Magazine article Anglican Journal

Kids Helping Kids

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Kids Helping Kids

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Through the Anglican Foundation's Kids Helping Kids Fund, Anglican children have been making a positive difference in the lives of other Canadian children.

Emily's House, a new 10-bed palliative care centre for children in Toronto, recently received a $10,000 grant to help open its doors to children who need more medical care than can be provided in their homes. Another hospice, Ottawa's Roger's House, received a $5,000 grant for a ceiling lift to help children with limited mobility in and out of bed.

The St. Jamestown Homework Club, run by an ecumenical coalition, also received a $5,000 grant to help it continue to offer tutoring to about 25 children who gather after school at St. Simon's Anglican Church, in an inner-city Toronto neighbourhood.

Joshua, a 16-year-old from King's Cove, Nfld., who has spastic cerebral palsy, had no independent mobility until the fund helped him buy an adapted tricycle. In July, Bishop David Torraville of the diocese of Central Newfoundland blessed the bike. …

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