Kids Can Make A Difference® is a disability and accessibility awareness program of March of Dimes Canada that promotes inclusion through knowledge and understanding. The materials are designed for use by children in grades 4 -6 and 7 -8. They were created by a curriculum consultant who assisted in the development of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Character Development Curriculum and they meet the curriculum guidelines and expectations set by the Ministry.
Kids Can Make A Difference® also has a fund raising component involving elementary school children in grades 4-6 and 7 & 8. Much research has been done about the engagement of children in their development of altruistic and philanthropic behaviour. This program is designed to engage children at those stages of development based on age and maturity within the classroom environment. Students at these levels are becoming more interested in altruistic causes and can appreciate that personal and societal contributions can be more rewarding than individual award incentives.
How the Fund Raising component works
March of Dimes Canada proposes a revenue sharing arrangement whereby 20% of the total funds raised will go to your school.
In addition to revenue sharing, each school participating in the program will receive a series of Literary Posters from our sponsor, Tree House Press Inc.. The top fundraising school, in the calendar year, will receive a $2,000 gift certificate to purchase Tree House Press educational publications. The second and third highest schools will receive $1,000 and $500 gift certificates, respectively.
Please review the materials to see how this program can work for you, your students, your school and your community.
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All materials are supplied at no cost to you, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
Christine De Angelis
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Blvd,.
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
Tel: (416) 425-3463 ext. 9370
Toll-Free: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 9370
Kids Can Make A Difference® is currently only available to Teachers and Students in the specified grades in the Toronto District School Board.
If you would like to have March of Dimes Canada bring this program to your school Board please contact :
Christine De Angelis
(416)425-3463 ext. 9370
1-800-263-3463 ext. 9370
Text the word SUPPORT to 45678 to donate $10 to March of Dimes Canada