Cards from the HeArt is a fundraiser in support of the Food Banks of Saskatchewan. Visual artists and artisans from Radio-Canada and CBC join together in an auction of unique and original Christmas cards. Since its beginning in December 1992, Cards from the HeArt has helped provide numerous food hampers to those less fortunate in our province. Last year, a total of $14,364 was raised! For this 20th edition of Cards from the HeArt, artists will get together November 30th at the Al Johnson Galleria at CBC Regina to create over 30 original pieces of art. The cards will then be auctioned off during CBC and Radio-Canada's morning and afternoon radio shows. The auction winners will be able to offer a special gift to their loved ones or add to their very own art collections with money going towards Food Banks of Saskatchewan.
When we met Carson Joyes, we knew right away by the sparkle in his eye that he had a great story to tell. When we asked Carson and his Dad what brought them to the food bank that day we learned about the very special effort Carson and his friend Grayson had made to bring their food donation to the food bank. We are pleased to share Carson and Grayson's story below as the first of our Do Something Amazing project...
It all began when Brian Joyes came for a tour of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. When he came home later that day, Brian shared what he had learned with his family, including his nine year old son Carson. Touched by what he had learned from his Dad, Carson then went to school and asked his friends if they would be interested in collecting food instead of candy with him on Halloween night. Carson's friend Grayson Wyatt stepped up to help right away and Carson and Grayson took their idea home and discussed it with their parents. Their parents all agreed it was a good idea for the boys to pursue and with their parent's consent, the boys collected their groceries throughout the Village of Clavet, receiving great support from their community.
It is clear that our new friend Carson really cares about people, because this was already his second fundraiser. Carson raised $180.20 for Breast Cancer research earlier in the fall by selling garden produce from his family's garden to people in his community.
At only nine years old, Carson and Grayson are already making a difference. They are currently working on ideas for their next fundraiser. We think that's AMAZING!