Suzanne Rogers helps children pack for success

TORONTO, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Toronto's leading philanthropist Suzanne Rogers, pairs with the Children's Aid Foundation to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in care.

We've Got Your Back, the Children's Aid Foundation's latest program will provide 1,000 children in care with new backpacks filled with lunchboxes, water bottles and school supplies in time for their first day of classes. Monies raised for the Foundation were donated from the Suzanne Rogers Presents An Evening with Oscar de la Renta event which was held in April 2010. Those funds will be used exclusively to purchase supplies for this program.

We've Got Your Back is a new project launched by the Children's Aid Foundation. Funded exclusively by the funds raised at Suzanne Rogers Presents An Evening with Oscar de la Renta, this program will provide back to school supplies for children in care of between ages 6 and 12. Packs will be assembled by volunteers and distributed by the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.

"Providing children and youth in care the necessary tools to participate with their peers is an integral part of the Foundation's mission," says Ann Barnard Ball, Executive Director, Children's Aid Foundation. "We are thankful to Suzanne Rogers and her commitment to helping high risk children and youth."

Suzanne Rogers began her partnership with the Children's Aid Foundation in April 2010 when she chose the Foundation as one of the benefiting charities of the Suzanne Rogers Presents An Evening with Oscar de la Renta. Suzanne is a leading Toronto philanthropist and works with several charitable organizations that support children in Canada and around the world.

The Children's Aid Foundation is a national charity committed to bettering the lives of abused, neglected and high-risk children across Canada. Focusing on a three-pronged approach, the Foundation supports child welfare organizations in three critical areas: Prevention, Enrichment & Education. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised are directed towards programs that help break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect for thousands of children across Canada. For more information, please log on to www.cafdn.org.

SOURCE Children's Aid Foundation

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Meg Sethi, Children's Aid Foundation, 416-923-0924, msethi@cafdn.org

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