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TCF COVID-19 Update

TCF Covid-19 Update

Our work helping local children, youth and families in need will never stop

As we write this most of you are at home trying to handle the changes of the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, as are our staff.

TCF office will be closed to the public with most staff working from home until the Lockdown has been lifted.

If you need to contact the office, you can call 613-962-9292 or email tcf@highlandshorescas.com

We are all in this together & we are helping one child at a time because kids can’t wait


Angel Tree Campaign Helps over 300 local children for the Holidays!

Another successful year for the Prince Edward County Angel Tree program!!

This year, the campaign was able to help over 300 children in Prince Edward County enjoy this holiday season.

Campaign Coordinator, Susan Rose would like to thank all of the very generous donors who helped make this years campaign a success, especially during the uncertain times that have been 2020.

We would also like to give a special thanks to Picton Home Hardware, Picton Sobey’s, Picton Kinsmen Club and Picton Giant Tiger for partnering with this campaign every year and donating time and money to help those in need.

Together we are Helping One Child at a Time!

How you can donate this holiday season!

2020 has been anything but normal- including the upcoming holiday season. The Children’s Foundation is asking you to help children and youth in need this holiday season.

With the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the need for help this year is greater than ever! Some families have been unable to work and are facing financial hardships; some are struggling finding a balance with multiple children and having different needs; some just need help trying to put food on the table. So many unique situations all needing the same thing – help and support to create a happy, healthy and positive holiday.

There are many ways you can help support these families:

-Make a cash donation *click here*

-Donate a gift card for families to purchase food, toys and everyday needs

-Purchase new toys and help families in need put a special gift under the tree

-Donate care package items for older youth. Youth need hair products, deodorant, razors and shaving gel, feminine hygiene products, etc.

You can drop these items off at The Children’s Foundation office (East Side entrance of Children’s Aid) at 363 Dundas Street West in Belleville from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9-3pm. We will be accepting toy and care package donations until Tuesday, December 22nd.

On behalf of the children and youth of The Children’s Foundation thank you for Helping One Child at a Time because Kids Can’t Wait.

For more information contact:

Kim Henry, Executive Director

613.962.9292 ext. 2391  kim.henry@highlandshorescas.com

2021 Guardian Angel Gala Announcement!

Bernie Ouellet to be 2021 Guardian Angel!

On June 12th, 2021, The Children’s Foundation (TCF) will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Guardian Angel Gala by honouring an individual who has given so much to children.

Board Chair Sherry Archer says, “The Board of Directors were thrilled when Bernie Ouellette’s name was put forward for the 2021 Guardian Angel.  Bernie has been quietly supporting of so many amazing organizations in our community to help improve the lives of children.  As an organization, we look forward to celebrating Bernie and his generous community support”.

Bernie Ouellet is well-known for his involvement in numerous organizations in our community such as: United Way Hastings & Prince Edward, YMCA Belleville, Loyalist College Foundation, Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation, The Rotary Club of Belleville and The Children’s Foundation. As a partner of the Rentx Group, he has also been recognized as Business Person of the Year from the Quinte Business Achievement Awards.

“A Rat Pack Gala” is to be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021.  To sponsor, purchase a table, or buy tickets please call 613-962-9292. Gala Chair Liz Lehtinen commented, “This year’s gala committee is so eager to create a swinging affair of an evening to celebrate Bernie and all that he does for our community. He has a few close friends who are already honoured Guardian Angels, but on June 12th we’re going to make sure that Bernie gets to join the “pack”, along with his family, friends and our community get to have an amazing evening celebrating an amazing person.”

$75,000 Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon!

On Wednesday, October 7th The Children’s Foundation partnered with Mix 97, Rock 107, CJBQ, 955 Hits FM and Cool 100 to coordinate the 1st Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon in support of The Children’s Foundation servings Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward County raising an outstanding total of $75,000!!!

Board Chair Sherry Archer says, “Thank you so much to all of the radio stations involved, TCF staff, volunteers, sponsors, and donors to help create such a wonderful day. The support has been overwhelming and we are so fortunate to be involved in such a generous community.”

Executive Director, Kim Henry commented, “We will be able to help so many children and youth through our programs and services because of the money raised here today. I am overwhelmed! We live in a great community!”

On behalf of the children and youth of The Children’s Foundation thank you to everyone who supported the Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon.

Play a Round for the Kids Success!

Our hearts are full with the success of our 16th annual Play a Round for the Kids Golf Tournament!

Due to the overwhelming support of our sponsors, donors and volunteers TCF was able to raise $25,000 at our annual Play a Round for the Kids Golf Tournament.

Special thank you to Black Bear Ridge Golf Course & The Banquet Centre for allowing TCF to still make this tournament happen and dealing with all of the COVID-19 restrictions in place.

We are so thankful and can’t wait to see you all again next year!

TCF Summer Fun Kits Success!

We can all agree Summer 2020 looked very different for everyone!

Fortunately, with the help of TCF sponsors, donors and volunteers we were able to produce and distribute 100 Summer Fun Kits to children & youth in care to help bring a little taste of Summer Camp, home.

Thank you to everyone who donated to these kits and those who volunteered their time to help us put these together and get them distributed.

Together we are #helpingonechildatatime

$800 Donation to The Children’s Foundation

Thank you to Steve Marshman Fine Jewellery & Design for the donation of $800.00 towards The Children’s Foundation programs and services that are currently helping local families and youth effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are so fortunate to live in an area filled with generous business owners & organizations.

This was a first for a cheque presentation being done six feet apart but together we are #helpingonechildatatime

For more information on how you can donate to help local families, please check out our Donate Now page!

New Executive Director-Kim Henry

Meet our new Executive Director Kim Henry!!

Kim Henry has a long history in the not for profit sector, serving various organizations and agencies for the past 16 years.  Kim brings  extensive fundraising experience, leadership and volunteerism in the highly competitive world of charitable fundraising and foundations.

That said, what impressed our personnel committee most, was Kim’s preparedness, her warmth and her “heart” – pulsing clearly, right there on her sleeve for all to see (even if it was only virtually for now).

Welcome to the team Kim!

Here to help Ontario!

#heretohelpON is a social media campaign that is designed to help spread awareness to social services that are still being offered throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the website oacas.org/heretohelpON for more details on how you can help spread the word!

Together we are #helpingonechildatatime



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Northumberland Site
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Prince Edward County Site
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