SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday November 2nd, 2019
Tickets go on sale in July - check below for more details!
*Applications for the George Corn Memorial Fund for hockey close on June 30th, 2019. Apply Today!!**
This year's Toni Lynn Rizzuto Campership Fund is now closed. We are so pleased to announce that in our first year of this initiative, we have approved funding for 95 children to attend a camp in Muskoka. That means 95 kids will have the opportunity to hike, paddle, swim, make camp crafts, learn leadership skills, roast marshmallows, swat mosquito's and have the time of their lives!
We are so grateful for the support of all our partners who have made this possible -
Camp Wenonah, and
Most importantly, a big thanks goes to the Rizzuto family on behalf of all of us at the Children's Foundation and the kids of Muskoka. Without their support, none of this would have been possible.
Plans are already underway for our TLR Campership Fund 2020 - look for it late next winter. If you'd like to help us send a kid to camp, get in touch at childrenofmuskoka.com or click on donate above!
CFM GALA 2019
June 10, 2019
Save the date! The 2019 Children's Foundation of Muskoka Annual Gala is being held once again at the JW Marriott in Minett on Saturday November 2nd. Come join us for a wonderful evening of great food, fun, dancing to the Tobin Spring Band, an exciting silent and live auction, all while supporting a great cause - kids in Muskoka who really need us.
Gala Date: Saturday November 2nd
BMLSS HUB Class Supporting the CFM!
March 25, 2019
The HUB class at BMLSS has donated $700 from their projects to Children's Foundation of Muskoka. This money will be used to provide children across our district with the opportunity to join clubs, activities and programs. It is inspiring to see older students in our community supporting all children. Thank you so much for your hard work!
Bracebridge Lions Club's Generous Donation
March 25, 2019
We would like to offer a BIG thank you to the Bracebridge Lion Club for their donation of $1000 to the CFM. This donation will be put to good use supporting our new send a kid to summer camp campaign!
January 24, 2019
Kids Sunday School Group Cook Up Great Community Lasagna and CFM Donation!
Armed with herbs and tomatoes from their church garden, the kids from Bethune United Church in Baysville recently prepared and served a wonderful community lasagna supper. Not only did the lasagna receive stellar reviews but it resulted in a $250 donation to the Children's Foundation of Muskoka. What a great example of kids helping kids. We're so grateful for this kind and hard earned donation. Thanks to all involved at Bethune United!
January 14, 2019
A big thanks to Lucas Shelton and our friends at C.C. Tatham & Associates for the very generous donation of nearly a $1000 from their 50/50 draw courtesy of their company Christmas party! Much appreciated!
December 18, 2018
Edith White presents a $1000 cheque to Dave Lyons of Children's Foundation of Muskoka. The donation comes from the proceeds raised from the sale of their book, “At Your Age?”
The book is a collection of short stories and poems from the residents of Castle Peak Retirement Residence located in Bracebridge Ontario. It is heartwarming to see all of the efforts of this amazing group of seniors continuing to give back to all member of our community.
We at the CFM are in awe of you!
December 18, 2018
Andy Zeltkalns, Ellen Yeo and the students of Monck PS present $2500 cheque to DL of CFM from proceeds raised from this years’ Muskoka Mud Run. The run was held on Friday October 12th, 2018 at Morrison Meadows in Bracebridge.
This year, the run attracted over 1000 kids in grades 3-8 from across the province. This is the 8th year that proceeds from the Mud Run have supported the CFM for a total of over $10 000 - the CFM greatly appreciates this on-going support from a ‘Hall of Fame’ donor!
To focus community resources for the enrichment of the lives of Muskoka children.
The Children's Foundation of Muskoka is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1989 by volunteers in Muskoka. CFM raises funds in our local community, in partnership with individuals, businesses, and service organizations. We are also a community partner with Canadian Tire's Jump Start Program.
Through our community partnerships, we are able to help children and families in practical ways when no other help is available. We provide funds to meet the recreational, cultural, medical, and emotional needs of the children we serve. Our grants provide children in Muskoka the opportunities to grow and develop.
As a Foundation, we believe:
- in the creation of a community where equality of opportunity is offered to all children;
- that we must be proactive in enabling the community to respond to the needs of children;
- in helping children and families in situations where other resources are not available;
- that all grant decisions that are made will be based exclusively on the needs of the children involved;
- that we must encourage the deployment of volunteers and 'Friends of the Foundation' to assist our efforts.
George Corn was an active Bracebridge/Muskoka Lakes Rotarian and avid hockey player who sadly passed away in October, 2015. To honour his memory, George's family and friends decided to create a fund to support kids in Muskoka to play hockey facing financial barriers. We appreciate this incredible contribution! Donations to this project can be made directly to the CFM.