Celebrating love and family – ED’s Report Winter 2020

This month sees us celebrate love and family – two things that are both intertwined and meaningful at Moorelands Kids. In your winter myMoorelands, we are celebrating YOU, our Moorelands Kids family, and the very many ways you share your love and support with our kids. In the words of Hailey, one of our campers, […]

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Grace Church, Markham’s Story

“Grace means love given freely and without expectation of return.” Archbishop Justin Welby Moorelands Kids’ Century Club, introduced in our 100th year, is made up of dedicated donors who have been giving to Moorelands Kids for twenty years or more. This Valentine’s and Family Day we wanted to celebrate the love and generosity of Grace […]

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Why Philanthropy is Important

Philanthropy means “love for humankind”. The word has its origins in the Greek “philos,” (loving) and “anthropos,” (humankind). Sometimes the words “philanthropy” and “charity” are used interchangeably but there is a difference. Charity actually refers to a short-term, empathetic response to an immediate problem or issue (for example, giving food to someone who is hungry), while […]

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The Importance of Volunteering

At Moorelands Kids, we think volunteering is so important that we created our VITAL youth leadership program for high school students at Marc Garneau CI. The program’s goal is to empower participants with leadership skills and help them become community leaders and positive role models through service in the community. Right now, our 21 VITAL […]

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Put the Fun in FUNdraising with Friends!

” Miracles happen in multiples of one!” “ Jane Ferguson Get outside. Breathe deep; feel your whole body start to relax. Hear that—that’s the sound of kids laughing. When I ask core donors, John Offutt and Jane Ferguson, why they choose to throw a party to get kids to Moorelands Camp for summer, this is […]

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Let’s Get Letitia to Camp – Send a Kid to Camp

“The happiness and positive vibes are in every person, place or thing on that island.” Letitia, Moorelands camper Moorelands’ camper, Letitia, shares her story: “I first came to camp when I was 11 with my younger sister. Before attending, I had been getting bullied at school which made me very nervous about going to the […]

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Executive Director’s Report 2018

Change is Possible At Moorelands Kids, we intend to drive success for Toronto’s children and youth from low-income families. Moorelands Kids was established in 1912 out of a desire to fight against the impact of grinding poverty, disease and hopelessness facing thousands of families in Toronto. 107 years later outlooks are better for children and […]

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A Message from the President – AGM 2019

The Challenges of Poverty are Widespread. The challenges many families in Toronto face resulting from poverty and the lack of affordable housing are in the news virtually every day. Thanks to our donors’ generosity, Moorelands Kids is providing meaningful and life-changing support for the children and youth affected by these challenges by teaching leadership and […]

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Thank you for your gift

Thank you for giving kids like Cassie the chance to transform their lives with new skills, new experiences and a new outlook. Your support has a long-lasting impact on the lives of some of Toronto’s most vulnerable kids.

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Matching Weeks Challenge

  Match This! Make TWO WEEKS at Moorelands Camp possible for 55 Children Make your MATCHING WEEKS CHALLENGE gift on November 27th – Giving Tuesday! There is something magical about leaving the city behind and getting out into nature—about coming to camp. Camp is a place where people are accepted for who they are. It’s […]

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Alex

Alex’s Moorelands Kids Story Alex had been dreaming of going to summer camp for a long time. Growing up in community housing in the north of the city with his mom, he didn’t have much chance to enjoy the school summer break. A bright and enthusiastic child, he’d read about summer camp and all the […]

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Baby Showers for Baby Bundles!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and our wonderful Moorelands’ community has been coming together to support Toronto mother’s and newborns in need through Moorelands Baby Bundles.  On Monday, May 7th, the Telco Community Volunteers Toronto Retirees Club showered us with baby gifts and supplies for new moms-in-need. On Thursday, May 10th, we were overwhelmed by the […]

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Donate Supplies to Moorelands

Thank you so much for your support this Holiday season! If you would like to give this Christmas, you can complete the short form below to sign-up to donate supplies to Toronto children via one of our programs. If you would like a charitable receipt for income tax purposes, please remember to keep the receipts for […]

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An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual from Monday March 16th to Monday, April 6th. After-school programs will not run. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

We continue to accept applications for Moorelands Camp 2020. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs.

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids