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

  • Over 5,000 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.

KICS (Kids Indoor Co-ed Soccer)

Established:  2000

Partners:

  • KidSport

  • U of S Huskies Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams

 

A classroom from each of the community schools registers for 4 weeks of soccer.  Each school gets to learn from two Huskies players who teach drills, rules of the game, and how to apply those skills in a game.  The children appreciate having these high level athletes in their schools and learning from them which gives them something to aspire to. 

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 purchase basic needs including winter clothing, hygiene products, and other necessities.

THE 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/Sask. Lotteries Community Grant

  • 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 enables them to earn 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

  • Our Lady of the Prairies Foundation - Donation in 2019 for new bikes

 

A trailer filled with 30 bikes, helmets and safety vests are 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 carry specialized books to each school, for students who struggle 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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