We have raised over $100k for local charities such as: Big Brother Big Sister of Hamilton and Halton,City Kidz, Food for Kids, Camp Trillium plus Local boxing gyms for youth programs.
We also host toy, clothing and supply drives for local shelters and a City Kidz holiday drives. And we started a blood donor campaign.
This year I started the “letters of love” campaign where we have gone to local schools and had them have students create cards and letters for the seniors in long term care and retirement residents, many who have been impacted the hardest with Covid. I have received over 750 letters and cards so far and plan to make this bigger every year.
I, and Michelle Ponich, my Co chair, are always thinking of ways to help out our community. In the West, Michelle, has reached out to many otherwise-abled children and adults and will continue to expand this mission of inclusiveness.
Whether through fundraising or creating campaigns and programs to help the youth. Our goals for 2021 is to roll out the backpack project – getting kids in lower income areas backpacks full of school supplies and personal care items and to get a boxing program into the schools to help combat bullying.
I am so grateful and so honored to be a part of such a caring and compassionate organization that stretches beyond all borders.
As someone who has always tried to give back to those in need, I have always wanted to be a part of something bigger. WBC Cares has given me the opportunity to work alongside likeminded individuals and has granted me a much bigger platform to achieve my goals.
I look forward to many years as the Co-chair for The WBC Canada Chapter and for everything amazing that we CAN and WILL accomplish together.
We are ONE
WBC Canada Chapter
Shana Otter, Chair
Michelle Ponich, Co chair