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Charity Surpasses $2 Million in Fundraising
UCDSB Champions for Kids Charity Surpasses $2 Million in Fundraising
Posted on 06/08/2021

The Executive Committee for the UCDSB Champions for Kids Foundation (C4K) is proud and thankful to announce that the foundation has now surpassed $2 million in funding since its inception in 2008.

“This is a wonderful milestone for the foundation, and it speaks volumes about the generosity of our staff and our community,” says C4K President Casey Nelson.

The C4K Foundation supports Upper Canada District School Board students by helping them take part in sporting activities, music lessons or other opportunities in our communities so they can thrive beyond school walls. The foundation also helps families who are struggling with basic needs due to unforeseen circumstances.

The C4K Foundation receives funding in three ways: directly from UCDSB employees through voluntary payroll dedications for those who wish to support the foundation, donations from community members or businesses, and proceeds from C4K fundraising events.

The foundation’s largest event is the annual golf tournament that is typically held each July. Last year this event had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has once again been put on hold this year. However, even without this event, the C4K Foundation remains stable and committed to helping students.

“This has been a very difficult year for many of our students and families. We are grateful that our foundation has been able to carry on and support families in need. We want UCDSB students to thrive inside the classroom and also enjoy activities within their community. Without this foundation, that wouldn’t be possible for many of our students,” says Nelson.

In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the foundation dispersed $86,500 which helped to support approximately 300 students and families. To date this school year, the foundation has dispersed more than $30,000 and supported just over 100 students and families. The foundation will continue to disperse funds until the end of the school year.

For media inquiries, please contact:

April Scott-Clarke
Director of Communications
UCDSB Champions for Kids Foundation

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