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There are many ways that you can make a difference in the lives of children living in poverty. Every gift, large or small will help us to BUILD SKILLS AND TRANSFORM LIVES!
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Ways To Give

Your gift will help us to build skills and transform lives!
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When you make a monthly contribution to Christie Lake Kids, the stable funding that you provide helps us to budget and plan ways to reach the most vulnerable children in our community. We automatically deduct your donation once a month and you will receive one consolidated tax receipt for the year. Click here to begin!

A gift to Christie Lake Kids through your Will allows you to make a lasting impact on young lives, while reducing taxes to your estate.

A gift of a new or existing life insurance policy allows you make a larger gift that is ultimately greater than the premiums paid. With CLK named as the beneficiary, your annual premiums qualify as charitable tax receipts.

For more information on Legacy gifts please consult your financial advisor, or email our fundraising team here.

With a gift of stock or securities, you can help our kids and save on capital gains tax. For more information, please contact us.

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Wish List

In addition to financial donations, we gratefully accept in-kind donations to help keep our program costs low. In addition to the items listed below, we also appreciate gift cards for food and/or supplies. Please note: we do not accept drop-off in-kind donations. Please contact nbenson@christielakekids.com  to discuss your in-kind donation.

Canoe Paddles
Sandals and shoes
Swimsuits and googles
Beach towels
Bug spray

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Donate A Car Canada

Got a car you want to donate? Click here.

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Christie Lake Kids. They provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to CLK through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. After your donation is complete, Christie Lake Kids will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!

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Host an event with proceeds to Christie Lake Kids! From Jeans Fridays to Golf Tournaments to your own Silent Auction, Community Fundraising events are a great way to have fun and give to Ottawa's vulnerable children!

Please download our Community Fundraising Event Guidelines and Donation Form to help you with your event.

For Companies

Corporate Giving
Any gift, large or small, will make a difference in the life of a child. Companies can choose to support specific programs or sponsor a number of children. Click here for more information.

Camp Work Parties
We count on community support to make our camp property a welcoming site for campers. Each year employees from over a dozen Ottawa companies travel to Christie Lake Camp for a fulfilling day of corporate service. Maintenance and construction tasks include woodworking, gardening, painting and cleaning.

A workday at Christie Lake Camp is not only a great way to give back to the community, but is a great opportunity for team building!

"The employees of Amdocs are incredibly proud to work with Christie Lake Kids; it is so inspiring for us to work with the real-life superheroes of CLK who deliver these amazing programs to those that need them most!"
    - Geoffrey Dudding, Amdocs


Sponsor an Event
Our four signature events rely on sponsorship to ensure that funds raised go directly to support our programs! Check out our Events Page for details!

Team events like barbeques, jeans days, golf tournaments or auctions are fun ways to give back to your community! Contact us for more information.

Team Volunteering
There are many rewarding and fun ways to support our kids by giving your time and expertise. Contact us for more information.

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I am a parent of four Christie Lake Kids. Due to an abusive relationship, my kids and I lived in a shelter. As a single parent starting again in life, making ends meet was a concern for me. After enrolling the children in various STAR programs in the after school and weekend hours, I began to see immediate change. Not only were they able to participate in a wide variety of sport and arts based programs to learn new skills; their self-confidence and self-esteem began to grow. Over the dinner table, my kids shared their Christie Lake experiences with me with smiles and laughter. Not only can they participate in programs like regular kids, they have met new friends, participated in new activities and learned new skills.

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I have been incredibly thankful to Christie Lake Kids over the years for the amazing support they have given to me and my children through the rough years of my life.

Deborah – Parent



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