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
Check out this fine looking crew getting their “Go Purple” on at the Belleville Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting earlier today.
Todd Smith, MPP, Prince Edward – Hastings; Rick Phillips,Warden of Hastings County; Mayor Robert Quaiff, Picton, Mayor Jim Harrison, Quinte West; Mayor Taso Christopher, Belleville; Connie Reid and Mark Kartusch are showing their support for the #iBreaktheSilence campaign.
We hope to see you dressed in your purple swag over the month of October. Contact our office to get information on how you can get your hands on the 2016 Go Purple tshirts and other SWAG items we have.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 Guardian Angel
Image by The Belleville Intelligencer (www.intelligencer.ca)
The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties, has opened nominations for the 2017 Guardian Angel Award for Philanthropic Leadership.
This prestigious annual event to be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in its 16th 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 www.thechildrensfoundation.ca or by contacting the Foundation office to request a nomination form at 613-962-9292
The closing date for all entries is Friday, August 26, 2016.
The Board of Directors of the The Children’s Foundation will review all nominations and select an ‘Angel(s)’ at our September Board meeting.
Thank you to the man in the BIG RED SHOES, Owner Lisa Wilson and everyone at the Northumberland McDonalds locations for partnering with us on McHappy Day in May.
After a few days we have been able to sit back and look at all the wonderful memories captured aboard our 1st Annual Cruise for the Kids that took place aboard the Island Queen out of the Picton Harbour. We would like to thank everyone who supported and partnered with us on this inaugural sailing event in support of The Children’s Foundation Playing for Keeps service in Prince Edward County.
From Picton Dental Centre our Title Sponsor, Prinzen Ford Sales, Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Co., Home Hardware Picton and
McDougall Insurance and Financial Picton.
To our suppliers Flowers N’ Such, Pure County Water, The Impish Grins, Picton Kinsmen, The Bean Counter Cafe and ALL local businesses who donated to our silent auction THANK YOU!!!
And to County Live & 99.3 County FM thank you for your continued support throughout event!!!
16TH Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards Will Honour
Achievements of Over 130 Deserving Children and Youth in Care
June 15, 2016 – Today, The Children’s Foundation celebrates its 16th, ‘Reach for Success Youth Awards’ ceremony. It seems fitting to hold the ceremony at Loyalist College, as 34% of the Bursary Recipients will be returning to, or starting their studies at the College this fall. Tonight we will award 59 Reach for Success Bursaries!! We will also recognize 72 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.
“For some, this is their first certificate of achievement. For others, they received a Youth Award in the past and tonight they are on stage accepting a Reach for Success Bursary. As the Executive Director of The Children’s Foundation it truly is a special night for me and our organization. The Children’s Foundation volunteers work countless hours raising funds for our Reach for Success Youth Awards and Bursaries and to see and hear the appreciation from the children and youth definitely makes it all worth it!!” commented Connie Reid, Executive Director, The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.
“We congratulate the many deserving recipients of both the Youth Awards and the Reach for Success Bursaries for their determination and achievements. Assisting youth in care to realize their academic goals continues to be a priority for Highland Shores Children’s Aid and the support provided by the community for this event over the past 16 years has been instrumental in helping us do that.” said Mark Kartusch, Executive Director of Highland Shores Children’s Aid.
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 living in poverty 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.
On Saturday, March 5th Heather and John Williams joined The Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel family as they were honoured, in front of a record 320 guests, at the foundation’s annual gala that raised $130,000! The Guardian Angel Award was created 16 years ago to recognize philanthropic leadership of individual(s) and groups.
Gala Co-Chairs, Golda and Tom Lafferty commented,” The night was truly magical. We were honoured and humbled by the generosity of our community, who once again, supported The Children’s Foundation so we can continue to provide support for children and youth in our area. “
The Children’s Foundation Executive Director Connie Reid remarked, “Heather and John Williams have chosen to support area children not only with their donations, but with their time and encouragement for others to follow their example. They fully embrace the Foundation’s motto, “That no child or youth will do without and every child and youth will have equal opportunities to help them realize their fullest potential in life.”