Community Fundraising Events In Support of KidsAbility

Thank you to everyone in our community who has supported KidsAbility Foundation through our community engagement events and initiatives. We are re-imagining new ways to partner with individuals and groups in our community as well as bring our KidsAbility events to you in a safe and engaging way during the current COVID-19 circumstances. 

What's Happening Now:

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  • September 1 – 30, 2020: Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign – Kitchener location

It’s official! KidsAbility Foundation is Lowe’s chosen local hero charity by our community friends at Lowe’s Kitchener during the Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign for the month of September.

Be a local hero with us!
Lowe’s Kitchener - 730 Ottawa St. South location is offering the chance to give to the Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign with tag of $2, $5, or $10 in-store. The store has set a goal to exceed last year’s total of $12,000 with 100% of all donations received at this location to benefit children and youth served by KidsAbility. 

Once total donations are calculated from the Lowe’s Kitchener location, Lowe's Canada will present KidsAbility Foundation with an additional amount equal to 50% of the funds raised, up to $2,000 per store.

  • September 10, 2020 | ongoing: Rotary of KW - Catch the Ace Lottery


    Presenting Catch the Ace – Rotary of KW’s all new lottery beginning September 10 with a chance to win weekly draws and a progressive jackpot!

    Proudly founded and supported by Rotarians since 1957, KidsAbility is grateful to be named a beneficiary of net proceeds, alongside St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and Grand River Hospital Foundation.

    Find out more about how to play! Visit Catch the Ace Lottery – Rotary of KW, the official website managed & supported by the work of five Rotary clubs in Kitchener and Waterloo, proudly serving the community for nearly 100 years.
  • September 14-20, 2020: Tim Horton's Smile Cookie Week


    During the week of September 14-20, KidsAbility is once again the beneficiary of this week long cause-related marketing campaign at all Kitchener and Waterloo Tim Hortons restaurants! KidsAbility will be receiving 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% will be designated to Nutrition for Learning.
Last year a record breaking $75,525.46 was raised forKidsAbility- a fantastic result supporting core therapy programs! Each year, the Smile Cookie fundraiser supports charities in communities big and small. The full $1 sale price from every cookie comes back to charitable organizations.

Although this year feels a little bit different, the objective is still the same – to help children, youth and their families achieve great things at home, school and in the community! While we anticipate lower sales as a result of the pandemic, we really appreciate the extra support at this time to help spread the word.

One way that you can help is to share the pre-order form for Smile Cookies with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours! To pre-order Tim Horton's Smile Cookies, have your contacts complete this form and submit it to any participating Kitchener or Waterloo Tim Horton's Restaurant no less than 48 hours of your specified pick up date & time. Or visit the Tim Horton's app, Uber Eats or Skip the Dishes to see if your Smile Cookies can be delivered. 


September 19, 2020: Lowe’s “Movie Night Under the Stars”

  • Our community supporters at Lowe’s Kitchener - 730 Ottawa St. South location will host a FREE family friendly event “Movie Night under the Stars” in their parking lot from 7:30-9:30 pm with a double feature: Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji - The Next Level.
  • Proceeds from the sale of Beaver Tails, pop/water, snacks, 50/50 draw during this event will also benefit KidsAbility. Thank you for your support! 

On-going support from our generous community members:

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Grainharvest Breadhouse

 ongoing generous support since 2013 | Grainharvest - An artisan family-owned bakery located in Waterloo since 1989. From every tasty, fresh and hand-made pretzel purchased, 10 cents is donated to KidsAbility™ Over $50,000 raised to date! Thank you!

 
Looking to Host a Community Fundraising Event or Activity?

KidsAbility Foundation appreciates the generous support it continues to receive from the community to help children and youth with special needs. Community Fundraising Events and Activities organized by individuals and companies provide significant funding for core therapy services each year.

Hosting an event or activity in support of KidsAbility can be a great way to help make a difference for our children and youth, and a lot of fun in the process. Whatever your event or activity is, we are here to assist and have developed some Guidelines, Steps to Success, Top 20 Fundraising Ideas and more in our Community Fundraising Event and Activities Guidebook to help get you started!

Your support is appreciated and we look forward to assisting you to help make your event or activity a success. Once you have decided which type of event or activity you would like to host, it is important to complete a proposal form that can be found within the Community Fundraising Events and Activities Guidebook. For a Community Fundraising Event or Activity, please complete the Event Proposal and Terms & Conditions form. For a Cause-Related Marketing Event or Initiative, please complete the Cause-Related Marketing Proposal and License Agreement.

Please email the completed form to Bianca Peluso.

For all information regarding upcoming events, please contact:

Bianca Peluso

Development Associate, Community Engagement
519-886-8886 ext.1308
Toll Free 1-888-372-2259