Shania Twain Launches Shania Kids Can Clubhouse in Canada
Shania Twain is putting a lot of money to good use, taking care of children in her native Ontario, Canada. The superstar singer recently launched a new $400,000 program called Shania Kids Can Clubhouse.
Twain's program helps at-risk children and was opened by her charity, Shania Kids Can Charity Foundation, with Dilawri Foundation and the Peel District School Board. The money is spread out yearly for four years, going to the Sir Winston Churchill Public School in Brampton, Ontario.
Twain wants the kids to know she's been where they are, and she was able to deliver the good news in person in September.
“I did not look forward to primary school, maybe because I sometimes was wearing rubber boots in winter and I was cold, or my mother didn’t have enough money for groceries and I didn’t have lunch -- I was often hungry all day,” she tells the kids (quote via the Star).
But with her help, kids like her will now be getting free tutoring, recreational programs, life skills programs and healthy snacks.
“I used to feel insecure and inadequate because I wasn’t prepared for the school day — maybe I didn’t have money to participate in a field trip or sometimes I didn’t have the right clothing — so I’d love to eliminate that experience for any child," Twain says.
The school was recently struck by two tragedies, so this assistance comes at a good time. One 10-year-old was killed in a house fire in June and a fourth grade student was tragically shot in his home in 2013.
For more information on the other Canadian and Las Vegas Shania Kids Can Clubhouses, or to donate to the charity, click here.
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