Kicks for Kids
A Kick-a-Thon fundraiser for the Alisa's Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Center.
Wed. June 14th, 2017 - 5:00 - 5:30 pm
In the name of community, teamwork, and awareness, Okinawan Traditional Martial Arts will be participating in a fundraising collaboration to help raise funds and bring awareness to a very important program for children and youth in Maple Ridge, The Alisa's Wish Child & Youth Advocacy Center. They do incredible work helping our community's hurt kids who have expierienced trauma, violence, and abuse find the care they need and deserve.
Let the Kick-a-Thon Begin!!
Here's How It Works;
Each participant will be given a pledge form at the dojo (or let us know and we can email you a copy). We are collecting pledges based on how many front kicks we can throw within a 10 minute period. Pledges can be made in flat sum amount, or as an indicated number of cents pledged for each kick completed.
Our goal is for everyone to get at least 100 kicks, but our reigning champions from previous years have been able to do upwards of 600 in this amount of time! We're excited to se who this year's champion will be!
Feel free to invite family members to come watch, or to volunteer as kick counters for the event. We will need one counter for each participant.
Donations can be collected in advance or after the Kick-A-Thon, but must all be submitted no later then June 28th, 2017 in order to be counted in our total.
About Alisa's Wish:
Alisa’s Wish Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, a program of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services, provides children, youth and their supporting families in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie First Nation, with the help they need when words are first spoken or behaviors first noticed that indicate a child may be the victim or witness to physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Since 2013 Alisa’s Wish has provided a comfortable, safe and child friendly space where a child or youth can share their story of abuse and trauma. They bring the coordinated services of a multidisciplinary team to our kids in order to reduce the barriers to victim support and counselling and start them on their path to healing as soon as possible.
In over 3 ½ years of operation they have seen over 250 children and youth at the Centre, impacting well over 750 family members; boys and girls ranging from 2 yrs old to 18 years old.
The families in their care leave the Centre feeling supported by their Child and Youth Advocate and leave with services at their fingers tips. Victimized children tell their story without being further traumatized. Since the entire center works as part of a multidisciplinary team they are able to provide more effective supportive services for children and youth in our community.
For more information on the Alisa's Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Center: http://www.alisaswish.com/
Thank you so much for joining in this effort of raising awareness and funds! We sincerely appreciate your support!
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us at 778-888-3746.