We sat down with Grandview kid, Kurt *before our buildings closed* to talk about what it means to have hydrocephalus, how Grandview has helped him and his inspiring message to other Grandview kids . . . .
Archives for March 2020
As you may have already heard, all Grandview Children’s Centre sites have been closed, and all services cancelled until April 6, 2020 out of concern for the health and safety of our clients and staff. This decision will be reviewed each day with emerging information, and Grandview staff will stay in direct contact with Grandview kids and their families.
During this time of closure, the Grandview Children’s Foundation will continue to operate remotely. Our staff members will each be available to you by email or phone if you have any questions, concerns, or wish to discuss your past or future contributions to our campaign.
We are so grateful to have the support of our caring community during this difficult time. Our Foundation remains committed to raising the funds that will help children and youth with physical, communication, and developmental needs to live life to their full potential.Thanks again for all that you do for Grandview Kids. We greatly appreciate your continued understanding and friendship and will keep you updated on any news as we move ahead.
Wishing you safety and health in the days ahead!
Thank you to the Kinsmen Club of Oshawa for being such a good friend to Grandview Kids for the past 24 years. This caring organization is part of an all-Canadian National Community Service group dedicated to serving the greatest need in their local community through volunteering and fundraising events.
Since they began offering their support, the Kinsmen Club of Oshawa has donated a total of $17,000 to help Grandview kids live life to their full potential. We are so grateful for this incredible generosity. Because of you, more children and youth will be empowered for tomorrow.
Thank you for believing in Grandview Kids!
The Kendal Lions Club has been serving our community and surrounding area since 2004. Grandview Kids recently benefitted from their incredible generosity when they donated $200 worth of children’s books for our kids.
Thank you to the Kendal Lions Club for this caring donation!
Because of you, Grandview kids will be able to learn new words and make important connections to events happening in their own life or to other stories they’ve heard. Many authors of the books also have websites with free materials to print for further review at home or in therapy sessions.
The stack of donated books included three copies of The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland – which helps kids hear new words like ‘fetch’ or ‘marvelous’ that they can use in their everyday routine.
Here are some other titles from Scholastic that can help kids learn:
Me Too by Mercer Mayer’s – which helps kids build longer phrases by practising the same phrase multiple times when reading the book.
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright – which targets speech sounds and allows kids to see how many times they see the word ‘snow’.
There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss – which targets early reading skills such as rhyming.
If You Give A Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff – which allows children to practise retelling a story using temporal language like ‘first, and then, and last.’
The North Oshawa Lions Club has been a long-time friend of Grandview Kids, and for that, we are so thankful. They have actually been providing support for over 17 years(!), raising more than $56,000 to benefit kids in Durham Region with physical, communication and developmental needs.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of this generous club, and they celebrated this important milestone by making yet another donation of $500 to Grandview Kids.
Foundation staff members Brigitte and Brandy joined them for dinner recently to update their members about some of the exciting things going on at Grandview Kids, and what their support has helped to make possible.
Thanks again to the North Oshawa Lions Club for supporting Grandview families on their journey by being SO generous over the last 17 years.