POSTED BY dev@concept9.ca | Dec, 15, 2015 |

Goodwill towards all everywhere: Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, Sherbrooke...

I am so very deeply touched by the great generosity pouring out from every city, town and village across the country as Canadians gear up to receive refugees in great numbers. This is us at our best: sharing the great fortune so many of us have by the simple fact of having been born in the right country at the right time.

Your generous support to 60 million girls, which helps to nourish the dreams of vulnerable children around the world, is a part of that same deep-seated kindness. Every child has the right to an education, and your contribution helps to expand lives, develop talents and strengthen communities, which ultimately bring equality, democracy and peace for everyone a step closer.

None of us ever chooses where we are born: into peace and democracy or into war and tyranny. It is the lottery of life. Yet, as we hear the refugees’ stories, we realize that most fundamental fact that we are all the same. We are mothers, fathers, daughters, sons wanting to fulfill ourselves, use our talents in ways that make us feel good, enjoy life, be safe and, above all, protect those we love.

Tie-Dye-Knit-ScarfEach gesture – a coat given, a scarf knitted, each offer of volunteer support, pro-bono services, being a friend, opening up a room, a home, sharing a meal – transforms our gratitude into something very tangible: to give what we hope we would be given if ever the roles were reversed.

My pride and absolute conviction that we, as a Foundation and as a country, are doing the right thing are unshakeable. Thank you for your support, for being the amazing person you are. The world needs you.

Wanda Bedard
President, 60 million girls Foundation

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