Shreddies Search for Goodness.
Post Shreddies believes that there is Genuine Goodness in every Canadian. After all, we are known for being polite and kind (we do say sorry, a lot–sorry) – it is who we are as a nation. Why not celebrate that?
It is the very reason that Shreddies started the “Search for Goodness”, a national search to recognize individuals for their selfless commitment to their community.
This is the perfect chance to nominate a person that you think falls under this category. Canadians can share their stories on www.searchforgoodness.ca! Last year, there were 80 nominations and an estimated 1,700 votes from people all across Canada. That is a lot of Canadians doing good! You can submit your nominations until May 10, 2015.
Do You Know Someone?
Is there someone you know that goes above and beyond to help someone out? Or maybe you know someone who is willing to do anything for a good cause. These individuals often do all of this without asking for any recognition in return.
If your answer is yes, then you can help in the search. Shreddies wants to share these stories of goodness with the rest of Canada to celebrate and inspire others.
Last year’s winners were sisters Julia and Emma Mogus. They are the perfect example of Canucks who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others. They were featured in a national advertisement that told the story of what they do for their community and in remote communities in Northern Ontario.
How to Nominate:
- Visit searchforgoodness.ca before May 10, 2015.
- Complete the entry form
- Upload a photo of your nominee (optional).
- Tell us why this person is a genuinely good person in no more than 250 words.
- Once a person has been nominated, Canadians can vote for their favourite story once a day to help the nominee make it into the top 10 finalists.
- Full contest rules are available at searchforgoodness.ca.
Note: There will 10 finalists and the winner will win a spot in a Shreddies advertisement. Although we know there is a lot of good in Quebec, they are ineligible to participate due to rules and regulations unique to Quebec.
Some Food for Thought.
Remember how I mentioned that Post Shreddies believes that there is goodness in every Canadian? Well, here’s a few numbers that will give you a lot to think about.
70% of Canadians feel it’s important to volunteer simply because it’s the right thing to do, while 90% of Canadians think it’s important to give back and over 50% do so by volunteering their time. Almost 60% of Canadians are doing this at least once a week or more!
Canadians walk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to volunteering:
• Almost 70% volunteer their time to help someone they know with things like errands and snow removal.
• Of those who volunteer, 60% volunteer for a community-based organization.
Canadians believe volunteering results in positive outcomes:
• Almost 80% agree that genuine goodness is strongly associated with those who volunteer.
• More than 90% feel a sense of pride and goodness after they volunteer.
• Almost 90% agree that volunteerism is an important function in building a strong community.
What Are You Waiting For?
I’m sure that by now you’ve thought of someone who is deserving of recognition. I know that often times, they are too modest to accept it.
We have always been taught to give freely without expecting anything in return. But, I’m happy that Post Shreddies is giving someone the credit they deserve because that person changes the lives of so many on the regular.
For more information and to submit your nomination and story, head over to searchforgoodness.ca. If you want the latest updates from Shreddies, visit them on Facebook, here.
Who are you going to nominate?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.