We hope 2014 is off to a great start for all of you!
Last year’s numbers are in…
We distributed almost SIXTY THOUSAND tickets in 2013 and we have kept the momentum going so far this month. Our kids have been busy cheering on our favourite teams: Leafs, Marlies, Raptors and Rock! Thank you Toronto for your continued support.
We are thrilled to report that we have sent over 4000 kids to watch the Raptors so far this fall. Check out the photos below to see some of our young fans cheering on their favourite team!
We cannot thank our donors, especially the MLSE Foundation, enough for creating so many smiles.
Boys' Night Out
Cheering on the Raptors from the comfort of an executive suite
Excited young fans from Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
Youth from NOISE sitting court-side
Kids Up Front Toronto is launching The Kids’ City Park Project to achieve our goal of including and engaging youth and their families by connecting them to nature through access to educational and recreational programs in our city parks. Last week we took a group of 20 kids to the Rouge Valley Conservation area. Kids In the Woods Initiative (K.I.W.I), a nonprofit organization that provides outdoor nature experiences for children donated the programming for the day. The kids took part in a 3 hour long scavenger hunt throughout the conversation area. All the kids enjoyed being outdoors and learning about the insects, plants and animals that are in the Rouge Valley. Thanks K.I.W.I for donating the programming for such a fun day outside!
Thank you TD for donating the Comfort Zone seats at last night’s Argonauts game!
Sean, City of Toronto youth worker, said: “The guys had an incredible time and would like to express their appreciation. The Argos won, making it a worthwhile night. It also didn’t hurt that we had the best seats in the house, with people staring and sometimes asking how we got the seats.”
Kids Up Front is committed to improving the lives of children by providing them with opportunities to participate in sport and recreation. Thanks you MLSE Foundation for helping us give deserving kids a break!
Kids Up Front Foundation is happy to receive two family tickets to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center attraction in Toronto. We strongly benefit from offers such as this from local kids’ attractions in the Greater Toronto Area and we are delighted to giveaway such a great experience. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Toronto is located at the Vaughan Mills. Visit the links below for more information.
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan, ON L4K 5W4
On May 28, Kids Up Front Toronto staff Lindsay Oughtred and Tanya Frosst accompanied 14 kids from a TDSB Model School, Oakridge JPS, to a Blue Jays game. Thanks to our generous partner, TD Bank Group, we cheered our favourite team on from a luxurious suite in the Rogers Centre!
We were also joined by Susan Hay and her team from Global News. Check out our segment on Making a Difference for some highlights of our exciting day out!
We are thrilled to be the primary recipient of the Shrine Circus’ complimentary tickets in 2013. Having sent thousands of children and their families to the circus since we formed a partnership in 2007, it only made sense that we assist the Shrine Circus with their philanthropic initiatives exclusively.
We can’t wait for over FIVE THOUSAND children, youth and their families to experience the magic and wonder under the Big Top.