That's the same as the population of Saint John, New Brunswick and we're on a
mission to change that with Virgin Unite and the RE*Generation movement.
At Virgin Mobile, we’re about being a force for good and taking action within our local community. In early 2008, Virgin Mobile Canada and Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, joined forces to create the RE*Generation movement.
RE*Generation aims to empower a generation to help its own and provide a national platform to discuss issues affecting at-risk and homeless youth. Since then, we’ve helped raise more than 2.2 million dollars for RE*Generation, supporting partners like Eva’s Initiatives, Dans la rue, Resource Assistance for Youth and the Broadway Youth Resource Centre. Some of the latest RE*Generation efforts have included:
Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation has provided a positive impact to at-risk youth from coast to coast. From sponsoring benefit concerts to partnering with a network of homeless youth-serving organizations, RE*Generation has increased its message to not just Virgin Mobile Members in Canada but for people around the world.
Some of the success that Virgin Mobile had with RE*Generation include:
In collaboration with Eva’s Initiatives, Virgin Unite & Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation is once again supporting Canadian organizations for their dedicated work with homeless and at-risk youth through the 2013 Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness. The deadline for applications is 9 p.m. EST, Monday December 10, 2012. For more information on eligibility or to download applications, please visit Eva's Initiatives website for the 2013 Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness.
In 2012, winning organizations were chosen based on the organization’s pro-social initiative and its overall impact in helping to end youth homelessness in Canada. Congratulations to Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Choices For Youth, Centre Jacques-Cartier and The Doorway for being selected as the 2012 award recipients!
Here's what you can do to support the Re*Generation movement:
Your change can change the world By agreeing to add $1 to your mobile phone bill every month, you’ll be donating to Virgin Unite and helping to make a difference. We call it Change for a Dollar.
You can set this donation up as a add-on feature in My Account or when you choose your monthly plan with a new phone.
Text to donate. Whether or not you’re a Virgin Mobile Member, making a difference is as easy as a text message. Text REGEN to 30333 to donate $5 to Virgin Unite and the RE*Generation movement.
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