They used a school project to raise funds and awareness for kids living in Toronto Community Housing.
Zoey and Krystal are classmates and good friends. When their grade 12 Economics course required them to research an economic issue facing people today, they chose to focus on their own city. Research on Toronto's poor opened the girls' eyes to crucial needs just around the corner from their own homes.
Zoey and Krystal's teacher asked them to create an Action Plan to respond to their chosen topic. Immediately Zoey remembered UrbanPromise Toronto, where she had spent much of the previous summer volunteering at camp.
Zoey's church had come on a week-long mission trip, and she was impacted so profoundly that she actually stayed around the rest of the summer and helped out wherever she was needed in the community.
The classmates set up a Canada Helps fundraising page on behalf of UPT, and raised nearly $200 from their friends and family via their social media campaign.
Both Zoey and Krystal are off to university now. Wherever this next chapter takes them, we know for certain that they will make a difference in their generation.