When Canadian Hannah Taylor was just 5 years old, she watched a man eating out of a garbage can on a frozen winter day. This defining moment would forever change Hannah’s life.
“Love those who are homeless like family because you would never let your brother or your mother eat out of a garbage dumpster or sleep on the street,” suggested Hannah.
Three years later, at age eight, she founded The Ladybug Foundation, a non-profit that raises awareness and donations to support the needs of the homeless and near- homeless in Canada.
“Because I was passionate about helping those who are homeless, and passion is like breathing – it doesn’t stop – I learned, really early on, that those who are homeless, they’re people, just like us,” said Hannah.
Since then, more than $3 million has been raised by the foundation.
Hannah Taylor: Heroine to the homelessWhen Canadian Hannah Taylor was just 5 years old, she watched a man eating out of a garbage can on a frozen winter day. This defining moment would forever change Hannah’s life.
Hannah is also the founder of a second, separate charity, The Ladybug Foundation Education Program Inc. which developed the “makeChange: The Ladybug Foundation Education Program”, a K-12 resource for use in schools across Canada to empower young people to get involved and “makeChange” in their world.
From Winnipeg, Canada, Hannah Taylor joined Mike Walter in our Los Angeles studio to share her inspiring story.