The Oaktree Project Votes Are In

August 16, 2017


Thanks to your help, we won the first round of the 2017 Oaktree Project with an amazing 294 Votes! Nominations came in many forms and we recieved so many heartfelt stories and testimonials that have inspired us in the work we do. We wanted to share a few of these special nominations below with you. You can read all the nominations for the Children's Foundation by clicking here.

The Grand Finale for the 2017 Oaktree Project will be held on September 21, 2017, at the Art Gallery of Guelph. Save the date - we would love to see you there. Once again, to everyone who submitted a nomination and voted for us, thank you so much for your support. Together we will Build Brighter Futures!


Tara says:

Every child (and family) deserves the opportunity to experience the great wonders of this world, to feel connected to their community, and see their passions through. The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington continues to foster growth and enrich lives through four key pillars, Adopt-A-Family, Food & Friends, Free to Play, and Scholarships, all of which promote healthy heart, mind, and spirit. Extending the Free to Play Program to an additional 20 Syrian refugee children offers a ripple effect in our community and strengthens connectivity, relationships, and well-being. Having personally been involved in the Adopt-A-Family program, we have seen first-hand how incredible this organization is and how focused they are in transitioning funding into action and action into prosperity, which is why we wholeheartedly believe in this foundation and offer our vote to the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington. 

Susan says:

How we treat our young is an indicator of how we will survive as a species. As humans collectively there is nothing more important than the children. The Childrens Foundation addresses not only an immediate need but is far sighted and in harmony with First Nations theology. My grandson (and his little sister) has benefited enormously. The foundation has helped him by providing Tae Kwon Do. The classes give him a much needed positive male role model and teaches him how to be a good person. I vote for The Childrens Foundation. Thank You"