Check out some of the highlights from our annual fundraising golf tournament held on July 6th at Lebovic Golf Club. Despite the uncertain weather, a great time was had by all the participants. We thank everyone who played, and extend our sincere appreciation to our many generous sponsors, and Lebovic who once again hosted the fundraiser, helping us to raise more than $40,000 for urgent student needs.
The Angel Foundation was proud to work in partnership with Sr. Evanne Hunter from the Loretto Sisters and the Toronto Catholic District School Board to declare January 23rd as IBVM day. In honour of the 175th anniversary of the Order, civvies days were held in many schools, with thousands of dollars raised to date from that endeavour, including more than $5,700 donated by Loretto Abbey. This fundraiser will be an annual event to support the Loretto Fund for Newcomers. administered by the AFL, this fund has provided more than $100,000 in assistance to newcomer students and families over the past year, including the many who came to the Board after fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. The celebration will continue in the spring with a special Mass to honour this milestone with the Loretto Sisters.
The Angel Foundation was happy to once again support the Toonies4Tummies initiative, which helps raise funds for student nutrition programs, including those that operate in TCDSB schools. The Holy Trinity Catholic School hosted a special breakfast for students, coordinated by The Grocery Foundation with volunteers from participating grocery stores and suppliers. Local Trustee Teresa Lubinski was on hand to help feed the many happy children. John Yan presented the Grocery Foundation with a certificate of appreciation for all that they do to fight hunger.
More than 226 complimentary tickets were provided to students newly arrived from Ukraine along with their parents/caregivers as many of them enjoyed their first professional hockey game on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Coca Cola Coliseum courtesy of the Toronto Marlies.
The excitement was palpable as the students and families cheered the Marlies against the Grand Rapid Griffins. Although the hometown team did not win the match up, a great time was had by all.
MLSE, and specifically the Toronto Marlies, have always recognized the growing needs among those hardest hit by escalating costs for basic essentials. With the arrival of close to 800 students from Ukraine, they saw the opportunity to give back to the community by offering complimentary tickets to these newcomers to welcome them to Toronto and to Canada’s much loved game of hockey.
“The Toronto Marlies and MLSE have been valued partners of The Angel Foundation for Learning for more than a decade,” says AFL Executive Director John Yan. “They are always willing to support our fundraising events, most notably the school day game, which all raise money to help students and families who are experiencing financial hardships. They are a wonderful example of corporate responsibility in action, and we are grateful for their continued generosity.”
The Angel Foundation for Learning supports in school student nutrition programs, provides emergency funds for students in need, and helps families with the cost of after-school programs and camps, as well as providing a number of bursaries to students pursuing post-secondary studies, vouchers for school apparel and grocery cards to support student health and well-being. To learn more, visit https://angelfoundationforlearning.org/