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Preschool donates to Amanda Todd Legacy
A Maple Ridge pre-school has raised more than $3,000 for the Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation.
Childhood Memories Centre for Children presented the cheque for $3,035 to Carol Todd on Sunday, a sum which will help the foundation continue to support youth mental health issues, anti-bullying initiatives and teach children about cyber safety.
Todd started the Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation after her 15-year-old daughter took her own life in 2012 following two years of bullying, both online and in school.
Its symbol is a snow flake because each snow flake is “beautiful, fragile and unique.”
Childhood Memories raised the funds by auctioning off pre-school spaces.
The preschool isn’t the only local business to support Amanda Todd’s legacy.
Boston Pizza in Pitt Meadows has also added the non-profit organization to the community wall of support.
“I find it amazing that her legacy continues to grow,” said Carol Todd, noting that youth mental health is a huge problem, even in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
Todd continues to lobby the government for more support services for youth who have mental health issues.