A group in Prince George has launched a campaign to fund raise for an individual who is navigating treatment to heal severe childhood trauma.
It’s called the Forget-Me-Not Campaign and the goal is to raise $55,000 which will go towards helping this young community member with the cost of attending a one-of-a-kind treatment centre located on Vancouver Island.
The organizing team is withholding the identity of the individual to protect their privacy but hopes the campaign will also act as an avenue to start a discussion around childhood trauma.
With that in mind organizers will be donating five per cent of the proceeds raised to a local organization supporting women and children who are healing from trauma.
“Our hope is that this fundraising campaign will bring hope to not only our family but to other families that are navigating the difficult path of childhood trauma,” says the team.
The campaign is starting with a donation drive throughout the month of March where all donors will receive a gift of Forget-Me-Not seeds.
Anyone interested in donating can send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and donors are asked to provide their mailing address in the notes of the transfer so they can receive their seeds.
Those interested can also contact the group by email to donate by cash or cheque or to request a fundraising package.
Businesses in the community are also getting on board with the campaign. Sunset Studio is offering weekly all level yoga classes for the month of March.
Classes by donation will run on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 at their Spruceland location and all proceeds will go directly to the campaign.
You can find out more information through the Facebook group or drop by their table in front of the Northern Women’s Centre at UNBC.