What an incredible start to the 2010 Barefoot Challenge! As you already know, June 1st is International Children’s Day, and to celebrate the occasion, I’m asking thousands of people around the world to go barefoot that day – whether to work or school – to raise awareness about child poverty in the developing world.
The town of Peterborough and the Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield (where my school is located near) have both proclaimed June 1, 2010 Barefoot Challenge Day. We are also waiting to hear back from the City of Toronto.
Students throughout the country are getting involved, and over 400 people have signed up to the Facebook Event Page, and that’s only after one day! I’m also already scheduled for interviews with media in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia.
A big event takes place next week at my school, Lakefield College School. In front of the entire student body, I will have my head shaved to raise awareness about the Challenge and the struggles faced by children around the globe today. That’s right, the hair is coming off – fauxhawk and all. I hope they’ll be gentle with me!
Anyway, I want to thank those who have signed up and will take part on June 1st. I can’t wait to kick off those shoes. Speak to you soon!
“Together We Can Make A Difference”