Jake is an 11 year old boy living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In December of 2012, Jake and his family travelled through India and had the opportunity to do the Dharavi Slum Tour with Reality Tours and Travel in Mumbai. It was an incredible experience, one which had a big impact on Jake.
It was also one that prompted him to want to do something to help those living in Dharavi. So, when planning his 11th birthday party in February 2013, Jake asked his friends not to bring him a present but to instead bring a donation towards Reality Gives. He told his friends about the tour he had taken and the work being done by Reality Gives so that they would understand what he was trying to do. Eventually he had raised CAD 180!
This is Jake's way of trying to make a difference. He has been giving up his birthday presents in favour of collecting donations for a charity since his 8th birthday, supporting the Terry Fox Run, The Red Cross Society, and now Reality Gives. Jake would love to see other kids do the same thing...kids can change the world!