Like us, do you believe all children deserve encouragement and support? If so, please consider adding a charitable bequest to your will to help the children of tomorrow. You have the chance to make a lasting impact on many young lives. A bequest of any size can make a significant impact. 

A gift to the Children's Foundation can help change a child’s life. You can help many children get a leg up on life and give them support through a stage that is so critical to their learning and self-image. We have met donors and volunteers who were assisted by the Children’s Foundation years ago – the support they received was transformative. Let’s build a community where all children will have that same opportunity to reach their full potential.

If the Children’s Foundation is already in your will, trust or other estate plans - thank you! Please let us know about your plans and we will add you to our Bright Futures Club (Contact Glenna Banda 519-826-9551 Ext.24 or The Bright Futures Club is a special group of individuals who share a vision of all children reaching their full potential. Bright Futures Club members will be provided with a special annual update on how our programs are working toward our shared vision.

How to include the Children's Foundation in your estate plans


Thank you for considering including the Children’s Foundation in your will. Here are two steps to help you get started.

1. Think about which aspect of the Children’s Foundation you would most like to help.

You can direct your gift to the Children’s Foundation to whichever program you are most passionate about. Our programs are:

Adopt-A-Family provides families hope and support over the Christmas season.

Food & Friends provides students the nutrition they need to learn.

Free to Play provides financial assistance for sports, camp and the arts.

Scholarships provide financial support for post-secondary education to youth who have overcome adversity and challenges to graduate high school.

You can also leave an unrestricted gift which will be directed to the area of greatest need at the time we receive your gift.

If you have questions about how you would like your gift to be directed, contact Glenna Banda 519-826-9551 ext.24 or

2. Decide how you would like to give.

There are a number of legacy giving options including bequests, gifts of life insurance, gifts of RRSPs and others.Each have different types of tax benefits. Set up an appointment with your professional advisor (i.e. financial advisor or attorney) to decide what will work best for you and your family.

Once you have decided, your professional advisor will include the appropriate wording in your will.

To include the Children’s Foundation include:

a. Our legal name: The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington

b. Charitable Registration Number: 140543430 RR0001

c. How you would like the funds allocated (Where Needed Most, Adopt-A-Family, Food & Friends, Free to Play or Scholarships).