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It’s Official! Guelph and Wellington Holiday Heroes have saved the day for the Children’s Foundation Adopt-A-Family Program

December 12, 2018
The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s Adopt-A-Family elves have been hustling and bustling over the past two months, matching families referred to them by social workers with  generous donors in the community. With a wonderful outpouring of support from the community, they are overjoyed that all 1,134 families referred are being helped!   “Every year, tears flow as we... → read more

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Adopt-A-Family Provides Opportunity for Personal Growth

November 20, 2018
Giving can not only help the person receiving your support, it can also provide you with great joy and sometimes even a learning experience. Many staff, volunteers and donors have reflected that participating in Adopt-A-Family has made them grow as a person and increase their compassion and understanding. Adopt-A-Family focuses on supporting families over the Holidays who are in a... → read more


Introducing Free to Grow

October 29, 2018
  The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington has evolved their Free to Play Program, now called Free to Grow. The Free to Grow Program will still fund recreational activities like sports, arts and camps. However, families will now be able to choose to receive financial assistance for life-skill development activities such as babysitting, driver training, tutoring and more. In... → read more

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