It is really easy to take our lifestyle for granted. Sadly, the things we take for granted are denied millions of children around the world.
Every year millions of children are forced to work as child labourers, denied the right to attend school and are deprived of essential services like food, water and health care.
Free the Children (creators of We Day) are asking that Canadians standup for children who are being silenced by the denial of basic human rights.
And what also makes the We Are Silent campaign so special is that it’s made possible by young people who are inspire to make a difference. Spokesperson Molly Burke is a prime example. When she was just 4 years old, Molly Burke’s world began to darken: she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a retinal disease causing loss of vision. Drawing from deeply personal experiences, Molly brings audiences (especially students) a uniquely young and current perspective on issues many of them face each day. Her message—that any challenge in life can be overcome—resonates powerfully.
What can you do to support the Free The Children’s We Are Silent campaign?
Second Cup, a long time supporter of Free the Children, will be donating $1 from each leak and BPA free travel mug tumbler sold as part of the We are Silent campaign.
So when you are considering a hot or cold beverage, stop by The Second Cup and pick up a We Are Silent travel mug and help Free the Children support and advocate for kids worldwide — by doing so, you can make a difference!