TEDDY BEAR FUND
Every child deserves a safe, nurturing home and the support they need to realize their dreams. But kids in the child welfare system lack many of the things other kids take for granted.
For kids in care, a teddy bear might be their only constant in a life of upheaval and uncertainty – something to cling to when times are tough. Just as a teddy bear provides comfort and security throughout an entire childhood, the Teddy Bear Fund is a long-term, stable source of funding addressing the most urgent needs of children in care in our community. As the needs of children in care change and the role of the child welfare system evolves, the Teddy Bear Fund will allow Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada to allocate essential resources where they are needed, when they are needed by the children who depend on us.
A gift to the Teddy Bear Fund is symbolic of adding a child in care to your own family. In Canada, it costs approximately $250,000 to raise a child to adulthood. Gifts to the Teddy Bear Fund fill the gap between what children in care need to survive and what they need to thrive – much as a caring parent would.
Our children have extraordinary resilience and strength. When they are given the same supports as other young people, they have limitless possibility for a better life.