All of us have been impacted by the death of little Anthony. The tributes are pouring in and non stop since last week.
People are mad and looking for answers. People are scared and looking at their own children with fear. People are sad and paying tribute.
And I understand.
But what I want to mention is… when you buy toys and gifts to leave as a tribute – did you consider that when this is “over” and people move on to the next tragedy what happens to all those toys?
Someone from the city comes and scoops all the dirty, wet/mouldy mess into the garbage. It has become litter.
I understand deeply the need to do SOMETHING. Anything.
So I’m asking you to consider something that will help the future. Donate in his name. Donate in any victim’s name to the Stollery, or the zebra foundation (helps kids who are victims of abuse), or to little warriors….
don’t let this precious one’s death become litter… let it fuel you into making a difference.
Donating, volunteering, canvassing for the above (or other) foundations…. change the future.