Charities and Non-Profits Serving Children

Welcome to our Charities and Non-Profits page, where we are working hard to continue adding more resources for those seeking worthy causes for which to donate and / or volunteer. All of the organizations on this page serve children, and some serve families as well. Please take the time to learn more about them, and how you can help brighten the life of a child in need.

 

Local Organizations

 

Bereaved Families of Ontario Halton / Peel Region

Bereaved Families of Halton / Peel

Bereaved Families of Ontario-Halton/Peel is a compassionate, non-profit, peer support organization providing programs and services for people who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Our Mission Statement is” We are the bereaved helping the bereaved learn to live with grief.” We cannot take away the pain of your loss, but we will travel the road with you and together help the healing begin.

Donations – Donations can be made through our website link to Canadahelps.org

Contact Information and Website
Phone number 905-848-4337
Toll free# 1-877-826-3566 FREE
Email info@bereavedfamilies.ca
Website: www.bereavedfamilies.ca

 

Drew Hildebrand Teen Benefit Fund

 

Drew Hildebrand Teen Benefit Fund

Drew Hildebrand died at the age of 16, a victim of teen violence. Drew was a turnaround teen, and was recognized for his initiative by his high school, Thomas A Blakelock. In Drew’s memory, the charity offers postsecondary scholarships to turnaround teens so they can achieve a better life. At our June 2010 Walk, five deserving participants from the Peel and Halton regions received scholarships to the postsecondary school of their choice. The charity has two major fundraisers – a 5K Walk/Run and a charity golf tournament. The charity also uses Drew’s story to raise awareness of teen violence. Charitable Registration #852039866RR0001

Donations – To Donate please visit www.drewhildebrandtbf.com/donate

Contact Information and Website:
Jay Hildebrand, Crystal Simmons, Kim Evershed- Founders
Phone: 905-814-1306
e mail: dhtbf@rogers.com
Website: www.dhtbf.com
Scholarship info: http://www.drewhildebrandtbf.com/scholarship/
Events: http://www.drewhildebrandtbf.com/events/

 

Erinoak Kids Foundation

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest Children’s Treatment Centre serving over 9000 children and their families in the regions of Halton, Peel, Dufferin, and in some cases Waterloo and Wellington. We are committed to building on the strengths of children so that they may achieve their potential to grow up to lead fulfilling lives and push the boundaries of possibility.

Funding from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services – Ontario government – covers our core services, but ancillary programs, research initiatives and new equipment needed by children and youth to grow their interests and practice social skills, rely on support from the private sector and generous donors from our communities.

Donations – You can donate:

• Online through the website

• Through the telephone at (905) 491-4437.

Donations are appreciated and tax deductible. Thank you!

Contact Information and Website:
Contact Information and website:
Anissa Hilborn, President
Phone: (905) 491-4461
E-mail: ahilborn@erinoakkids.ca
Website: www.erinoakkids.ca

 

The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children

The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children

The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children has been offering hope and encouragement to bereaved children and youth in the Halton and Peel areas since 1999. We offer peer support groups for children (3-12 years) and teens (13-18 years) who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling. Grief support groups for their adult caregivers are available as well. Ongoing support groups meet every other week throughout the school year and are offered at no cost to families. We also provide educational and training presentations about childhood grief for a variety of community members.

Donations– The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children is a registered non-profit charitable organization that has been operating in Oakville since 1999. We do not charge a fee to the families we serve. Your dollars can help us to meet the ever-increasing need for grief support in Halton and Peel.

You can make a donation to The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children:

  • By mailing your donation to 82 Wilson St., Oakville, Ontario L6K 3G5
  • Through our website link to CanadaHelps.org

All donations are much appreciated and tax deductible.

