Hi, my name is Janet Taylor ️, and as many of you (that know me) know that my life mission is to save our children. To bring mass awareness to the Mental Health issues that our children are going through. To keep our children alive, whatever that takes.
To bring massive attention to all, we as young adults, mature adults and older adults are struggling with past unhealed trauma and mental health.
To create a safe, healing and educational space for growth, understanding and skill development.
Empowering generations, past and present, and learning from each other as we grow the community near and far.
Back story: Orange Barn Events suffered significant damage due to a storm our community went through this May. Much of our fairy forest got ripped apart, but the big barn, my ultimate vision for the Empowerment Centre, sustained irreparable damage and must be taken down.
While tragic for many, we are blessed to be safe and to have only suffered material damages.
This tragedy is also an opportunity for us to build the Orange Barn Empowerment/ Education center sooner. However, I need a lot of financial support for that to happen.
My goal with this fundraising is to have the existing barn torn down and rebuilt safely to code with three separate pieces. First would be the main event space, with a loft, to host a multitude of events for my community. The second would be a greenhouse/kitchen area for a longer growing period here at the farm, which would also provide food for events here, a space for workshops on cooking and a food source for youth and families in need. The final piece is a workshop area with multiple smaller spaces to facilitate trade training, skill development and youth-run activities, training and education on various topics.
It is a huge task ahead to undertake all the pieces needed for this vision to come to fruition... But if you know me, if you know all I have done these last seven or so years, you know that I am up to the task and that this center will be the first of its kind.
I want to thank you in advance for your support, financial or otherwise, and I have a simple ask: Give what you can if you can and share everywhere!
Suicide rates are higher than ever in our youth. Together we can change that!!!