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Help! More Holiday Heroes Urgently Needed

November 24, 2016
  The demand for the Children’s Foundation Adopt-A-Family Program has increased this year with over 920 families already referred to the program by social workers and more referrals coming in every day. Unfortunately this increase in demand is challenging to meet and currently there are about 200 families still waiting to be “adopted” this year. “Sometimes we can't control life's plot... → read more

Christmas Magic

Adopt-A-Family Makes Suzy and Michael Feel Special and Cared For

October 28, 2016
Story by Emily Jones Stepping outside into that cool, crisp air, we all know it’s coming. Soon enough, if not already, we’ll be thinking about making a list of whom we need to shop for this year. Week by week, we’ll be getting closer to that moment. The moment we get to see the smiles on the faces of our... → read more

Inspiration 2016

Inspiration 2016, Thursday November 3rd.

September 23, 2016
  Inspiration is a magical family event celebrating the arts and the Guelph-Wellington community! All proceeds from Inspiration go to the Children’s Foundation of Guelph-Wellington Free to Play Program. Beyond serving as a fundraiser for the CFGW Free To Play Program, Inspiration is also an opportunity to acknowledge meaningful contributions to the arts in Guelph and surrounding areas. Each year, the Inspiration committee selects one... → read more

Adopt A Family Matches donors with families in need in order to lift spirits and make Christmas shine a little brighterFree to Play gives children a chance to participate in recreational activities they couldn't otherwise affordFood and Friends provides students the nutrition they need to learnScholarships help youth take their next step in their educational journeyTotal children helped by communitySummary of our programs and success stories