Fundraising and Awareness
CHKC relies heavily on fundraised dollars to operate the Centre. CHKC Participates in a variety of fund raising and awareness activities to help raise funds and bring awareness to the disability of deaf-blindness and the centre itself.
10th Annual JuneFest a Success
The 10th annual JuneFest held on Wednesday June 13, 2012 at Mel Lastman Square was a great success.
JuneFest is an awareness festival that recognizes and celebrates June as Deaf-Blind Awareness Month in the province of Ontario. Information booths full of interesting and educational information are hosted by various agencies and activities are provided for individuals of all ages. The event is open to the public providing the opportunity for the local community to mingle with individuals who are deaf-blind, their friends, family and colleagues while learning about disability of deaf-blindness.
In 2012, Rotary Cheshire Home's 20th year anniversary, CHKC's 10 year anniversary and JuneFest's 10 year anniversary were celebrated with a photo and story display, anniversary speeches and a cake. Congratualtions to the 2012 JT Award winner, Elio Riggillo.
Nominations for the 2013 JT Award are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2013. Pleaseclick here.
Plans are already underway for the 11th Annual JuneFest Event which will be held on Wednesday June 5th, 2013 at Mel Lastman Square from noon - 4 pm. For more information about this event check for updates athttp://www.JuneFest.ca/
First Annual CHKC Bowl-a-Thon
CHKC held its first annual Bowl-a-Thon at Playtime Bowl in Toronto on November 22nd, 2012. The event was well attended by deaf-blind consumers, staff and George Brown College intervenor students as well as other members of the community. The event raised over $1,500! The funds will help support ongoing programming at the Centre. With a fun night of bowling, pizza, and catching up with old friends, a good time was had by everyone. This Bowl-a-Thon will be a yearly event at CHKC, so get ready to tie up those bowling shoes and check this web site for more information on the 2nd annual CHKC Bowl-a-Thon. Hope to see you there!
CHKC Awards Luncheon
Every year, in conjunction with the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP), CHKC holds the Annual CHKC Awards Luncheon to honour individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to the disability of deaf-blindness, and to raise much needed funds to operate the Centre.
This year's luncheon will be held on April 25, 2013 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario. This year's award recipient will be CNIB.
Past CHKC Award Recipients:
2012 - The Honourable David C. Onley
2011 - IBM Canada
2010 - Senator Vim Kochhar
2009 - ICICI Bank Canada
2008 - Microsoft Canada
2007 - Reverend Robert L. Rumball
2006 - Jim Sanders, President & CEO, CNIB
2005 - Joan Mactavish
Shop and Share
Do you like to shop online? Now you can shop and support the Canadian Helen Keller Centre at the same time! Shop and Share is an online shopping portal that links to many popular retailers. You log in tohttp://www.shopandshare.ca/and select CHKC as your favourite charity. Click on the link to your favourite store and shop as you normally would. A percentage of your total purchase is automatically donated to CHKC. It's that easy! There are no fees, it does not cost you more to use the site, and there is no pressure to sign up for anything. Here are just some of the retailers you can visit at Shop and Share: The Home Depot, Sears, The Body Shop, Old Navy, Chapters/Indigo, Gap, PetSmart, and many more.
CHKC Penny Drive
CHKC is having a penny drive. The pennies will help support the senior's drop-in program. Pennies collected will pay for snacks, beverages, outings, guest speakers and other programming expenses. You can drop your pennies off anytime at CHKC.
Tombola and the Great Valentine Gala
Tombola is a fund raising event held every year at the Great Valentine Gala which is hosted by the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons. Sponsors donate prizes to CHKC valued at $50.00 or more and balloons are sold at the Gala with corresponding prize numbers.
The 29th Annual Great Valentine Gala was held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday February 9, 2013.
This year's Annual Great Valentine Gala was a great success with over 500 people in attendance, featuring special guest "Randy Bachman".
Congratulations to the 2013 King Clancy Award winners: the 2012 London Paralympic Games medal-winning athletes. Also congratulations to 2011 Corporate Award winners Cineplex and TELUS.
Special thanks to our donors who donated great prizes for the Great Valentine Gala Tombola Event and for supporting CHKC, and to the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons for inviting us to participate in their event.
Other Fundraising and Awareness Activities
All donations to CHKC are tax deductible.
- CHKC relies on donations from individuals as well as corporate donors.
- We also actively seek out government and foundation grants and funding opportunities.
- Public Speaking Engagements are available to service clubs, schools, and other service agencies.
For More Information on fundraising and awareness activities at CHKC contact us email@example.com call (416) 225-8989 voice/TTY.