For more than 20 years, CityKidz has been working to transform Hamilton one child at a time.
Why we need your help
Approximately 25,000 children, or one in four, live in poverty in Hamilton.
Over 2000 children are already being positively impacted each week.
Thousands more are waiting for our help.
Every child matters, every child counts.
Look at the difference we’re making!
We’re tackling the issues of poverty head-on. For example, during a typical year in Hamilton…
meals are served to our hungry CityKidz kids.
KinderKidz are actively involved in our programs.
Christmas gifts are delivered to deserving kids.
weekly home visits are made by volunteers.
In 2014 we transported over 49,710 children safely to and from CityKidz, we gave 611 children a “Summer to Remember” camp experience, we impacted over 2000 children on a weekly basis and saved over $700,000 in wages by working with 509 volunteers on a regular basis who generously invested 55,347 hours to help move our mission and vision forward.
When we met Craig he was growing up in a situation no child should face…
He was a child living with highly volatile family dynamics which included alcoholism, multiple moves and frequently switching schools.
Craig now says he feels cared for and loved at CityKidz.
On average, each year over 500 volunteers give more than 55,000 hours of their time to CityKidz Hamilton. Their gift of time is worth over $700,000 on an annual basis. (That’s based on the minimum wage. But for the kids that benefit, the time spent with them is priceless!)
Local Community Sponsors
As a community-led organization, CityKidz depends on the support of these amazing businesses and corporations who are with us every step of the way.