I will always remember what I did on 21st July 2012 because the experience was unforgettable. I had decided to devote my day to playing some street hockey in downtown Vancouver to support a great event organized by Five Hole for Food. FHFF was established by a friend of mine, Richard Loat, who came to understand very early on that all of us can contribute to making the world a better place if we are truly determined to do so. I truly believe in the power of an individual who is passionate about an issue and therefore I was super excited to pick up a hockey stick for the first time ever and bring canned food that was collected at the event to support the local Food Bank. We have created the PINK team with a few ladies from YWiB SFU & YWiB UBC to support the cause. I am currently spearheading the Philanthropy program at YWiB SFU and doing little acts of kindness is a big a part of being a philanthropist for me. It was amazing to see the great energy at FHFF when likeminded people joined forces working together with a common purpose which is ending hunger in our communities. It is events like this that help me realize that if we all do our a little share it will make a huge impact on someone else’s life. The 2012 event raised 100, 000 lbs of food for the Canadian Food Bank. I am proud to say that I have made changing the world my business. I will hopefully see you at the 2013 event or at the special event YWiB SFU & FHFF are preparing for this winter. -Lucia
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