Supporting families-in-need and connecting them to community.
Through our family programs, we aim to keep the connections strong between vulnerable children and the Moorelands Kids’ community.
Our family programs support babies, children and youth across Toronto. Both programs are supported by gift-in-kind donations of supplies from generous donors.
Please note, our Christmas Sharing “adopt-a-family” program only serves camper families registered in the current year.
Our Family Programs
Serving our summer camp and after-school program families
Christmas Sharing brings Christmas to families that otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to have a traditional Christmas experience. This family program requires one participant already be enrolled in our summer camp or after-school programs. Over 800 children-in-need are adopted and get to celebrate the holidays, thanks to gifts and grocery cards donated by thoughtful and caring individuals, families and groups.
We strive to help 250 moms & babies annually
The only one of its kind in Toronto, Baby Bundles supports families-in-need with new basic baby supplies, a blanket and sleepers. Countless volunteers lovingly knit and crochet the baby sweaters, hats and blankets that are the foundation of our Baby Bundles program. Toiletries, receiving blankets, sleepers and towels are donated and put into Bundles, and distributed to new mothers in need. We provide one bundle per baby.
I came from a low-income household where we had our own share of family problems. At Moorelands, I was able to forget about everything that was going on at home. I felt secure, and that security allowed me to let go of everything going on at home and just have fun.