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Children Raise Funds for BC’s Endangered Species

Aug 06 2013

On a Saturday of a hot long weekend, five children decided it was time for a house cleanup. They collected toys, clothes, and books from their houses and set up all the items for a yard sale in the West End neighborhood of Vancouver, where most of these children live.

Charlotte, Elodie, Jean-Paul, and Maia are 10. They were joined by Charlotte's younger sister, Annabelle who is 5. They are very good friends, and it was their first time organizing a yard sale. They also had a lemonade stand, and sold lollipops. They spent the whole day there, patiently waiting for customers and having a lot of fun.

At the end of day, business was good. The children collected 66 dollars. But this was not an ordinary neighborhood yard sale. The kids had learned about the Wilderness Committee's campaign to obtain species at risk legislation in British Columbia, and decided to donate all their earnings to the campaign.

"We hope this will help the animals," they wrote in the letter that accompanied the cheque for the Wilderness Committee.

We are grateful that children are so concerned about the future of our 1,900 species at risk. Across the province, species at risk need all the help they can get. Take action today!

Sign our petition to ask for endangered species legislation. 

Support the Wilderness Committee's species at risk campaign: adopt a species at risk or purchase a BC species gift package.

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