A little bit about us...

A little bit about us...

In 1996 thirteen women met in a support group for parents of children with special needs. During a session, one of the mothers reported that after years of testing and uncertainty her daughter was finally given a diagnosis. This was great news, as she could now focus on helping her child.

She found out that there was an upcoming conference for families of children with the same syndrome as her little girl. Attending would give her family a chance to meet with doctors who specialized in this syndrome and network with other families who were facing the same challenges. Unfortunately the conference was in England and she was unable to afford to pay the complete cost of the trip. Determined to help its members, the support group rallied decided to have a dance to raise money. With the support and enthusiasm from the community, enough money was raised to help supplement the cost of sending this family to the conference.

"For The Love of A Child" children's charity began in an effort to help one family, but through our efforts we recognized that there was a need to provide financial support to local families on an ongoing basis, and from there the charity was born.

For the Love of A Child contributes to the costs of various services and equipments. We help bridge the gap between government funding and private insurance, as many items are not fully covered and can be very costly.

Assistive Devices not fully covered by ADP or private insurance
• Education, conferences, seminars, and courses pertaining to a child’s special needs
• Equipment such as: Specialized Seating – Bath, Car, Feeding Chairs, Mobility devices such as
• Stair Lifts, Walkers, Wheelchairs and Modified Bicycles.
• Recreation & Leisure for therapeutic use
• Day Camps

For the Love of a Child...

For The Love of A Child is a charitable organization helping kids in Durham Region, Ontario, dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs and their families. Having a child with special needs changes a person's life forever.

The mental, physical, and financial strain can devastate families.

The goal of this organization is to alleviate some of the financial burden , and make a difference in the life of a child.