Big Hearts Make A Difference 2009: Winnipeg Press

Big hearts make a difference

Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION Jaime Barron, Sandy Pott and Christen Lewis didn’t set out to be philanthropists or world-changers.But somewhere in between
their babies, work and home, the trio found the time to raise thousands of dollars for charity. Four years ago, Barron was sitting in front of the television nursing her baby. She saw an ad for World Vision and was overwhelmed by the needs of Africa’s children. She and Pott decided they had to do something. They were small-town moms with no fundraising experience. They quickly seized a classic idea. Their first craft and baking sale was held at the Elie Community Centre. They made $600 that year. The next year, they raised $1,700. Through World Vision, they stocked an entire medical clinic, providing emergency food, medication and medical equipment for African children.
They also bought mosquito nets to prevent child malaria, provided seeds and tools for harvest for a community, immunized an entire village and paid for vaccines for newborns with HIV positive mothers.

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