On Saturday September 15th family and colleagues gathered at Highland Shores Children’s Aid to remember Ken Sykes and raised funds for The Children’s Foundation Reach for Success Bursary Awards Program.
Ken Sykes was an active member of The Children’s Foundation Board of Directors for seven (7) years. Ken was a true champion for children and youth-in-care and was instrumental in establishing our Reach for Success Bursary Program.
This year, The Children’s Foundation wanted to do something special to mark the goal of raising over $100,000 for the Reach for Success Bursary Program. A stone was created for the commemorative Rock Garden out front of the TCF office. Another new edition to this year’s event, a Plaque was given to the Top Fundraising firm, who will for a whole year be given bragging rights!
The Children’s Foundation (TCF) has been serving children and youth in Hastings County since 1991, and, in 2015, expanded to include Northumberland & Prince Edward Counties. The Children’s Foundation is an autonomous organization governed by its own Board of Directors and is the charitable arm of Highland Shores Children’s Aid (HSCA). Additionally, TCF offers programs for families who are at risk with no affiliation to HSCA. Programs and services aim to educate and inspire members of the communities they serve and to effect change that bring people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for at risk children and youth.
If you would like to donate or for more information on our Reach For Success Bursary program, please call us: 613.962.9292
It’s very easy….your company pledges a donation for every goal the Trenton Golden Hawks score during the regular season and we’ll take care of the rest! Last year the Hawks scored 167 goals! ($1 per goal pledge = $167 donation).
In return for your pledge, you will receive the following recognition:
• Your name will be prominently displayed in the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Garden Arena
• 2 Complimentary tickets for the banner unveil on Friday, October 5th 2018
• Your company logo will be displayed on TCF website and recognized on TCF Facebook page
One of the programs The Children’s Foundation funds is Playing for Keeps. When Children participate in recreational or cultural activities, they are not only learning a specific ability; they are developing positive interactive social skills that will last a lifetime. The funds raised during 2016/2017 benefited over 400 children in our community.
Our most sincere thanks to our sponsors for their investment and their commitment to the children and youth in our community! We hope you will join us again this Hockey Season!
Download the Cheering for Children Pledge Form
The 11th Annual Play A Round for the Kids Golf Tournament Success!!
The Children’s Foundation raised over $10,500 for our Playing for Keeps & Camps of Hope programs to help support children and youth within North Hastings.
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, donours, volunteers and committee members for what is always a wonderful day!
We look forward to seeing you on the greens in 2019!
On Thursday, July 5th The Children’s Foundation hosted it’s 3rd annual Cruise for Kids at the Picton Harbour. With over 230 attendee(s) over two (2) Cruise’s. Thanks for the generous sponsors & donours in PEC, TCF had another successful year. We would like to thank everyone who attended, donated or volunteered to be involved in this event. We can’t wait to see you on the water next year!!
17TH Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards Honoured
Achievements of Over 140 Deserving Children and Youth in Care
On June 11th, 2018 – The Children’s Foundation celebrated its 17th, ‘Reach for Success Youth Awards’ ceremony. The ceremony was held at Loyalist College, as 30% of the Bursary Recipients will be returning to, or starting their studies at the College this fall. TCF handed out over 50 Reach for Success Bursaries!! Also recognizing 70 children and youth who received a Youth Award to recognize their achievement in one of six categories: Academics, Arts, Sports & Recreation, Volunteer & Public Service, Culture & Heritage and Personal Best.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2019 Guardian Angel
Image by Gerry Fraiberg
The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties, has opened nominations for the 2019 Guardian Angel Award for Philanthropic Leadership.
This prestigious annual event to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019. In its 19th year, celebrates individuals in the community who are making an exceptional difference in the lives of our children.
If you know someone who deserves special recognition, you can nominate them by visiting www.thechildrensfoundation.ca or by contacting the Foundation office to request a nomination form at 613-962-9292
The closing date for all entries is Friday, August 24, 2018.
The Board of Directors of the The Children’s Foundation will review all nominations and select an ‘Angel(s)’ at our September Board meeting.
McHappy Day 2018 was a MCHUGE SUCCESS raising $23,000 for The Children’s Foundation. We would like to thank the wonderful McDonald’s owners in Belleville/Madoc Bob & Sylvia Doyle, Belleville (Dundas St.) Colin & Jodi McLean, Quinte West/Brighton Ken & Cynthya Schmidt and Bancroft Jamie Campbell & Terry Vanzant. Together with your support and all the amazing people in our communities we will be able to help many children experience camp. From everyone at The Children’s Foundation Staff and Board thank you for McHappy Day and every day! Together we are Helping One Child at a Time.
On Saturday, April 14th, 2018 Danielle Robinson and Jonathan Bodden of the Ottawa Senators Foundation along with Sens COO Rob Mullowney and Vice-President of Communications Roger Lajoie, proudly presented The Children’s
Foundation and four other local charities with a cheque for $25,000 each to support programming that benefits the Bay of Quinte in the areas of health, wellness, education and youth.
The Children’s Foundation Executive Director, Connie Reid is overwhelmed by the support of the new local AHL team and is excited for this partnership and what this will mean for our local children and youth.
The Foundation will utilize these funds for the Playing for Keeps program, which helps to cover the cost of registration fees for local children and youth to be able participate in the activity they love. It is because of amazing partnerships and organizations like the Belleville Senators we are able to help families who are financially struggling.
On Saturday, March 3rd Carmen & Darrell Smith joined The Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel family as they were honoured, in front of a record 350 guests, at the foundation’s annual gala that raised $140,000! The Guardian Angel Award was created 16 years ago to recognize philanthropic leadership of individual(s) and groups.
Gala Chair, Aleesha Camp commented,” This community truly is amazing. To all donors, thank you! This year we raised more than ever and this wouldn’t be possible without the support received from this amazing community.”
The Children’s Foundation Executive Director Connie Reid remarked, “Our community is so lucky to have generous individuals, not only sponsorship, monetary and item donations, but of their time. It is wonderful to include Darrell & Carmen to our list of Guardian Angels.”
In 2017 & for 2018, The Children’s Foundation has partnered with the Belleville Senators collecting funds through 50/50 draws during home games.
On Friday, December 1st, 2017 in front of a sold out crowd, Belleville Senators presented The Children’s Foundation with a $10,000 donation.
On behalf of all the children and youth we support, we want to say, “thank you to the Belleville Senators organization and all the fans who purchased 50/50 tickets.” #helpingonechildatatime #bellevillesenators