When Hannah Taylor was 5, she saw a person on the street eat out of a garbage can. The sight made her sad and angry, but it also did something else – it inspired in her a passion to help people like the one she saw.
Hannah began by learning all she could about poverty and homelessness. What she learned made her want to help make sure that nobody would have to eat out of a garbage can or sleep on the street. At age 8, she decided she wanted to do something big to help the homeless. With her parents help, Hannah created The Ladybug Foundation, a non-profit group that helps poor and homeless people all over Canada!
Hannah is now 18 years old and the Ladybug Foundation is going strong! These videos tell the amazing story of Hannah and The Ladybug Foundation.
- Visit The Ladybug Foundation website to learn more about their activities and Hannah’s story.
- Here is an article that tells more about Hannah and The Ladybug Foundation.
Topics for Discussion:
- Why did it bother Hannah to see a person eating out of a garbage can?
- What do you think has made Hannah so successful in her goal to help the poor and homeless?
- Do you have an idea for a way to help others? Talk to your parents or teacher and ask them to help you put it into action, just like Hannah did!
- Visit the How Kids Can Help page of The Ladybug Foundation website to learn more about how you can help Hannah help the homeless!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.