For over 25 years, CityKidz has been working in Hamilton to transform the city, one child at a time.
Why we need your help
Approximately 26,000 children, or one in five, live in poverty in Hamilton.
Over 1,600 children are already being positively impacted each week by CityKidz programs.
Thousands more are waiting for our help.
As long as there is a child who needs our love, we’ll be there. 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 children.
youth are actively involved in our programs.
Christmas gifts are delivered to children in low-income households.
kids get a summer camp experience
In 2017, we impacted over 1,600 children on a weekly basis, we gave over 500 children a summer camp experience and saved over $579,656 in wages thanks to 791 volunteers who generously invested 41,404 hours of their time 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.
in 2017, nearly 800 volunteers gave over 41,000 hours of their time to CityKidz Hamilton. This gift of time is worth nearly $580,000. But for the kids that benefit, this time 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.