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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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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Thank You For Giving Back On Giving Tuesday!

THANK YOU!!! We’re so grateful to everyone who celebrated Giving Tuesday and supported Moorelands Kids! We are overwhelmed by your generosity! On Giving Tuesday, YOU… Rallied to give back to your community and show support for Toronto kids. Took up the Harold E. Ballard Foundation’s challenge to rebuild Junior Cookout, donating $10,455 towards the rebuild […]

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Fanjoy Wine Fundraiser a Huge Success

Serving Serious Wines & Fun Times Long-time supporters, Marg McKillop and Bill Fanjoy, challenged their friends to join them for a wine-tasting party with a twist and in the process raised over $18,000 for Moorelands Kids’ after-school programs! Honouring new Board Director, Eryn Fanjoy, Marg and Bill generously treated guests to delectable wines from around […]

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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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Congrats to Karin Ibscher on Her Triumphant Kawagama Lake Swim!

Thank you, Karin Huge congratulations and thanks to Karin Ibscher on completing her epic swim! Karin’s impact has been tremendous.  At the time of going to print, she has surpassed her goal of sending 20 kids to camp and raised $24,787 and introduced 137 new people to the life-changing magic of Moorelands Camp. But what’s […]

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TD Bank Group – Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

“Effective Leadership teaches accountability. Good decision-making skills take practice….” Marieke Vandekolk, TD Bank Group We asked some of our most successful corporate partners why leadership training in the younger years is so important. Here’s what Marieke Vandekolk, of TD Bank Group, told us. “Effective Leadership teaches accountability. Good decision-making skills take practice. Children can learn […]

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AGM 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 24th, 2019 for the Moorelands Kids 2019 Annual General Meeting. Guests at the event learned how they are empowering Toronto children and youth from lower-income families to transform their lives through their support of Moorelands Kids. Community and Connections It was a fantastic opportunity to engage […]

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Moms telling Moms – Our Best Outreach – ED’s Report Spring 2019

“Moorelands Camp has definitely taught me how to trust…”   That’s what Letitia tells us in her story in this edition of myMoorelands. At Moorelands Kids, our vision is to empower kids to transform their lives. The warmer weather arrives and for us, that signifies the start of camp. We begin to wind down our […]

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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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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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Peter and Marg Anne Jones’ Story

“The work that Moorelands does is seminal…you have to support families and you have to start right at the beginning and keep the support going…” Former Board member, Peter Jones, and his wife, Marg Anne, have been supporting Moorelands since Peter’s time on the board from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. They were introduced to Moorelands […]

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Look How Much Good Your Gifts To Moorelands Can Do

So far this year, your gifts to Moorelands have already made an amazing impact in the lives of Toronto kids in need.  Check out some of the ways your support in the Send a Kid to Camp campaign made a BIG difference this summer.YOU gave 518 campers a safe place to just be kids and explore […]

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Register for the STWM 2017

STWM 2017: Walk/Run for Moorelands in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and help kids affected by poverty bridge the opportunity gap. WHEN: Sunday, October 22, 2017 TIME: 8:00 am (5K) / 8:45 am (Full & Half Marathon) WHERE: 5k start = Lakeshore just west of Ontario drive Half & Full Marathon Start = University Ave between Dundas St […]

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