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Upcoming Dates

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Charity Challenge  
Sunday October 20, 2013

Men Behaving Boldly
Thursday November 7, 2013

Seasons Christmas Show
November 22-24, 2013

Include Peel Children’s Aid Foundation in your next party

Include Peel Children’s Aid Foundation in your next party
Peel Children’s Aid Foundation is now an official charity partner of ECHOage, an online birthday party service where kids get the gifts they want AND give to a charity! Check it out in time for your child's next birthday and help your kids learn to share their blessings while having fun.
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Volunteer for Peel Children’s Aid

Gap Canada, our generous corporate sponsors have donated thousands of dollars of clothes for disadvantaged children and youth. We need volunteers to de-tag the items at the Gap’s Distribution Centre in Bolton.

Volunteer Opportunities take place Monday- Friday from 9:30am – 2:30 pm and are a great way for teens to get their necessary volunteer hours.

For more information or to schedule a shift contact laurie-peelcasfoundation@bell.net.

July 2013 Newsletter

Back to School with Confidence

Back to School with ConfidenceImagine the first day of school as a young student, without the basic school supplies and lacking the confidence one needs to reach their full potential. This is the reality for more than 500 children and youth under the care or supervision of Peel Children’s Aid.  While many of their peers anticipate the start to the school year, the new school supplies, outfits and backpacks, these children dread standing out amongst their classmates.

For those children living in poverty the first day of school is often filled with anxiety.  Their families may have struggled – not always successfully – to provide clothing and food for school, and many are unable to afford the high cost of school supplies. How terrible it must be to feel “different” on the very first day, on top of the regular anxiety about fitting in, finding friends and meeting new teachers. In recent years, Peel Region’s child poverty-rate has been growing faster than anywhere else in the GTA. At Peel Children’s Aid Foundation we see no decrease in poverty related needs for children and youth, as requests for school supplies are already pouring in.   

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Recognizing Excellence in our Donors and Youth

Recognizing Excellence in our Donors and YouthIt was an evening of inspiration and celebration as our donors and bursary winners came together to be recognized. Hosted at the beautiful Mississauga Convention Centre, donors were recognized for reaching milestones in giving, and bursary winners were announced and given their awards.

One by one, our youth came to the stage unfolding their personal stories about past struggles, successes and future goals. In total, forty-two youth received bursaries furthering education at university, college or trade school.  Youth had the opportunity to meet the donor of their bursary and thank them personally for the difference they are making in their lives.

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Peel Children’s Aid Foundation Celebrates Two Amazing Events

Damsels in De-Stress Damsels in De-Stress
On Thursday May 9th, over 200 women joined us for an exciting evening celebrating the fusion of beauty, fashion, and art. Held at the beautiful Mississauga Convention Centre, Damsels in De-Stress highlighted the more playful aspects of being a woman with a Hollywood theme that allowed our guests to feel like stars all night long.

 

‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Classic 2013
‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Classic 2013
Yet another successful golf tournament has come to an end and we at Peel Children’s Aid Foundation are prouder than ever to share our new successes with you!  For the very first time, our 2013 ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Classic reached maximum capacity!

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Donor Profile: Gap Canada

Donor Profile: Gap Canada  

For over seven years, GAP Canada and the GAP Foundation have supported Peel Children’s Aid Foundation programs for disadvantaged children and youth. Through financial and in-kind donations, GAP Canada has given over $200,000 to Peel Children’s Aid Foundation, and their support continues to grow.

They are loyal advocates for providing youth with opportunities to change their future and have successful adult lives. Through their support of the Skills for Success program, GAP Canada has given hundreds of youth the chance to gain real-life skills that will assist them in planning their successful futures. The GAP Foundation specifically supports workshops for youth to assist in finding part time work, writing resumes and preparing for interviews.

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