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Fiorella Kuczma
Amount Raised
$2,155.00
Goal $2,000.00

My Message

On October 2, 2021 I'm fundraising in the Ride for Refuge for Restorations Second Stage Homes (www.restorationscanada.org). As a survivor of child commercial sexual exploitation I am incredibly passionate about the work that we do to support survivors of human trafficking in Canada. Knowing personally the complex trauma and barriers that survivors face in exiting their exploitative situations is what led me to championing in support of this organization and its work. 

As my role here at Restorations comes to an end at the end of the year I will be riding for my 13 year old self pictured above and for all the other survivors of sexual exploitation who are on their own individual healing journeys. It is a long road but one that is made less challenging with the love and support of communities and individuals like yourselves. For this ride I will be cycling 62km (the distance between my home in Hamilton and the location where my exploitation began over 20 years ago - Meadowvale Town Centre in Mississauga). Your donations and support will carry me through this emotional and physically challenging ride that will span around 3.5 hours.

Our organization provides survivor-led peer support through supportive counselling, group programming and (virtual) social events. We also provide community outreach, advocacy, mentorship and employment opportunities through survivor leadership programs. We support survivors all across Ontario and even out of province! The Peer Support Program provides survivors with a sense of community and belonging while providing a supportive and empowering environment that fosters autonomy,  encourages skill-development, goal planning and gradual community reintegration and independence. 

This year we are raising the funds we need for staffing dollars for the residential program. "Nancy's House" will be welcoming our first 3 survivors into the home this October and the funds that you help us raise will go towards operational costs such as staffing dollars. Nancy's House has been a dream for many years and we are the first second-stage transitional home in the Hamilton and Halton area. We are proud to be filling a much needed gap in victim services and transitional housing.  

 Thanks for supporting me and joining me in this journey! #ride21 

Event Date
Oct 2, 2021 12:00 AM
Location Name
Restorations

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My Supporters

Matt Youngblut left a message
Sep 20, 2021 6:13 PM
Keep up the awesome work!
Matthew Youngblut donated $100.00
Sep 20, 2021 6:12 PM
Lawrence Medas left a message
Sep 16, 2021 7:37 PM
Thanks for doing what you're doing!
Lawrence Medas donated $500.00
Sep 16, 2021 7:37 PM
Esther De Boer donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 15, 2021 6:31 PM
Allan H left a message
Sep 15, 2021 9:04 AM
Good Luck, have a great ride and thank you for all you do for this
Allan Hooey donated $100.00
Sep 15, 2021 9:03 AM
Lesley Baldwin donated $200.00
Sep 2, 2021 12:13 PM
Magdalena Campbell donated $50.00
Aug 23, 2021 10:13 AM
Lesley left a message
Aug 14, 2021 11:23 AM
#ride21
Lesley Barbuto donated $50.00
Aug 14, 2021 11:22 AM
Sarah left a message
Aug 8, 2021 9:23 PM
So proud of you in all that you continue to do.
Sarah Chapman donated $50.00
Aug 8, 2021 9:22 PM
Celeste Phillips donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 6, 2021 12:55 PM
Candice Wong donated $30.00
Aug 4, 2021 10:36 AM
Heather Stribbell donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 3, 2021 6:35 PM
Heather Simmonds left a message
Aug 3, 2021 10:37 AM
I'm so grateful for your leadership and courage! Thanks for all you have given and continue to give to Restorations, both personally and professionally.
Heather Simmonds donated $100.00
Aug 3, 2021 10:35 AM
Ryan left a message
Aug 2, 2021 8:33 PM
Keep up the great work you are doing!
Ryan Green donated $50.00
Aug 2, 2021 8:32 PM
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 2, 2021 11:38 AM
Jane and Barry Corby left a message
Aug 1, 2021 5:11 PM
Keep up your great work! Keep strong and proud.
Barry and Jane Corby donated $25.00
Aug 1, 2021 5:07 PM
Jane and Barry Corby left a message
Aug 1, 2021 4:56 PM
Keep up your great work.Keep strong and proud.
Robin McBride left a message
Jul 31, 2021 10:49 PM
This is a great cause that I am happy to donate to Fio!!
Robin McBride donated $125.00
Jul 31, 2021 10:48 PM
Anthony left a message
Jul 30, 2021 10:28 PM
You do great work for a great cause. Keep up the terrific work!
Anthony Streppel donated $100.00
Jul 30, 2021 10:26 PM
The Stewart’s left a message
Jul 30, 2021 2:02 PM
What an amazing job you have done Fio at Restorations. So proud of your strength. Good luck and we support you on this journey 100%!!! Go Fio Go!!! You got this!!!
Sarah Stewart donated $75.00
Jul 30, 2021 1:59 PM
Maryann Mirenzi donated $100.00
Jul 30, 2021 11:59 AM
Ana Maradiaga donated $100.00
Jul 30, 2021 11:39 AM
Natasha Gibbs - Watson donated $50.00
Jul 30, 2021 10:37 AM
Tasha left a message
Jul 30, 2021 10:34 AM
Good Luck Lady!! With your determination and drive I am 100% you will be successful!!
Fiorella Kuczma donated $100.00
Jul 29, 2021 11:50 AM