Kids Help Phone
by TarikA on March 4, 2014 - 12:13am
Core Values & Goals: Kids Help Phone is an organization whose main goal is “to improve the well being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counseling, referrals and information in English and French.” The organization sees importance in creating a safe, non-judgmental environment in which children and teens are able to vent their emotions and thoughts openly and freely.
Major Projects: One of the largest events that the organization is backing this year is the “Walk So Kids Can Talk” marathon taking place on Sunday May 4. This 5KM walk will raise funds for the organization in order to continue operating and improve the lives of children and teens across Canada who are struck with stress, grief or worse. Another even is the annual BMO Boolathon, which will take place on the weekend before Halloween in bowling alleys in “almost 50 communities across Canada.” This will also help raise funds to support the operation of Kids Help Phone.
Volunteer Opportunities: There are many different volunteer opportunities at Kids Help Phone. You can simply help the organization by spreading awareness of their cause in your local school by printing out posters and leaflets. Or, you could help hold a fundraiser for Kids Help Phone and also participate in the organization’s scheduled events. All of this can be done in the interest of insuring that funds are collected by the organization in order to supply the demand for professional counselors to be available on Kids Help Phone’s hotlines.
1) Home Office (in Toronto): firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Quebec Office
Tel: (514) 273-7007
History of the Organization: Kids Help Phone was the product of a group of community citizens and was officially operational on May 16, 1989.