Children’s charities in Canada are some of the most generous, according to a new leaflet to be distributed to charities and their staff.
“If we can help you to raise funds, then we will,” reads the leaflet released by the Association for Child and Family Services (ACFS), which was co-founded by a group of Canadian children’s rights activists.
“In the words of the great civil rights activist, ‘If you want to make a difference, you must stand up for yourself,'” reads the brochure, which is part of the organization’s new “Save Our Children” campaign.
“This leaflet shows you what’s at stake when children’s lives are put at risk, when their rights are ignored, and when parents are not given the tools they need to protect their children.”
ACFS also announced it is launching an online fundraising campaign, and is asking for $25,000 to help cover its costs.
The campaign, titled “Children Are Human,” was launched in partnership with a group called the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
The campaign calls for children and families to donate to the organizations they trust most, including Child and Adolescent Advocacy and Child Care, and to send letters to their elected representatives.
It also encourages donations to the following charities: Children’s Aid Society of Ontario (CASO); The Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Ontario; Children’s Legal Services of Ontario.
“Every child deserves a safe and healthy environment,” reads a section on behalf of CASO, which helps with the screening and care of children in foster care.
“It is our goal to support all of our local communities to improve their safety, security and quality of life.”
CASO is the largest charity in the province of Ontario, and serves more than 30,000 children and young people.
The group’s executive director, Sharon D’Amico, said the campaign was inspired by the work of activists such as the late activist Saul Alinsky.
“He believed that people who stood up for children’s right to a safe home should be celebrated,” she said in a statement.
“The campaign is about asking for money, not about shaming people who are doing the right thing.”
The campaign is one of a number of initiatives by the group to support children and their families, and its work has been embraced by many.
“We want to raise awareness and help to raise money for CASO and all children’s services,” D’ Amico said.
“That’s why we’re launching this campaign.”
The group also released a video that includes a short documentary that highlights the work children in care do to keep children safe, healthy and happy.
“Our goal is to raise enough money for the Children’s Hospital and Clinices of Ontario and all of their local communities so that they can get up and start caring for their own children and children in their care,” D-Amico said in the video.