Starry Summer Night 2021 Brings In Huge Treasure Trawl for Moorelands Kids

Once again, the sensational Starry Summer Night Committee, made up of our cottage neighbours on Kawagama Lake, came together (virtually!) this summer to do something HUGE for Moorelands Camp! While the pandemic meant they couldn’t have their annual in-person bash, Starry Summer NIght 2021 still managed to raise an enormous $72,000 and counting through their […]

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Executive Director’s Report 2020

Achieve More Together! That was the theme we set at the start of the year – it spoke to how much more can be achieved when we share our strengths. 2020 certainly wasn’t a year that anyone expected, but it brought into focus just how important our work is and that sharing our strengths is […]

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Fundraise Online – Be a Send a Kid To Camp SUPERHERO

Moorelands Kids; Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) fundraising campaign kicks off in early spring and we’re looking for volunteers to help us fundraise online to support campers this summer. We all have unique strengths to share and there are different ways you can help send camp to kids! Please consider becoming an online SAK […]

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Behind the Scenes at Baby Bundles

By Danielle Buller, Baby Bundles Coordinator Baby Bundles is the longest-running program at Moorelands Kids – we’ve been supporting new moms in need since 1912! Our program runs in partnership with 13 other community agencies supporting marginalized moms who are seeking community supports.   Moms in need of assistance are able to access the program by […]

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Farid’s Story

Farid, aged 8, loves Moorelands Kids’ BLAST after-school program! He’s been attending since Grade 1 and according to his mom, Zahab, BLAST has become a pretty big part of his world: “Farid loves being a part of Moorelands! He loves all his friends and the warm and encouraging environment. He is so full of energy […]

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First Ever “Aqua Hug” Around Moorelands Camp!

After her triumphant Kawagama Lake perimeter swim last year, Karin Ibscher wanted to do something equally creative for her latest camp fundraising efforts. Karin wanted help the Starry Summer Night Committee reach their goal of getting Moorelands Camp a new pontoon boat, while at the same time bringing her community together during the difficult time […]

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Kawagama Lake Community Raises $64,000 for New Camp Boat!

Once again, the sensational Starry Summer Night Committee, made up of our cottage neighbours on Kawagama and Bear Lakes, came together (virtually!) to do something HUGE for Moorelands Camp! While the pandemic meant the Kawagama Lake community couldn’t have their annual fundraising bash, they still managed to raise an enormous $64,000 through their “Non Event […]

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BE A Send a Kid To Camp SUPERHERO

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot send kids to camp on Kawagama Lake. Instead, this summer we will Send Camp to Kids through our new virtual programs. Moorelands Kids is responding to the huge increase in kid’s anxiety and to the distress caused by physical distancing with nimble speed. We are constantly generating engaging and supportive […]

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Executive Director’s Report 2019

Typically a child’s world is very small, but even they know that the world is an uncertain place. Partnering with Moorelands Kids means you have the opportunity to transform a child’s life. Your support helps them write their own success story. At Moorelands Kids’ we help children prepare for a better future. We know that […]

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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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