Christina Hackett, from Life’s a Blog Teen Connection, will be one of the fortunate Canadian youths to attend We Day on behalf of TELUS. She is so very excited to receive a media pass, act on her passion of being inquisitive and finding the answers, and seeing the people whom she has admired for many years. (Right now, Christina is babysitting two toddlers and being the ever diligent blogger, I am posting on her behalf)
Last year, Christina attended We Day in Waterloo. Going through a rough patch in her life, Christina was inspired by the speakers at the event to make a change in her own life. Today, she is driven to prove that anything that she puts her mind to she CAN accomplish!
Her good spirits were shattered after receiving the news, in Grade 9, that her learning disabilities would restrict her from taking the courses required to proceed to college. Now in Grade 12, Christina has proven that with a lot of hard work and belief in yourself, anyone can advance to applied high school courses!
Christina is now researching colleges to become a journalist or an actor. Have fun at We day Christina!
About TELUS and Phones for Good Campaign
Free the Children’s annual Toronto We Day is happening on September 28th at the Air Canada Centre, and this year TELUS is excited to be one of the co-title sponsors. In addition to its sponsorship, TELUS has launched a Phones for Good campaign on September 7, giving $25 from the sale of every TELUS Samsung Galaxy SIII or Samsung Ace Q to Free the Children.
“We are passionate about our community giving philosophy, we give where we live, and in creating a legacy of giving based on innovation and supporting youth through technology,” said Jill Schnarr, vice-president of TELUS Community Investment and Engagement. “TELUS and our team members across Canada are thrilled to partner with Free The Children to help inspire the young leaders of tomorrow by instilling a passion for learning, philanthropy and social innovation.”
TELUS is also giving young Canadians the opportunity to attend the We Day event in their city through a special Earn Your Way to We Day initiative. As of September 12, youth can visit telusforweday.com to submit stories about what they are doing to make a difference in their communities. TELUS will give $1 to Free The Children for each submission, and participants will be entered in a random draw to become part of the TELUS Crew who will document and share their experience at We Day with youth across Canada.
Following the first We Day in Toronto on September 28, TELUS will launch a second campaign to encourage youth to upload a video to telusforweday.com describing how they would partner with a local charity to make a positive change in their community. The top ideas will be selected by Free The Children and TELUS, with the winning youth receiving a $20,000 contribution to put their idea into action. With the support of its customers, TELUS’ Phones for Good and Earn Your Way to We Day initiatives will collectively generate up to $750,000 for Free the Children*** to support youth empowerment and social change in Canada.
Life’s a Blog looks forward to seeing everyone at We Day in Toronto. If you see Christina, say hi!