This Day In Guelph History: March 30, 2007

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.

March 30, 2007

“Boy raises money to buy goats in Third World”

Nine-year-old Charlie Woods aspired to change lives of the less unfortunate in Third World countries. After attending a World Vision concert, Charlie was determined to help less unfortunate families: “I just couldn’t stand knowing there are people out there that were dying every hour… and I was just sitting there not doing anything about it.” Charlie sold hot chocolates and homemade goat dolls to family and friends. He raised over $200 which was enough money to buy two goats for families in need. TVOKids show recognized Charlie’s efforts and broadcasted his unique mission to inspire other children to help others.

Yellowed newspaper page with burgundy block type overlay text reads This Day in Guelph History #Canada150 #Guelph190.

Posted by Sarah Ball on March 30, 2017

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