Contact Information and Website:
Flavia Ceschin, PhD
Program Director
The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children
82 Wilson Street, Oakville, ON L6K 3G5
Phone: 905-337-2333
Fax: 905-337-1684
Web: www.grievingchildrenlighthouse.org
Email: fceschin@grievingchildrenlighthouse.org

 

Robbie’s Rainbow

Robbie’s Rainbow

Robbie was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s disease when just 6 years old. Robbie requires drug infusion treatment every 6 weeks to keep him healthy and allows him to live a mostly normal life. The drug he receives costs on average $30,000/year and is not covered by OHIP or most drug plans. Robbie’s wants to help kids whose families struggle to meet the financial demands of the treatment and require financial assistance to access treatment for Crohn’s and Colitis Disease. The mission of Robbie’s Rainbow is that no child will be turned away from the treatment they depend upon for an optimal quality of life due to lack of necessary funding.

Donations – Donations will be graciously received via cheque, made payable to “Robbie’s Rainbow Fund”.

Contact information and Website
Robbie’s Rainbow Fund
228 McCraney Street West
Oakville, Ontario
L6H 1H7
Telephone: (905) 599-1927
Website: www.robbiesrainbow.ca

 

The United Way of Halton Hills

The United Way of Halton Hills

Funds raised through United Way of Halton Hills go to further the work of 19 local agencies. Did you know that 1 in 3 residents of Halton Hills will seek assistance from a United Way funded agency this year? Every dollar designated to Halton Hills stays in Halton Hills! Your contribution helps our community stay healthy and strong. Give Where You Live! Many local children and youth benefit from the United Way’s services- click here to find out who! Our Charitable registration number is: 119278240 RR 0001

Donations – When you make a donation to the United Way of Halton Hills, you are making a real difference in your community. The impact of your financial contribution is seen in the many programs we fund. Click here to make a donation. Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $10.

Contact Information and Website
United Way of Halton Hills
11 Guelph St.
P.O. Box 286
Georgetown, ON
L7G 4Y5
Phone: 905-877-3066
Fax: 905-877-3067
Email: unitedwayhh@bellnet.ca
Website: www.haltonhills.unitedway.ca

 

The United Way of Milton

The United Way of Milton

In Milton We Choose To “Do Something!”. United Way is a registered charitable organization. A community of people with a common goal of caring. People, ‘just like you’, who by supporting United Way continue to keep Milton the place we are proud to call home. Over the past 25 years, United Way of Milton has grown from a handful of very enthusiastic and committed volunteers to an organization of strength and dedication. The United Way is an important and vital part of the growing community.

Donations – To donate, click here

Contact Information and Website
United Way of Milton
1 Chris Hadfield Way (northeast corner of Steeles & Martin)
Milton, ON L9T 5H7
Phone: (905) 875-2550
General Email: office@miltonunitedway.ca
Website: www.miltonunitedway.ca

 

The Women's Centre

The Women’s Centre

We are a registered, non-profit charity and we serve the women of the Halton region and surrounding areas, including Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga. The Women’s Centre is dedicated to assisting women though times of crisis, distress or transition by providing support services and programs to effect positive change. The Centre is a safe, compassionate place to explore issues including abuse, separation/divorce, self-esteem, stress, loneliness, or emotional difficulties. We offer free peer counselling in your own language, support groups, employment programs, business start-up, a family law legal clinic and income tax preparation. Our services meet the needs of women of all ages, cultures, faiths and sexual orientation. At The Women’s Centre you can boost your self-esteem, build self-confidence, find your voice and discover your true potential.

Donations – You can support the Women’s Centre in many ways. In addition to financial donations, we welcome gifts of time and of items you may no longer need. Financial donations enable us to continue running the valuable programs and workshops we offer. We welcome donations in any amount. Direct donations can be made with cash, cheques and Visa. We are a registered charity, number 134949395 RR 0001 and will receipt donations over $10.00. You can also give to the Centre at work by designating your United Way donation to the Women’s Centre.

