MASSE PRESENTS JUBILEE MEDAL TO 12 YEAR OLD POVERTY ACTIVIST SARAH LEWIS
January 21st, 2013 - 4:21pm
WINDSOR - Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) presents a Queen Diamond Jubilee medal to 12 year old poverty activist Sarah Lewis during an assembly at Central Public School. Sarah over the last several years has raised thousands of dollars and provided clothing in an effort to mitigate poverty in our community. This past year marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty the Queen as Queen of Canada. To honour Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, special programs have been implemented across the country to celebrate Canadian achievements over the past 60 years.
The Diamond Jubilee is an opportunity to highlight individuals who like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service to family, community and country through their significant contributions and achievements.
“Sarah’s contributions to our community are astounding especially when you consider her young age. Her work helping the poor is both inspirational and addresses real needs in our community.” Masse said.
Sarah’s “Socks Warm Your Heart” campaign continues to go strong after five years. Incredibly over the holiday Sarah donated 2,100 pairs of socks, hats, mittens, and sleeping bags, hams, cookies and a cash donation of $5,438 to Street Help which was her largest donation to date.