Meet Our Founder: Stephen McPhee
My name is Stephen McPhee. My favorite color is blue and I love animals and dinosaurs. My best friend is Autumn.
When I was six years old in grade 1, my Mom and Dad helped me to make backpacks for kids on the street in Calgary at Christmas time. I did not think it was fair that we got so much and the kids on the street did not even have a bed to sleep in. We made 15 backpacks and my favorite was doing baby backpacks.
Last Christmas I wanted to make more so my sister helped me write a letter and tons of companies and people in Aridrie helped make over 265 backpacks. Every backpack had a huge bow and lots of neat toys and mittens and school stuff inside. We had fun in a donated school bus taking them to Inn from the Cold on Christmas Eve.
This year I want to help even more. I need your help. I want every child to wake up in the morning at Christmas and have a gift of a backpack. That way at school during the year they can remember that another kid cares.
This Christmas my dream is to be like Santa and fly all over the world bringing backpacks to homeless kids. Mom says we should start with Edmonton! I don’t want to fly in a sleigh – instead I would like to fly in a helicopter!
“If I could have one wish come true it would be to get homeless kids a house with lots of toys, storybooks and green grass to play on”.