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Nellie Mellish Fund

Nellie Mellish was born and raised in rural Quebec.  As a child, Nellie did not have the opportunity to attend school.  Later in life, however, Nellie was fortunate enough to be able to provide her own children with the kinds of opportunities that she never had as a child.  Thanks to her mother’s efforts Nellie’s daughter fondly remembers music lessons being an integral part of her upbringing.

Music is generally recognized for its therapeutic value, and involvement in its pursuit can only increase self-esteem. Giving children music or dance lessons gives children a lifelong gift.

To celebrate our deep appreciation of over a decade of generous support from Nellie’s daughter and the Glen Colborne Fund at the Toronto Foundation, we are proud to have named our music and dance fund after Nellie Mellish.  We hope to capture Nellie’s spirit as a hard-working rural Canadian with a passion for the performing arts by providing development opportunities for disadvantaged children and youth to receive training of their choice, to any level.

Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation

Dream Ball 2018

SAVE THE DATE! November 17th, 2018 @ 6:00pm – November 18th @ 1:00 am Tickets: $140 each Dream Ball 2018 will be taking place at ...

COLD CREEK COUNTY

The Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation is proud to present Country sensation COLD CREEK COUNTY, who will be coming to Peterborough, November 10th, 2018. Here’s ...

Dream Ball 2018

SAVE THE DATE! November 17th, 2018 @ 6:00pm – November 18th @ 1:00 am Tickets: $140 each Dream Ball 2018 will be taking place at ...

Send a Kid to Camp AXE-Travaganza 2018

We are so happy to announce that our second annual Send a Kid to Camp AXE-Travaganza Fundraiser was a success! This year’s event brought ...