Wednesday, October 10, 2012

More than child's play: Engaging youth in philanthropy

More than child's play: Engaging youth in philanthropy: When nine-year-old Alaina Podmorow agreed to join her mother one evening at a presentation by author and activist Sally Armstrong, she was just hoping to cadge a later bedtime. But the presentation changed Alaina's life. Armstrong spoke about the lack of education for women and girls in Afghanistan and Alaina was riveted.

"I knew right away that I wanted to raise money to pay for one teacher in Afghanistan for one year," she recalls. "I went up and talked to Sally and told her how I wanted to do something and she told me to contact Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. I contacted them and we have become partners."

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