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Gala 2018 logo - no co-op

October 13th, 2018


Around the World 2018 gets tropical with "Aloha 'Ohana"


Celebrate community and belonging at the annual Around the World Gala, filled with

fun for a meaningful cause. ‘Ohana is a key concept in Hawaiian culture, referring

to an extended sense of family including neighbours and communities.


YOU are our 'ohana, helping strengthen our community by providing children and youth

the opportunities to build hope for lifelong change and break the cycle of poverty.


Tickets are on sale now!! CLICK HERE to hula to new heights with us.


Trees for Tots

January 5th, 2019



2018 was another record-breaking year! 3,235 trees and

over $55,000 raised... Thank you for making this possible!


Over 3,200 trees were picked up in the City of Guelph!

Mark your calendars for our 2019 pick up date: Saturday, January 5th!


 Live Free cropped


March 1st, 2019



2018 Help Kids Live Free From Hunger raised over $77,000!


Thank you to all of the programs, schools, students, teachers and sponsors for joining

together to have such an incredible impact - you are  bringing  healthy food to hungry

minds and helping end youth hunger.




May 14th, 2019



Together we raised $28,000 at Fore Our Kids!!


Click here to visit the 2018 event page and view photos from the day.

And SAVE THE DATE for May 14th, 2019!!




Third Party Events

Click here to host your own Third Party Fundraiser 




2018 Ribfest logo


Guelph Ribfest

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2018


A weekend of music, community, and the best rib vendors around! Come for a great

family weekend and visit the Children's Foundation at the beverage tent.


Interested in volunteering? Email Brenda@childrensfoundation.org.

Click here for more information.



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Skyline 14th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Thursday, September 13, 2018


A day of golf, food and prizes - all for a great cause!

All funds raised support Skyline's foundation charities, including the Children's

Foundation Food & Friends and Free to Play Programs.


Click here for registration and more information.



Smile Cookie



Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign

September 17 - 23, 2018


Get a smile - give a smile.

Purchase a $1 Smile Cookie at participating Tim Hortons locations and your full dollar

will support the Food & Friends Program, bringing healthy food to hungry minds.


Click here for more information. 


Bishop's Dinner logo 2018



2018 Bishop's Dinner for Community Needs

Thursday, October 4, 2018


This year, the Bishop's Dinner brings together over 500 guests and dignitaries to

celebrate community, friendship and charity with Bishop Crosby. All proceeds from the

evening will support charities within Guelph and Wellington.


Generously hosted by the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

Click here for tickets and more information. 


Elora Handmade Market Fall 2018


Elora Handmade Market

Sunday, October 28, 2018


The Elora Handmade Market (EHM) is a curated indie-craft market featuring local and

regional artisans showcasing quality crafts perfect for yourself, your home, or Christmas

shopping! This is not your grandma's craft show - artisans are hand-picked, bringing the

best of classic crafts and adding a modern twist.


All proceeds from admission ($2), raffle table and bake sale are donated to a local Food

& Friends Program, bringing healthy food to hungry minds.

Click here for more information. 



Inspiration 2018



Inspiration 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018


Inspiration is a magical family event celebrating the arts and the Guelph-Wellington

community! All proceeds go to the Children’s Foundation Free to Play Program.


This year's concert features the Philosopher Kings!

Click here for tickets and more information.