UPDATE! Results from our TWITTER PARTY for ErinoakKids Foundation

Erinoak kids

ErinoakKids Foundation is on a mission to fundraise, establish philanthropic partnerships and engage communities to support ErinoakKids in promoting the well being of children with special needs. Help us support them by joining our Twitter Party on Friday, November 18th from 8-10 pm EST and you could win some fabulous prizes!

About ErinoakKids Foundation:

Submitted by ErinoakKids Foundation

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development (ErinoakKids) is Ontario’s largest Children’s Treatment Centre, committed to building on the strengths of children so they may achieve their potential to grow up and lead fulfilling lives. We provide a comprehensive range of clinical and family support services to 11,000 children and youth annually living in Halton, Peel, and Dufferin.

Although our programs and services are funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, there is a need for additional funds to support other emerging (and underfunded) priorities at ErinoakKids. Unlike other larger and better known children’s charities, ErinoakKids traditionally has not received significant levels of private sector support. Each year we must stretch our limited resources to pay for rising costs, expensive treatments and new equipment.

 Some of the children we serve at ErinoakKids have physical and/or developmental disabilities such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome or traumatic injury; some have communication challenges or autism, and some have complex medical care requirements. We help children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and children who are blind or have low vision. All require specific programs to care for them, and support for their families.

ErinoakKids services for children with autism includes programs to help and treat the children themselves, as well as a School Support Program to help educators and school boards identify and teach children with autism, share resources and provide specialized training for school support personnel. There are also programs to help parents as they learn to cope with their child’s needs.

Our Assistive Devices Resource Services (ADRS) uses technology to help children in write, talk, or use a computer. This service also adapts toys for use by children with disabilities, and provides specialized seating and wheelchairs.

ErinoakKids provides family support services to help families of children with disabilities cope with the unique challenges and circumstances of their situation. These services include counseling, behaviour therapy, education, psychology, consultation with professionals, group programs and respite care. ErinoakKids is family-centered and community-oriented, providing medical services, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and other services in a milieu that recognizes that while our specialists are expert in their respective fields, families are the experts in knowing their child and their family’s needs.

 The ultimate goal of ErinoakKids is to help all of our children overcome challenges where possible and cope with disabilities where necessary, to reach their optimal levels of independence, health and well-being: to be all that they can be.


UPDATE! Thanks to everyone who participated in our Twitter Party!!

Mums ‘n Chums and ErinoakKids Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in our fundraising twitter party on November 18th. Special thanks to our generous sponsors, listed below, for their prizes!

(*Please note: during a site update in 2016, we found several of the below sponsors’ web links to no longer be active. Those links have since been removed.)

Clippo’s prize was a $30 Clippo credit for use at Clippo! If it can be solved with a clip, Clippo’s on it! Clippo sells inventive accessories for kids, made in the very latest designer prints. With lots for boys and girls, they’re the go-to source for fashion and function. Follow on Twitter at @Clippo


Today I ate a rainbowToday I Ate A Rainbow!

Prize: Today I Ate a Rainbow Kit – an interactive nutritional chart that makes healthy eating fun and easy for your child! Follow on Twitter at @eatingarainbow




Mabels LabelsMabel’s Labels

A great prize from Mabel’s Labels ! The Colourful Label Out Loud™ Essentials Combo includes all the durable, waterproof labels needed at substantial savings. This Combo features our most vibrant designs. Valued at $48.00, it isavailable in 27 designs, and features sticky labels that are dishwasher and microwave safe, iron-ons and Tag Mates™ which are washer and dryer safe, shoe labels and Teeny Tags™, which are waterproof and UV resistant! Follow on Twitter at @Mabelhood

Tassimo Canada

Thank you to Tassimo Canada for the generous gift of a Tassimo coffee brewer for the lucky winner of their prize!TASSIMO– from coffees to lattes, the barcode brews it better! Follow on Twitter at @TASSIMOCanada

Takeitandgo.caTake it And Go

Take It and Go gave not one, but 4 (four) $25 Take It and Go credits which can be used toward Take It and Go deals! Follow on Twitter at @TakeItAndGo_Ca


Adult EssentialsIron Kids GummiesIron Kids Gummies

A big thank you to Iron Kids Gummies for a great prize- an Iron Kids Gummies prize pack, worth $40! Follow on Twitter at @KidsGummyMum





Adult EssentialsAdult EssentialsAdult Essentials

A second prize from Life Science Nutritionals was this Adult Essentials Gummies prize pack from Adult Essentials Follow on Twitter at @AdultEssentials





MobirooMobiroo App Gift Cards

To help feed your family’s smartphone addiction, Mobiroo has provided the winner of this prize with three $15 mobile app gift cards. Each card provides extra value, giving users $20 worth of apps in each $15 card. Mobiroo is the first ever company to offer app gift cards for Android and BlackBerry smartphone and tablet users, meaning access to the top-ranked games, productivity tools and social networking apps is one quick gift card away. Mobiroo gift cards can be purchased at retailers across Canada. Follow on Twitter at @Mobiroo


