Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Charis Tazumi, who is in grade 12 at Carihi, participated in RBC’s Make 150 Count Campaign.

Campbell Riverite participates in RBC’s Make 150 Count Campaign

She donated gift cards and blankets to the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society

Charis Tazumi was one of a group of high school students who travelled abroad over Christmas to volunteer with children in Southeast Asia.

Her commitment to the global community did not go unnoticed.

A friend of her moms nominated her to participate in RBC’s Make 150 Count campaign. Tazumi was given $150 to make a positive impact in her community as part of RBC’s national campaign celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.

“I was super excited about it,” Tazumi said. “Because those types of campaigns is what is going to make young people want to get involved.”

Tazumi spent her $150 on Walmart gift cards and blankets, which she then donated to the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society.

As part of the campaign she had to do a short video submission about what and why she chose to spend the money the way that she did.

The RBC head office reached out to Tazumi afterwards and came to the Island to take photos of her for the campaign they are running in the spring.

Tazumi said the photo shoot was fun, but she wasn’t used to it.

At the moment Tazumi is finishing grade 12 at Carihi. She is planning on moving to Victoria in the fall to study child and youth development.

Read about Tazumi’s trip to Southeast Asia here.