Meet Ashton: a Community Hero
This week’s Community Hero is seven-year-old Ashton of Cranbrook.
On Nov. 29, Ashton raised $100 for the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation at his birthday party through the Be A Community Hero campaign.
Be a Community Hero encourages kids of all ages who are hosting a party or celebration to choose a cause close to their heart and ask their guests to bring a small donation instead of a present. When making the donation to the organization of choice, the child will have his or her photo taken and be featured on e-know.ca as the week’s community hero. The child will also take home a certificate and, better yet, the warm fuzzy feeling one gets from choosing to give rather than receive.
Birthday: Dec. 1, 2008
Favourite activity: Soccer
Who is your hero and why?: My mom and dad because they help me a lot.
Amount of donation: $100
Organization receiving donation: Cranbrook and District Community Foundation.
Why did you choose to be a hero today?: To help people who don’t have money so they can buy stuff and do things that make them happy.