When it came time for triplets, Ashton, Bennett and Cameron to have their 9th birthday party, they wanted to celebrate with all of their friends. Each is in a different class at school and have different friends. Their parents, Shailau and Brian Spivak told them they could invite 10 friends each! That is a total of 33 kids at Woodman Centre. In lieu of gifts the birthday party goers were asked to make a donation to the “Dolly Parton Imagination Library” when they heard that there is a waiting list of over 140 children wanting to be put on the program.
The Imagination Library mails a new book to a child every month until they turn five. This promotes early literacy and helps children to better prepared to begin school. Success in school leads to success in life, which benefits our whole community.
Ashton, Bennett and Cameron have participated in many of Kids Can Fly’s program when they were younger such as, The Launch Pad and attended the Storybook Breakfast the first three years. Currently, Ashton has the Roots of Empathy program in his classroom. He comes home and tells stories about “his” Roots of Empathy baby!
The cheque presentation was a delight. The triplets were so excited and very proud to hand over their birthday collection. We were very honoured that they chose to help other kids get books and enjoy to read!