Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation to provide back-to-school supplies and necessities for students in need.

Community support needed now!

Donation Form is below.

Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) has announced it’s third year for a back-to-school initiative to provide school supplies and support other basic needs like clothing, shoes, and outerwear for students in Halton’s Catholic Community starting in September and throughout the school year.

Victoria Craig, Executive Director of HCCF, acknowledges that “Back-to-school can be particularly challenging for struggling students and their families. There is a need for cool weather clothing, shoes, and outerwear that fits growing children, as well as school supplies for the classroom and at home that supports learning and immersive educational experiences.”

HCCF needs the community’s support to help students and families in need with their back-to-school experience and ensure that each student is starting the year on the right foot. This upcoming school year, the HCCF hopes to reach its goal of providing school supplies to students in need in Halton’s Catholic Community. On top of this, HCCF will be raising funds to support basic necessities such as clothing, shoes, food, and school experiences, not only for back-to-school but for the duration of the school year.

To make this campaign possible, HCCF has once again partnered with Halton Catholic District School Board (HDCSB) Child & Youth Counsellors (CYCs) and other community leaders and volunteers. With their help, along with the support and generosity of the Halton community, HCDSB students in need will be prepared and encouraged for the school year ahead.

The HCCF Back-to-School Campaign will begin August 31st and continue until September 30th.  During this nearly 5-week period, we are hoping to raise $10,000 from our Halton Catholic Community through both one-time and monthly donations.

$10,000 Donation Match: Thanks to the generosity of Oz Zafar, District Vice President at TD Halton Commercial Banking Centre, for offering up to $10,000 in donation matches. TD Halton Commercial Banking Centre will match one-time and monthly donations (pledged for the year) received during the campaign, up to $10,000 in total. If HCCF receives the full donation match, this could create a grand total of $20,000 to help students in need head back to school and assist them throughout the school year.

“The inclusion of pledged monthly donations as part of our anonymous donor match is really big for us,” continues Ms. Craig. “It means that if a donor wishes to give $20 per month, for example, our matching donor will match the $240 annual total of the monthly pledges – making our fundraising objective more attainable and donations more manageable for our community members. We’re very appreciative of this generosity by our matching donor – TD Halton Commercial Banking Centre. It means a great deal to our students who will benefit from this combined generosity.”

HCCF Back To School Campaign Highlights:

  • Make a donation from August 31st to September 30, 2023
  • Goal to provide students with much needed school supplies
  • Goal to support basic necessity requirements for students in need throughout the school year
  • Fundraising objective: $10,000 plus $10,000 TD Halton Commercial Banking Centre donation match = $20,000 potential
  • In addition, aim to acquire 20 new monthly donors as a result of the campaign

The HCCF is grateful for the tremendous amount of support shown by the HCDSB, CYC’s, TD Halton Commercial Banking Centre, and the Halton Catholic Community as a whole. Together we will ensure every student starts and ends their school year successfully.



Your generosity makes a significant difference.

Consider a monthly donation to help more students succeed.

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