Christmas Sharing – Adapting to Overcome!

By David Borsook, Camp Director and Christmas Sharing Coordinator I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who went above and beyond to support our families at the end of last year. The COVID-19 pandemic meant a lot of changes to Christmas Sharing. Contactless drop-off/ pick-up and social distancing measures were in place […]

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THANK YOU FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

You are Amazing! This past Holiday Season was difficult for many in our community, here’s how the support of our 262 Christmas Sharing donors helped lift people up and overcome challenges: 163 Families provided with gifts, grocery support 337 Children given gifts and Moorelands’ 3 ply masks 313 Baby Bundles provided to newborns and their […]

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Volunteer this Christmas!

Be an elf! Moorelands Kids is looking for volunteers to help with our Christmas Sharing and Baby Bundles programs. We have updated our protocols to ensure we are keeping our volunteers, staff and families safe during the ongoing pandemic. Scroll down to learn more. Christmas Sharing Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer to distribute Gifts to families Staff […]

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Thank You for Sharing this Christmas

THANK YOU for sharing this Christmas!! Moorelands Kids exists to ensure no child is left behind because of family income – Christmas Sharing is just one way in which our AMAZING donors show kids they matter and teach them the value of generosity and caring. This year, 956 children, including 164 newborns and moms, were sponsored through the Adopt-a-Family program. THANK […]

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Christmas Sharing – A Chance to “Do Good” Together!

As a mother herself, Jacqueline Grisé, owner of Caterpillar & Co. and Monarch Manor Childcare Centres, knows just how much pressure families can come under at Christmas time. “The costs of Christmas can really start to add up. I’m so happy that we can support families-in-need at Christmas and help them celebrate.” Today, Caterpillar & […]

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Christmas Caring Through Christmas Sharing

Income inequality is rising twice as fast in Toronto than in the rest of the country, with 133,000 children in Toronto living in poverty.  Since 1912, Moorelands Kids has stood in the gap, providing support and programming to over 130,000 kids from Toronto. At Moorelands Kids, we empower kids and set them up for success […]

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Christmas Sharing Brings JOY

THANK YOU to all of our amazing donors and Christmas elves! Almost all of the gifts have been dropped off, and it’s nearly time for them to be picked up by Moorelands Kids’ families! It’s thanks to you, your families, your organizations, and your overwhelming generosity that 716 kids will have a joy-filled Christmas! Of […]

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Jane Rowan’s story

“You just have to do something, make an impact; I always wanted to leave a mark!” At St. James Cathedral, The York Group’s Baby Shower for Moorelands Baby Bundles program, we had the good fortune to run into Jane Rowan. Jane is not only the Secretary of the York Group, with a long history of […]

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Angus Systems Make a Little Christmas Magic Happen

The snow’s not falling yet, but that didn’t stop the Team at Angus Systems from making a little Christmas Magic happen. Every 18 months or so, the team at Angus Systems welcomes clients from across Canada and the United States to their much anticipated Focus Group meeting. One grateful client gifted the team with passes […]

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David’s story

David David, a single father with two small children, was struggling to make ends meet. He had been on long-term disability for some time but in September, finally found a part-time job he thought might turn into full-time work. Less than two months into his job however, he was laid off. Feeling very discouraged, David […]

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Carole’s story

Volunteering for Christmas at Moorelands… it’s worth it! by Carole Legget (aka Christmas Carole) In 1996 I volunteered for Christmas Sharing at the Downtown Churchworkers Association, as Moorelands was then called. Jan Kerst, the Coordinator and I, self-proclaimed ‘Queen of the Basement’, worked in happy, sometimes madcap harmony in the old Carlaw Avenue warren basement […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Hey Moorelands! Moorelands Christmas Sharing has officially arrived!First of all we want to say a BIG thank you to all those who got involved with #GivingTuesday on December 1st by donating to Moorelands Christmas Sharing and posting #UNselfies to social media. We raised a whopping $1500 in one day, a delightful start to our Christmas Sharing program and also […]

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GivingTuesday

December 1st is #GivingTuesdayCa Tuesday, Dec 1st Go Online! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that happens each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that support charities and non-profits. Thank you everyone who supported Moorelands on […]

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Moorelands Messages November 23rd 2015

Hey Moorelands! With the holiday season just around the corner, Moorelands’ donors and staff are gearing up for our Christmas Sharing Program.  Thanks to our generous Moorelands’ community, all our camper families have now been adopted! We are looking forward to meeting some of our donors when they come in next week to drop off packages for […]

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