The PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION tries to do as many good actions as possible to counteract the evil that truly exists in the world today. We feel that we all must make a commitment to do what we can to make this world a better place.
At the age of 11, MICHAELA PETIT was taken by Gandhi's quotation, "YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD." The Foundation is helping to "be the change" by funding different programs that are consistent with our mission statement and goals. We are a new Foundation and are mainly funding programs that can help a larger number of people and give our donors and the programs we fund the biggest bang for our investment. We are doing our best to fulfill our mission statement. We want to remember three very special women, JENNIFER LYNN HAWKE-PETIT, HAYLEY ELIZABETH PETIT, and MICHAELA ROSE PETIT, who were ruthlessly taken from us by very evil men who have no place in a moral and just society.
These special women's futures and abilities that were helping to change the world were destroyed by evil. We need to stand for JENNIFER, HAYLEY, and MICHAELA along with the many other victims of violent crime that are often forgotten by a media uninterested in focusing on the victims and the rights of those left behind. The PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION is trying to change the focus towards that which is truly important and that which JENNIFER, HAYLEY, and MICHAELA taught us through their example. We need to replace evil with ACTIVISM, IDEALISM, and KINDNESS.
Specifically the PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION wants to support the second line of our mission statement and help with the education of young people, help those affected by chronic illness and help and protect those affected by violence. We need to remember the good in all.
As we are a new Foundation, still building our financial resources, we currently only fund programs (in all three areas--education, chronic illness, and helping those affected by violence), rather than individuals, as this creates the greatest benefit to the most people for the grants awarded.
ARTS FROM THE HEART COFFEEHOUSE
PLAINVILLE WINGS & WHEELS
GE 5K ROAD RACE
RIDE FOR JUSTICE
WOMEN IN SCIENCE
MICHAELA’S GARDEN PROJECT
May 14 - Plainville Festival To Feature Airplanes And Antique Cars
May 6 - Connecticut Invention Convention convenes at UConn's Gampel Pavilion
May 3 - Escape Alive provides free self-defense training for women, girls
May 3 - Just in time for Mother's Day, Michaela's Garden plant sale begins
May 2 - Michaela's Garden Project seedling locations
May 1 - Celebrating Women in Science Initiative Launched
April 30 - Connecticut center launches women in science program
April 24 - Save The Date - May 31, 2013, Arts From The Heart Coffee House Fundraiser for PFF (4/24)
April 20 - Parole Hearings: A Prisoner’s Gift; A Crime Victim’s Nightmare…
April 14 - Health Academy Fair underscores success of New Britain program
April 11 - Photos--New Britain High School Health & Wellness Promotion Fair
April 10 - Petit Family Foundation to Fund Girls & STEM Expos
April 9 - Photos--Three Angels Garden-Welcome Spring by Chris Gilleylen
April 5 - Save The Date - June 2, 2013, Plainville Wings & Wheels
April 2 - PFF Annual Golf Tournament Flyer
April 1 - 2013 Petit Road Race Website is up!
March 18 - Petit family member died unexpectedly on Friday
Dennis Chapman featured on this video from Northeast Magazine on Michaela's Garden
The latest photos & videos are here
RECENT GRANTSKlingberg Family Centers
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
New England Air Museum
New Britain Academy for Health Professions
The Children's Museum and Connecticut Invention Convention
Connecticut Science Center
The Cove Center for Grieving Children
New Britain Youth Museum
Women's Mentoring Network, Inc.
YWCA Hartford Region
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