Our chosen charity for 2020
We firmly believe in giving back and helping those in need whenever we can. With every $100 you spend we will donate $10 to the Child Development Institute in Toronto - here's a little bit about their work:
Children's Mental Health COVID-19 Response
The mental health of our communities is facing escalated risk due to COVID-19. Children and families living with mental health issues are now experiencing increased stress, anxiety and panic. Fear and isolation have replaced the stability of routine and healthy connections. