Quinte Children's Foundation
Helping one child at a time.

McHappy Day $30,000 MCHUGE SUCCESS!!

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.

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


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

3rd Annual Cruise for Kids Event Success!!

On Thursday, July 5th The Children’s Foundation hosted it’s 3rd annual Cruise for Kids at the Picton Harbour. With over 230 attendee(s) over two (2) Cruise’s. Thanks for the generous sponsors & donours in PEC, TCF had another successful year. We would like to thank everyone who attended, donated or volunteered to be involved in this event. We can’t wait to see you on the water next year!!

TCF graciously receives $25,000 from The Belleville Senators!

On Saturday, April 14th, 2018 Danielle Robinson and Jonathan Bodden of the Ottawa Senators Foundation along with Sens COO Rob Mullowney and Vice-President of Communications Roger Lajoie, proudly presented The Children’s
Foundation and four other local charities with a cheque for $25,000 each to support programming that benefits the Bay of Quinte in the areas of health, wellness, education and youth.

The Children’s Foundation Executive Director, Connie Reid is overwhelmed by the support of the new local AHL team and is excited for this partnership and what this will mean for our local children and youth.

The Foundation will utilize these funds for the Playing for Keeps program, which helps to cover the cost of registration fees for local children and youth to be able participate in the activity they love.  It is because of amazing partnerships and organizations like the Belleville Senators we are able to help families who are financially struggling.

2017 Guardian Angel Gala a Huge Success

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!

100 Men Who Care Quinte Makes Generous Donation to The Children’s Foundation

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”.



Belleville (Main) Site
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T: 613-962-9292
F: 613-966-3868
E: tcf@highlandshorescas.com

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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