TORONTO, March 21, 2012 /CNW/ - An innovative and exciting initiative launches March 22, as the Children's Aid Foundation grants $180,000 from its "Ignite the Spark Fund" to three Toronto child welfare agencies. "Ignite the Spark" represents a new way of thinking about the recreation and enrichment children in foster care need to help live fulfilling lives.
Andrea Weissman-Daniels and Mark Daniels, founders of the Ignite the Spark Fund, and Len Gamache, President of the Children's Aid Foundation will make the presentations at a ceremony at 25 Spadina Road on Thursday, March 22 at 1:30PM. Media are welcome.
These three agencies will receive a total of $180,000:
- Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto
- Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
- Jewish Family and Child Services of Greater Toronto
|What:|| Presentation of donations to Children's welfare agencies
Donor and recipient media availability following presentation
|When:||Thursday March 22 at 1:30pm|
|Where:|| Children's Aid Foundation
25 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2S9
About "Ignite the Spark"
The inspiration of Andrea Weissman-Daniels and her husband Mark Daniels, the Ignite the Spark fund is intended to provide enrichment opportunities for vulnerable children and youth. Specifically the fund will pay for at-risk youth to sign up for sports and athletics, recreation, arts and cultural programs they would not otherwise have had the opportunity to explore.
About the Children's Aid Foundation
One in every 25 children in Canada are at risk and need our help. Many suffer in poverty, while others have been victims of abuse and neglect. A staggering 76,000 of them live in foster homes or a residential facility. The mission of the Children's Aid Foundation is to fund programs that give them skills and hope for a promising future.
For further information:
the media should contact:
Jeff Ball, Children's Aid Foundation, 416-923-0924 x230/ [email protected]