High Fives for Kids Foundation - Donations & Success Stories
Just some of the charities that the High Fives for Kids Foundation has been able to help...
$1000 – Harder4Carter Memorial Fund The High Fives for Kids Foundation is pleased to donate $1000 to assist the Smytty Memorial Scramble in their fundraising efforts to build the “Harder Antila Memorial Skate Park”. This park will provide a safe place for youth to bike and board. The park is being built in loving memory of Carter Antila, an area youth, who died tragically in an accident. The Smytty Memorial Scramble is an annual golf event that raises funds for area charities.
$1000 – Foundation for Enriching Education The Listowel Eastdale Public School playground equipment was condemned in 2011 as it no longer met the safety standards for playgrounds. Because the Ministry of Education does not provide funding for playgrounds, the Foundation for Enriching Education was reaching out to community supporters to help them in their fundraising efforts to raise $85,000 to replace the playground equipment. With a matching donation from Ideal Supply Co. Ltd. the High Fives for Kids Foundation has donated $1000 to help them achieve their goal.
$1000 – Brandon Salutes The Brandon Salutes program was set up to help children of fallen soldiers to continue their education. Once again, the High Fives for Kids Foundation donated funds to support the AIA Manitoba Divison offering two $500 scholarships to this very worthy charity.
$1500 – Sun Fund for Kids The AIA Manitoba Division Sun Fund for Kids Golf tournament has raised funds for the past 7 years to send disadvantaged children to camp. With the additional support received from the High Fives for Kids Foundation, over $42,000 has been raised sending over 400 kids to camp. The goal for the 2012 tournament will be to break the $50,000 barrier!
$2000 - Rick Berg House – Epilepsy Support Centre (ESC) in London, Ontario This donation will go towards supporting the operation of the Rick Berg House – Epilepsy Support Centre (ESC) in London, Ontario. The ESC provides much needed support and education to children look to live normal, productive lives despite the challenges of living with Epilepsy. Amazingly 10% of the population WILL have a seizure at some point in their lifetime.
A specific element of the support provided by the ESC as it relates to the benefit of children and youth includes the Wacky Wednesday’s Summer Camp. The summer camp matches youth volunteers (age 14-25) one to one with a child (age 5-12) who has epilepsy. In 2011, 40 children attended the 10 day summer camp. All of the participants had drug refractory seizures and many had cognitive, communication and behavioural challenges. The summer camp is organized to help the child with epilepsy to reduce their isolation, to learn new skills, make friends and have fun.
$2000 – Bobbi Jo Leclair Fund Bobbi Jo Leclair was seriously injured in an October 2010 motor vehicle collision and has been in hospital or rehab for most of the past 15 months. To help in the construction of a new house and to bring Bobbi Jo home, the Bobbi Jo Leclair Fund was set up to help this young teen’s family with the expenses. This fundraising initiative was formulated by the Township of Tignish (Tignish Special Needs Housing), a local business (Tignish Auto) and supported by regional distribution (USI/CARQUEST) as well as other industries.
$2000 - YWCA Sheriff King Home On behalf of the AIA’s Southern Alberta Division, the High Fives For Kids Foundation presented The Sheriff King Home with a donation in the amount of $2000. The Sheriff King Home provides a safe haven for children from domestic abuse.
$2000 - The Children's Wish Foundation, Alberta & NWT Chapter On behalf of AIA’s Northern Alberta Division, the High Fives for Kids Foundation Board presented the Children’s Wish Foundation with a donation in the amount of $2000. The Children’s Wish Foundation grants wishes to children coping with life threatening illnesses.
$2000 - Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation On behalf of AIA’s Northern Alberta Division, the High Fives for Kids Foundation Board presented the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundaton with a donation in the amount of $2000. The Stollery Children’s Hospital is a world renowned hospital facility dealing with all types of sickness in children.