By: Grandview Kids — September 28, 2018
The Grandview Children’s Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the Believe Campaign, a $20-million community fundraising initiative to build and support a new Grandview Children’s Centre in Ajax.
The demand for Grandview Children’s Centre’s life-changing treatment and rehabilitation services has been exceeding the facility’s capacity for some time. As the only treatment centre of its kind in Durham Region, Grandview Kids must meet the needs of 10,000 children and their families annually, including over 3,300 kids on growing wait list.
The success of the Believe Campaign will mean that we can open the doors to a much larger Centre and welcome so many more families by 2022.
“The impact Grandview has on the community is far-reaching. Our clients are your children, your grandkids, your neighbours, our future generation so the support we have received thus far from the residents and business owners of Durham Region is no surprise,” explained Bryan Yetman, Grandview Children’s Foundation Chair. “Until now, the Foundation has been operating in a quiet campaign mode but the support from the community has been loud and clear.”
$14.5-million of Grandview’s $20-million goal has been achieved
“The formal launch today not only brings awareness to the critical need to build and support a new Grandview, it is also a celebration,” explained Brigitte Tschinkel, Executive Director of Development for Grandview Children’s Foundation. “Reaching nearly three quarters of our fundraising goal is a major milestone and we wish to thank all those who’ve made a donation, big and small. An outstanding total of $14.5-million of Grandview’s $20-million goal has been achieved, but we still have a long way to go”
The province has approved the project and Grandview Children’s Foundation is raising $20-million through the community Believe Campaign to help build and support the New Grandview Kids.
“The Grandview Children’s Foundation continues to work to connect the needs of Grandview Kids with generous donors and we are very thankful for the impact the donors make each year,” says Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, Chief Executive Officer. “The new Grandview will provide better space for the provision of the specialized services and supports our clients urgently need. We are so excited for what this means for the future of Grandview Kids.”