By guest blogger Kathy Wong, CARE Canada’s Ambassador Relations and Events Manager. Kathy leads a team of dedicated CARE staff who manage fundraising events and campaigns, as well as the CARE Ambassadors of Change program.
One of the best parts of my job at CARE Canada is working with powerful and inspiring Canadians like our Ambassadors of Change. As the manager of our ambassador program, I have the amazing opportunity to work with talented Canadians who use their influence for the greater good by engaging Canadians to learn about and get involved in our work. Today, I am thrilled to officially welcome Sarah Slean to the CARE Canada family as our newest Ambassador of Change.
I met Sarah in Rwanda in November 2009, where she was involved in filming a documentary called Rwanda: Rises Up, produced by the organization Song for Africa. While she was there, she visited a CARE project, which was featured in the documentary. This was her first trip to Africa and I remember how comfortable she was interacting with the people and communities we work with and how great it felt to see her become inspired by CARE’s work.
Since then, Sarah has supported CARE in different ways, including speaking at a movie event we held during International Women’s Day in 2010. Now, she has officially signed on to be one of our ambassadors.
If you’re a fan like I am, be sure to buy a VIP pass to one of her concerts this month. CARE Canada will be receiving a donation towards our efforts to fight poverty and defend dignity worldwide.