Do the Jammie Jam Tonight
The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Culture has issued a challenge it hopes teens won’t be able to resist: Change the World.
During National Volunteer Week (April 19 to 25), teens in 20 Ontario communities (including Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga-Brampton-Caledon, Burlington, and Hamilton) will be encouraged to spend five hours volunteering in their communities. The Ministry hopes 10,000 teens will take up the offer.
Celebrity campaign supporter Charlotte Arnold of Degrassi: The Next Generation fame offers these motivating words to teens who are looking for a reason to get involved:
DO THE JAMMIE JAM TONIGHT
Students from Centennial College’s Corporate Communications and Public Relations program know what it's like to feel that call to action.
In fact, they're answering that call tonight.
The students are hosting a family pajama party (“The Jammie Jam”) to raise funds for The Children's Breakfast Club, a non-profit community group that serves more than 4000 nutrition meals each week to children throughout the GTA each week, but that has been hard-hit by the current recession.
The event -- which will feature a carnival-themed evening of performers, activities, raffles, and a showing of the 1971 children's classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- will kick off at 6:00 pm and run until 9:30 pm this evening at the Fox Theatre at 2236 Queen Street East. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $7 for children; and can be purchased from the Fox Theatre box office or through firstname.lastname@example.org.