This month, we are interviewing some of our walkers to see why they are participating in Ca Marche, a crucial fundraising event for us at Head & Hands. We’re so grateful to all of them, and are curious to know what motivates them!
This week’s Ca Marche walker:
H&H: Who are you and what do you do at Head & Hands?
R: Well, I’m new! I started here at the end of July, and I couldn’t be more excited to be here! My job as Fundraising Administrator is to process all the donations that come into the organization, and write text for thank you cards to our donors.
H&H: That’s awesome. Tell us more about yourself! What’s your favourite food?
R: Well I’m currently a student at McGill University, majoring in Women’s studies, where I’m also a member of the Black Students Network. And as for a favourite food, I’m going to have to go with a cliché: chocolate!
H&H: So you’re participating in Ça Marche this year. What are your thoughts! What are your feelings!
R: Indeed I am! All of our super amazing services that we offer at Head & Hands need funding from fundraising campaigns, but I admit that I love the idea of getting to dance down the street in Montreal! And dressing up! All of our core programming benefits from this fundraiser, including awesome work we do towards HIV education, prevention, and testing!! Head & Hands has had to turn away 200 people from its clinic this year, and often these are people without health insurance or queer and trans people who may face judgement elsewhere. We don’t want to have to turn people away! So give us money! We have a week left! Please and thank you with chocolate on top.
H&H: I know we’re all excited for the dancing too. So now the second-most important question: what will your costume for Ça Marche be?
R: You’ll just have to come out on September 27th to see! But I am currently taking suggestions.
H&H: So let’s say after reading this, someone feels moved to donate right away? How would they go about doing that?