Spring has sprung and summer is almost here! It’s a great time to dust off the sneakers and get outside. We’ve got the perfect thing - introducing Springo, a twist on the well-loved game of Bingo.
Each square on the Springo card represents a fun activity you can do on your own, with your family or your bubble. We invite you to take part, share the fun on your social media and use the hashtag #SpringoFACS We can't wait to see your cards fill up!
There's one special square in the middle of the card - "Give to Help Us Win $20,000". When you stamp that square by making a donation to FACS Foundation you are giving us a chance to win $20,000! From June 1st to 30th, every $1 donated to FACS Foundation online is a ballot in the draw for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. The winning Canadian charity will be announced on Canada Day, July 1st
What could we do with $20,000?
- 65 kids would have the opportunity to go to summer camp where they will make friends and memories and build new skills, confidence, and resilience
- 15 Black or Indigenous families would have the opportunity to participate in activities to connect them to their culture and community
- 6 scholarships for youth to pursue post-secondary education
COVID has impacted us all. For the families we serve, the increased financial hardship and social isolation has made things even more difficult. Did you know that financial hardship and social isolation are two of the leading risk factors for child neglect and abuse?
Our focus is on prevention and your gift - whether it supports funding for sporting equipment, art classes, scholarships, or the basic needs of families - is helping to end child abuse and neglect in Waterloo Region. You will help families jump into spring and bounce back from the challenges of the past year!