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General News · 6th December 2014
Chris Dragseth
‘Tis the season of giving! The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society (FTCCIS) is happy to announce its first online fundraising campaign, through Canada Helps. Please consider a unique holiday gift supporting the Children’s Forest in the form of a financial donation made to (see details below).

There were a number of impressive milestones for the FTCCIS in 2014, much of this happening out of the public eye - quietly, steadfastly, and with great focus and determination by youth and adults in support of the Children’s Forest. Some of these accomplishments are:

•The use of the exquisite logo created by Shantima Braaten on official FTCCIS business

•The publication of ‘Forest Alphabet – Artistic Impressions of a Forest in Trust to the Children’, a four-year project, entirely funded by art sales through the Artist’s Journey.

•The celebration of the book launch with ¬25 of the original 33 youth and over 100 community members in attendance, topped off by a ‘Forest Alphabet’ Trude cake.

•The achievement of charitable status through the Canada Revenue Agency, thereby facilitating the writing of tax receipts for cash donations.

•Community fundraising through Seafest 2014($1000) and the Gorgeous Bike Ride 2014 ($1000).

•The beginning of youth programmes & educational activities.

•The completion of a professional dossier to be used in a private donor fundraising campaign.

•The kick-off of an online fundraising campaign through Canada Helps, which provides support to small and medium sized charities by providing technology and fundraising tools. You can visit this site and make a contribution to the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society by accessing the following site:

On the horizon is the launch of the ‘schools programme’, extending the enthusiasm and dedication of Cortes youth to other chapters of BC youth, speaking out for the protection, in perpetuity, of the Children’s Forest!

Season’s Greetings from the FTCCIS Board and the Children’s Forest!!!

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