© 2016 by Care & Share Saskatoon Inc.

    PROGRAM SUPPORTERS

    HOLIDAY LUNCH PROGRAM

    Established: 1997

    Title Sponsor: Orano Canada

    Partners:

    • B’nai Brith

    • Saskatoon Community Foundation - The Verna
      & Lionel McGillivray Fund and the Stephen & 
      Micheline Worobetz Foundation

    • Canadian Progress Club - Saskatoon Downtown
      Founding Partner

    All major hotels, and multiple local restaurants assist in food preparation

    • Nearly 6,000 lunches in 6 days

    Every child, regardless of their religious or ethnic background, should be entitled to a holiday feast; this was the belief of Care and Share’s founding members, and the Holiday Lunch program is the foundation upon which our charity was founded.

    THE DIGNITY FUND

    Established: 1998

    Partners:

    • Saskatoon Community Foundation – Youth Endowment Fund

    • SaskTel – TelCare

    • Affinity Credit Union

     

    The Fund was established to maintain and enhance the self-esteem of children in community schools. ​Partners provide funding for gift cards and items of necessity. This enables co-ordinators to immediately attend to the daily living needs of students. School Coordinators are given access to the charge account, enabling them to immediately attend to any daily living needs for their students including winter clothing, hygiene products, and other necessities.

     

    THE NUTRIEN SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROGRAM

    Established: 2001

    Partners:

    • Saskatoon Community Foundation – Nutrien Partnership grant​
       

    Cases of supplies are given to 20 community schools in September and January, and are distributed as needed by School Coordinators. Pencils, crayons, rulers, notebooks, erasers, scissors, etc. are supplied to each school in bulk


     

    LEARN TO BOWL

    Established: 2003

    Partners:

    • KidSport

    • City of Saskatoon

    • Fairhaven Bowl

      • Facilities

      • Instruction

    • First Student Bus

      • Transportation

     

    Over 500 children from the community schools take part in 4 weeks of instruction and play.

     

    BABYSITTER PROGRAM

    Established: 2005

    Partners:

    • St. John Ambulance

    • Saskatoon Community Foundation – Quality of Life Grant
       

    This program prepares young people to deal with emergency situations; it helps develop their work ethic, and allows them to some money while enhancing their self-esteem.

     

    YOGA PROGRAM

    Established: 2011

    Partners:

    • Canadian Progress Club - Saskatoon Downtown - Title Sponsor

    • Vinyasa Yoga for Youth

      • Instruction, mats, music

     

    Once a week for 8 weeks, students practice yoga and learn about the benefits of increased focus, concentration, flexibility, and strength. The program is expanding every year and both schools and students are seeing the benefits.

     

    BIKE SAFETY PROGRAM

    Established: 2005

    Partners:

    • Davis Machine - Title Sponsor

      • Also transports the trailer to the schools

    • SportChek

      • Regular maintenance and bike repairs

     

    A trailer filled with 30 bikes, helmets and safety vests is made available to the schools for bookings each spring and fall. The children get to explore our city and get the opportunity to take learning out of the classroom. The program teaches safe riding skills and road safety.    

     


     

    ENHANCED LITERACY PROGRAM

    Established: 2010

    Partner:

    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic​

     

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic 1st year nursing students complete 40 hours of one-on-one reading with students in four different schools. The program ensures literacy remains a priority and students reach their full potential.

    In 2016, a grant was received from the Macro Properties Prairie Partnership to purchase two mobile libraries that would carry specialized books to each school, for the students struggling with reading.

    HEAD LICE PROGRAM

    Established: 2007

    Funding:

    Care & Share Dignity Fund

    • Provides funds to each School Coordinator to acquire lice shampoo and lice combs

     

    The School Coordinators ensure the anti-lice protocols are completed and the children are treated.

     

    SHAW TOY TREE

    Established: 2007

    Partners:

    • Shaw TV

    • Western Development Museum​
       

    Each year, Shaw TV and The Western Development Museum reach out to the public for donations of toys. The toys are brought to the WDM and placed under the Shaw toy tree in the center of the museum. Hundreds and hundreds of toys are collected in November and December and then distributed to Saskatoon community schools.

    • Costco

    • First Student Bus

    • 20 amazing Chefs and 23 amazing mentor companies

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