Raising funds and community awareness to support FACS Niagara in its mission to protect, support and strengthen the lives of children, youth and families.

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Children, Youth and Families
Need Your Emergency Support

With the COVID-19 crisis now in a fifth wave, it is increasingly difficult for the vulnerable children, youth and families served by FACS Niagara to meet even their most basic needs. Families needing to turn to food banks or other community resources are finding those supports overwhelmed.

That’s why we need your help for vulnerable families and youth – to ensure they have what they need to make it through this economic crisis.

Click here to learn more or make a donation now.

For information about changes at FACS due to COVID-19, please click here.


Gift of Hope

Hope came in many forms and is helping to change the life of a child!

Thank you to those that donated to the 2021 Gift of Hope so that our community’s vulnerable children, youth and families could experience the happiness they deserve, and the hope they needed.

Their support enables us to provide opportunities and enhancements to children and youth that they would not otherwise have — summer camp, post-secondary education and training, and transitional youth programs, to name a few. Thank you for empowering Niagara’s children and youth to a better future!

You can still give. Click here to donate now and learn more about the impact your donation will make in 2022.

Give the GIFT of HOPE Now!

You can support your loved ones and help vulnerable children and youth!

  • You don’t have to be “wealthy” to make a big impacts with your will.
  • Thinking of drafting your will? Leaving a gift in your will to FACS Niagara is easy.
  • Already have a will? It’s straightforward to amend or update your will.
  • You can direct how your gift will help children and youth in need.
  • Your estate gift can significantly reduce your taxes and give more to your loved ones.

Thanks for “Galabrating”

on Saturday, November 20!

Thanks to those generous donors and sponsors who marked World Children’s Day by “Galabrating” with family and/or friends while supporting FACS Niagara children and youth.

While Saturday, November 20 was World Children’s Day, participants tailored their activities to their own tastes and schedule. The activities included cuddling up to watch a favourite movie, family time on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, dinner parties with friends, and walks in the woods.

And, since FACS Niagara’s mission includes strengthening families, we’re pleased that participants did something that helped build their relationships with their spouse, children, friends, and loved ones!

Please click here to see our SPONSORS and prize WINNERS!

YES! I still want to donate / Galabrate for FACS Kids!

Summer Smiles — Thanks for Sending Kids to Camp

Thanks so much to our wonderful “Summer Smiles” donors!

We appreciate the amazing “Summer Smiles” donors who helped send 241 kids to camp, including 12 to “one-on-one” camps for kids with special requirements. Donors also provided 200 “Summer Smiles at Home” activity baskets — which included toys, activities, a stuffed animal, and masks.

Your donations gave vulnerable children and youth a summer camp experience they desperately needed and will cherish forever!

Please click here to DONATE NOW for “Summer Smiles” in 2022.

YES! I want to give SUMMER SMILES in 2022!

Family & Children’s Services Niagara works with some of our community’s most vulnerable children, youth, and their families.

While FACS Niagara works to protect children and youth and strengthen families, the Niagara Foundation for Family & Children’s Services raises funds and awareness to support and help children, youth and families in the Niagara Region to reach their full potential. Although FACS Niagara receives funding to provide protection and support services, the FACS Foundation raises funds so that local kids in need can enjoy a summer camp experience and youth in care have opportunities for college, university and job skills training. Thanks to generous donors and volunteers, the Foundation also provides emergency COVID-19 supports so youth and families can help meet their basic needs and stay strong. The Foundation also supports capital improvements at FACS Niagara facilities and works with the community to support children and families during Holidays and the Festive Season.

Thanks to the community’s generous support, in 2020: