Foundation Events


Throughout the year, our signature events are used to foster community awareness, engagement and financial support of programs to help children and families heal, learn and grow.

Back to School Assistance Program ............................................ July - August
The Back to School Assistance Program provides NEW backpacks, lunch bags and gift cards to children and youth for Back to School readiness.  Support this campaign with an online donation or visit our office (65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener) to drop off a new backpack, lunch bag or $25 gift card for President's Choice, Walmart, local malls - Conestoga, CF Fairview or Cambridge - so families can do some Back To School Shopping for shoes, clothing or school supplies. 

Holiday Support Program...............................................   October - December
The Holiday Support Program provides families and youth with gifts (toys, clothing, gift cards) during the holiday season and special occasions throughout the year. The program matches generous community donors with families and youth involved with Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region. 

Tree of Hope Campaign ........................................................December 6, 2018
The Tree of Hope campaign is the Foundation's signature fundraising event.  CHYM 96.7 hosts a 12-hour radiothon featuring compelling interviews and stories of personal healing, learning and growth. Funds raised during this campaign provide year long support to children, youth and families beyond government funded programs and services.

HOT SHOTS Street Hockey Tournament ........................................ June 1, 2019
Proceeds from this event help send kids to summer camp. Join us for a fun day of street hockey for all ages!  A great opportunity for donors, sponsors and participants. www.hotshotstournament.com  

Third Party Events ......................................................................Ongoing

We also work with individuals, schools, businesses and community organizations throughout the year that are interested in hosting their own fundraising events with proceeds designated to F&CS Foundation. If this opportunity for third party events interests you, please contact us.

If you are interested in supporting our events, give us our Foundation office a call at 519-576-0540 or  email foundation@facswaterloo.org