Purple Feet Foundation

The Purple Feet Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on getting students to think about their future. Each summer we host the thinc Program - a week-long residential experience for underserved middle school students from urban school districts.
Jun 5, 2014

Friends of PFF: Spring Report

thinc Club Garden Project
thinc Club Garden Project

To our friends of PFF,

Thank you again for your support. We are 45 days away from our anchor event - the thinc program. This year we are doubling the number of students who will participate. It has been quite a year, and we can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

We run the Purple Feet Foundation with a 100% volunteer staff and support our programs through private donations. Here is what we are investing in together:

"The reason I would like to attend the thinc program is to meet new people like me who would like to learn and have fun. I would like to learn new things and find out what really makes me, me. I would also like to thinc about my future and what I want to be. I'd like to get away from all the drama and drug dealing for a week. I would like to relax for once and worry about "me." I think that the thinc program can help me get started on some of these things."
#thinc2014 applicant

Check out the latest news with the Purple Feet Foundation through our Friends of PFF Update.

All the best, 

Martha and Lance Rougeux

Co-founders, Purple Feet Foundation

PFF Alums at the Charity Golf Tournament
PFF Alums at the Charity Golf Tournament

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Feb 3, 2014

Friends of PFF Update #1 - 2014

#GivingTuesday Book Drive
#GivingTuesday Book Drive

Hi, everyone.

Thank you so much for your generous donations in the past two months.  We are off to a great start in 2014 and wanted to share some quick updates with about the Purple Feet Foundation.

We are gearing up for this year's thinc program and are doubling the number of students who will be able to participate.  Our holiday book drive for #Giving Tuesday was a huge success!  We also hosted a wildly successful Community Science Night in Harrisburg to kick off the recruitment process for thinc 2014.  All in all, the new year is off to a fantastic start.  

Click here for our first donor update for 2014.

Thank you again!

Martha and Lance Rougeux

Oct 24, 2013

Top 5 Updates for Friends of the Purple Feet Foundation

Kindness
Kindness

Thank you so much for your continued support of the Purple Feet Foundation (PFF).  It's been a great fall and we have a lot of updates that we want to share. In fact, we have so many that we're going to narrow it down to our top 5.

#5 - As you already know, the thinc Program this past August was a huge success thanks to your support. If you haven't watched it yet, here is our #thinc2013 video.  

#4 - The thinc Program was such a success that we had some really awesome news coverage. Check out our new "newsroom" page on the PFF website.

#3 - This fall we started our thinc Career Chats to connect really amazing people who have equally amazing careers with students who are "thincing" about their futures. Our first one for this school year featured four-time Super Bowl champion J.T. Thomas. His message was powerful and the kids loved him. Check it out here.

#2 - To strengthen the connection between the students who attend each year, we are bringing the students together twice during the year.  This coming Saturday we will visit Villanova University for a mini-reunion and then we'll get together again in the spring.

#1 - We have decided that in order to really fulfill our vision for the thinc Program we need to work with the students over the course of multiple years. So, this Saturday the students who attended last summer as sixth graders will be invited to attend again in the summer of 2014. Plus, we'll accept a new group of sixth graders. Ultimately, we will work with the students for three consecutive years until they reach high school. When they do that, we'll invite them back as counselors.  

Making all of this happen for at-risk students who crave opportunities and embrace kindness is only possible because of you.  

Thank you again for your support of the Purple Feet Foundation!

Martha and Lance Rougeux

thinc Class - Digital Photography
thinc Class - Digital Photography
Teamwork
Teamwork
Literacy Focus
Literacy Focus
Choices
Choices
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