IMPACTS+ December Issue

Published December 5, 2018

DECEMBER 2018   REAL FAMILIES…. REAL STORIES…. REAL IMPACT   “This family has been in a horrible domestic dispute. Funds will  help the family (mother, son, daughter) transition from having two wage earners in the house to one. After discussing with mom, funds will be used to pay for rent and food for the family.” – HCDSB Social Worker “The student and her mom are new refugees in the country. The youth settlement worker reached out to the Principal and requested financial assistance in regards to winter clothing and regular assistance.” – HCDSB Principal “A request for financial support is being made at this time on […]

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8th Annual Evening with Bishop Crosby – Another great evening to help Students in Need

Published November 14, 2018

“We all have something we can share with others” – Bishop Douglas Crosby Thank you to Bishop Crosby for once again sharing the evening with us, and for his support of students in need each year. Thank you so much to everyone who supported of the evening. Attendees, sponsors, donors, volunteers – have all made a direct impact on helping low-income students to succeed in school – thank you! Many people have shared what a lovely time they had re-connecting with friends and colleagues. You helped to raise over $22,000, which brings the 8 year total for the evening to […]

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Published August 20, 2018

  VERY LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE Online ticket purchasing is no longer available. Please contact Marc Clare for ticket inquiries – or 905-632-6314 x248 5:30 pm – Reception / Photos with the Bishop 6:30pm – Dinner Le Dome Banquet Hall | 1173 North Service Rd E, Oakville, ON $900 Table Sponsor (10 Tickets + single ad + signage*) $750 / table of 10 $75 / ticket Sponsorships Available (see chart below*) Tickets on sale until : November 2, 2018 Sponsorships on sale until: October 31, 2018 Not able to attend? Please make a donation Online Donation Printable Donation Form   […]

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IMPACTS+ July Edition

Published June 29, 2018

JULY 2018   EXAMPLES OF HOW YOU HAVE HELPED STUDENTS SUCCEED IN SCHOOL   “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.” HCDSB Social Worker “FG is a 16 year old student whose circumstances have required her to live independently at a young age. The support from HCCEF was used to purchase groceries and small household items, such as dishes and cutlery when FG moved into a rented room situation. Receiving […]

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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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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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