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Annual General Meeting

Monday, June 13th is The Children’s Foundation Annual General Meeting at 4:30pm,  363 Dundas Street West, Belleville.

Join us as we reflect on the events of 2021 and look ahead to an exciting future!

RSVP to kim.henry@Highlandshorescas.com

Thank you to our Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers & Donors who helped make this year great children and youth.

Together we are #helpingonechildatatime

Gala almost SOLD OUT and Angel Nominations now open

The Children’s Foundation “The Rat Pack Gala- A Swinging Affair”, honouring 2021/2022 Guardian Angel Bernie Ouellet for his contributions  to the welfare of children and youth in our community, is almost SOLD OUT! 

Limited tickets are still available by visiting  The Gala website

As The Children’s Foundation’s main fundraiser for the year, The Guardian Angel Gala raises money to help at risk children and youth within Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward County.

Without this gala TCF cannot send kids to camp, register them in sports or activities, or provide bursaries and scholarships for post-secondary education. These past few years have been particularly challenging for our at-risk children and youth and these children and youth need our support now more than ever!

We also are now accepting nominations for future Guardian Angels. Nomination forms are available at by clicking here

For more information contact:

Kim Henry, Executive Director  Kim.henry@highlandshorescas.com

613-962-9292

McHappy Day will put a smile on kids faces!

It was a very McHappy day! The sun was shining, fun was in the air and smiles were on faces as the community joined together to celebrate McHappy Day on May 11th.

Thanks to the generosity from our community over $20,000 was raised at our local McDonalds restauraunts to help support at risk children in our community!

That means that over 75 kids will get to explore learn and play through our Camps of Hope program. Without the support of McDonalds and our very generous community, this camp would not be an option for these children.

The kindness in our community is never anything shy of remarkable and truly helps make a huge difference in the lives of so many children!

Kim Henry, Executive Director of The Children’s Foundation commented “I am overwhelmed with joy. It is truly incredible to witness the kindness and warm hearts that is among our community. Without the support of our community, we wouldn’t be able to help make such a positive impact on so many children’s lives. I want to thank everyone involved that helped make McHappy day such a success.  I continue to wear my McSmile today!”

This day would not have been so amazing without the help from generous patrons, our local McDonald’s owners, the McDonald’s staff and our volunteers.

On behalf of The Children’s Foundation board of directors, staff and the children we help, we want to say thank you for making this McHappy day such a wonderful success!

Please visit our website www.thechildrensfoundation.com to learn more about how to apply for funding to send your child to camp through our Camps of Hope program.

https://inquinte.ca/story/mchappy-day-will-send-75-kids-to-camp

More opportunities for local children to ‘Reach For Success’

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The Children’s Foundation Reach For Success program is back.

The initiative allows local youth to access post-secondary funding and now those same bursaries and scholarships are open to the public, with an increased number and amount to reflect inflation.

As a result, recipients will be able to attend college or university in their pursuit of a career.

The Foundation will hand out its Reach For Success awards in August.

Find out more: https://thechildrensfoundation.ca/?page_id=158

Rat Pack Gala

The Children’s Foundation Presents “The Rat Pack Gala- A Swinging Affair”

Honoring 2021/2022 Guardian Angel Bernie Ouellet for his contributions to the welfare of children and youth in our community

 

When: Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Where: The Grand, 70 Harder Drive Belleville.

About: The Guardian Angel Gala is The Children’s Foundation’s main fundraiser for the year and raises money to help at-risk children and youth within Hastings, Northumberland, and Prince Edward County.

Without this gala, TCF cannot send kids to camp, register them in sports or activities, or provide bursaries and scholarships for post-secondary education. These past few years have been particularly challenging for our at-risk children and youth and these children and youth need our support now more than ever!

Gala Chair Liz Lehtinen commented, “We are ecstatic to have our annual gala back this year after having to take last year off due to COVID-19. We can’t wait to present this year’s event in honor of Bernie Ouellet, a true community angel, in an all-new location to raise money for the children who need it most.”

Please visit our website www.thechildrensfoundation.ca  to learn more about The Children’s Foundation.

For more information contact:

Kim Henry, Executive Director

Kim.henry@highlandshorescas.com

613-962-9292

Currency For Kids: your foreign currency can help kids in need

https://inquinte.ca/story/currency-for-kids-exchanges-foreign-currency-for-local-assistance

Currency for Kids ‘Spends’ The Time to Ensure Our Local Community is Thriving!

The Children’s Foundation has a new way of fundraising. Currency for Kids! Through Currency for Kids, The Children’s Foundation will accept all currency from anywhere in the world. Through this program metal (from coins) and paper (from banknotes) would be recycled and used to support our community.

