Why I Give: Adrian

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Why I Give: Adrian

 Every month, Adrian’s workplace selects an employee to pick a charity and he picked Canadian Feed The Children as his charity of choice. We asked Adrian a couple questions on why he chose us and what giving back means to him.

Thank you for donating to Canadian Feed The Children! We are so grateful for your support. Tell us a bit about yourself, Adrian. 

I’m a web developer who specializes in building websites. Recently I got married and both my wife and I are looking forward to the next chapter of our lives and starting a family. I come from a large family who takes care and protects each other in every way. In my spare time, I love to play video games and learn about trending tech.

Is giving back generally a big part of your life? Did you have an example of volunteering or supporting good causes growing up?

As a child, my parents always taught us to be kind to each other, especially people who might not have as much as us because you don’t know what others are going through and their experiences.

I grew up in Jamaica and in school there were other children who couldn’t afford school meals. I would either share my lunch or bring extra snacks from home for these children because I love helping others and it’s absolutely the right thing to do. I feel it’s important to help in any way you can because you never know if one day you might be in need.

How did you hear about Canadian Feed The Children?

I was researching charities that specializes in giving back to children that are experiencing poverty. I decided that Canadian Feed The Children was the best choice for me.

Why did you choose Canadian Feed The Children for your workplace giving?

I admired the aim of Canadian Feed The Children. I love that in addition to focusing on feeding children, this organization steps further into a child’s needs including education and assisting with community-led development to create more resilient communities.

Do you think it is important to support children, youth and families in nutrition, education and livelihoods? Why?

Every single child deserves to be in an environment that meets their basic needs. Food, shelter and education are holistic needs that any child needs to thrive. Children make up a generation that will shape the future of this world, so it’s imperative that we support them in any way we can.

What would you say to someone considering making a gift to Canadian Feed The Children?

As members of society, it’s our duty to not only provide but help others in need. I would encourage others like myself to donate to Canadian Feed The Children to help support children to ensure their basic needs are met.

Would you like to add anything?

I’m really happy to choose Canadian Feed The Children as my charity. Children are so important in this world and it’s our responsibility to take care of them. So many children deal with hunger, bullying and educational challenges, so a kind gesture, a funny joke or encouraging comments can go such a long way.

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Thank you so much to Adrian for supporting Canadian Feed The Children. You are helping so many children in Canada and around the world thrive! You can help children around the world thrive, like Adrian, by giving a gift today.