UXBRIDGE: Uxbridge resident Josh Morrison was honoured, for his success in raising over $100,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Durham Region, at a gala event in late November.
At the event, Josh was awarded the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Greater Toronto Chapter.
“It was really exciting, especially since I didn’t know anything about it,” Josh said. “I didn’t know I was nominated.”
Josh added that he was informed, in September, he had won this award.
At the ceremony, there was a video played about Josh’s campaign. Noting he was once inspired by a video about Ryan’s Well Foundation, Josh said he hopes his success can serve as an inspiration to others.
“Everyone can make a difference,” he said.
In addition, Josh spoke about what it was like being among so many philanthropists at the gala event.
“It was amazing. A lot of these people have raised millions of dollars, and a lot of them referred to me as their new friend, so it was cool that they accepted me as a philanthropist.”
After four years of fundraising, Josh surpassed his $100,000 goal in January. Josh estimates his campaign has currently raised approximately $124,000.