Send an At-Risk Child to Summer Camp

by Purple Feet Foundation
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Sixty students accepted to thinc 2016
Sixty students accepted to thinc 2016

Seven years ago we started the Purple Feet Foundation by bringing eight students to a week-long summer camp in Valley Forge, PA.  Through a lot of support over the years we now accept sixty students for that same summer camp, now called the thinc program.  The kids have the opportunity to return for three consecutive years leading into high school and work with us throughout the school year.  We continue to see tremendous results. 

Here's what a few of the kids had to say when applying for this year's thinc program:

"When things are hectic at home or you just want to get away Purple Feet always does the trick. You can be yourself and talk to people and we always learn new things. I look forward every year for that one week when we get to go out to places and just have fun and not worry about school . Plus they're always there, they care, they're helpful, and they want us to keep going and be something in life. They're a second family."

"Being part of the Purple Feet Foundation means that I am part of a family. A family that cares about each other, helps each other, builds with each other, and has fun with each other."

"It means a lot to me because at my house I don't really do anything in the summer which is sad for me because I really want to do things instead of being in the house all summer. But my real reason is because I really like how they helped me out last summer. It was a big big help towards me and my mom last summer."

Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of some really amazing kids.

Check out what's happening with the Purple Feet Foundation.

College mentors
College mentors
Year 3 PFF kids
Year 3 PFF kids

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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s the perfect time to tell you how much we love you for supporting the Purple Feet Foundation (PFF).

Together we are making a positive impact on the lives of so many kids. Our data show us that PFF kids have more positive feelings about school and increased expectations for the future after being part of our programs.

In the “thinc” program we explore careers, learn about college, and talk about choices. Another word that begins with c that our kids demonstrated this holiday season is compassion. Together we collected books for fifth graders and delivered them to 15 different classrooms just in time for the holidays.

We continue to work with the PFF kids throughout the year. Next week we are kicking off another after-school virtual book club where students from Cabrini College read with fifth graders and discuss the book online.

Check out what's new with the Purple Feet Foundation by following us on Facebook.

Thank you again for your kindness and generosity!

PFF Kids Delivering Holiday Cheer
PFF Kids Delivering Holiday Cheer
Weekend Get Together: Star Wars and Bowling
Weekend Get Together: Star Wars and Bowling
Carnation Sale Fundraiser
Carnation Sale Fundraiser

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thinc-ing about college
thinc-ing about college

Thanks to your love and support there are no tricks, just treats for the students in the Purple Feet Foundation (PFF) this fall.  Here's how you are impacting the lives of our PFF kids in so many ways.

Our sixth thinc program was the first time we were able to bring three different groups of students (7th, 8th and 9th graders) together for the week.  Every student had a special trip, project or memorable moment.  Here are just a few of them:

"I loved the hovercrafts we did because all of us 8th graders were teaching the 7th graders how to make them. Last year we did some of the things that the 7th graders did, and I really liked teaching the 7th graders.  I liked how it felt to be a teacher."

"Coding was my favorite session because it was fun, and I want to be a programmer in the future."

"I liked Culinary Arts because we learned about a lot of new and different food and how to make it. We tasted a lot of different food that I have never tasted in my life. It was also pretty cool because I got to cook with someone that knows how to cook food from all over the world."

"My favorite trip was "Cape May" because I like the beach and seeing the horseshoe crabs everywhere."

The impact we are seeing through our research is really positive.

  • Student camper index ratings for feelings about school and for future expectations increased following their involvement in the thinc program.
  • Increases in these index ratings were seen disproportionately for those that were in their third year attending camp as well as those who scored lowest on a rating of school engagement during the previous year.
  • The greatest gains in agreement were made for statements including “I am good at science,” “I see myself as a leader,” “People recognize when I try my best," and “I expect to attend school after I finish high school.”

We are continuing to work with the PFF kids throughout the year and cannot thank you enough for your kindness in making all of this possible. Check out what's new with the Purple Feet Foundation through our donor report and by following us on Facebook.

Thank you again!

Love, 

Martha and Lance Rougeux

Co-founders, Purple Feet Foundation

thinc 2015
thinc 2015
3D design and printing
3D design and printing
thinc-ing about nursing
thinc-ing about nursing
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts
Fall Retreat
Fall Retreat

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PFF Kids at Our Charity Golf Tournament
PFF Kids at Our Charity Golf Tournament

Happy Summer to all of our PFF friends!

As always, there is a lot happening with the Purple Feet Foundation.  Over the past three months we continued to work with our PFF kids through a special mentoring project in conjunction with Cabrini College. College students worked virtually and in-person with our PFF kids, helping them develop their literacy skills while reinforcing math concepts.  The college students also paid visits to our PFF kids to interview them for a new PFF Student Spotlight series on our blog.

The spring also included trips to a baseball game, our annual charity golf tournament, and the rollout of our application for this summer's thinc program.

Six years ago we started our summer thinc program with eight students.  In three weeks, because of your generosity, we will have 50 students join us to spend the week exploring the possibilities for their future on the campus of Cabrini College.  

This year marks the first year that we will have all three grade levels attend (i.e., seventh, eight and ninth), and we have some special surprises planned for each of them.  

Check out the PFF Donor Report we prepared for you to learn more about our work, the PFF kids and your impact.  

  • Student Spotlight
  • #thinc2015 Preview
  • A special thank you
  • And more

Thank you as always for your kindness and generosity.

Martha and Lance Rougeux

Cabrini College Students Visit PFF Alum at School
Cabrini College Students Visit PFF Alum at School
PFF Kids at the Ball Game
PFF Kids at the Ball Game
PFF Kids at Cabrini
PFF Kids at Cabrini

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PFF Alums
PFF Alums

Hi, everyone.

We hope this finds you well (and warm). The Purple Feet Foundation is off to a great start in 2015, and we are so thankful to have such great friends to support our passion project.  We are getting ready to open applications for this summer's thinc program that will once again take place at Eastern University.  

Please take a look at what's happening with PFF in this month's donor report.

  • Share a passion project for PFF
  • Join us for the 3rd Annual PFF Golf Tournament
  • Check out our latest connection with Cabrini College
  • See how PFF alums are working hard to return to the thinc program

Thanks again for your kindness and generosity.

Love.
Martha and Lance
Co-founders, Purple Feet Foundation

 

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Purple Feet Foundation

Location: Mechanicsburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.purplefeetfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Lance Rougeux
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania United States
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