FEAT’s Bus – A Vital Component to Supporting our Kids
Walking to Make a Difference
Any donations over $20, will automatically receive a tax receipt.
For only $25 - you can help a child visit their parent who are longing to see through our Family Visitation Program.
$100 - You can support a child in our Peer Mentorship Program for one month! Each week, children receive help with homework from trained mentors, engage in sports, arts and mentoring activities and participate in educational excursions (e.g., trips to the zoo!).
$250 - You can enable one child to receive vital support and create memories for a lifetime with others who share similar journeys in our four day Empowerment Retreats. Our retreats provide children with the opportunity to experience the healing properties of the natural environment, participate in a variety of team-building and empowering activities (e.g., canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding) and learn healthy coping strategies.
To learn more about Feet for FEAT, how to register a team, take the mile challenge or become a sponsor, please contact Jessica Reid by phone @647-627-1171 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Journey
In a few simple steps, you can join the journey to make a difference for the innocent children left behind.
Together we can build brighter futures -- one step at a time!
Team Registration Form
Feet for FEAT 2016, is a 400km walkathon from Toronto to Ottawa, designed to increase the awareness and raise funds to support programming for children affected by parental incarceration. To join the journey, you must register a team with at least three members and raise a minimum of $100 per team. Each team can choose which day(s) they would like to take the mile challenge for the innocent children left behind. Teams must submit their registration forms via email to email@example.com. or in person by Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.
Prizes will be awarded to:
Together we can help to build brighter futures for the innocent children left behind.
Pledges are based upon participation, not kilometres. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $20. Sponsor names, addresses and postal codes are required in order to receive a tax receipt. For those who would like a tax receipt, please make cheques to the Franklin Horner Community Centre (Memo: Feet for FEAT). 100% of the funds raised will go directly to provide supportive programming for children affected by parental incarceration who face multiple barriers to success. Please collect all pledges before the walk.
By taking the Mile Challenge, you are helping to increase awareness on the need to support children affected by parental incarceration across the world and reduce the stigma faced by these innocent victims. In Canada, 350 000 innocent children are separated by a parent in jail. While, 1 in 14 kids in the United States have a parent behind bars. Even in 2016, children of incarcerated parents are forced to face the trauma, shame and stigma – alone. The social isolation coupled with experiencing the devastating challenges of parental incarceration plagues children’s self-esteem and mental health, hinders academic achievement and often perpetuates the devastating cycles of abuse, violence and criminality. To be apart of the journey in making a difference, you will need to:
1. Walk a mile (2000 steps) and keep track of your steps with a step counter, watch or app (e.g., Health app on iPhone, Pedometre Free for Blackberry or WalkLogger Pedometer for Android users)
2. Take a selfie with your step counter, walking to make a difference or of your feet that took the mile challenge! Post your pictures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #FEATMileChallenge #FeetforFEAT2016 #Walkingtomakeadifference #JointheJourney
3. Nominate 5 friends to take the #FEATMileChallenge within 24 hours and join the journey to make a difference! If you are unable to complete the challenge within 24 hours, please donate $10 to help support vital programs for children affected by parental incarceration @ https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/feat-for-children/. FEAT is the only organization in Canada providing supportive programming for the innocent children left behind. Together we can help to build brighter futures.
For those who want to help raise funds to support vital programs to optimize the outcomes of these at-risk children,
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Jessica Reid, the Co-Founder of FEAT for Children of Incarcerated Parents is embarking on a 10-day, 400 km walkathon from Ryerson University in Toronto to Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The goal of the walk is to increase awareness of the need to support children affected by parental incarceration and raise funds for vital supportive programming to help build brighter futures for the innocent children left behind. This blog will be a platform to share Jessica' journey to make a difference.
With the help of compassionate Canadians, we can make a difference in the lives of some of the most at-risk children in our country.