Helping the youth of Attawapiskat

$7,005 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 37 months

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My name is Melanie Phelps I am a Registered Nurse and have lived on the Reserve of Attawapiskat for the past 35 years. This is my home !
Recently there have been many (100 +) attempts by community members especially the youth and children and 2 successful suicides since October 2015. The youth feel hopeless there is no recreational activities for them, boredom is rampant, tv video games and Facebook is the most pleasures they get, education is lacking, jobs are few and far between and drugs and alcohol abuse affect everyone in some way and bullying is a major problem. Councelling is hard to get and the youth feel hopeless. Over crowding is a major issue and there is no privacy
The youth don't ask for much but they talk of wanting a recreational building, a gym, gym equipment , hunting ,fishing, camping equipment games, movie equipment, movies outdoor sports equipment etc
As a fly in only community travel is very expensive out of town activities are not really options.
I only wish that the youth can have a happy productive life as is a wish for all human beings.
I AM ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO GIVE THE MONEY TO THE YOUTH TO BUY THE THINGS THEY NEED FOR A BETTER WAY OF LIFE
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I am disappointed that the donations have stopped I had such high hopes to do better but thank you to those that donated to such a cause. The media may be gone but the youth continue their struggle
I stand by them 100%
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Well we continue to raise money and awareness for the beautiful children and youth of attawapiskat Please continue to give generously
Beautiful attawapiskat
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Hi all just to let you know the fund continues please share
MEEQUITCH
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WOW THE fund continues we got a 1300.00 donation today Thank you thank you thank you
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Daniela Battistella
37 months ago
3
3

Hi Melanie, like so many others I really want to help. I've made a donation but I want to do more. My passion is Films - classic and contemporary, and I'm happy to contribute a large part of my DVD and Blue Ray collection if any of the Attawapiskat kids want to start their own film club. I'd be happy to also supply background information about each film chosen for discussion in the club. Skype calls can also be set up for more in-depth discussions if any of the kids are really interested in movies and want to go deeper.

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Stella Kiokee-Koostachin
37 months ago
2
2

Melanie is a good hearted person and has always helped out to the best that she can.. She has lived within our community for 35 years and It's unfortunately that someone can make it sound negative in the positive thing she is doing... Regardless what anyone thinks, Melanie has her back covered by the community of Attawapiskat, a lot of people luv her... luv ya my friend ♥

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Melanie Phelps
37 months ago
1
1

I have lived in attawapiskat for 35 years peopke are aware i am doing this this is not a scam oeople here know me it breaks my heart that what i am trying to do is looked at this way and deters people from donating to a good cause

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Janie Wesley
37 months ago
1
1

Melanie has always fundraised for the chronic elders and using her holidays to do her shopping for them. Amazing work Melanie and keep it up.

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Tekarihwayenhne Bomberry
36 months ago

Thank you for all you do Melanie!

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Diane Sheth
37 months ago

I have given my god-daughter two boxes full of different supplies (such as toothbrush, colouring pencils ect....) she going to Ottawa in couple weeks and she is going to mail it....

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Carrie Legacy
37 months ago

Hi Mel, I was trying to find this out - what is the age group for the youth?

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Pauline Veenstra
37 months ago

I shared the post. Melanie has been looking after the elders, now it's the youth! Applaud, she gives her time

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Jessica Matthews Watts
37 months ago

Please make sure this go fund me idea is endorsed by the natives and Attawapiskat. Because I know they have been publicly announcing they don't endorse go fund me. Contact them directly to find out how to best help them, contact your mp and prime minster about the issue too. Not to put a damp on the project I just want to know for sure this is endorsed and with some form of support on this stating it is supported by attawapiskat

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Stella Kiokee-Koostachin
37 months ago

Melanie, our dear friend who has a heart of Gold...Goes out of her way to always lend a helping hand... Proud to have her as a dear friend ♥

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$7,005 of $50,000 goal

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Created April 14, 2016
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LZ
$50
Lawrence Zucker
13 months ago
NB
$50
Nina Boccia
13 months ago
$40
Karah Kushnir
24 months ago
$20
Anonymous
31 months ago
TE
$20
Tala El-Achkar
34 months ago
ME
$130
Mahasti - The Bellydance Emporium
34 months ago

We care about the youth of Attawapiskat.

VW
$50
Victoria Wonnacott
35 months ago
$10
Anonymous
35 months ago
JN
$50
Jacina Nakogee
35 months ago
LR
$1,300
Lynn Rainboth
35 months ago

Just want you to know how much the youth in Ottawa care about the youth in Attawapiskat. We raised this money at a fundraiser where Youth sang songs for the Youth In Attawapiskat at my house. I'm sending a little cd up of the event. We love you. Check out two young teenaged boys who sang a really great rap for Attawapiskat. We think about you so much and hope that better times lie ahead. Please do not give up hope, we are all here together. With love from Youth and Families in Ottawa.

Daniela Battistella
37 months ago
3
3

Hi Melanie, like so many others I really want to help. I've made a donation but I want to do more. My passion is Films - classic and contemporary, and I'm happy to contribute a large part of my DVD and Blue Ray collection if any of the Attawapiskat kids want to start their own film club. I'd be happy to also supply background information about each film chosen for discussion in the club. Skype calls can also be set up for more in-depth discussions if any of the kids are really interested in movies and want to go deeper.

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Stella Kiokee-Koostachin
37 months ago
2
2

Melanie is a good hearted person and has always helped out to the best that she can.. She has lived within our community for 35 years and It's unfortunately that someone can make it sound negative in the positive thing she is doing... Regardless what anyone thinks, Melanie has her back covered by the community of Attawapiskat, a lot of people luv her... luv ya my friend ♥

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Melanie Phelps
37 months ago
1
1

I have lived in attawapiskat for 35 years peopke are aware i am doing this this is not a scam oeople here know me it breaks my heart that what i am trying to do is looked at this way and deters people from donating to a good cause

+ Read More
Janie Wesley
37 months ago
1
1

Melanie has always fundraised for the chronic elders and using her holidays to do her shopping for them. Amazing work Melanie and keep it up.

+ Read More
Tekarihwayenhne Bomberry
36 months ago

Thank you for all you do Melanie!

+ Read More
Diane Sheth
37 months ago

I have given my god-daughter two boxes full of different supplies (such as toothbrush, colouring pencils ect....) she going to Ottawa in couple weeks and she is going to mail it....

+ Read More
Carrie Legacy
37 months ago

Hi Mel, I was trying to find this out - what is the age group for the youth?

+ Read More
Pauline Veenstra
37 months ago

I shared the post. Melanie has been looking after the elders, now it's the youth! Applaud, she gives her time

+ Read More
Jessica Matthews Watts
37 months ago

Please make sure this go fund me idea is endorsed by the natives and Attawapiskat. Because I know they have been publicly announcing they don't endorse go fund me. Contact them directly to find out how to best help them, contact your mp and prime minster about the issue too. Not to put a damp on the project I just want to know for sure this is endorsed and with some form of support on this stating it is supported by attawapiskat

+ Read More
Stella Kiokee-Koostachin
37 months ago

Melanie, our dear friend who has a heart of Gold...Goes out of her way to always lend a helping hand... Proud to have her as a dear friend ♥

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