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
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!
Thank you so much for supporting the Purple Feet Foundation's thinc Program. Your generosity goes directly to support students in attending our week-long, residential experience in Valley Forge, PA. Last year we were able to bring students from Harrisburg (PA), Philadelphia (PA) and Prince George's County (MD), and this summer we will also be adding students from a district in Delaware or North Carolina.
The application for this year's thinc Program opens in two weeks on March 25!
Every year we have been able to expand the thinc Program and it is ONLY because of friends like you who give so generously.
Since the last Global Giving update, we launched our thinc Career Chats as another way of maintaining a connection with students who have attended past thinc Programs. These online interviews with people who have really interesting careers also serve to inspire students from all around the world who don't attend our thinc Program in person. Our last chat was with the senior editor of X-Men at Marvel Entertainment, and we had classes from FL, IL, MD, MO, PA, TX and Canada participate.
We encourage you to explore all that's happening with Purple Feet on our site, Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you again for your generosity and kindness. It really does make the world a better place.
Co-founders, Purple Feet Foundation
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