On Saturday September 16th family and colleagues gathered at Highland Shores Children’s Aid to remember Ken Sykes and raised $12,800 for The Children’s Foundation Reach for Success Bursary Awards Program.
Ken 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.
The Children’s Foundation Executive Director, Connie Reid remarked, “All funds raised from this event go to our Bursary program. We hit a milestone this year and to-date over $100,000 has been raised for this program.”
Candice Pilgrim, a former bursary recipient herself, commented, “Post-secondary education is a pivotal opportunity for youth-in-care, most of whom have little to no financial support from their families. Lack of financial support should not be a barrier to the pursuit of higher education. The Children’s Foundation Reach for Success Bursaries are a welcome aid to supplement those youth who otherwise may not have the resources to attend college or university.” Candice is a family lawyer with O’Flynn Weese LLP.
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
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2018 Guardian Angel
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The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties, has opened nominations for the 2018 Guardian Angel Award for Philanthropic Leadership.
This prestigious annual event to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in its 17th 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 2018 Angel Nomination Form or by contacting the Foundation office to request a nomination form at 613-962-9292.
The closing date for all entries is Friday, August 25, 2017.
The Board of Directors of the The Children’s Foundation will review all nominations and select an ‘Angel(s)’ at our
September Board meeting.
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.”
As our 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month is hitting the half way point 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 hope to see all of you GO PURPLE on October 24th this year.
Together we are #Helpingonechildatatime #ibreakthesilence