Contact Information and Website
Melvina Walter
Executive Director
The Women’s Centre
Hopedale Mall
1515 Rebecca St
Oakville, ON L6L 5G8
ph: 905-847-5520
email: admin@haltonwomenscentre.org
Website www.haltonwomenscentre.org/

 

Alcohol Babies Anonymous

Alcohol Babies Anonymous

Alcohol Babies Anonymous is a federally incorporated Niagara-based charity dedicated to prevention, support and advocacy for individuals and families affected by prenatal alcohol damage. We want the public, and women in particular, to know that alcohol during pregnancy causes birth defects, that the damage may be invisible, but that it is permanent, and that prenatally impaired babies need support for life. Our aim is to become a national voice (paralleling the work ofMADD), and to create social change in the area of prenatal drinking.

Donations – We happily accept donations in the form of cheques made out to “Alcohol Babies Anonymous”, but we can also receive funds through “Canada Helps”.

Contact Information and Website

Contact: Joan Rinker
e mail info@alcoholbabies.com
Website www.www.alcoholbabies.com

 

 

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada

Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 16,000 children and their families. This year, the Foundation expects to grant 1,000 new wishes. The Foundation has never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is a both a non-profit and a registered charity. The Foundation is a grassroots charity with chapters in every province and territory. For information on Children’s Wish, log onto www.childrenswish.ca

Donations: – To make a donation, please visit the Donations page

Contact Information and Websites

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada Ontario Chapter
7-725 Westney Road South Ajax , ON L1S 7J7
Tel: 905-427-5353 Fax: 905-427-0536 Email: on@childrenswish.ca
Website: www.childrenswish.ca
Facebook page www.facebook.com/childrenswish
Twitter www.twitter.com/childrens_wish

 

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone provides immediate help and hope that young people need and deserve 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every day, Kids Help Phone counsellors answer calls and online questions from across Canada. No matter what the problem or concern our counsellors are there to provide immediate and caring support, information and referrals to the kids who reach out to us. Our mission is to improve the well-being of Canadian children and youth by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals, and information through technologically-based communications media. Last year, we helped Canadian kids in need well over two million times through our phone and online counselling services.

Donations– Please visit the donate page at http://org.kidshelpphone.ca/en/donate/

Contact Information and Websites:

Main page- www.kidshelpphone.ca/teens/home/splash.aspx
Kids website- www.kidshelpphone.ca/Kids/Home.aspx
Teens website- www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx

 

Sick Kids Foundation

Sick Kids Foundation

Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation has spent 38 years investing its community’s donations into outstanding patient care, groundbreaking research and medical learning at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario. Separate and distinct from government and granting agencies, community support is a critical source of funding for the Hospital. In 2009-2010, the Foundation invested $52.5 million, which is one of the largest charitable investments in paediatric health care. When you give to SickKids Foundation you become an integral partner in giving children a healthier future. From the frontline caregivers to researchers and fundraisers, we all work together to help improve the health and well-being of children in this country.

Donations: – To make a donation to SickKids Foundation, please visit our website or call us at 1-800-661-1083 FREE. You can also host an event for SickKids Foundation or visit our Get Better Gifts catalogue to give a gift that gives twice!

Contact Information and Websites

www.sickkidsfoundation.com
www.sickkidsgetbettergifts.com
www.buildsickkids.com

 

The Sunshine Foundation

The Sunshine Foundation

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada makes dreams come true for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. Since 1987, we have fulfilled dreams for more than 6,500 kids. More than 80% of our dream requests come from children with severe physical disabilities. Without Sunshine, these kids would not have the opportunity to live their dream. Sunshine also provides DreamLifts: flying as many as 80 children to Disney for a one-day whirlwind adventure. We are volunteer-powered, with chapters in Peel-Halton and across Canada. Sunshine Dreams open up the world for a child, with an impact that lasts a lifetime. Registered Non profit (#129954822RR0001).

Donations – To help make dreams come true, visit www.sunshine.ca, call us at 1-800-461-7935, or write to the contact address below.

