As a result of a Community Impact Grant of $15,000 from the WindsorEssex Community Foundation, the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation (WECAF) is able to launch the “Growing a Love of
— HOW YOU CAN HELP —
>>> SPONSOR A FAMILY – or a youth living independently– Fill out our form to be matched with a family or youth to sponsor. We have families from 2 – 10 members, or youth living independently whom provide wish lists that you can shop for.
>>> MONETARY DONATION – Your donation helps families and youth to purchase gifts, holiday meal supplies, clothing, personal hygiene products, household essentials or other meaningful items. An average family of four sponsorship is $400, however all donations are welcome.
>>> GIFT CARDS – Gift cards will be provided during the winter holidays and throughout the upcoming year to enable families and youth who live independently to help address the challenging needs they experience. Many of our teens prefer to be able to shop for themselves! Gift Cards can be dropped off at our location to the attention of Shannon Taylor – 1671 Riverside Dr. E. Windsor, ON
>>> HOLIDAY EVENTS – Perhaps consider adding a donation component to a holiday event or party. Provide a Giving Tree at your organization or business. Host a drive for toys, personal items such as hygiene products, diapers and formula, coats/boots, and winter accessories. Fill out the form.
>>> GENERAL DONATIONS – Donations of clothing, hygiene products, and household items (new only please) are welcome anytime. Many of our families experience the need for assistance throughout the year, and general donations help us to provide necessary items. Donations can be dropped off at our location to the attention of Shannon Taylor – 1671 Riverside Dr. E. Windsor, ON
To explore further ideas of how you can help, please call 519-252-1171, ext. 3210
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation launched a three-year, $1.5 million fundraising campaign entitled, “Children, Youth & Families, Strength for Today – Opportunities for Tomorrow”
Keith Negley is an internationally recognized editorial and children’s book illustrator hailing from the mountains of Bellingham, Washington. His work has appeared on book covers, t-shirts, album covers, posters, skateboard decks, and watches. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and New Yorker. He has authored and illustrated four children’s books, the most recent of which is titled, Art is Life, has received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Keith is the father of two young boys. He intertwines some of the experiences with his own children into his books. He also has used his talents as a release for a life long struggle with anxiety. Keith is an Adjunct Professor with the University of British Columbia.
The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation believes that every child deserves an equal opportunity for reaching their potential.
Choose from one of our General, Seasonal or Education programs where your donation can Write A Child’s Story.
Make a Donation
All of us look for opportunities to make a difference. Right here in our community, we have the ability to change lives.
Our Mission: Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation
The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support that contributes to the safety and well-being of the children and families of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society through fundraising initiatives and public education.
Transforming lives of 1 in 8 children in Windsor-Essex.
Programs That We Offer
The “Children, Youth & Families – Strength for Today, Opportunities for Tomorrow” campaign, which includes our ever evolving programs, makes it easy for you to choose one of the many options of where your donation can make a difference. Take a look at our campaign booklet.
This spectrum includes a wide array of programs that provide the donor with options that in a variety of ways contribute to the safety, well-being and enrichment of children, youth and families.
100% of all funds donated stay in Windsor-Essex County.
Together, these programs provide hope, inspiration and life long memories to children and families who are impacted by support of these initiatives. The Holiday Program and “Fresh Air” Summer Camp program occur at opposite times of the year, however both offer benefits that are far reaching and meaningful.
Education is the number one catalyst for creating positive change and eliminating negative cycles. An investment in the future of one of our youth is a powerful message that indicates an individual is valued. It also provides the groundwork for a youth to become a contributing member to the community at large.
Embracing Families Fund
Families in our community face a number of life challenges including: mental health issues, addictions, intimate partner violence, and the most prevalent challenge, poverty! The John & Sophia Chisholm Embracing Family Fund has been established to support families in need and provide them with hope and comfort as they rise up to the challenges they face.