Gateway Gazette

Break the Cycle of Violence – Birdies for Kids

March 31st marks the end of our 2019-2020 Fiscal Year, and the month was on par to be our busiest month for school presentations ever. Despite the school cancellations, we still completed a total of 183 classroom presentations to 4,173 students across the Foothills! (This is up from 164 presentations to 3,624 students in 2018-2019.)

Rowan House is currently working on how it can provide some of its Healthy Relationship Education online in the meantime, but you can guarantee, once schools re-open we will be back in classrooms and in the community. 

Through the lived experience of the 2013 Flood, we know that our community will be impacted by this Coronavirus Pandemic – immediately and over the next while. Statistics show that natural disasters like these can increase incidents of domestic violence, meaning prevention will be as important as ever.

We are thrilled to once again be a participating charity with Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK). BFK is a non-profit program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. (We have been told that at this time, they fully plan to proceed with the Shaw Charity Classic August 24-30.) The foundation covers all administrative costs and efforts for the program, meaning 100% of all funds donated through the platform, go directly to the charity selected.

To top it all off, all donations are then matched up to 50%, stretching your donation further!
Proceeds from this campaign are directed to our Prevention Program, made possible only through grants and donations from individuals and businesses like you. By supporting this program, you ensure youth continue to receive healthy relationship education to break the inter-generational cycle of violence. 

If you are able to, please visit Rowan House’s Donation Page on the BFK website and donate today.

We thank you for your consideration!

Related Articles

Leave a Reply