On Thursday, December 15, 2016 at The Children’s Foundation office, 100 Men Who Care Quinte Members Colin McLean and Ian Press presented The Children’s Foundation Executive Director, Connie Reid and Mark Kartusch, Executive Director with Highland Shores Children’s Aid with a cheque for $9,000 for their Camps of Hope program.
TCF’s Executive Director, Connie Reid Camp said, “So far this year, we have helped over 180 children sign up for a camp. Every year, children in our community enjoy the enriching experience of attending camp they might not have had without the Camps of Hope program.” Camps of Hope helps to pay registration fees for families in need. The Camps of Hope program is available throughout the year including March break, summer and winter breaks and for any type: outdoor camp, arts, day camp, or sports.
Mark Kartusch, Executive Director with Highland Shores Children’s Aid thanked this group for directing their funds to The Children’s Foundation. “At camp, children will learn new skills and build life-long friendships. These experiences help create healthy pathways for all kids. The Foundation ensures that access to that pathway remains open for kids whose families are facing financial difficulties. Thank you to the 100 Men Who Care Quinte group for selecting The Children’s Foundation”.
On Monday, December 12, 2016 at The Children’s Foundation (TCF) Board Meeting, Co-Chair of the Rotary Loves Kids Golf Tournament, Sam Brady presented The Children’s Foundation Board Chair, Aleesha Camp and Executive Director, Connie Reid with a cheque for $8,500 for the TCF Reach for Success bursary program. To-date over $134,000 from the Rotary Loves Kids Golf Tournament has been donated to help youth continue their post-secondary education.
TCF’s Board Chair, Aleesha Camp said, “This past May, we gave out 50 bursaries to help youth continue their post-secondary education. Through amazing partnerships, like the Rotary Loves Kids Golf Tournament and donations from the community, we are able to help youth in care reach their goals.”
Mark Kartusch, Executive Director with Highland Shores Children’s Aid thanked all Rotarians and the many individuals who helped to make the golf tournament another successful one this year. “All youth deserve the opportunity to expand their horizons through education. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Belleville and this wonderful community event, the lives of many young people have been changed.”
As our 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month is hitting the half way point we want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your support during the month of October.
We are very excited about the participation throughout our communities in Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties and hope to see all of you GO PURPLE on October 24th this year.
Together we are #Helpingonechildatatime #ibreakthesilence
Check out this fine looking crew getting their “Go Purple” on at the Belleville Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting earlier today.
Todd Smith, MPP, Prince Edward – Hastings; Rick Phillips,Warden of Hastings County; Mayor Robert Quaiff, Picton, Mayor Jim Harrison, Quinte West; Mayor Taso Christopher, Belleville; Connie Reid and Mark Kartusch are showing their support for the #iBreaktheSilence campaign.
We hope to see you dressed in your purple swag over the month of October. Contact our office to get information on how you can get your hands on the 2016 Go Purple tshirts and other SWAG items we have.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 Guardian Angel
Image by The Belleville Intelligencer (www.intelligencer.ca)
The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties, has opened nominations for the 2017 Guardian Angel Award for Philanthropic Leadership.
This prestigious annual event to be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in its 16th 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 26, 2016.
The Board of Directors of the The Children’s Foundation will review all nominations and select an ‘Angel(s)’ at our September Board meeting.
Thank you to the man in the BIG RED SHOES, Owner Lisa Wilson and everyone at the Northumberland McDonalds locations for partnering with us on McHappy Day in May.
After a few days we have been able to sit back and look at all the wonderful memories captured aboard our 1st Annual Cruise for the Kids that took place aboard the Island Queen out of the Picton Harbour. We would like to thank everyone who supported and partnered with us on this inaugural sailing event in support of The Children’s Foundation Playing for Keeps service in Prince Edward County.
From Picton Dental Centre our Title Sponsor, Prinzen Ford Sales, Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Co., Home Hardware Picton and
McDougall Insurance and Financial Picton.
To our suppliers Flowers N’ Such, Pure County Water, The Impish Grins, Picton Kinsmen, The Bean Counter Cafe and ALL local businesses who donated to our silent auction THANK YOU!!!
And to County Live & 99.3 County FM thank you for your continued support throughout event!!!