Ways to Give

Your gift gives hope to a child living just around the corner.

Donate

It only takes a minute to make a donation, but your gift has the power to positively impact a child’s life for years to come. Through CityKidz you have the power to make a big difference in your own backyard.

Your one-time gift can have a long-term impact.

Sponsor a Child

A monthly gift of just $33 provides a child with the opportunity to get on a CityKidz bus, receive food and prizes, hear life-changing lessons filled with hope and receive a personal home visit each week.

Provide the ongoing love and support that enables a child to thrive.

Fundraise

Fundraise

Community BBQs, re-directed birthday gifts, money in lieu of flowers… we are always thankful to those who take it upon themselves to raise awareness and funds for CityKidz. Thank you!

Fundraising is fun, helps engage others and makes a big difference to our kids.

Why We Need Your Help

Here in Canada — one of the richest countries in the world — one in seven children lives in poverty.
Although the need is national, it hits awfully close to home.

1 in 5

In Ottawa, our nation’s capital, one in five children lives in poverty.

1 in 4

In Hamilton, one out of every four children lives below the low-income cut-off.

1 in 2

In Regina, half the aboriginal children are stuck in the rut that is persistent poverty. That’s one out of EVERY two children.

CityKidz helps to break the cycle of poverty

An investment in CityKidz can change the future for a child today, and for generations to come. Your giving will help inspire at-risk children to dream big and reach their full potential.

Financial Accountability

Your resources are stewarded wisely.

Rest assured, we make every effort to ensure that at least 80 cents of every dollar goes directly to children’s programming and that administration (approx. 8% of our costs) and fundraising expenses (approx. 12%) are kept to an absolute minimum. Because our Ottawa and Regina branches are relatively new and have resulting one-time start-up costs that make our 80/20 target unachievable in the short-term, that is nonetheless our shared goal for them moving forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you make your decision, you may have questions.

Can I target my donation to a specific branch or does it just go into the general fund?

A gift made in Regina stays in Regina. And the same is true of gifts which specify Ottawa or Hamilton, too. Yes, 100% of your gift goes to the branch of your choosing and you will receive a tax receipt from that branch at the end of the year. You are also welcome to give “where the need is greatest” and your gift will go to our most urgent need.

If giving monthly, how can I increase or decrease my giving, or stop making payments altogether?

For any number of reasons, people make changes all the time. Please contact us by phone or email and we will take care of things quickly and to your satisfaction.

For Hamilton, please contact:
Arlene Harten, Data Entry Specialist, 905-544-3996 x208 • arlene @ citykidz.ca
Nicole Main, Coordinator of Finance, 905-544-3996 x204 • nicole @ citykidz.ca

For Ottawa, please contact:
Wendy Turpin, Branch Coordinator, 613-796-3063 • Wendy @ citykidz.ca

For Regina, please contact:
Donna West, Branch Coordinator, 306-529-8656 • Donna @ citykidz.ca

Concerned about my privacy, will you share or sell my information with any other organization?

Your privacy is very important to us. So have no fear, the simple answer is “no.” No, we do not trade, sell or otherwise share your information with any other charity or organization. Please feel free to read our Privacy Policy.

If I provide CityKidz with more than one gift during the year, will I receive multiple tax receipts throughout the year or just one each February?

Each February, we will issue you one cumulative tax receipt for any and all donations made during the previous calendar year.

Help, my personal information has changed, what do I do?

No problem! Please contact us by phone or email and we will happily update your address, credit card or any other personal information that may have changed.

For Hamilton, please contact:
Arlene Harten, Data Entry Specialist, 905-544-3996 x208 • arlene @ citykidz.ca
Nicole Main, Coordinator of Finance, 905-544-3996 x204 • nicole @ citykidz.ca

For Ottawa, please contact:
Wendy Turpin, Branch Coordinator, 613-796-3063 • Wendy @ citykidz.ca

For Regina, please contact:
Donna West, Branch Coordinator, 306-529-8656 • Donna @ citykidz.ca

Still have questions? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us today.