Contact Information and Website

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada
495 Richmond Street, Suite 400
London, ON N6A 5A9
Phone 1-800-461-7935 FREE
Website: www.sunshine.ca

 

Wyatt’s Warriors

Wyatt’s Warriors

We are a Federal non profit that raises awareness of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD’s), and funds for the Labatt Family Heart Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children and families affected by CHD’s, in memory of Wyatt – a warrior who lost his fight to CHD’s just 3 weeks after his 2nd birthday. We hope to go to the government to get increased and improved prenatal and newborn screening implemented which would help to seave countless lives. We hold 3 annual events – a Gala every February, a Golf Tournament every June and a Walkathon every September. We also hold a toy drive every Christmas which benefits the children on every floor of SickKids. Check out these links for more information! – www.wyattswarriors.ca ,Caring Bridge , About Wyatt

Donations – You can donate to us by clicking on the donate now button visible on any page on our website, or by calling or emailing our President, Laura at 289 404 1021 or laura@wyattswarriors.ca

Contact Information and Website

Phone # 289 404 1021
Fax # 905 425 1243
Email laura@wyattswarriors.ca
Website: www.wyattswarriors.ca

 

International Organizations

 

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada is a Canadian-based, registered charity and child-centred international development organization. CCFC supports children, families and communities of all faiths in developing countries. For 50 years, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada has led the fight against poverty one child, one family, and one community at a time. We break the cycle of poverty and replace it with a cycle of self-reliance. We start by providing basic assistance, and eventually provide programs that lead to independent living. CCFC guarantees that a minimum of 80 per cent of charitable donations go directly towards our international programs.

Donations – To Sponsor a child – www.ccfcanada.ca/SponsorNow/ . To Make A Donation – www.ccfcanada.ca/DonateNow/ . To Purchase a gift from our Gift Catalogue – www.ccfcanada.ca/DonateNow/GiftCatalogue

Contact Information and Website

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada is located at:
1200 Denison Street
Markham, ON
L3R 8G6
Canada Voice: (905) 754-1001
Main Fax: (905) 754-1002
Toll free: 1-800-263-5437 FREE Ext. 610
Donor and Sponsorship Information:
supporter-services@ccfcanada.ca
Website: www.ccfcanada.ca

 

Right To Play

Right To Play

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play builds local capacity by training community leaders as Coaches to deliver its programs in over 20 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Founded in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and is supported by a team of top athletes from more than 40 countries who act as role models inspiring children, raising awareness and promoting opportunities for funding for Right To Play programs.

Donations – Volunteer with Right To Play by clicking here
Right To Play can accept donations over the phone (416-203-0190) or by mail at the address below.

Contact Information and Website

Right To Play Canada
65 Queen St. West
Suite 1110, Box 64
Toronto, ON
M5H 2M5
Contact: Ashton Lawrence, Athlete and Media Relations Officer
e mail: alawrence@righttoplay.com
Website: www.righttoplay.ca

 

SOS Children’s Villages Canada

SOS Children’s Villages Canada

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental, non-denominational, social development organization, which has been active in the field of children’s needs, concerns and rights since 1949. Its activities focus on neglected and abandoned children and orphans, as well as disadvantaged families. If a child or children cannot stay with their biological family, their right to care, protection and equal opportunities should still be guaranteed. This is the basic principle according to which SOS Children’s Villages carries out its activities in 132 countries and territories. SOS Children’s Villages makes it possible for orphaned and abandoned children to be part of a family once again by providing homes and family-based care.SOS Children’s Villages Canada is a proud member of SOS Children’s Villages International operating in more than 130 countries which has an established track record of 60 years of caring for the world’s most vulnerable children. SOS Children’s Villages is currently raising over 78,000 orphaned and abandoned children in more than 500 SOS Children’s Villages around the world. We are recipients of the 2002 Hilton Humanitarian Prize , and have been nominated 14 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. SOS Children’s Villages Canada is a registered charity in Canada. (Charity Registration Number 13824 7259 RR0001). Our mission:
We build families for children in need.
We help them shape their own futures.
We share in the development of their communities.

Donations – To sponsor a child, click here
To see where we work, click here
Donors are welcome to call our offices, mail us a cheque or donate online by clicking here

Contact Information and Website

SOS Children’s Villages Canada
200 – 244 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y3
1-800-767-5111 FREE
www.soschildrensvillages.ca
info@soschildrensvillages.ca

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