TORONTO, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Local Toronto charity, Moorelands Community Services, has been changing lives for over 100 years. A simple but compelling truth about an organization focused on improving and empowering the lives of Toronto children who live in neighborhoods affected by poverty.
WHAT: Toronto Giant S'mores Birthday Party
WHEN: (May 16, 2017) 6:30pm to 11:00 pm,
WHERE: Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore West, Toronto
One night – you can change a child's life! Join us
Taking place at the beautiful Palais Royale on Lake Ontario, the evening will feature young Moorelands' campers sharing their own personal stories of the growth they have experienced because of Moorelands' Camp, and their hopes for the future of Canada; all as part of our celebration.
And what's a party without a cake? Or in this case Toronto's largest collection of S'mores, smoking off the campfire, created by the talented team at Palais Royale to celebrate sending 100 kids to Moorelands Camp during Canada 150.
"At camp I learned I could care for others, make friends, and how to listen. These things will help me at home because camp has encouraged me to help people. And, now I know I will do the right thing, even if nobody is watching. " – Dylan, age 9
In specific Toronto communities where the child poverty rate is double the national average (63 % VS 29%), Moorelands' after school and summer camp programs make a real and positive difference in the lives of over 1200 children and youth every year.
Moorelands Camp gives Dylan, and kids like him from low-income Toronto families, the opportunity to enjoy the Canadian summer camp experience while developing the character qualities, skills and strategies that they need to be outstanding leaders and engaged citizens.
Since 1912, Moorelands has been providing Toronto children affected by poverty, with positive, fun, leadership experiences designed to help them develop the character qualities, leadership skills and life habits they need to thrive.
All proceeds from this event will go to Moorelands Community Services for its summer camp programs. Moorelands relies on the generosity of donors to help keep their vital programs running and accessible to low-income families.
A Canada 150 Celebration like no other resulting in 100 Toronto children from underserved communities getting the opportunity of summer camp by the events of one night.
It costs $1150 to send a kid to Moorelands camp.
Since our founding in 1912 we have helped over 120,000 Toronto children and families
74% of our camper families live on less than $24,000 per year.
21 community agencies make use of Moorelands' child leadership programs
Moorelands Camp is for children 8-16
Moorelands Camp was founded in 1917 as is celebrating its 100th Birthday this year
Video: History of Moorelands https://youtu.be/j9q2-1uwEFc
Moorelands Camp will serve over 600 Toronto children from underserved communities and runs from July 1 to August 12
Moorelands After-School programs BLAST, YOUTH LED and VITAL run throughout the school year, offering 450 program spaces
We take the extraordinary approach of teaching children as young as 6 the leadership habits and character qualities needed to become leaders in their community.
Since 1912 Moorelands supported over 30,000 Toronto families through our Christmas Sharing/Family programs
Toronto is Canada's wealthiest city but 3/4 of the children and youth Moorelands serves live below the poverty line and are still marginalized from even the most basic opportunities that so many of us take for granted.
Charitable donations and sponsorship support can be made at http://www.moorelands.ca
Moorelands Charitable Registration# 119230241 RR0001
SOURCE Moorelands Community Services
For further information: For additional information and/or media interviews about Moorelands 100 Kids to Camp Night, please contact: Maureen Lewis, (Cell) 416-346-4910, (Office) 416-466-9987 ext.307, mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org