No matter the amount, each dollar you donate to the Children First Fund allows us to go above and beyond our mandated services to provide support and growth for children and youth struggling in our community. Here are just some of the examples of how we are putting your dollars to work:
A month’s toiletries for a youth
Some youth living independently in our community struggle financially to the point that they cannot afford their own personal hygiene products. While a one time donation will allow us to provide a youth with these products for a month, a reoccuring donation will allow us to consistently provide personal hygiene products to a youth in our community.
Weekend emergency food for a youth
Sometimes youth who are living on their own cannot afford to buy enough food to last them until their next paycheck. A one time donation will give a youth in our care a weekend free of worry, while a reoccuring donation will ensure that a youth never has to worry about missing a meal.
2 weeks of summer day camp
Camps are a great place for children to let loose and develop lasting relationships, however not all children get to attend. A one time donation will allow a child in our care to attend two weeks of summer day camp. A reoccuring donation will ensure that several children in our care will get the opportunity to experience the benefits of going to a summer day camp.
1 month of trauma counselling for a child/youth
Some of the children and youth in our care suffer traumas that cannot be resolved with our mandated services. A one time donation will allow for a month of trauma counselling for a child or youth, while a reoccuring donation will ensure that a child or youth has consistent access to counselling until they can fully cope with the trauma.
Specialized Job related skills trainingh
In order for youth in our care to obtain employment and be ready for independent living, they may need certain qualifications that aren’t financially accessible for them. A one time donation will provide the funding for a youth to receive specialized, job related skills training.
textbooks and supplies for a youth
Education is the great equalizer however unfortunately not everyone has equal access to it. A one time donation will give a youth attending post secondary the financial support they need to buy textbooks and other school supplies such as technical equipment for a semester of learning.
Financial support for a post secondary program
Post secondary education is an important part of many career paths however it isn’t a financial commitment everyone can make. A one time donation will provide a youth with the financial support they need to attend two semesters of a post-secondary program.
Thank you for your generous support of the Children First Fund. Together, we are making a huge difference in the lives of children and youth in our community.