Snugglebugz has generously givenSTUDIO diaper tote this STUDIO diaper tote. STUDIO diaper tote is stylish enough to pair with a little black dress, but practical enough to keep you and baby stocked for a long day at the playground. Two insulated side pockets hold baby’s
bottles, food and sippy cups, while 12 more pockets keep your phone, wallet, keys and other personal items dry, secure and within quick reach. STUDIO’s adjustable stroller straps attach neatly and conveniently to the handlebars of any stroller. Unclip, and STUDIO converts back into a tote that will look chic well past babyhood! Please note: Tote may be a different colour than shown in the picture, depending on availability in store at the time of this party. Follow Snugglebugz on Twitter at @SnuggleBugz

Kathy BuckworthKathy Buckworth
Thank you to the lovely Kathy Buckworth for the generous, SIGNED 4 book prize pack of some of her funniest books– Supermom- A Celebration of All You Do; Shut Up and Eat! Tales of Chicken, Children and Chardonnay; The Blackberry Diaries, Adventures in Modern Motherhood; and Journey to the Dark Side- Supermom Goes Home. This fabulous prize is a hilarious treat for any busy mom. All four books have been signed by Kathy for the lucky winner!Follow on Twitter at @KathyBuckworth




Le DolciLe Dolci

How’s this for delicious? LeDolci ‘s prize winner gets to go to LeDolci for an Introduction to Cupcake Decorating class! At this absolute beginners class, suitable for anyone at any age, you will work with tools that professional cake makers use to create your own cupcake works of art. You will work with fondant and professional food colouring to make simple shapes and decorations for your little bundles of goodness. After working with fondant, you will then experiment with our mouth watering buttercream icing. Using the deliciously smooth buttercream icing you will test out different nozzles and colors to make wonderful swirls, seashells, grass and more! Class time -2 hours. You will have a fun time in a relaxing atmosphere, have gained confidence in working with fondant, food colouring, cutters and piping bags and be leaving with a set of 12 fabulously decorated cupcakes that your friends and family will be suitably impressed by! Follow on Twitter at @LeDolci

Nutrition for your conditionNutrition for your conditionNutrition For Your Condition
NFYC fabulous prize is a “Garden” lunch kit, which includes an NC lunch bag, decorative applique, 1 × 800ml Lock & Lock container, 2 × 180ml Lock & Lock containers, 1 × 100ml Lock & Lock container, 3 x ice packs
and cutlery! This is a $42 value, and with the decorative applique thrown in, the total value is $46! Follow on Twitter at @nckits

Stella and DotStephanie Clark, Independent Stella & Dot Representative

Thank you Stephanie Clark for this generous gift of a $40 credit towards Stella & Dot Jewellery! Steph says: “Dress up your jeans and that little black dress with Stella & Dot’s celebrity-coveted jewellery that’s been featured in InStyle, Vogue and O Magazine! It makes the perfect holiday gift for someone on your list or even a little something special for yourself! I’ll help you pick out the perfect look that will take an outfit from day to night – whether it’s a delicate necklace or a bold statement piece!” Contact Stephanie Clark of Little Black Dress Affair and Senior Stella & Dot Stylist for a personalized shopping experience! Follow on Twitter at @FashionMommies

She ConnectedShes Connected
2 identical prizes for two lucky winners! Shes Connected is offering two lucky winners their own custom Twitter background and Twitter avatar- each with a value of $150! Follow on Twitter at @ShesConnected


 Did you miss the party? Don’t worry, there will be more! Mums ‘n Chums LOVES hosting twitter parties and we already have our next one in the planning stages! Save the date for March 23rd, 2012 and keep an eye on the blog for updates as the party gets closer!

Not sure how to participate in a twitter party? Get yourself prepared with our Twitter Party Guide !

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I founded Mums 'n Chums in 2009 after realizing that the area I live in was drastically underserviced as compared to surrounding areas for support and activities for growing families. Mums 'n Chums grew popular very quickly and I have been dedicated to nurturing that growth through frequent networking, social media engagement and in person meetups. By the end of its first year, Mums 'n Chums had close to 500 members and was receiving regular inquiries from fans outside of its service area, asking when we would be expanding to serve them as well. After much careful research and polling, I expanded the site in May of 2011 to cover the entire North end of the GTA (from Cambridge to Markham), areas I believe are still receiving far less attention than they deserve from other sites and family services. We also changed the focus from small scale local mom and tot meetups to more of an informative purpose, closing down our forum and adding several talented contributors to the blog. We do still offer several large scale family events per year, such as our popular Birthday Bash events and our Holiday Bash in December. Our contests have also become a member favourite, and we strive to offer amazing prizes from trusted brands like Babies R Us, La Roche Posay, Johnson's Baby and many more. In March of 2016, after months of work spent migrating all of the site's content to a new platform, Mums 'n Chums re-launched with its fresh, new look. The changes and expansion have proven a great success and we're still getting inquiries from several other cities within the Greater Toronto Area, whom we have decided to serve as well. I have built this site and its' reputation carefully and look forward to continuing its growth!