No Child Shall Be Left Behind
The Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF) receives support through various programs, community activities, donors/supporters and events. The funds raised directly benefit children and youth involved with Durham Children’s Aid Society by supporting services that are not covered by government funding. The funds are dedicated to key areas, each providing help in different but essential ways. These programs may seem small, but they can have a huge impact on the life of a child or youth. It is because of the support of the community that DCAF is able to extend a helping hand to those children in desperate need. This helps to break the cycle of abuse and neglect, and to foster the healthy development of youth into socially responsible adults.
Your donation will go a long way in helping to build a future of hope for children in the Durham region through the following programs:
Gifts of Support & Love
Children, Youth & their Families helped by Durham CAF
Gifts of Brighter Futures
Post-Secondary bursaries awarded to Youth
Gifts of Hope
Children, Youth & their Families supported by Holiday Hope
Gifts of Play
Children sent to enjoy time at "Camps for Kids" every year
I’m going into my fourth year at the University of Guelph. I study International Development and hope to one day help reform prisoners or work for a non-for-profit, but who knows where this journey will take me. I wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank-you for the scholarship that you have given me and the chance you have taken in order to help me in my education. As I have aged out of the system, I am now financially independent and any funds I receive are greatly appreciated and allow me to enjoy my university experience without having to work full time as well.
It is because of people like you that foster children will beat stigma and have the opportunity to be successful citizens within society.