COVID-19 Emergency Needs

Children, Youth and Families Need
Your Emergency Support

With a second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, 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 crisis.

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

Thank YOU for Helping Kids
One Smile at a Time!

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies raised $29,869!

We are so grateful that FACS Niagara received the proceeds from the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign for St. Catharines & Thorold this year!

Thank you so much to the generous owners and customers of those 20 Tim Hortons restaurants who baked, decorated, sold and purchased and enjoyed Smile Cookies from September 14 to 20!

Your support helped raise $29,869.03! Thank you!

We will use these funds to support Summer Smiles camps, Post-Secondary Education Grants, and Home for the Holidays events.

We are also pleased to be sharing the overall proceeds with Hospice Niagara (who also received nearly $30,000).

Thank you all!

Just when children and youth supported by FACS Niagara most need summer camp experiences, there won’t be any overnight camps and there may not be any day camps this July or August either.

That’s why we developed “Summer Smiles At Home!

Click here to learn more or make a donation now.

Yes! I want to donate now to give “Summer Smiles at Home”!

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

While FACS Niagara works to protect children and youth and strengthen families, the Niagara Foundation for Family & Children’s Services provides enrichments and opportunities to help local kids and families to be the best they can be.

Although FACS receives funding to provide protection and support services, the FACS Foundation raises funds to provide recreational and educational supports to children and youth, to help youth with the transition to independence, and to make capital improvements for appropriate community facilities.

Thanks to the community’s support, each year:

Annual Gala Raises $60,000:

  • Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, donors, and guests the RBC 21st Annual FACS Niagara Charitable Gala raised more than $60,000 (net) – the most ever!

Video: “Imagine”

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