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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How We’re Making Christmas Sharing Pandemic Safe

Moorelands Kids is continuing to update our COVID-19 pandemic safety procedures based on the most up-to-date advice from Toronto Public Health. We’re working hard to ensure that everyone in our community can stay safe while continuing to take part and participate in Moorelands Kids’ Christmas Sharing. We’re increasing the time between donor drop off and […]

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Sharing Kindness and Joy This Christmas

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the long-existing inequities in our city. For too many of our families, this upcoming festive season will be quite tough. Data from Toronto Public Health and ICES[1] demonstrates that lower income people, new immigrants and racialized Canadians are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.  Our after-school programs are […]

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Christmas Sharing – The Gift of Opportunity

When you take part in Christmas Sharing, you’re not just making the Holidays happen and spreading festive cheer, but you’re helping kindle a fire of ambition and purpose in the children we serve, setting them on a path to dream big and pursue their goals. Christmas Sharing – the gift of opportunity! Just ask Laurette […]

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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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Moorelands’ Camper, Lee, Gives Back

“Growing up, sometimes the only gifts we got came from the people supporting Moorelands.” Meet Lee, a hardworking and determined young woman working in the city of Toronto at the popular Broadview restaurant, Eastbound Brewing Co. Lee first came to Moorelands at the age of 9, when a friend from her St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood […]

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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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