Anne’s Red hair is sure iconic, but who knew that it could inspire a small movement? Earlier this week we came across an article from the CBC all about a couple in Prince Edward Island who ask visitors to their cottage to don an Anne of Green Gables Hat With Braids, much like the one pictured below, have their pictures taken and donate $5 to their fundraiser for Prince County Hospital and Children’s Memorial Place.
“Some people jump into it right away and you never in a million years would think that they would,” said Erma Caissie-Richard, who owns the cottage along with her Husband.”Other people are a flat no. And other people, they want to do it, but they’re a little shy or embarrassed and then as soon as we mention it’s for charity, then people will right away say sure.” (Quote from CBC article, Oct 11th 2016)
So far Caissie-Richard and her Husband have raised $450 and hope to be able to raise more for their selected charity. We think this is a great way to get people engaged with helping out others, and to have some fun along the way!
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