Revelstoke youth in the running for a national award

Raine Carnegie n the running as a top contender for one of the national Me to We awards. Here, he hands Patti Larson a couple of bags of food and household products for the Food Bank. David F. Rooney photo

Raine Carnegie is one of the top three finalists for a major national award for youth activism. He is a contender in the 13-17 age category of the Me to We Awards because of his ability to bring youth together to effect social change.

During the last two years he has organized and promoted Shoes for Swaziland, which collected over 7,000 pairs of shoes, and Trick or Eat/Halloween for Hunger which collected thousands of pounds of food for the Community Connections Food Bank. He has also helped raise money for desks for kids in Cambodia and is currently, through his Hugs for Change campaign, raising money for bikes for kids in Cambodia. So far he has raised enough for 12-14 bikes. “He works hard alongside me,” says his proud mom, Krista Carnegie, “talks in schools and motivates his peers. I am so proud of him.”

You can help Raine win by voting online before June 10.