“Spring is around the corner, and so is spring cleaning!

It’s the perfect time to bring in any foreign currency that you find while doing your clean-up! Every coin or bill received will help kids in our community”, says Kim Henry, Executive Director.

By donating something that has little to no value to the TCF Currency for Kids, you will be helping make a difference in a child’s life.

Donations can be mailed or dropped off at The Children’s Foundation office or at one of our community locations. No worries about using the postal system. The currency has no value at this time, the value is only realized after it is repatriated. For larger quantities, donors can contact the TCF office, or a staff member or volunteer can do pick-ups of larger donations. The issuing of Charitable Tax Receipts could be provided upon request if they meet the charity’s receipt issuing policy.

Because of you, the children and youth in our community get to have ‘priceless’ experiences! Please visit our website www.thechildrensfoundation.ca to learn more about The Children Foundation.

For more information regarding Currency for Kids contact:

Kim Henry

kim.henry@highlandshorescas.com

613-962-9292 (Ext. 5)

 

Jump Into Spring Pajama ‘Party’

The Children’s Foundations’ First Jump into Spring Pajama ‘Party’

With February being the gloomiest month of the year, The Children’s Foundation wanted to put a little ‘Spring’ in your step! Come join us for our first Jump into Spring Pajama Party where you can have fun picking out some new pajamas for your children!

The Jump into Spring Pajama Party will be held at The Children’s Foundation at 363 Dundas St. W in Belleville ON. on March 10th from 12 pm- 4 pm, and March 11th from 8 am- 4 pm. Bring your bag and your little ones to pick out some of their own pajamas free of charge!

If you are interested in any pajamas but are unable to join us on those days, send an email and we can make other arrangements!

“This previous year has been difficult for a lot of families, financially and mentally. On top, this time of the year is traditionally a gloomy time. We wanted to create a little ‘Spring’ and sunshine for all the families in our local communities. We want to welcome everyone to share in the sunshine for our first Jump into Spring Pajama Party and get out of the house and allow the little ones a bit of freedom in picking out their own new PJs!”, says Kim Henry, Executive Director.

Because of you, and the giving community that we all live in, we are able to provide small bits of sunshine and activities like this to the children, youth, and families in our local communities! Please visit our website www.thechildrensfoundation.ca to learn more about The Children Foundation.

For more information regarding Jump into Spring Pajama Party contact:

Kaitlyn.saseniuk@highlandshorescas.com

613-962-9292 (Ext. 2)

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The BIGGEST thank you to our generous sponsors!
Because of you, we will be able to run the best comedy night & dinner of the year in support of all the children & youth in our communities!
Thank you to
Tickets are selling quickly! Purchase your ticket now to guarantee your seat!
Tickets are $100 and include
The Show 🎆
A Delicious Dinner 🍝
A scrumptious Dessert 🍨
and a complimentary Cocktail 🍸
The only thing left to do is get out that ‘night out’ outfit you hid in the closet!
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the link below!
We can’t wait to see you there!

For The Love of Laughter Comedy Night & Dinner

For The Love of Laughter Comedy Night Postponed to April 1st, 2022

In true comedic style, The Children’s Foundation has decided to postpone For The Love of Laughter comedy night to April 1st, 2022- which will end up being the funniest day of the year.

With the current status of Covid-19 and the effects, it’s had on our community The Children’s Foundation has made the responsible decision to postpone their first annual For The Love of Laughter comedy night until it is safer to have groups of individuals indoors. The Children’s Foundation’s mission is to help support children & youth in the community, and it wouldn’t be responsible to put the community at risk.

The theme of the night will still be love, and the love of laughter, but now with an April 1st twist to it! There is never a bad time to celebrate love, and laugh at the same time! All of the food, drinks, comedians, location, and laughs will all stay the same!

Hosted by Shannon Laverty from Yuk Yuk’s Stand- Up Comedy. Presenting headliner and hit comedian Ian Sirota, featuring Jarrett Campbell.

All proceeds will go towards the core programs at The Children’s Foundation. Coming out of the lockdown the children & youth within our community will need our support more than ever. The need for sports funding, camp funding & mental health resource programs will be at an all-time high, and The Children’s Foundation is asking the community to step forward and continue its support. Because of you, we will be able to assist every child that is in need.

Tickets are $100 each and include: dinner, dessert & a complimentary surprise signature cocktail, and are available to purchase now! Ticket link: www.trellis.org/lovelaughter

April 1st, 2022, at The Grand in Belleville, ON.

For more information go to:

www.thechildrensfoundation.ca

For more information regarding For The Love of Laughter comedy night contact:

Zoey Jouwstra

613-962-9292 ex. 2470

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