The lawn of the municipal hall was covered in shoes Saturday (Sept. 8), destined for those in need, thanks to an initiative by a group of Oak Bay youth.
The Kind Kids Club, led by eight-year-old Chloe Cameron, put a call out to the community for gently-used shoes, in their latest endeavour to “make the world a happier place.”
“What a wonderful outpouring of generosity by Oak Bay residents,” said Mayor Nils Jensen. “Chloe brings out the kindness in all of us – the young and the not so young.”
— Nils Jensen (@MayorNils) September 8, 2018
Cameron started the club a couple years ago. One of the group’s first projects involved raising money for Wigs for Kids, a program that provides custom-fitted human-hair wigs for children suffering hair loss due to cancer or other serious illnesses. That effort raised more than $1,100.
Another initiative was to make a Christmas card for every resident of Oak Bay Lodge.
The group has also had a lemonade stand to raise money for the Children’s Health Foundation for Jeneece Place and a lavender stand on Oak Bay Avenue to freely share blooms from the garden.
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