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.
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
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
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