9 Reasons Why We Love You

9 Reasons Why We Love You

Canadian Feed The Children is blessed to have an amazing group of donors and supporters, but did you know just how incredible you are? In 2019, you gave from your heart to support families in an inspiring way.  That all adds up to a BIG impact for children and their families all around the world – and we can’t thank you enough.

Here are just some of the reasons why we love you:

1. You want to end child hunger worldwide

Group of children smilingeating their lunch together

Lunchtime at school in Uganda provided with donor support – thank you!

“I donate because children should not be hungry. It’s up to us to make sure this doesn’t happen.” – Robyn M.

We couldn’t agree more Robyn – thank you so much for helping children and families become food secure all over the world.

2. You want to support your home communities too

Two Indigenous community members processing berries that they've picked

Processing berries in Beardy’s and Okemasis’ First Nation

“I work in Beardy’s and Okemasis’ First Nation and I’ve seen great change in many people’s mindsets as to how they see food and how they can grow their own food. Donating to Canadian Feed The Children gives me the opportunity to give back to my community.” – Jennifer C.

Jennifer – it is our honour to partner with Beardy’s and Okemasis’ First Nation as you work toward food sovereignty. We are so grateful for your gift!

3. You believe that children are the future

Two little girls gardening in their community garden

Silvia and her little sister are learning to grow their own food in Bolivia

“I donate because I care about the collective health and wellbeing of our next generation. That starts with access to care, nutrition, shelter and education.” – Rhea M.

We agree – and what’s more, we know from working alongside our families and communities that this holistic approach is the best way to ensure a bright future. Thank you for your generous support Rhea!

4. You give gifts on your birthday

Three kids smiling as they eat lunch

Melan (centre) has a fortified porridge lunch with her friends at school in Uganda

“For my 50th birthday I asked my friends for donations to CFTC instead of gifts. I wanted to make a difference in the world.” – Mark G.

Dear Mark – Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for spreading hope for children and their families for your birthday – truly a life-changing gift.

5. You commit to children for the long term

A little girl smiles directly into the camera

As a sponsored child, Mackline is supported in her education and her family is supported in building a sustainable source of income.

I’m a monthly donor because it can change a child’s life forever. I don’t mind sacrificing going out to dinner a couple of times a month if it gives a child and their family a more hopeful future.” – Mitch B.

Thank you Mitch! Your monthly donation goes a very long way to support children and their families every single day. You’re the best.

6. You turn fun activities into giving opportunities

PepsiCo Canada Foundation members smiling holding a cheque for CFTC

PepsiCo Canada Foundation members raised over $300,000 to support youth in Keeseekoowenin First Nation! WOW!

“We raise funds through three golf tournaments to support children and youth who might not have access to active and healthy living programs in their communities. I was able to see how the community’s partnership with Canadian Feed The Children is helping to create sustainable change for children’s health and wellbeing.” – Denis S., PepsiCo Canada Foundation

Thank you to Denis and the entire team at PepsiCo Canada Foundation for turning golf into hope for children in Keeseekoowenin First Nation! We can’t thank you enough for your support.

7. You are children helping other children

A little girl smiles for the camera

11-year-old Townes rallied her friends and family to raise over $900 for children like her around the world.

“I chose to give to Canadian Feed The Children because I like that they give so many different things to children here at home and around the world. I chose gifts from the Best.Gift.Ever because these are the things I would want if I didn’t have them.” – Townes, 11

Thank you Townes for helping children like you thrive in Canada and around the world!

8. You are setting an example of giving for your own children

A small baby smiles while throwing up his arms

For his first birthday, Baby Ian’s family held a fundraiser to teach their children the value of giving back.

“For the future, we hope that Ian and his older sister will be active in their community, advocates for positive change, and always willing to lend a hand when needed. We hope that supporting good causes becomes one of their cherished traditions for years to come.” – Baby Ian’s Mom

Thank you to Baby Ian’s parents for setting such an amazing example of giving for your children!

9. You have touched SO MANY LIVES.

A university student holds books and smiles for the camera

Fabiola finished high school and is studying at university thanks to donor support.

“The Centre is a vital support to little boys and girls. I learned to use a computer there, I was able to check out library books, I learned how to write. I never would have had those opportunities, and for that, I want to thank everyone who helps support this program.” – Fabiola, former sponsored child and university student, Bolivia

A young boy and his mother wave for the camera

Denis has returned to school and is at a healthy weight thanks to kind donor support!

“Feeding my household is no longer a challenge. My children are looking healthier, strong and nice, especially Denis who is gaining his weight back. I am so grateful and wish to say thank you for the support and the bright future you brought to me and others.” – Esther, farmer and mother of 11-year-old Denis, Ghana

Four elementary students planting a tree

Planting fruit trees at school in Neyaashiinigmiing

“Before our partnership with Canadian Feed The Children, we had children who would come to class hungry because they had very little food at home. Today, all our students know they can always count on healthy meals at school. Thank you!” – Deirdre (DeeDee) Millar, Community Coordinator, Kikendaasogamig Elementary School, Neyaashiinigmiing

A mother and her two sons pet their pig

Flavia and her sons with one of their life-changing pigs.

“These pigs have changed everything. We treasure them because we have come a long way, and we do not want to go back. Can you imagine that all my children are now at school? It used to be strange but now, it’s true. I really don’t know how best I can express how happy and thankful we are to you.” – Flavia, livestock farmer and mother of five, Uganda

A mother and her two children smile and pose with their sheep

Yeshi’s children don’t go hungry, but they DO go to school thanks to your support

“Raising animals changed our living standard. Using the money I got through the sale of three of my sheep, I purchased grain for my family. My children dress better and got access to quality education as well. I would like to say great thanks for the support we received.” – Yeshi, sheep farmer and mother of two, Ethiopia

None of the transformative community change we see everyday could be possible without our donors. Thank you walking with children and families around the world through Canadian Feed The Children! You can help children and their families in Canada and around the world with a gift today.