We’re always blown away by the kindness and initiative of our young supporters. Like 12-year-old Scarlett, who a few years ago created an event called ‘Stroke of Hope’ to raise money for those in need. This year we were the lucky recipients.
Her proud mum Esther told us: “She swims as many 25m lengths in 30 minutes as she can and asks people to sponsor her an amount of their choice per length. All the money then goes to a charity. This year she swam 70 lengths, and she chose to give the money to KidsCan to help kiwi kids in need.”
Scarlett raised an awesome total of $1583.50. That’s four kids supported with food, clothes, shoes and other essentials - for a whole year! Great job, Scarlett.
Then there’s Maggie Mellors – an enterprising 10-year-old who found a way to turn her love of peanut butter into a way to raise funds for kids living in poverty. Maggie’s very own recipe for ‘smunchy’ peanut butter was snapped up by Pic’s – and she asked for proceeds to go to KidsCan!
“Maggie is a very gentle soul and always thinks about kids less fortunate than her,” said dad Jon.
When Maggie and Jon hit on the perfect nutty combo – crunch and smooth – she wrote to Pic himself insisting it would bring “double the yumminess” to Kiwis.
For a limited time, 50c from each jar of Smunchy Pic’s Peanut Butter went to KidsCan – and a total of $1,350 was raised! Talk about spreading the love.
Got an idea for a cool fundraiser? Need help/inspo or just a wee friendly chat with our team? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.