Hello dear readers ... We have missed you!
On the heels of our travels to India, we are thrilled to launch our new grassroots charity!
Canadian Snowsuit Travels (aptly named by Jordan) has grown out
of our desire to remain connected to those places during our travels that
touched us somehow. One of these places was Mcleod Ganj, Northern India - in the foothills of the Himalayas, home of the Dalai Lama. You may remember from our blog, we visited a school for exiled Tibetan children while there. During our time at the Tibetan Children’s Village, we discovered a small need that we, as Canadians, realised we could
fill. Supplying the children with warm, waterproof winter and rain
gear. Looking ahead, we would like to eventually include
other schools also, possibly in Nepal.
So this is the result of that first idea, standing in that cool and damp dormitory at the school, back in October last year. This is a
collaborative effort by the three of us and Ben and Jordan will be
involved in collecting, packing and shipping clothing as well as spreading the word through their schools, friends and community. Last month, Ben chose to do his Grade 7 speech on this - so the momentum has already begun! They are both very excited and have so far proven to be excellent ambassadors for this project.
If you live in our community here in Ottawa, we hope you will consider taking part. If you live on the other side of the world where snowsuits are unheard of … well, there is still a lot you can do to help!
We would love to hear from you either way,
With grateful thanks,
Victoria, Ben and Jordan xxx