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Supporting Children and Youth Involved with the Kawartha Haliburton Children's Aid Society

COVID-19 Relief Funding

Urgent Call for Community Support

Although our main focus continues to be providing children with positive life enriching experiences, we have had to adjust our programming to meet the new challenges the COVID-19 virus has created.

For children at risk, isolation can be devastating. Fear and uncertainty affects children of abuse and neglect at an intensified level. Away from the watchful eyes and guidance of outside support, these children are struggling.

Soaking Up Summer Program

Every summer the foundation sends close to 200 children involved with the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society to summer camp. However, due to social isolation, camps may not be operating at full capacity this summer, or at all. After months of social isolation our most vulnerable children and youths desperately need to engage in outdoor physical activities.

Soaking up Summer is a program that provides at risk children with activities and equipment to get them outside in the sun shine! Your donation to this program will provide children with outdoor equipment such as skateboards, scooters, helmets, sprinklers, lawn games, sidewalk chalk, water bottles, sunscreen, and of course, bubbles! 

Help get an at risk child outside this summer by donating here


Emergency Grocery Gift Card Program

After an urgent request from the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, we started our COVID-19 Emergency Gift Card Program to support families and kinship providers whose children relied on school food programs. Families are now struggling more than ever to put food on the table. Many of which have also lost their jobs, or are occurring other financial burdens directly related to COVID- 19.

In addition we also expanded our traditional gift card program which provides emergency supports for youth transitioning to independent living and we extended our reach to assist a greater number of former in-care youth.

Through these gift card programs we are helping to stabilize the most urgent food insecurities for hundreds families with children, and former In-Care youth living with out parental support.

Since March 2020, you have helped us provide over $120,000 worth of emergency gift cards to children and youth desperately in need.  We are so grateful for all your support!

Help families and youth living independently put food on their tables by donating here


Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation

2020 Santa's Sleigh - Gift Cards For Kids

For the past 30 years the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation has hosted Santa’s Sleigh at Walmart on Chemong Road where shoppers drop off unwrapped ...

Urgent Call for Community Support

YOUTH AND FAMILIES INVOLVED WITH THE Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society NEED YOUR HELP! The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis. Those particularly at risk ...

2019 Santa’s Sleigh

Wow, what an amazing community we have! Over the 2019 Christmas season, Christmas gifts for 1093 children were purchased and dropped off to the ...

25th Silver Anniversary Dream Ball

The 25th Silver Anniversary Dream Ball was a huge success! The event was attended by a total of 288 guest who participated in an ...