Dear friends of PFF,
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Purple Feet Foundation (PFF). It has been an incredible year of growth in many ways. We were able to expand our summer thinc program so seventh and eighth graders can attend. We also expanded support to our PFF kids throughout the school year through a partnership with Cabrini College.
And now our PFF kids are paying it forward to their younger peers in fifth grade through our #GivingTuesday holiday book drive.
Take a look at the December edition of our donor report.
Thank you and happy holidays!
Martha and Lance Rougeux
Dear Friends of PFF,
This summer, thirty one students from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, South Park (PA) and Prince George's County (MD) experienced the thinc program at Eastern University. This year marked the first time students returned for a second year. Ultimately, students will participate in the thinc program for three consecutive years leading into their start of high school.
Also, this fall we are expanding the support we provide to students throughout the year. We are partnering with Cabrini College on a mentoring initiative that connects college students to our Purple Feet students both virtually and in-person.
So many good things are happening because of your support. Please take a few moments to see the impact your kindness is having on these children.
thinc 2014 Donor Report via Smore
Thank you once again for your continued support!
Martha and Lance
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,
Co-founders, Purple Feet Foundation
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!
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!
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