Great Canadian Giving Challenge

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Donate to Family Transition Place (FTP) throughout the month of June and help make a HUGE impact! Every $1 donated to FTP in June earns us a chance to win $10,000 (minimum $3 donation required). Please consider donating above your regular giving to help give us the chance to win.

The potential to win $10,000 has given us the opportunity to consider solving one of the bigger issues at our Orangeville location. Parking. There are simply not enough parking spaces at this facility in comparison to the number of women, children and men that we serve; not to mention, the staff needed to provide those services. We know how much it will cost and what it will take to make it happen. The problem is the lack of funding. Our available parking lot spaces would increase from 29 spots to 46. Our accessible parking spots would be closer to the entrance, making it much easier for those with accessibility concerns to enter the building. Clients and staff would no longer have to find alternative parking locations for their appointments.

This may not seem like a big issue considering the sensitive work that we do here, but please consider this:

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experience sexual abuse in their lifetime. Any one you know could be in need of our services and we want to make sure that they can see our counsellors without any additional stress.
  • There are up to 12 women and their children living here at our facility at one time who are potentially in high-risk situations. Providing them with safe and accessible parking to make coming and going as easy as possible is important to us.
  • As our community grows, the needs of our community grow as well. We are continually increasing the services offered to support the ever-changing and expanding needs of those who access our services. With that comes an increased number of staff. Things have changed a lot since this facility was built in 1997.

While every dollar donated throughout June to canadahelps.org or givingchallenge.ca will count as a ballot entry for FTP, we want to make sure that we use your money the way you’d like it to be used. On the online donation form, you will be asked to “Apply your donation to a specific fund set up by this charity.” You will have the choice to make your donation a General contribution, which will support our programs and services. Or, you can select the Parking Lot Expansion option, which will specifically support our parking lot expansion fundraising efforts.

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The Challenge begins June 1, 2019 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The draw will take place on July 1, 2019.

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