Building a Stronger Community

2008/2009 - Durham Children’s Aid Foundation

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Established in 2004 by the Durham Children's Aid Society, they are located in its partner organization’s new building in Oshawa. The Foundation offers children in need a variety of supports that are not covered by government funding. These include supports such as bursaries for post-secondary education, recreational, educational and enrichment programs, and care/independence kits that help children and youth get a new start.

DCAF also steps in to lend a helping hand with funding medical and dentalcandy_buffet_thumb.jpg care, when other alternatives have been exhausted or are simply not available. In its first four years, DCAF has provided funding for over 50 post-secondary school bursaries for youth, sent approximately 1,800 children to camp, provided hundreds of care kits and other items to children and youth as well as assisting with a hand full of medical/dental funding emergencies. 

cake.jpgOn April 18th 2009, Hearts of Durham presented the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation with a cheque for $82,000 “After some time to reflect on the phenomenal amount of money raised by the Hearts of Durham and the Hearts in Training, I have come to realize that inspiration is in fact boundless.These wonderful women and their wonderful children have ensured that this year there is no child or youth left behind, and that they will all get to experience the joy and learning that "camp" brings to a summer. On behalf of the One Hundred or more children that they have helped I can simply, and proudly say thank you! What you learn as a child, you become as an adult! Thank you for making our world better today, and tomorrow!” - Tim Rider, President, Board of Trustees.

 

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