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Early Bird Prize Draw

Thanks to the generosity of Lake Livin' at Port Sandfield Marina, we will have an early bird draw on Saturday, December 5, 2020 for a fantastic Yeti bag. This is in addition to the 12 prize packages that can be won during our final draw on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Get your tickets early by clicking on the button below.

2020 CFM Fall Raffle

The Children’s Foundation of Muskoka, with the support of 22 local businesses and individuals, is excited to announce our Fall Fundraising Raffle (to help us offset the loss of the fall gala) commencing Friday, November 20th, 2020 and running until noon on Saturday, December 12th, 2020.

There are 12 prize packages to be won and only 1750 tickets to be sold! Prize packages fall under the categories of Cozy Up at Home’, ‘Outdoor Adventure’, and ‘Christmas Time is Here’ and range in value from over $200 up to $750. They include a Grandview Golf pass for 4 at the Mark O’Meara Golf Course, a sleigh ride at Back of Beyond, an incredible snowshoe package including a portable propane fire pit as well as many luxurious items to help you get into the Christmas Spirit!

Tickets cost $10 each, 3 for $25 or 15 for $100 and can only be purchased on our website (see below for ticket purchase!). The first draw winner gets their choice of the 12 prize packages - the second chooses from the remaining 11 and so on. Click on the link below to see these fabulous prize packages. Check out our website on the afternoon of Saturday, December 12th to see if you were a lucky winner!

Thanks for supporting the Children’s Foundation as we work together to help build healthy, happy kids in Muskoka!

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Message from the Executive Director

November 20, 2020.

Hello everyone,

As the recent beautiful late fall days give way to early signs of winter, we at the Foundation are working hard to ensure we continue to reach out and support those kids in Muskoka that need us most. Covid continues to present significant challenges to families, communities and charities alike. For example, earlier in the fall, we had a record number of applications requiring over $22,000 in grants. This is more than double our usual monthly allocation! Add to this the cancellation of our largest annual fundraising gala in November (a shortfall of about $30,000) and it presents some hurdles for us to work through. In response, our fall fundraising campaign has included ‘A Hard Gala’s Night’ (which brought in $3,000) and now, an incredible fall raffle!

With over 22 incredibly generous local businesses and individuals from around the area donating some wonderful prizes, we think our raffle will certainly help you with your Christmas shopping, give you a chance to spoil yourself and your family a little, and in turn, help us help kids! From the bottom of hearts, we thank each of our sponsors for their generosity in these challenging times - we couldn’t do it without you.

Covid has meant that some basic needs and opportunities for kids in Muskoka are out of reach. We believe no child should be excluded from participation in any activity or lack access to a fundamental need because of financial barriers. But to do this, we need your help. Please spread the word about our fall raffle, buy some tickets ($10 each or 3 for $25), and know that you have made a huge difference in the lives of kids in Muskoka.

Take care, stay well and thanks as always for your support and generosity. Good luck with the raffle!

Dave.



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The CFM is excited to announce a huge contribution from the Rizzuto Family & a new partnership with the Men of Grandview

Rizzuto Family

Carter Willan and Tony Rizzuto present a cheque for $35,200 to the Children's Foundation of Muskoka at the Muskoka Bay Resort.

Men of Grandview

Cheryl Cooper and Dave Lyons of the Children's Foundation of Muskoka accept a cheque from Paul Guimond and the Men of Grandview for $10,000 to start a fund within the CFM to support the well-being of kids in Huntsville

A Hard Gala's Night Raises $3000 for the CFM!

Thank you to everyone who supported our 'A Hard Gala's Night' fundraiser. We could not do the work we do without your help.

A special congratulation to Meagan Landry the winner of the 2021 VIP Children's Foundation Gala Package. We appreciate Muskoka Dance Connections continued support over the years.


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Our Mission:

To help create an equitable Muskoka where all children have access to the opportunities and supports they need to be happy, healthy, and feel sense of belonging.

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, 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.