Support the Kids and Families that Depend on Hull Services

Submitted on Tuesday, 11/16/2021 - 1:41 pm

With warmer days on the horizon, kids at school will soon be counting down the days to summer holidays, beaming with excitement for all the adventures to come.

But the young people that Hull supports often watch summer adventures pass by without them.

Remember warm summer afternoons biking? Or being soaked head to toe in a water fight? Or how happy you were when you made your first friend at camp?

These experiences are what make summer so fun for a kid; these are experiences that our youngsters don’t often get.

Last year, one of our Recreation staff taught an 18-year-old to ride a bike. Can you imagine being an adult and never having ridden a bike? It happens more often than you would expect.

But you can change that with a gift today.

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Participating in recreation, play, sports, outdoor activities, and community events is vital for healthy childhood development.

The reality is that many vulnerable families within our community struggle to give their children these opportunities, due to financial limitations or other realities.

Your donation will ensure that all the kids Hull supports have access to these important therapeutic recreational opportunities.

It isn’t just about fun and games, it’s also brain science.

For the kids at Hull who have experienced significant trauma, the impact of play has healing powers – literally.

Play allows a child’s brain to build over negative pathways and get to a place where they can better access problem solving capabilities and learn new skills. It also creates a sense of community and belonging, develops boundaries, allows for choices, and teaches kids to be good sports and good friends.

Our Therapeutic Recreation staff say that the young people we serve at Hull often have not had a chance to be kids. Perhaps they played the role of adult in their homes, caring for a sibling; perhaps they were always put in front of the TV.

By giving our kids the simple gift of play, you are not just providing them access to valuable therapeutic recreational opportunities, but the opportunity to learn, grow and heal from the traumas they’ve experienced.

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Your support will be the reason a Hull kid smiles brighter this summer. Please give them the best summer ever, both for their hearts and their heads, by donating today.

We hope the warm months ahead will give you the chance to feel like a kid again, too. We hope you get to dip your toes in some water or sit by a campfire roasting a marshmallow or two. Recreation is good for us all!

Until August 31, all proceeds will be matched up to 50 per cent by Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink!

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