Quinte Children's Foundation
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2021 Guardian Angel Gala Update

The Children’s Foundation annual Guardian Angel Gala celebrating our 2021 Guardian Angel, Bernie Ouellet, has been postponed to March 5, 2022.

We made this decision in order to honour Bernie in the typical TCF Gala style that he deserves! This decision came to light due to the unknowns associated with the current COVID-19 restrictions. Keeping our community safe is top priority.

Due to the postponement of the event, Bernie is our first Angel to be honoured two (2) years straight! We look forward to 2022 when we can properly celebrate such an important member of our community.

To become a sponsor, donate to the Live or Silent Auction, or to be put on the ticket waitlist, contact Alyssa Parks, Special Events Coordinator at Alyssa.Parks@highlandshorescas.com

Strive to Thrive Pilot Program Launch!

The Children’s Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the pilot program ‘Strive to Thrive’ on Thursday, January 28th. This is a program aimed at Mental Health for Children and Youth in Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.

With the growing numbers of children and youth experiencing challenges to their mental health, and the added effects of Covid-19 pandemic safety measures such as restrictions and isolation for safety, The Children’s Foundation wants to focus on delivering programs to children and youth that will strengthen and support their physical, mental and emotional health, to offer mental health support where greater needs are identified.

The Children’s Foundation, working with Highland Shores Children’s Aid, identifies at-risk children and youth’s mental health as a priority. The Highland Shores Children’s Aid has a team of trained social workers who are able to identify those at greatest risk in terms of their mental health, and offer support and resources to them, or refer them to other professionals, often before they are in crisis.

The ‘Strive To Thrive’ program will offer activities aimed at creating positive self esteem for children and youth, as well as providing life-skills training and care kits for older youth living on their own for the first time.“Up to seventy percent of mental health problems and illnesses begin in childhood or adolescence, and as many as three in four children and youth with mental health problems and illnesses do not access services and treatments. We want to be there to help at risk children and youth now, to prevent future mental health problems”, says Executive Director Kim Henry.

To help support this program, click here and donate today!

Angel Tree Campaign Helps over 300 local children for the Holidays!

Another successful year for the Prince Edward County Angel Tree program!!

This year, the campaign was able to help over 300 children in Prince Edward County enjoy this holiday season.

Campaign Coordinator, Susan Rose would like to thank all of the very generous donors who helped make this years campaign a success, especially during the uncertain times that have been 2020.

We would also like to give a special thanks to Picton Home Hardware, Picton Sobey’s, Picton Kinsmen Club and Picton Giant Tiger for partnering with this campaign every year and donating time and money to help those in need.

Together we are Helping One Child at a Time!

How you can donate this holiday season!

2020 has been anything but normal- including the upcoming holiday season. The Children’s Foundation is asking you to help children and youth in need this holiday season.

With the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the need for help this year is greater than ever! Some families have been unable to work and are facing financial hardships; some are struggling finding a balance with multiple children and having different needs; some just need help trying to put food on the table. So many unique situations all needing the same thing – help and support to create a happy, healthy and positive holiday.

There are many ways you can help support these families:

-Make a cash donation *click here*

-Donate a gift card for families to purchase food, toys and everyday needs

-Purchase new toys and help families in need put a special gift under the tree

-Donate care package items for older youth. Youth need hair products, deodorant, razors and shaving gel, feminine hygiene products, etc.

You can drop these items off at The Children’s Foundation office (East Side entrance of Children’s Aid) at 363 Dundas Street West in Belleville from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9-3pm. We will be accepting toy and care package donations until Tuesday, December 22nd.

On behalf of the children and youth of The Children’s Foundation thank you for Helping One Child at a Time because Kids Can’t Wait.

For more information contact:

Kim Henry, Executive Director

613.962.9292 ext. 2391  kim.henry@highlandshorescas.com

$75,000 Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon!

On Wednesday, October 7th The Children’s Foundation partnered with Mix 97, Rock 107, CJBQ, 955 Hits FM and Cool 100 to coordinate the 1st Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon in support of The Children’s Foundation servings Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward County raising an outstanding total of $75,000!!!

Board Chair Sherry Archer says, “Thank you so much to all of the radio stations involved, TCF staff, volunteers, sponsors, and donors to help create such a wonderful day. The support has been overwhelming and we are so fortunate to be involved in such a generous community.”

Executive Director, Kim Henry commented, “We will be able to help so many children and youth through our programs and services because of the money raised here today. I am overwhelmed! We live in a great community!”

On behalf of the children and youth of The Children’s Foundation thank you to everyone who supported the Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon.

TCF Summer Fun Kits Success!

We can all agree Summer 2020 looked very different for everyone!

Fortunately, with the help of TCF sponsors, donors and volunteers we were able to produce and distribute 100 Summer Fun Kits to children & youth in care to help bring a little taste of Summer Camp, home.

Thank you to everyone who donated to these kits and those who volunteered their time to help us put these together and get them distributed.

Together we are #helpingonechildatatime

$800 Donation to The Children’s Foundation

Thank you to Steve Marshman Fine Jewellery & Design for the donation of $800.00 towards The Children’s Foundation programs and services that are currently helping local families and youth effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are so fortunate to live in an area filled with generous business owners & organizations.

This was a first for a cheque presentation being done six feet apart but together we are #helpingonechildatatime

For more information on how you can donate to help local families, please check out our Donate Now page!

2020 Guardian Angel Mark Phillips honoured at Gala!

On Saturday, March 7th Mark Phillips joined The Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel family as he was honoured, in front of 370 guests, at the Foundation’s Annual Gala that raised a record amount of $175,000! The Guardian Angel Award was created 19 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 absolutely over the moon with the results of our Guardian Angel Gala. This year’s Guardian Angel, Mark Phillips is a real “fire-cracker” in our community and his energy, philanthropy and ongoing generosity has allowed us these incredible results. 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 Mark.”

Gala Chair, Liz Lehtinen commented, “I am, as always, so impressed by the generosity of our community. Thank you to everyone who supported our event and our angel, Mark Phillips.”

On behalf of the children and youth of The Children’s Foundation thank you to everyone who supported the Guardian Angel Gala.

Be sure to check out our Facebook Page for all of the photo’s !

2020 Guardian Angel: Mark Phillips

2020 Guardian Angel-Mark Phillips

Our Angel Announcement finished with a bang! We are pleased and excited to announce Mark Phillips as our 2020 Guardian Angel! It brought us such joy to see the group of people who came out to the announcement last night to show Mark the support and gratitude that he has been providing our community for years.

We are so excited and couldn’t think of a better recipient for this award. If you are interested in sponsoring, donating or purchasing tickets please call 613-962-9292.

Thank you and together we are #helpingonechildatatime

19th Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards


19TH Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards Honoured

Achievements of Over 100 Deserving Children and Youth in Care

Today, The Children’s Foundation is celebrating it’s 19th annual ‘Reach for Success Youth Awards’ ceremony.  It seems fitting to hold the ceremony at Loyalist College, as a number of the Bursary Recipients will be returning to, or starting their studies at the College this fall.  Tonight, we will award 36 Reach for Success Bursaries! We are also recognizing 52 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.



Belleville (Main) Site
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T: 613-962-9292
F: 613-966-3868

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Northumberland Site
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T: 905-372-1821 x1258
F: 905-372-5284


Prince Edward County Site
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T: 613-476-7957 x2470
F: 613-476-2316