The Origins of the Gratitude Project
The Gratitude Project came to me one morning while I was walking the greenway trail. I was reflecting on the news where I watched the newly formed radical group ISIS, capture a young Syrian pilot and subsequently tortured him then placed him in a cage, and set him on fire.
The image so contrasted with the beauty of the greenway that spring morning my mind could simply not process the inequality the world has to offer and I was compelled to do something. I wanted this pilots life to count for something.
I thought how fortunate we are to live in a country with laws, peace and civility and then realized that the R.C.M.P. play a huge role allowing us to live in freedom.
The seed of The Gratitude Project was planted, the Third Space team was inspired and we got to work.
We reached out to key community partners, Inspector Brent Mundel, Corporal Jesse O’Donaghey of the R.C.M.P; Judy Gillespie, Brian Rasmussen, Manuela Reekie, Bonny Thorne, School of Nursing and School of Social Work students of UBCO.
The Gratitude Project began to take shape as we elevated the power of gratitude and translated gratitude into events that brought our community together.
After much work and the addition of more community partners and sponsors; The Gratitude Project has become a reality and success.
We look forward to the Gratitude Project becoming an annual event that adds value to our community.
Third Space Involvement
At Third Space Life Charity, we believe that the power is in your hands to make a difference in your community and in the world. We believe that all of us have the power to create beautiful moments and believe that people are the greatest investment you can make in order to see change. Connect with us to collaborate on future community campaigns like the Gratitude Project.