Grandview Children’s Foundation
As we celebrate last year’s successes, we ask you to believe in the future — a very exciting future for Grandview Kids.
In September last year, we officially launched Believe, our $20 million fundraising campaign in support of the new Grandview Children’s Centre headquarters.
Our campaign is not just about building a new facility. It’s about building capacity. In addition to increasing our physical capacity to serve more children, we will be increasing our program capacity.
The funds we raise together during the Believe campaign will create more treatment spaces, reduce wait times for more families, and empower thousands of children to achieve their full potential and make their dreams come true.
To our caring community, we say thank you for believing in us and in Grandview’s courageous kids. With your support, we have raised just over $15 million to date toward our campaign goal.
As you read and listen to this inspiring story of Sam, please know that none of this would be possible without you. You helped so many deserving children discover their drive and determination, so we thank you for your amazing generosity and heart, and for believing in Grandview Kids – every step of the way.
When Sam Keane turned 20, he “aged out” of Grandview’s programming. Now, as he transitions into adulthood, Sam will tell you that Grandview’s impact on his life has been foundational.
Diagnosed with spastic triplegic cerebral palsy at the age of five, Sam has never let his diagnosis define his dreams. Sam has been passionate about hockey from an early age and he dreamed of becoming a future hockey star. However, it became clear to Sam that he would have to find other ways to be involved in the sport he loved. Today, Sam attends Durham College and has become the assistant equipment manager for the Ontario Tech University Ridgebacks women’s hockey squad. He’s still dreaming and still setting goals for himself, as Sam hopes to work as an equipment manager for the NHL one day. In the meantime, he is an inspiration to everyone who meets him, especially to so many Grandview kids who see what is possible with determination and the support of the Grandview team!
“…wherever life takes me next, whatever endeavours I embark on in the distant and in the near future, I shall forever remember it is because of the Grandview family and the work they have done and continue to do that I can shoot for greatness in life.”
Grandview isn’t just a children’s treatment centre. It’s a welcoming and inclusive space where we believe in our Grandview Kids. We always have. And thanks to our kind and generous supporters – we always will.
How You Can Support Grandview Kids
- Donate Monthly
- Donate Investments
- Plan a Fundraiser
- Attend a Grandview Event
- Become a Corporate Partner/Sponsor