McHappy Day 2017 was a MCHUGE SUCCESS raising $25,200 for The Children’s Foundation. We would like to thank the wonderful McDonald’s owners in Belleville/Madoc Bob & Sylvia Doyle, Belleville (Dundas St.) Colin & Jodi McLean, Quinte West/Brighton Ken & Cynthya Schmidt and Bancroft Jamie Campbell & Terry Vanzant. Together with your support and all the amazing people in our communities we will be able to help many children go to camp through our Camps of Hope program. From everyone at The Children’s Foundation Staff and Board thank you for McHappy Day and every day! Together we are Helping One Child at a Time.
Hope to see some familiar faces out on Wednesday, May 3 helping to support the children and families in our communities. Funds raised at the Belleville, Trenton, Brighton, Bancroft and Madoc McDonald’s Restaurants will help fund our local Programs and Services. Buy a Big Mac®, hot McCafé® beverage or Happy Meal® and McDonald’s will make a donation to The Children’s Foundation.
Together we are Helping One Child at a Time!!
On Saturday March 4, 2017 Cynthya & Ken Schmidt were honoured as this year’s Guardian Angels in front of a record 330 guests, at The Children’s Foundation’s annual gala that raised a new record of $136,000. The Guardian Angel Award was created 17 years ago to recognize philanthropic leadership of individual(s) and groups and we could not think of two (2) more deserving angels within our community to honour. Congratulations, Cynthya & Ken.
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of our exceptionally generous sponsors and donors and our guests. Please know you are truly directly impacting the lives of so many children locally through your generosity. To our lovely co-chairs, Martha Farrell & Sherry Archer, thank you for the endless hours you devoted into making this special evening shine as brightly as the stars and as our two newest Angels, Ken & Cynthya. Thank you to our wonderful committee and amazing volunteers who helped to make this evening into the success it was. On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and especially the children we serve, we thank each and every one of you for your dedication and commitment ~ together, we are Helping One Child At A Time!
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”.
Thank you to Tony Pulla, Re/Max Lakeshore Realty Inc. Brokerage in Cobourg for your generous donation to the children in our community this holiday season.
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.”
Yesterday was a special day here at The Children’s Foundation as we thanked our newest members of our Guardians of Hope program.
* Lindene & Raymond Kaufmann
* The Banquet Centre
Pat & Shannon Burke
Jamie & Nancy Troke
* P. Len Kennedy
* Ann-Marie & Sam Brady
* Fran & Ed Lehtinen
* Julie & Ric Lange
* Yvonne Francis Smith
* Aleesha J. Camp
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
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday …now Giving Tuesday is coming to Canada TODAY Tuesday, November 29.
This is a new Canadian movement for giving back ,taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.
Our Family Services Holiday Programs need your help and we want to thank Mark & Ingrid at 95.5 Hits FM for spreading the word, along with our Community Partner, Dave Allen at #ymcabelleville who is helping to support local Kids for the upcoming holiday season.
To donate to our Family Services Holiday Program and for further information visit our website at www.thechildrensfoundation.ca or call us, 613.962.9292.
As our 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close 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 share with you a video showcasing our many friends and partners standing united against child abuse.