Proving that even the tiniest Calgarians can make a big difference in their community, Wee Wild Ones delivered another $50,000 donation to the Children’s Cottage Society in 2021.
This group of preschoolers and kindergarteners raised money throughout the month of October as part of the annual Monster March event, culminating in a 3 km walk through the streets of Bowness on October 30. On the same date, Wee Wild Ones also hosted its first-ever “Monster Market”, featuring local makers and artisans, to help support its fundraising goal.
This is the second year in a row that these pint-sized philanthropists have raised $50,000 for the Children’s Cottage.
This year, the donation will go toward the organization’s Caring Together Campaign, which is raising money for a new Child and Family Centre to be built in the city’s northwest. In recent years, the Cottage’s existing 14-bed crisis nursery has had to turn away more children than it’s been able to help due to lack of space and resources. The new building will house an additional 20-bed crisis nursery, offer a wide range of essential services to Calgary families and provide support to an additional 8,850 children per year.
The CBC and Global News were there to capture the story when Wee Wild Ones delivered their amazing cheque to the Children's Cottage Society.
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