Who We Are
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Champions for Kids Foundation (C4K) is a charity formed in January 2008 to discreetly help level the playing field for UCDSB children and their families.
Although our main focus is to assist families in allowing their children to participate in sports, arts and other fun activities outside of school hours, we also meet unique needs like covering minor medical expenses (i.e. eyeglasses), providing gas cards to parents with a child in the hospital, or purchasing a winter coat for a child who needs warmth.
All assistance is kept confidential.
Why We Are Needed
Statistics suggest 12-19 per cent of children in eastern Ontario are living below the poverty line. Many families are struggling to provide their children with nutritious meals, clothing, housing and other basic needs.
There isn't always enough money to provide the extras that make childhood more fun and enjoyable.
That's where we come in.
Our Success So Far
C4K has raised and distributed over $1 million since inception!
The money has helped hundreds of kids attend summer camp, participate in minor hockey, and minor soccer, paid for dance lessons, and helped families meet their children's medical needs such as pay for eyeglasses, trips for cancer treatment and EpiPens.