Our Goal – $10,000
We believe in the importance of kids having fun-filled childhoods – for their sake, and for the sake of our communities.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 for each of our locations by December 31, 2020. Below is the progress of our Tex2Donate campaign to support local programs.
Progress updated on Oct 13, 2020.
Why is it important to donate to Kids Up Front?
Before COVID-19, Kids Up Front was best known for providing deserving children, youth and families with access to hockey games, theatre performances and once-in-a-lifetime concerts. With major events cancelled, Kids Up Front has pivoted its programming to meet the needs of the moment while keeping true to our vision of a world in which all kids have access to enriching experiences.
But why is this relevant? We believe in the importance of kids having fun-filled childhoods.
The access we provide for kids to experience arts, culture, sports and recreation has numerous benefits. These experiences are a space for youth to enjoy meaningful social interaction and bond, feel relief in times of hardship, develop or build upon skills, reduce feelings of isolation, and feel part of something bigger than themselves… Ultimately, these experiences can be life-changing and can lead to safe and vibrant communities in the long term.
We have created new initiatives that capture the same kind of experience and access we provide to our children and youth throughout our programming, like Kids at Home, Activity Packages, Music on the Move, and Adventure Kids.
How does Text 2 Donate work?
There are 2 ways to participate on the Text 2 Donate campaign:
The first one is to text any of the following words to 20222 and you will receive a message asking you to confirm if you would like to donate $10 or $20. This donation will be charged once to your phone bill, and you will have the option to convert it into a monthly donation.
To donate to Kids Up Front Edmonton, text KIDSYEG to 20222
To donate to Kids Up Front Calgary, text KIDSYYC to 20222
To donate to Kids Up Front Vancouver, text KIDSYVR to 20222
To donate to Kids Up Front Toronto, text KIDSYYZ to 20222
To donate to Kids Up Front Ottawa, text KIDSYOW to 20222
To donate to Kids Up Front Atlantic, text KIDSYHZ to 20222
100% of your donation gets transferred to the Kids Up Front office of your choice.
The second option is to join the challenge. Below.
Join the Text 2 Donate challenge!
We are asking all of our supporters to help us raise funds and awareness for their local Kids Up Front office in a big way. We want to raise $10,000 per office by December 31, 2020.
The idea is simple:
- Text to donate to your local office.
- Share our “join the challenge” post on your social media.
- Tag 10 friends.
That’s it, easy!
This campaign is operated by the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada. All tax receipts are issued by them. You can request yours directly on their website. There are no fees attached to your donation.
Kids Up Front does not receive any information from donors.
The campaign is set up with our Edmonton office who then distributes 100% of your donation to the chapter of your choice.