Microsoft Launches MSN.ca Breakfast Campaign to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of CanadaThursday, April 14, 2011
Last week, I came home to an unexpected package from MSN.ca as they launched their MSN.ca Breakfast campaign in support of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. It was a yummy surprise containing some delicious mini muffins and a coffee mug. It also served as a reminder that some children go without breakfast entirely. I can only assume that is the case with a number of students that I have taught over the years. It is always at the back of my mind, especially when I see them feverishly devour their snacks as part of our Nutrition program or when they head down to the office at lunch hour because they didn't bring a lunch. I will not presume to understand their individual circumstances or which factors come in to play, however. (I know my daughter, as of late, would prefer to skip breakfast altogether knowing that she will be getting a morning snack at daycare.) But still, I wonder.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is helping children who live in difficult circumstances in communities across Canada by addressing child hunger and providing nutritious meals and snacks to young people in need. And with close to 700,000 Canadian children living below the poverty line, that nothing to sneeze at. Microsoft Canada has been a proud partner with Boys and Girls Clubs for over 10 years. And as part of the MSN Breakfast campaign, you can help MSN.ca reach their goal of donating 100,000 breakfasts to the club. Simply visit breakfast.msn.ca to reset your homepage to MSN.ca to show your support. On my MacBook, it was as easy as dragging the toaster to the Home icon on my Firefox toolbar. You can also visit the MSN Canada Facebook page and click on the Get Toasted app located on the left. This app will let you 'toast' your profile photo and post it to the Wall of Toast. What do you think? Do I look a little burnt to you?