Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Community needs more volunteers like Ben
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Oct 2006, p. 6

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Community needs more volunteers like Ben

Dear editor, We in Canada often take the importance of volunteering for granted. But, since I'm from Germany where volunteer work is not as common, I find it very impressive how effective and important it is in our communities. I'm a volunteer with Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills in Georgetown, and since we are always looking for new volunteers, (as there are many cancer patients and their families who need our help) my friend Dorothea Mokthar offered her son Ben's services to make an appleshaped donation box for our organization. Ben is 15 years-old and is very creative, smart and artistic. Ben and his family had so much fun making our "apple of hope"- the logo for Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills. The most important aspect of this project for me was that Ben gave a little speech to all the board members about how he crafted this donation box. The effort and enthusiasm that he put into this project was remarkable and he was quite pleased with his "apple-product" and proudly put the first donation of $2 in his box. Ben's project is not only helping us and our cause...it is also helping Ben grow into a responsible and aware individual who can feel good about doing something worthwhile for his community. The bottom line is that...we need more Bens! Thank you very much Ben and family for helping our cause and giving back to our community. Petra Keck, Acton

Ben Mokthar designed and created this donation box for Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills.

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Letters to the editor...Community needs more volunteers like Ben