Give to Foster Children in Need With the New Secret Santa Project
In 2012, LinkNow Media’s staff chose to forego the typical holiday gift exchange in favour of donating to a local orphanage. But to our surprise, there are no orphanages in Quebec. Whenever a child is abandoned, they go straight into a foster care program. This revelation turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it led us to the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres.
170 gifts & $3800
200 gifts & $4300
250 gifts & $10000
550 gifts & $33000
450 gifts & $25000
500 gifts & $28000
This Year’s Goal.
Last year, we set out to raise $30,000 and donate 300 gifts. With the help of our employees, friends, families and sponsors, we managed to raise $28,000 and 500 gifts for the children in the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres’ care.
While we are proud for what we were able to accomplish for the children in need last year, we are striving to do more. Children in foster care still need our help and this year we are hoping to raise $30,000 and donate 500 gifts. We believe not only can we achieve this goal, but we can surpass it.
About Batshaw Youth and Family Centres
The organization offers professional psychosocial, rehabilitation and social integration services and a number of other free amenities including:
- Services related to child placement for children who suffer from neglect
- Services for abandoned children
- Support for victims of psychological, physical and sexual abuse
- Treatment for children with behavioural problems
- Family mediation
- Adoption disclosure
- Expertise on child custody
How You Can Help
There are many different things you can do to help LinkNow Media’s New Secret Santa Project achieve its goal of providing foster children with funds and gifts this holiday season. You can:
1. Make a donation.
Whatever you can spare is more than enough. Every dollar counts.
2. Buy a gift.
We typically buy gifts in the $35-$50 range. The kids ask for typical things but many of them ask for practical items we take for granted. Whatever you can contribute will be much appreciated.
3. Spread the word.
Many hands make light work. The more people who know about the New Secret Santa Project, the easier it will be to surpass our 2018 goals. Share this page, post on social media, tell a friend.
No matter how you choose to contribute
Buy a Gift
Spread the word
Doing any one of these three things helps a foster child in need.