When you work together for over 10 years, there’s a lot of love. On Valentines Day we give our warmest hugs to WWF Canada. Thank you for all the wonderful years of celebrating children and their love for animals on ECHOage.
Ellette is 8. She wants to be the kind of person who helps other children. She already had a big impact.
“It makes me really sad that some kids don’t have any food and I really wanted to help them. All kids should have good, healthy food.”
We’ve always loved Savvymom.ca but lately we love them even more. At Savvy you’ll find endless ideas for moms on a mission, tips, tricks, feel good moments, and insider information. Jump around the site and you’ll find your place, that’s for sure. It’s a resource like no other if you’re a Canadian mom in pursuit of your passions. Savvy will lead you to the best ways to enjoy your kids more fully, spend more valuable time with your family and yes, of course, throw the best birthday party of the year.
“I chose Right To Play Canada because my birthday is near the olympics and my dad told me that they do a lot of stuff with and for the olympics for kids who can’t normally play.”
The p.i.n.e. project’s mission is to build healthy communities deeply connected to the natural environment.
To achieve this they deliver programs focused on building relationships between self, others, and the environment. Using music, drama, storytelling, naturalist studies, stewardship, survival skills, outdoor adventures, intergenerational learning, games, and play they weave a “culture of nature connection”. This empowers their mantra: be more, need less.
Sweet Gemma chose this amazing cause. In her words:
“I chose this charity because the pine project lets kids be in nature.”
Gemma is our hero. She’s a hero today, and she’s a hero for our future. Nature is where kids should be. This 3 year old knows.
ECHOage welcomes our new partner Indspire. It is with great pride that we write this post today. Our wish is that you will choose Indspire, tell your friends to choose Indspire. Tell your neighbours and relatives. We are telling everyone. We feel inspired by the work they do, and look forward to years of birthday parties ahead in support of this outstanding cause.
Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Our programs serve First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students in remote communities and urban centres across Canada.
For her ECHOage party Hali wanted to ensure that wildlife would be protected.
She chose from over 200 Canadian charities and landed on our wonderful partner: World Wildlife Fund.
In the words of 5 year old Hali:
“I want to help polar bears and other animals be safe and not let bad guys get them and make sure they get lots of food so they can be around for a really long time.”
Ever meet a child that makes you pause? We meet a lot of those kids.
Mario is that child. This 3 year old boy (yes, he’s 3, and cares about others) chose Because I Am A Girl as his ECHOage charity. Why? Mario say: “Because all humans need to have the same rights.” Yes, he’s only 3. We swear. ECHOage is a labour of love in more ways than one…
The Toronto Public Library Foundation is an ECHOage Partner. Did you know that there are many libraries and schools on the ECHOage list of charitable partners?
Maddy chose to support TPLF at her ECHOage party. She is our hero. We are sure you can tell why.
In the words of her mom:
Maddy and I love our local library and enjoy reading books.
I care about people and people are good. You have to help people who are sick so they get better.
And Darwin chose some pretty unique gifts:
Because I care about animals and nature, and its good to care about animals and nature.
Darwin is our hero.
Love ECHOage XOXO