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.”
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…
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
Roohi is our hero. We are all very touched by her words and she represents everything we love about ECHOage.
It is my strongest desire to see cancer eradicated. I have seen firsthand the effect is has on the person afflicted with it, AND their family and friends. I lost my maternal grandmother to it, and I don’t want anyone else to be lost to this monster. One day, I will be able to word directly towards making the world cancer-free. Until then, I will do my best to support the people who are already working towards this same aim.
ECHOage was so thrilled to be profiled in the The New Family: Modern Views On Family Life. We loved their piece: 7 Tips for a Less Commercial and More Meaningful Holiday. These tips apply all year round. We agree, a resounding: Yes! Thank you to The New Family, from ECHOage XO.
It’s fun to shower our children with toys. But when multiple sets of grandparents and other relatives are doing the same, it can add up to a crazy amount of presents that can leave us feeling a little queasy, especially when you consider that many people in the world aren’t lucky enough to have the funds for even a very basic holiday, let alone an extravagant one.
It’s time we start teaching our children that getting less and giving more is one of the foundations of a happy life.
Consider how powerful even a group of children can be when they decide to take a philanthropic approach to their birthdays.
During Christmas time, Chloe received a lot of treats from her grandmas. She asked her mom: “What happens to children who don’t have any grandmas? How do they get treats?” So Chloe and her mom found an organization that focuses on less fortunate children, helping them get ‘treats’ or ‘wishes’ too. Make-A-Wish Canada got new funds donated to them from Chloe Kim’s 9th Birthday. Thank you Chloe. You inspire us and surely your actions will inspire others. Happy Birthday to an amazing girl. Love ECHOage XOXO
Every month ECHOage selects HEROES to be featured in our Hero of the Month Newsletter. Your children are part of a growing community of kids who made their birthday parties more meaningful. ECHOage is just that – A Better Way To Celebrate! Tell your friends you are are hero. You’ll inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Love ECHOage XO
Every so often you encounter a boy like Leo. This amazing 5 year old chose to host an ECHOage party for his birthday in support of World Animal Protection Canada. What a fantastic cause this is and ECHOage is so proud to be partnered with them. This charity has worked for over 30 years to expose animal cruelty and prevent animal suffering. Leo, you really made a difference in the world. You protected so many animals. We congratulate you. Love ECHOage XOXO
Every once in awhile you meet a child who changes your perspective. Meet Isabelle.
In her own words:
“I was born 2 months early and was diagnosed with Hirschsprungs. I spent the first two months of my life in the hospital and was taken care of by some amazing doctors and nurses. The hospitals I stayed at were UAB Hospital and Childrens Hospital, Birmingham AL. I choose to support SickKids to give back because there are a lot of kids that need help.”
And why did Isabelle choose Bloxels Build and Kano Kit as her gifts?
“I love coding and building things as well as playing Minecraft and digital games. I thought it would be cool to learn how to design my own video game and build my own computer.”
Isabelle, you are a child who has impacted the adults around you. All of us at ECHOage are feeling this way. Happy Birthday to you, you are an amazing girl. Kids can do so much more than adults think! Our smiles and thanks go to you Isabelle, Love ECHOage XO
You’re never too young to make a difference. Meet Hudson. He’s 4 years old. But that doesn’t stop him. Hudson chose Make-A-Wish Canada for his ECHOage Party. When Hudson met a young boy at Disney Land who was there for his wish, he became inspired to help other children. What a generous leader! And our hero Hudson is quiet creative – he wants lego, a bird feeder so he can watch birders, and some art supplies. Hudson, today you are our special hero. Happy Birthday Hudson From ECHOage! XO