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IMPACTS+ April Edition

Published April 12, 2018

APRIL 2017    YOU HELPED A FAMILY WITH THEIR NEW START “The mother was extremely moved by the support from the HCCEF.  Not only did it permit her to purchase necessities for herself and the children, but also the gesture was a clear message that she and her children are valued members of our community. The mother has been very communicative with both of the schools attended by her children and is increasingly open regarding the family’s struggles (they recently left an abusive relationship).  This expanding level of trust is assisting the children to settle into their new schools, which is […]

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 7th Annual HCCEF Charity Golf Classic

Published March 1, 2018

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: “This child was supported by the Foundation last year and the impact on her life (and that of her mother) has been literally life changing for them. The funding was a concrete demonstration for the mother that we genuinely cared about the family’s well-being and has cemented a very trusting relationship between the mother and HCDSB. The child is the clear beneficiary of this collaboration! Thank you!” HCDSB Social Worker THE DETAILS Wednesday June 6, 2018 Hidden Lake Golf Club | 1137 #1 Sideroad, Burlington, ON 10:30            […]

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Reflections on the 24 Hour Fast

Published February 16, 2018

Made it – 24 Hours of Fasting….whew! I started at 7am yesterday. At noon yesterday….5 hours in… my stomach started growling, and I thought I might be in big trouble. Some of my reflections throughout the 24 hours were: I am choosing to not eat…many students and families have to choose between paying for rent/utilities and paying for food. The need to eat is a STRONG basic instinct. As the day went on, I found my thoughts often went to food and how much longer I have left before I can eat. Again, many students don’t have that choice…they may […]

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IMPACTS+ Bulletin – December Edition

Published November 30, 2017

  DECEMBER 2017    HOW HAVE YOU HELPED STUDENTS IN NEED? Watch the HCCEF Student Guardian Program Video to Find Out   During the video, Anne Marie Duguay (HCDSB Social Worker) shares a story about a student whose family received assistance. This family was on the verge of being evicted close to Christmas, “Once the child’s home life was more stable, she was able to learn. So this child with a mild intellectual delay is now working towards her high school diploma, which has changed her life and her life trajectory incredibly.” Josey Guerin, HCDSB Principal, also shares during the video, […]

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HALTON CATHOLIC COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND STUDENTS IN NEED

Published November 9, 2017

7th ANNUAL HCCEF EVENING WITH BISHOP CROSBY          “You are the eyes, the hands & the feet of Christ now.” – Bishop Douglas Crosby On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation (HCCEF) hosted its 7th Annual Evening with Bishop Crosby at Le Dome Banquet Hall in Oakville. The evening featured a keynote address by His Excellency, Douglas Crosby, Bishop of Hamilton to over 450 guests. “Today is All Saints Day, and we are doing something saintly by gathering this evening, and by supporting a very worthy organization.” stated Bishop Crosby. All proceeds support the […]

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IMPACTS+ Bulletin – June Edition

Published July 6, 2017

JUNE 2017    YOU HELPED THE GONZALES FAMILY “Dear Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation, We would like to give you a huge thank you, you were helping us to go forward and without your help, the situation could be worse for our family. A few months ago, our house got fire and we had a difficult time. This situation was not easy to manage with our daughters; even we couldn’t sleep well, even now. We were living in a hotel for around 4 months and we were thinking what to do to keep our daughters distracted to help them to go […]

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13TH ANNUAL ASSUMPTION TRIVIA NIGHT

Published March 29, 2017

Saturday April 1 – 7:00-10:00pm Some of the proceeds to the HCCEF Student Guardian Program. It’s going to be AWESOME. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER TO PLAY CONTACT: TINA DI CLEMENTE (retired Assumption teacher) Assumptiontrivia@gmail.com    

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IMPACTS+ February 2017

Published February 16, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017    YOU HELPED THE CLINE FAMILY “Dear Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation, I write to you on behalf of my family to thank you for everything you do to help families like ours. When we received the news of our daughter’s cancer diagnosis we were absolutely devastated. In the months to follow things became increasingly harder to deal with as our family was slowly being pulled apart. We went from living a simple happy life to trying to hop back and forth between children and hospital/home. I was unable to work, as care was required 24 hours a […]

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IMPACTS + December 2016

Published December 9, 2016

  DECEMBER 2016    HCDSB FAMILIES YOU HAVE HELPED These are just a few notes from Principals on how your donations & support have impacted students & families in need. EMMA “Emma is 17 & residing independent of her parents for a number of reasons.  This school year, Emma moved out of town but has continued to attend our school with the hope of graduating this year. She has demonstrated resilience in being academically successful, despite mental health issues and other personal challenges that she has experienced.  Emma has communicated wanting to graduate from high school.  Recently, she’s been facing financial strain, […]

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KIND PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD, WONDERFUL CAUSE – WHAT A NIGHT!

Published November 15, 2016

  “Every day, ….Every hour, ….Every minute you have an opportunity to be merciful. So let’s do it and make the world a good place.” – Bishop Douglas Crosby On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation (HCCEF) hosted its 6th Annual Evening with Bishop Crosby at Le Dome Banquet Hall in Oakville. The evening featured a keynote address by His Excellency, Douglas Crosby, Bishop of Hamilton. “The work of this Foundation is the work of mercy. So it is God’s work”, stated Bishop Crosby. All proceeds support the HCCEF Student Guardian Program which helps Halton students […]

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