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2020 Guardian Angel: Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 Guardian Angel

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The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties, has opened nominations for the 2020 Guardian Angel Award for Philanthropic Leadership.

This prestigious annual event to be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020. In it’s 209th 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.

Click this link for nomination form 2020 Angel Nomination Form

The closing date for all entries is Friday, June 7, 2020.

The Board of Directors of the The Children’s Foundation will review all nominations and select an ‘Angel(s)’ at our September Board meeting.

Viewtech Window & Door Charity Auction-Proceeds donated to The Children’s Foundation!

Thank you to the team at Viewtech Window & Doors for choosing The Children’s Foundation as their charity for proceeds to be donated to from their Charity Auction.

This event is rain or shine! On Saturday, April 27th from 9am-12pm at 329 Church Street in Belleville.

Auctioneer Brad Fitzgibbon will be auctioning off the following: overstock, windows, doors & hardware.

Together we are #helpingonechildatatime

Cheering for Children 2018/2019 Success!

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

2019 Guardian Angel Kristin Crowe Honoured at record breaking Gala!

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.

Another successful year for Cop Shop 2018!

Cop Shop 2018 was a wonderful success! Thank you to Quinte Mall, Cushman & Wakefield and Belleville Police Services for partnering with The Children’s Foundation to help make 15 local children have a nicer holiday this year!

From the generousity by Quinte Mall, to the amazing experience with local police; this is an amazing program and to see what can happen when our community bands together to help those in need.

Thank you to our community partners for everything that you do & together we are #helpingonechildatatime

Angel Tree Launch-2018

For over thirty three years, the Christmas Angel Tree campaign has assisted local families in need during the holidays. The success and longevity of the program has been made possible by the generous donations of food, clothing, toys and financial contributions from our local community. Each year we call on businesses and individuals to help us ensure that no child in our great community goes without a memorable Christmas.

The Angel Tree office is located at 56 King Street in Picton and we thank the Picton Kinsmen for making this possible. Donations may be dropped off at the office or at Highland Shores Children’s Aid located at 16 MacSteven Drive in Picton. Hours for the Angel Tree office are 10-3pm Monday to Friday starting Tuesday, November 13th.

The Angel Tree program has partnered with The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.  Please make donations by cheque payable to The Children’s Foundation.  A charitable receipt will be issued by TCF. Please be assured that all funds raised for our Angel Tree program will be used to support children and families in Prince Edward County.

Thank you once again for helping to make this Christmas a memorable one for every child and family in our area. Delivery Day is scheduled for December 20th. If you have any questions, please contact Angel Tree Coordinator, Susan Rose at 613-242-9206 or Kate Anderson at The Children’s Foundation at 613-476-7957 ext.6238


2019 Guardian Angel: Kristin Crowe

2019 Guardian Angel-Kristin Crowe

On Thursday October 25, 2018, The Children’s Foundation announced Kristin Crowe to be our 2019 Guardian Angel. The Gala will be held at AVAYA in Belleville on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.

We are so excited and couldn’t think of a better recipient for this award. Thank you to Impacto Protective Products for being our Title Sponsor for this year’s Gala & to everyone who took the time to join us last Thursday. If you are interested in sponsoring, donating or purchasing tickets please call 613-962-9292. Thank you and together we are #helpingonechildatatime

Child Abuse Prevention Month in our Communities Thank you!

As our 2018 Child Abuse Prevention Month is in full swing we want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who are supporting this campaign throughout 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 

2018 Guardians of Hope

Today  was a special day here at The Children’s Foundation as we thanked our newest members of our Guardians of Hope program.

* Deborah Duffy

*Tom & Golda Lafferty

*Jack & Linda Hartling

With their support, we are able to better educate and inspire youth in our communities, to bring people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for children and youth who are at risk in Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.

Pledges like these will help subsidize ongoing abuse prevention programs and immediate requests for assistance from the community. If you would like information on this program and how you can help please contact Connie Reid, Executive Director of The Children’s Foundation at 613-962-9292.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller


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



Belleville (Main) Site
K8P 1B3

T: 613-962-9292
F: 613-966-3868
E: tcf@highlandshorescas.com

BN : 892996968RR0001


Northumberland Site
K9A 5J6

T: 905-372-1821 x1258
F: 905-372-5284
E: tcf@highlandshorescas.com


Prince Edward County Site
K0K 2T0

T: 613-476-7957 x6238
F: 613-476-2316 Attn: Kate Anderson
E: kate.anderson@highlandshorescas.com