Clothes for Kids

Corus Entertainment Kingston Helps Children Stay Warm this Winter

The 29th Annual Clothes for Kids Campaign will commence October 16, 2017.   Corus Entertainment Kingston, CKWS TV, 104.3 Fresh Radio and 96.3 BIG FM are proud to once again seek our communities support, in conjunction with local police agencies, social services, and our partners, in an effort to ensure children receive essential winter clothing.

Over 22 local agencies assist us in determining children in need in our community. The need is great – Sadly,  each year the list seems to grow.  In 2016 approximately 2,500 children are on this list, requiring essential winter clothing.  Children are all under the age of 13 and come from our community.

We Need Your Help!  Each year individuals, groups, offices, and workplaces generously sponsor children – Did you know that a  $50 donation will help purchase one snowsuit for a child in need?

With the help from local volunteers these new snowsuits are organized and in one crazy week they are hand delivered to our community partners to disperse directly to the children.

HOW CAN I DONATE?

Monetary Donations – In person, Corus Kingston, 170 Queen Street – OR – ON LINE @ Canada Helps (select Clothes for Kids Fund from Dropdown)

Brand New Snowsuits for Clothes for Kids can be dropped off to any of our locations: Corus Kingston, 170 Queen Street, Frontenac Mall (Centre Court) or Cataraqui Town Centre.

No child should be cold in our community, Clothes for Kids goal is to raise enough funds and community awareness so we can provide brand new snowsuits to all of the children in need. You’re support and generosity is greatly appreciated!

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Please read the FAQ questions below for answers you may require, but if you still require assistance, please email by clicking here: Questions?

FAQ – Clothes For Kids

Q. How can I apply for my child to receive a snowsuit?

A. You must visit one of our Community Agencies that your family is a part of. There you will sit down with a representative who will help you through the application process.

Q. What is the maximum age a child can be in order to apply?

A. Newborn – 13 years old. We do not accept children over the age of 13.

Q. When can I apply for my child/children?

A. Please visit your community agency to apply between October 20 and November 7th,, 2017. CORUS is unable to accept any applications after November 7th, 2017.

Q. When are the distribution dates and times?

A. Distribution will be organized with you through your agency once you’ve applied for your child’s snowsuit. Each agency has a different distribution date or way that they will make sure you receive your snowsuit.

Q. How can I donate?

A. There are two ways to donate. 1) You can purchase a new snowsuit 2) You can make a cash donation. All donations can be dropped off at 170 Queen Street Kingston OR you can make an online donation at Canada Helps – Big Brothers Big Sisters Kingston – Clothes for Kids Fund (select from Fund Dropdown).

Q. Are tax receipts available?

A. Clothes For Kids is not a registered charity. Unfortunately we are not able to give tax receipts.

Q. What sizes of snowsuits are needed?

A. We accept snowsuit sizes from newborn – size 16. We find that we always fall short on the larger sizes. We accept all sizes and appreciate all snowsuit donations. Whatever size you choose to buy will always find a child and help keep them warm.

Sponsors & Partner Programs

The Clothes for Kids battery-recycling program is a collaborative effort between Corus Entertainment, Canadian Tire, Westchester Logistics and Raw Materials Company – drop off your old batteries at any of these locations and Raw Materials makes a donation to Clothes For Kids based on the amount of old batteries received!

Agency

Contact

Email & Phone

Algonquin District School Board Barb Cahil-Meilenner meilenne@alcdsb.on.ca
613-329-4197
Big Brothers Big Sisters KFLA Peter Cory peter.cory@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
613 544-1621
Dawn House Christine Domonsky dhouse@kingston.net
613-545-1379
Family & Childrens Services FLA Lori Acay lori.acay@facsfla.ca
613.545.3227 x5514
Hotel Dieu – Kids Inclusive Sara Ogilvy ogilvis@hdh.kari.net
613.544.3400 x3186
Interval House April Wood cysapril@kingstonintervalhouse.com
613.546.1833 x44
Kingston Public Health (KFLA) Jennifer McNeill jennifer.mcneill@kflaph.ca
613.549.1232 x1642
Land O Lakes Community Services Lori Cuddy l.cuddy@lolcs.com
613.336.8934 x221
Limestone District SB Leah Carey careyl@limestone.on.ca
613.542.9871 x154
Limestone District SB (2) Krista Mather matherk@limestone.on.ca
613.542.9871 x293
Maltby Centre (Pathways) Tabitha MacInnis tmacinnis@maltbycentre.ca
613.546.8535 x5540
OPP Gananoque Michael Burton michael.j.burton@opp.ca
OPP Napanee Shannon Cork shannon.cork@opp.ca
613.354.3369 x6756
Prince Edward – Lennox & Addington Social Services Sara Beaumont sbeaumont@lennox-addington.on.ca
613.389.2820 x4710
Rural Frontenac Community Services Jan MacPherson janm@rfcs.ca
613.279.2244
Southern Frontenac Community Services Cooperation Amanda Pantrey Student@sfcsc.ca
613.376.6477
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