni Award

  Room to Grow Foundation would like to congratulate Founding Board Member Jennifer Jones on her recent acceptance of the Guy Bordeleau Outstanding Canadian Youth Alumni Award from Canada World Youth. Jennifer participated in a Canada World Youth exchange in 1999 and 2000, spending four months in Quebec and four months in the West African nation of Benin. Embedded in local communities, she learned a lot about grassroots community development and gained her passion for living and working outside Canada.  The award will help Room to Grow's work supporting children in distress and providing families in crisis with safe spaces ...