In our inaugural year of 2015, Rumble and Roar raised $15,606 for the Remember Alex Project with WE Charity. This money was used to support the Baraka Health Clinic in Kenya, to purchase an operating table for their new surgical unit. For more on what’s happened at Baraka, please read more here.
The money was also used to support the annual bursary we put out to support a student to travel on a Me to We trip. These trips promote global awareness and leadership and the students bring new skills and confidence back to their communities. These students have a lot to give and work hard to reach their goals. We are privileged and proud to help in a small way. This year we divided the bursary between two 15-year-old students – both who have shown determination and perseverance to fundraise their way to Kenya and Ecuador. We know they will take full advantage of all the opportunity these trips provide and use what they gain to enrich life.
In 2016, Rumble and Roar raised $10,800. This money was invested with WE Charity – and combined with past funds, it allows our annual $1000 bursary to be self-sustaining. The bursary is awarded in Alex’s name to support student(s) who are fundraising to participate in a Me to We trip. These trips are often life-changing events for these young people – they gain self-awareness, leadership skills, an understanding of other cultures and the importance of community and relationships.
In 2017, Rumble and Roar raised $13,812. In light of Canada’s 150, we wanted to support a domestic program and chose to initiate a Sacred Circle program – a youth leadership program with the community of Moose Factory. This 3-day program is scheduled to go ahead in August 2018 and will involve a group of indigenous youth who will work with elders in the community and a team of WE facilitators. We are planning to support this same group of teens over a 3 year period, in the hopes that the ongoing relationship will empower them with new skills and belief in the possibilities of the future.
In 2018 we raised $13,618 to support the Sacred Circle program for another year. Over four years of Rumble and Roar, we have raised over $50,000!!!