In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.
On May 5th, 2020, The Freedom to Choose Project (FTC) is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. As you know, for the past 15 years, our organization has been supporting the rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals across California through experiential compassionate education. In early March, our brothers and sisters in blue were placed on strict quarantine. This means that all visitation has been canceled, non-essential work assignments have stopped, and all schooling and self-help groups such as ours which are so important to their emotional well-being have been placed on hold.
In response to these restrictions, FTC quickly pivoted and created a 33-Day Challenge to support incarcerated participants during these uncertain times. Like all of our programs, the intention of the challenge is to support our participants in anchoring the use of the FTC skills through self-reflection and daily practice. Packets of materials are being sent to over 560 incarcerated participants in five California prisons.
Given what we currently know about the COVID-19 pandemic, we are realizing is that it is very likely this challenge will be the first of several. It will take time and money to expand our efforts to support our participants during this time.
But we can’t do this without you.
Not only do we need your support, we need your help to spread the word. Please tell your friends and family why you believe in our work and encourage them to support us too!
Thank you for being part of our community!
Sending blessings of vibrant health and well-being to you, your loved ones, and the entire human family.