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Mary's Meals Canada

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Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things. $26.40 is all it costs for us to feed a child for a whole school year. That is only .13 cents a day. Currently, we are feeding over 1,838,859 million children a day in 19 countries. Our idea is a simple one that works. We provide one nutritious daily meal in a place of learning in order to attract chronically poor children into the classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty. Every child deserves an education and enough to eat.

Our work is mainly carried out by our wonderful army of Community Ambassadors who volunteer by contributing in all sorts of different ways. But we’re always in need of more help as the need is great! The more Community Ambassadors we can partner with, the more hungry children we can reach.

We have a range of fulfilling and fun opportunities to help you raise awareness of the work of Mary’s Meals in your local area as a Community Ambassador.

Deciding to join our movement and become a Community Ambassador, you will be part of a group of passionate volunteers, you will join us as we grow our movement through local groups to motivate and inspire people in your local community to support our work.

As a valued member of the Mary’s Meals family, you will play an active role in raising awareness and promoting our nationwide fundraising campaigns & initiatives.

We have a range of activities that can be done from the comfort of your own home during this time of local restrictions. These include:

* Promoting our work on social media.

* Giving virtual talks to local groups.

* Hosting virtual community engagement events such as film screenings about Mary’s

Meals’ work.

* Meeting virtually with other local Mary’s Meals Community Ambassadors in your

community.

* Hosting fun virtual events like online game nights.

* As restrictions change across Canada, other key activities may include:

o Sharing our story with local community organizations, schools, churches, and faith

groups.

o Organizing fundraising events in your local area - bottle drives, bake sales, car wash,

clothing drive etc.

o Promoting Mary’s Meals’ fundraising campaigns in your community.

o Distributing and displaying promotional materials.

o Helping to generate support from businesses in your local area.

"I chose to be a community ambassador at Mary's Meals Canada because their values and goals closely aligned with my own. Mary's Meals believes that every child deserves an education on a full stomach. This ensures each child is at their best and able to learn as much as they can. There might be many barriers to education, but Mary's Meals is doing their best to ensure food isn't one of them. Because of their transparent use of donations, and a mission statement that sets their organization apart, I am proud to represent Mary's Meals in my community!" - Atif, Community Ambassador, Ontario

If you are someone who prefers to lead and is interested in a leadership role, you could apply to become a Team Lead who has the joy of leading a small team of Community Ambassadors within your region. In this role you will motivate, inspire and build your team of Community Ambassadors to share the work of Mary’s Meals. We provide you with support, resources and training to ensure your success!

We look forward to partnering together with you!!!

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About Mary's Meals Canada

Location:

Box 76144, Millrise RPO, Calgary, AB T2Y 2Z0, CA

Mission Statement

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds. Our mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities. We welcome all into the Mary’s Meals family and we believe everyone has something important to contribute to the realization of our vision. Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things. Working together with those who share our vision, we believe there is no good reason why this cannot be realized.

Description

At Mary’s Meals, we are focused on one goal - that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education.

These life-changing meals attract hungry children into the classroom. It fills their empty bellies so they have the energy and opportunity to learn and gives them the chance of a brighter future.

Our school feeding programs are owned and run by community volunteers in the countries where we provide food. For example, there are over 80,000 volunteers in Malawi who take turns to prepare, cook and serve the daily meal in each school.

Wherever possible, we serve locally produced food. This supports the local community and its farmers as well as the wider economy.

​Mary's Meals began by feeding 200 children at one school in Malawi in 2002. We’re now feeding 1,838,859 of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.

Around 61 million of the world’s hungriest children do not attend school. In order to survive, they have to work or beg. Even if they do make it into the classroom, hunger affects their ability to learn.

Children & Youth
Hunger
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Flexible based on your schedule!
  • To learn more about this initiative and Mary's Meals, please visit our website - www.marysmeals.ca/kindness - or watch this short video clip on YouTube featuring actor Gerard Butler: https://youtu.be/vye5Wb5ssz8

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