Meet Me to We Ambassador Jesse Giddings
We have such an amazing roster of Me to We ambassadors. Great people like Jesse Giddings, MuchMusic host and musician, who’s so passionate about Free The Children’s work. His passion led him to host our Waterloo Region We Day in 2011 (and Much more!).
Hosting the event, he says, was an amazing experience, and he learned a lot about the issues facing the world and the power that young people have to act on them.
At Free The Children, Me to We’s charitable partner, an important part of our work is with young people in North America, inspiring them to take action on issues that will make a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Jesse shares our passion for this vision: “I’m a huge believer in using your personal gifts and your abilities to create social change – whatever that may be. I believe you can do whatever you set out to do and whatever you do well, do it for the good.”
It’s important to him to support our work, Jesse says, given his passion for our organization and the fact that he’s in the public eye. This passion for Free The Children inspired him to create his own T-shirt design through Me to We Style. He called his design the Freedom Tee. The shirt was available at We Day Waterloo Region, and it sold out within three hours.
We asked to Jesse to share his thoughts on what the Tee means to him:
“One of my hobbies and passions has been designing; it’s something that I’ve done for a long time but have never really found an opportunity to do something good with that until now, and that’s why I have partnered with Me to We Style because I believe in what they’re doing. I believe in being a socially conscious brand and an environmentally friendly and safe clothing company, as well as obviously supporting the causes of Free The Children. So when there was an opportunity to design a T-shirt for them, I jumped at the opportunity and designed the ‘Freedom’ shirt, which you can see and get online now, and of course [I] support Me to We Style and all the things that they are doing and through that support, Free The Children.”