Invitation - Centraide celebrates 10 years of introducing children to volunteering



    9,000 students will participate in the Caring for Others School Project
    on May 13

    MONTREAL, May 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The 10th edition of the Caring for Others
School Project, an annual awareness event organized by Centraide to promote an
appreciation of volunteering and community service among children, will take
place on May 13, 2009. Hundreds of community agency spokespersons and
volunteers will speak about the importance of community involvement in 200
primary schools throughout the province.
    Thousands of Grade 4 students will participate in caring activities, meet
inspiring adult volunteers and celebrate the project's 10th anniversary.
    The Caring for Others School Project will take place simultaneously in
every region of Quebec on the morning of May 13. This activity is designed to
enable children to explore the values of caring, generosity and opening up to
others. It also aims to raise their awareness of their local community
agencies, and to open the door to a lifetime of civic engagement and
volunteering.

    
    What:  Activity celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Caring for Others
           School Project, a vast mobilization to awaken children to the
           importance of caring for others and volunteering
    When:  Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.
    Where: "80, ruelle de l'Avenir" initiative (Annex of Garneau elementary
           school)
           1665 La Fontaine Street (corner Papineau), Montreal

    In the presence of:

    - Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, President and Executive Director of
      Centraide of Greater Montreal
    - Claude Lafortune, storyteller and volunteer with the first editions of
      the Caring for Others School Project
    - Nancy Dumais, singer-songwriter and author of the Caring for Others
      theme song, "Des gens qui aident des gens"
    - Louis-François Marcotte, chef and host of "Goût de Louis" on Canal Vie
      TV channel, who will prepare a dish for seniors with the kids.
    




For further information:

For further information: Annick Gagnon, Centraide of Greater Montreal,
(514) 288-1261, ext. 242, gagnona@centraide-mtl.org; www.centraide-mtl.org


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