As the challenges of this difficult year continue, our thoughts are with you and your family and we hope that you are safe and well. We are grateful for your steadfast support of the Club. Little did we know that a global pandemic would bring a sudden halt to fundraising plans and events in March for our Foundation.
Over the last eight months the Foundation has been dramatically impacted in our ability to provide the level of support to the Club that we have enjoyed in previous years. Our staff have responded with innovation and ingenuity. As we adapt to the changing landscape, the generosity of our community will continue to be what fuels us.
Throughout this year, Club staff have been working hard to deliver as many services and supports as we can in new, innovative ways to make sure our most vulnerable families are receiving the help that they need. In addition to some in person camps, before, after school programs, music, youth centre activities, and mental health support services, our Program Staff have also been forging ahead with virtual programs that children of all ages can access from the safety of home. Additionally, parents have been equipped with resources and strategies for keeping their children engaged, motivated and emotionally well at home.
We understand that this crisis affects everyone differently. If you are, however, in a position to help us continue to deliver on our mission and values, then we would be grateful for your support. Your donation to our In From the Cold Campaign, this holiday season, is a reason for us to celebrate your generosity and the faith you have in our role as a leading provider of children and youth services especially in a time of crisis. Whether you are able to make an annual gift, or perhaps join our monthly donor program, you will give us confidence to continue to provide services to children and families who may need additional emotional, mental and physical support during this transition time.
We are all in this together. Thank you for your continued support.
Amy Terrill (Executive Director) Geoff Grier (President, Board of Directors)
OUR KIDS NEED...
-the club more than ever
-to do kid things
-to find emotional support
COVID Summer of 2020 has been so different but with virtual camp you guys were able to bring some normalcy and FUN into our lives! Courtny has enjoyed every session and even though we have spotty wifi living in cottage country we’ve made it work! With social distancing rules in place having a virtual camp has been incredible. As a parent, sending my daughter to camp would just be dropping her off and hearing about her day later....but with this camp I am able to see her interacting and creating here at home with us! It’s been a ton of fun! The supplies and support from BGC Kawarthas club has gone above and beyond. We are so grateful that supplies were provided. The programs were very well organized and planned! The programs are packed full of activities and taught Courtny so much. She gained confidence in art, dance, cooking, critical thinking and so much more! She had so much fun making ooblik with her dad! As scary as Covid is for kids (and families) these camps brought fun and laughs. The instructors were so much fun and incredible at what they do! Thank you so much for an amazing summer! For making the best out of this social distancing situation and inspiring my little one! I seriously can’t Thank you enough!
Courtny, Fiona and Luke!