Fred Is Giving Back

Some of you may recognize Fred — he is the always smiling, cheerful Megaphone Magazine salesman and the “Hope From the Shadows” calendar salesman. You may also see him toting a camera with him at all times. Fred is quite the talented photographer, even receiving an honourable mention in the Hope For Shadows Calendar (check out his picture below!)

Fred Willingdon Honourable Mention Photo Fred embodies what Cool Aid is about—focusing on the future and where he is at today, not where he was in the past. With that in mind, when we sat down with Fred, he focused on something a bit different in front of the camera: He focused on the Cool Aid staff:

“When I first came to Cool Aid, the thing that stood out, and still does stand out-are the people! The staff here are wonderful.”

Fred went on to tell us a bit about his history, but was soon showing his photos off, explaining more about the Megaphone Magazine, and filling us in on the calendar. He also talked about Project Connect 2015, in which he was given the wonderful opportunity to sell the magazines and has been doing so ever since to assist with extra income.

Another favourite moment with Fred was the heartwarming story he told us  about a new staff member to Cool Aid’s Mike Gidora Place. We would encourage you to take a few moments to watch it by clicking here.

As Fred said it best right at the beginning of the video clip “Cool Aid is a great organization—they give hope.”

To watch more of our clients stories, visit our YouTube channel and stay tuned for more pictures and photos on our Facebook Page from Fred in the future! You can find links to all of Cool Aid’s social media channels on this web site.

Fred Willingdon photos

Fred Willingdon photos

Fred sells Megaphone magazine and Hope in Shadows calendars

Fred sells Megaphone magazine and Hope in Shadows calendars