For GivingTuesday, consider supporting Betties360. Here’s a letter for support from a Betties360 parent.
My name is Noelle, and my daughter Lilliana is in the Betties360 program. My daughter is new to Roseway Heights Middle School and I learned about this program in a PTA meeting.
I was amazed as Lillian logged into the first class and was able to connect with so many other girls around her age. The instructors walked the girls through movement activities and did check-ins with the group, really allowing them to explore their feelings and work through the heightened anxiety that COVID-19 has caused us this school year.
Short video from the September 2020 Columbia Slough Family Canoe Paddle Trip
Initially, I thought it might be difficult for my daughter to find true connection through a Zoom call, but Bettie360 also provides parents and family members the opportunity to join our daughter for outdoor activities. Lilliana and I joined a paddle event with Betties360 and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. We had a great time, and I was impressed by the safety and security messages employed due to the pandemic.
My husband was also able to join a weekend hiking excursion where the Betties were led by female high school students from Post 58 from Lower Macleay Park to the Pittock Mansion. What an incredible accomplishment and bonding experience for my husband and daughter to have.
Photos from the hike to the Pittock Mansion
Some of the Betties and their families who joined the excursion to Forest Prak had never been there before!
I am thankful for the space Betties360 provides and glad that my daughter will be forming friendships during this difficult virtual school year that can continue to grow once we are able to send our children to school again.
Will you make a gift to Betties360 this year to support the important work they are doing?
Together, we can inspire confidence, well-being and community for our youth.
A Betties360 Parent
P.S. Since Betties360’s usual spring fundraising event was off the table this year, our typical end-of-year fundraising will be more crucial than ever. Starting today, #GivingTuesday, the Bettie360 Board of Directors will match your donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,600!
These match dollars are good through the end of the year, December 31, 2020, or until we reach the cap. Don’t miss the chance to double your gift this winter and fund more adventures for Betties like Lilliana!