The Philanthropy Act
FOR THE LOVE OF HUMANITY
What is this event about?
The end goal of this event is simply to raise understanding for what philanthropy is and possibly to make sure that by the end of the day, students feel the need to become philanthropists themselves.
The Philanthropy Act : RHSS Carnival
Thursday, May 28th, 10:30am-3pm
1150 Dream Crest Road
10:45 am - assemblies for each grade commences
* grade 9-10's in the cafeteria
* grade 11-12's in the gym
12:00 pm - assemblies end for all grades
12:05 pm - carnival opens on the side field
*students can eat lunch during the carnival as well
*food will be sold outside at the carnival
3:00 pm - carnival ends & students are dismissed
What kinds of activities are there?
Sure, the carnival seems like all fun and games. But each game or ride will cost 25 cents to enter or play. The money raised from the games and food sold will go towards the Family Services of Peel, a charity that provides counselling services, employment services, education services and more.
The grade (9, 10, 11, or 12) with the highest participation in the games will be rewarded with hamburger parties in their homeroom classes the Friday the following week courtesy of Hero Burger! Each person who pays to play any of the games will be asked their grade, to keep track of which grade will win.
The carnival features a bouncy castle with facts taped up inside. These facts will talk about different kinds of charities out there you can donate to, from charities in your local community to all over Canada. When coming out of the bouncy castle, those who can name 5/10 of these facts can get a free ticket to one other game.
Another activity includes a physical pyramid of necessities. Students will wear a bungee cord and try to run and get to the top of the pyramid. However, the pyramid is really long and therefore, will make it harder to reach those necessities. By the end of the game, students will realize that some people in the world are not fortunate to have everything first world countries take for granted. The hopes of this game is to spark more empathy with those in third world countries and to encourage students to feel the need to help others get their basic necessities.