The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties, has opened nominations for the 2021 Guardian Angel Award for Philanthropic Leadership.
This prestigious annual event to be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021. In it’s 20th year, celebrates individuals in the community who are making an exceptional difference in the lives of our children.
“As chair of the 2020 Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel Gala, I would like to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and attendees who came out on March 7th to enjoy a ‘Mystical, Magical Night’, enabling us to raise over $175,000 for our local children and families in need. We were so fortunate to be able to celebrate Mark Phillips, our 2020 Guardian Angel, before the global pandemic changed everything. We are optimistic that our Foundation will be able to honour another deserving member(s) of our community in 2021 and we need your help to pick someone deserving to celebrate. At difficult times such as this, it is important to shine a light on the good that is happening in our communities and to celebrate those that continue to do that good work. Thank you for taking a moment to nominate someone who you feel is deserving of this honour.” -Liz Lehtinen
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.
Thank you to Steve Marshman Fine Jewellery & Design for the donation of $800.00 towards The Children’s Foundation programs and services that are currently helping local families and youth effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are so fortunate to live in an area filled with generous business owners & organizations.
This was a first for a cheque presentation being done six feet apart but together we are #helpingonechildatatime
For more information on how you can donate to help local families, please check out our Donate Now page!
Kim Henry has a long history in the not for profit sector, serving various organizations and agencies for the past 16 years. Kim brings extensive fundraising experience, leadership and volunteerism in the highly competitive world of charitable fundraising and foundations.
That said, what impressed our personnel committee most, was Kim’s preparedness, her warmth and her “heart” – pulsing clearly, right there on her sleeve for all to see (even if it was only virtually for now).
It is at times like these that we consider ourselves fortunate to have wonderful community partners like Tony Pulla, top broker for Northumberland County real estate supporting The Children’s Foundation.
Throughout the month of May, be sure to tune into Classic Rock 107.9 to catch his newest ad in support of programs and services for local families in Northumberland County.
Thank you Tony for your support, and together we are #helpingonechildatatime
Note to our donors, supporters, volunteers and friends
Our work helping local children, youth and families in need will never stop
As we write this most of you are at home trying to handle the changes of the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, as are our staff.
We understand that the current crisis has had a major impact on your lives. It undoubtedly has had an impact on the children and families we serve.
This is a new challenge for Highland Shores Children’s Aid & The Children’s Foundation but our commitment to keeping children & youth safe is still the same. We are proud to be a part of & serve this community. Every day we try to help make a difference.
With Ontario in a State of Emergency we have had to make changes.
Highland Shores Children’s Aid in Belleville, Picton, Cobourg & Bancroft are open but allowing only essential visitors. To access these sites, please call ahead. Anyone entering the building will be screened and then a decision will be made regarding admission.
The Children’s Foundation office is closed but staff are still working from home and available by email and phone. Check out www.thechildrensfoundation.ca for contact information.
We will continue to update you on our plans for special events and programs.
McHappy Day has been postponed.
Applications for Playing for Keeps and Camps of Hope remain the same.
We’re all in this together, even if we have to do it apart. Thank you for all the support you give The Children’s Foundation and the families we serve.
On Saturday, March 7th Mark Phillips joined The Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel family as he was honoured, in front of 370 guests, at the Foundation’s Annual Gala that raised a record amount of $175,000! The Guardian Angel Award was created 19 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 absolutely over the moon with the results of our Guardian Angel Gala. This year’s Guardian Angel, Mark Phillips is a real “fire-cracker” in our community and his energy, philanthropy and ongoing generosity has allowed us these incredible results. 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 Mark.”
Gala Chair, Liz Lehtinen commented, “I am, as always, so impressed by the generosity of our community. Thank you to everyone who supported our event and our angel, Mark Phillips.”
On behalf of the children and youth of The Children’s Foundation thank you to everyone who supported the Guardian Angel Gala.
Be sure to check out our Facebook Page for all of the photo’s !
Our hearts are full with the support of our wonderful communities.
The Bean Counter Cafe in Picton, owned by The Children’s Foundation Board member Debbie Tremblay, has been selling “Angel” Cookies throughout November and December in support of our Angel Tree Campaign in Picton.
They have also been collecting hats & mitts for the program as well. Thank you, Debbie, for your dedication and ongoing support.