WE Day is an annual “youth empowerment” event organized by WE Charity, (formerly known as Free the Children). The event started in Toronto in 2007 and is now held in cities across Canada, the United States, and the UK. WE Day motivates youth to take action on local and global issues. WE Day events feature speeches and performances by global leaders, social activists and public figures. The event is free of charge, but each student group that attends is asked to make a commitment of one local and one global action throughout the year to change the world for the better.
WE Day has one of the largest nonprofit Facebook pages in the world, with over 3.5 million likes.The associated “1 like = 1 dollar” fundraising campaign, where the event’s sponsors donated one dollar for each like on the WE Day page, raised over $2 million for Free The Children.
Since 2007, WE Day participants in Canada, the U.S. and UK have raised $45 million, which was given to more than 1,000 charities. Participants have also volunteered 14.6 million hours for local and global causes and collected 5.6 million pounds of food for local food banks.Independent research found that 98% of WE Day participants believe they can make a difference, and 80% of WE Schools alumni report volunteering more than 150 hours each year. (Source: Wikipedia)
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