With our 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month closely approaching, we want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have supported this campaign and who will continue to this year throughout the month of October.
If you are looking for a way to participate by having a coin box with purple ribbons, purchasing a Purple t-shirt to support on Go Purple Day.. you can call our office at 613-962-9292.
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.
Thank you to Krista & Scott McConnell, Duvall family and friends for donating proceeds from Horseshoes for Hope. Funds raised from this event will go towards our Playing for Keeps program.
Last year, we helped over 430 children & youth sign-up for a sport or non-sport activity and we are so thankful to all the folks at Duvall Sports for organizing Horseshoes for Hope, together we are #helpingonechildatatime
The Children’s Foundation was honoured to be one of the recipients of the Stark Family Fund.
The Fund, established in 2002 with a bequest of more than $1.3 million from the Stark sisters.
Leata, Keitha, Sylvia, Ival and Ruth were lifelong residents of Bloomfield and communicated the funds were to be used to support their community.
The Children’s Foundation received $8,000 to fund Playing for Keeps, Camps of Hope and Helping Hands for families in Prince Edward County. Thank you to all involved with the Stark Family Fund Grant program & together we are #helpingonechildatatime
19TH Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards Honoured
Achievements of Over 100 Deserving Children and Youth in Care
Today, The Children’s Foundation is celebrating it’s 19th annual ‘Reach for Success Youth Awards’ ceremony. It seems fitting to hold the ceremony at Loyalist College, as a number of the Bursary Recipients will be returning to, or starting their studies at the College this fall. Tonight, we will award 36 Reach for Success Bursaries! We are also recognizing 52 children and youth who will receive a Youth Award to recognize their achievement in one of six categories: Academics, Arts, Sports & Recreation, Volunteer & Public Service, Culture & Heritage and Personal Best.
On Wednesday May 8th, 2019, McDonald’s restaurants in Bancroft, Brighton, Belleville, Madoc, and Quinte West donated proceeds approaching $30,000 for The Children’s Foundation. The funds raised will help send over 170 children from these communities to camp this year.
Ken & Cynthya Schmidt, Owners of McDonald’s in Quinte West and Brighton said, “We are so proud to be a part of this community, and we are especially proud on McHappy Day, because of all the great work that our staff does on our behalf! We want to thank all our guests who came out for McHappy Day; all our volunteers who helped us raise money in our restaurants, and all our fantastic staff who made it all possible. You know, we are truly blessed to live and work in such a great community. The care and support that our customers show for people in need, is wonderful to see, and it really has a way of “making your day!”
“I’d like to thank all the volunteers and staff for their amazing efforts in support of McHappy Day! Their generosity of everyone that visited us on McHappy Day will go a long way in supporting two charities that do so much for families in need!, said Colin & Jodi McLean, Owners of McDonald’s on Dundas St. in Belleville & Past Board Chair of The Children’s Foundation.
“It truly is amazing how supportive our communities are for McHappy Day and on behalf of all the kids, that The Children’s Foundation will be able to send to camp, thank you”, said Sam Brady, Board Chair.
Thank you to Tony Pulla with REMAX Lakeshore Realty Inc. & 107.9 Classic Rock in Cobourg for creating this wonderful community partner commercial to let people know about Playing for Keeps and Camps of Hope programs in Northumberland.
The Children’s Foundation with partner Trenton Golden Hawks Hockey Club have wrapped on another year for our Cheering for Children program.
This year, for every goal scored $21.00 was donated! We had another year of wonderful sponsors, who with this program are going to help make a difference for children and youth in Hastings County.
With 105 goals total in the regular season, TCF raised $2,205.00 for our Playing for Keeps program. This program provides funds for children & youth to participate in any activity or sport of their choosing.
We want to thank all of the sponsors involved with this event including; Trenton FreshCo, Tomasso’s Restaurant, MacKay Insurance Brokers, Wright Dentistry, Dr. Julianne Peterson, Papa John’s Pizza, Royal Bank of Canada (Trenton), S&A Investments, Canadian Tire (Trenton), BONN Law, & Mandy Keene, Remax Quinte Ltd.
Great season Hawks & we can’t wait to continue to watch in the playoffs!
GO HAWKS GO! Together we are #helpingonechildatatime
On Saturday, February 23rd Kristin Crowe joined The Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel family as she was honoured, in front of 350 guests, at the Foundation’s Annual Gala that raised a record amount of $156,000! The Guardian Angel Award was created 18 years ago to recognize philanthropic leadership of individual(s) and groups.
Board Chair Sam Brady says, “Our community – and this organization, The Children’s Foundation – is so fortunate to have charitably minded and positive leaders like Kristin Crowe as supporters. Kristin’s popularity is evident in the amazing results achieved and success of our Angel Gala. Kudos to our gala committee, TCF staff, gala sponsors and donors, as well as the many volunteers for putting on this incredible event to celebrate Kristin”
Gala Chair, Aleesha Camp commented, “We are once again amazed and humbled by the tremendous support of the community for our endeavours…”
On behalf of the children and youth of The Children’s Foundation thank you to everyone who supported the Guardian Angel Gala.