Aviva Community Fund
Spread the Love is a grassroots movement that is looking to expand into an organization to help engage youth. The heart of our organization lay in the hands of all of the youth struggling to live in the times where good role models are hard to come by. With our schools filled with violence, drugs and youth dealing with depression, as people who have experienced these things, we feel that we have to give back to the communities that have helped us escape our pasts. It is a fact that the youth of today are tomorrow's future, and with our help, we know that we can make that future worth waiting for. We will be engaging youth through art, facilitation, counseling, and community to give them hope and a chance at a better life. To many of today's youth are thrown in the back seat, we the Spread the Love team want to change that. Please help us grow into an organization that can make a huge difference in communities ALL OVER CANADA. But like every beautiful flower, it must start with a seed, and that seed will not grow without your help. PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE LOVE.
We will use the money to make ourselves a permanent organization. To do this, we will need funding to help pay for us to go out to schools and start getting the youth engaged. Our first project is going to be a HUGE event in downtown Toronto featuring local talent, helping us spread the word about the issues and about how we hope to solve them. At this event we hope to inspire youth to start their own STL chapters in their schools, and we hope that they will start spreading the love by helping those who need help. We will be implementing a program in schools to help with the inspiration of youth and to show them that they do have an outlet for their passions. We are dedicated to finding out how we can help each and every individual who needs help. Whether it be through arts, sports or even motivational speaking, we want to be able to show them how they can achieve their dreams and take themselves out of the circle of trouble. In order to do research and find out what the best program to implement is, we will help financially.
Spread the Love has been spreading at an amazing rate, gaining 600 volunteers in just one month. We have estimated to have upwards of 2000 participants at our first events. Having events like these will not only raise awareness, but it will help us become self sustainable as an organization.
We also are planning on opening our own clothing line. We want people to be able to spread the love not only by word of mouth, but by the clothes that they wear! this clothing line will also add to our sustainability efforts! If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact us through our facebook page @ facebook.com/spreadthelovecampaign !!!