ADCO Member Centres & Families Team Up To Support Children's HospitalsEvery year, the staff, parents and students of ADCO child care programs organize and participate in walkathon events to raise funds for Ontario's four regional children's hospitals. Together, these events become the "ADCO Kids Helping Kids" Walkathon, which over the course of more than 20 years has generated over a $1,000,000 for this worthy cause. ADCO member centres are proud of their involvement in this event and it does much more than simply raise money. "The ADCO Walkathon is one way we help children develop their sense of philanthropy and social responsibility," ways ADCO Co-President Kerri Whitaker. "It helps them see that we're all connected and that giving to others also makes them feel good about themselves. It's an important lesson." Thank you to all of the ADCO centres, staff, families, children and sponsors who helped make ADCO's 2016 Walkathon a success. Close to 8,000 children were involved and together, we raised just over $30,000.
Thank you! ADCO would like to extend its deepest appreciation to the families, children, staff and supporters at the following centres for all of their hard work and dedication in making ADCO's 2016 Kids Helping Kids Walkathon a resounding success. We truly appreciate your efforts and have forwarded the funds raised to the four recipient hospitals. To learn more about the excellent work Ontario's four regional children's hospitals are doing, please use the links below.Toronto SickKids HospitalPeekaboo Dreams Child Care Centre, Acton EDUkids Child Care, Ajax (3 locations) Helping Hands Daycare, Ajax (2 locations) Discovery Child Care, Barrie (2 locations) EDUkids Child Care, Bowmanville EDUkids Child Care, Bradford Peekaboo Child Care, Brampton (6 locations) EDUkids Child Care, Cambridge Helping Hands Day Care, Courtice Centres for Early Learning, Downsview Peekaboo Child Care, Georgetown Peekaboo Child Care, Maple Peekaboo Child Care, Mississauga (2 locations) Peekaboo Child Care, Newmarket EDUkids Child Care, Newmarket Centres for Early Learning, North York (2 locations) EDUkids Child Care, North York EDUkids Child Care, Oshawa Bridges Kinder Connection, Pickering EDUkids Child Care, Pickering (4 locations) Helping Hands Day Care, Pickering (2 locations) EDUkids Child Care, Scarborough (2 locations) Centres For Early Learning, Scarborough (2 locations) EDUkids Child Care, Stouffville Share and Care Child Care Centre, Stouffville Centres For Early Learning, Toronto (3 locations) Sunshine Child Care, Toronto EDUkids Child care, Toronto EDUkids Child Care, Uxbridge EDUkids Child Care, Whitby (3 locations) Helping Hands Child Care, Whitby Peekaboo Friends Child Care, WoodbridgeMcMaster Children's Hospital (Hamilton)Kinder Haus Day Care, BeamsvilleThe Day Care Centre, Beamsville The Day Care Centre--A Special Place, BeamsvilleBrant Children's Centre, Burlington Peekaboo Child Care, Cambridge (2 locations) Peekaboo Child Care, Milton (2 locations) Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa) Bambi's Castle Day Care, TimminsChildren's Hospital of Western Ontario (London) Peekaboo Child Care, Kitchener