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.

HOT SHOTS Street Hockey Tournament ...........................................May
Proceeds from this event help send kids to summer camp. Join us for a fun day of street hockey for all ages! Families will enjoy the Street Fair too. Registration begins March 1st.  A great opportunity for donors, sponsors and participants.  Ask us about Hot Shots

Back to School Campaign.........................................July - September
Help us get kids ready to learn! Our Back to School campaign provides school supplies and backpacks to children as they return to school in the fall.  Make an online donation or visit Staples (245 Strasburg Rd. Kitchener) to drop off a backpack or school supplies.  Here is a list of school supplies by grade.

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. 

96.7 CHYM Tree of Hope .........................................................December
The CHYM Tree of Hope campaign is the Foundation's signature fundraising event.  CHYM FM 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.

We also work with individuals 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