Having a custom font created for a youth-focused Anti-Bullying Charity

(I am hoping I posted this in the correct Category)

Good afternoon everyone:

BullyingCanada is reaching out to the Typed Drawers Community to see if someone would like to volunteer their time to create a Custom Font based on my cursive writing.  

Further information about our Charity: 

Registered charity BullyingCanada (BC) is unique. It is Canada’s only organization that resolves bullying situations by directly facilitating communication between bullied kids, their bullies, parents, teachers, school boards, social services and police.

It was launched on December 17, 2006 by 14-year-old Katie Thompson (Neu) and 17-year-old Rob Benn-Frenette. Both Katie and Rob were victims of extreme bullying. They sought help but could not find a charity or social service to intervene and help to stop them from being relentlessly tormented. So they created BullyingCanada to help kids in pain, like them.

As Co-Executive Directors, Katie and Rob worked tirelessly for the first five years as unpaid volunteers. Often working up to 7 days a week, Rob now takes only minimum wage as a salary. Katie continues to work on a part-time basis as a volunteer. 

Rob and Katie created a 365-day-a-year, 24/7 support network that communicates by phone, online chat and texting with youth, parents, educators and the general public. With a team of 212 trained volunteers from across Canada who work from their homes, BC supplies support and intervention to prevent and stop bullying, and offers information on the topic of bullying.

Their support service is unparalleled in Canada. Going far beyond anonymous counselling offered by other charities, on an average day BC handles 1,090 calls, texts and emails from every part of Canada. In 2017 alone, BC helped 74,825 individuals.

Trained in providing support, suicide prevention, mediation and problem-solving, Bullying Canada volunteers identify problems, and solve them, to stop bullying and prevent it from reoccurring. They do so by talking about the specific issues with bullied youth and their families; to bullies and their parents; to teachers, guidance counsellors, principals and school Board staff; local social services; and local police. Their end goal is to ensure bullied kids feel safe, and get the follow-up care they need to heal. 

Typically, BullyingCanada proactively remains involved for 2-3 weeks, but more complex problems can take as long as 7-8 months to resolve.

If you are interested, please reach out via Private Message, or via email: Rob.Benn-Frenette(at)BullyingCanada(dot)ca

Thank you,

Rob Benn-Frenette, O.N.B

Rob Benn-Frenette, O.N.B | Co-Executive Director / Co-Founder | BullyingCanada Inc. 
Head Office Mailing Address: 471 Smythe Street, PO BOX 27009, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 9M1
P. 1-877-352-4497, ext. 203 | F. 1-866-780-3592 | E: [email protected] | W: www.BullyingCanada.ca
Charitable Registration Number: 829917897RR0001

Comments

  • Vasil StanevVasil Stanev Posts: 199
    edited June 23
    Please check Your mail.
  • Thomas PhinneyThomas Phinney Posts: 1,085
    Seeing a sample of your handwriting might help some people decide if they were interested. Besides it being a worthy cause, knowing what it is going to look like might be helpful.
  • If anyone is interested in seeing my handwriting.
  • AbrahamLeeAbrahamLee Posts: 189
    Rather than a font-ized version of your handwriting, I wonder if a sample (a picture perhaps?) of your real handwriting would be more indicative of the task.
  • Thomas PhinneyThomas Phinney Posts: 1,085
    Agree with Christian—at least, as a first few steps.
  • Thomas PhinneyThomas Phinney Posts: 1,085
    edited June 25
    One thing that would make a very powerful story might be to consider some bullied teens who are no longer with us, and pick one with interesting/useful handwriting, and turn that into a font. I will bet that would get more attention.

    That, I might help with.
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