Most York Region families are already starting to prepare for the
upcoming school year. For many of the children and youth we serve, a new backpack
full of supplies to start the year or an extra-curricular program or activity are
often not possible.
By supporting our 2014 Back-to-School Campaign, you provide
the essentials to help vulnerable children and youth develop to their fullest
Here are some ways you can help:
Sponsor a specific child. You will receive a brief bio on the
child, including their first name, age, gender clothing and shoe size, and grade
they will be entering, so that you can shop specifically for this child and fill
their backpack. Please contact Leslie Humphy at 905-895-2318, ext. 6347 or
Make a tax-receiptable donation and ensure we can help now
with back-to-school as well as throughout the year with items that do not fit into
a school bag, such as a class trip, a sports registration, or tutoring - so they
do not get left behind.
Here are some examples of how your support can have a positive impact:
- $25 helps provide a new pair of running shoes for gym class
- $50 fills a school bag with supplies, so a child can start the year off right
- $75 allows a child to participate in a school trip
- $100 buys a child a school uniform or outfit for a special school function
- $250 provides tutoring or help with post-secondary textbooks for a struggling student
Click here to donate now
to transfer to our Canada Helps page. Select Donate Now and elect Back to School
Campaign; or send your donation by cheque payable to the York Region Children's
Fund, Kennedy Place, 16915 Leslie St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9A1
Host a back-to-school drive to collect new school supplies,
such as pencils, pens, paper, pencil crayons, binders, and essential toiletries.
Please contact Leslie Humphy at 905-895-2318, ext. 6347 or
However you choose to help, thank you.
You truly make a difference in the lives of the children that we serve.