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 Kids Helping Kids 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.
2017 ADCO Kids Helping Kids Walkathon ParticipantsADCO would like to extend its deepest appreciation to the families, children, staff and supporters at the following centres for registering for the 2017 ADCO Kids Helping Kids Walkathon. To learn more about the excellent work Ontario's four regional children's hospitals are doing, please use the links below.Toronto SickKids HospitalBrightPath Child Care, MississaugaDiscovery Child Care, Barrie (2 locations)EDUkids Child Care, Pickering (2 locations)EDUkids Child Care, Whitby Helping Hands Day Care, Ajax (3 locations)Helping Hands Day Care, BrooklinHelping Hands Day Care, CourticeHelping Hands Day Care, Pickering (2 locations)Helping Hands Day Care, Whitby Peekaboo Child Care, ActonPeekaboo Child Care, Bolton Peekaboo Child Care, Brampton (5 locations)Peekaboo Child Care, MaplePeekaboo Child Care Mississauga (4 locations)Peekaboo Child Care, OakvillePeekaboo Child Care, Orangeville Peekaboo Child Care, WoodbridgeSeedlings Child Care Centre, Thornhill Sunshine Child Care, Toronto (2 locations) Sunshine Child Care, Scarborough (2 locations)McMaster Children's Hospital (Hamilton)Brant Children's Centre, BurlingtonPeekaboo Child Care, BurlingtonPeekaboo Child Care, Cambridge (2 locations)Peekaboo Child Care, MiltonThe Day Care Centre, Beamsville (2 locations)Way To Grow Day Care, St. Catharines Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa) Bambi's Castle Day Care, Timmins Children's Hospital of Western Ontario (London) Peekaboo Child Care, Kitchener
Yes, You May Sponsor A Child in the Walkathon By PhoneIf a child you know is participating in the 2017 ADCO Kids Helping Kids Walkathon and you'd prefer to make your donation via credit card over the phone, you may do so at 1-800-567-7075. Just be sure to let our operator know the child's name and which child care centre the child attends, so that we can let the centre staff and the child know that the donation has been received. Donations of $20 or more are eligible for receipts, which come directly from the hospitals prior to February 28, 2018. Thank you!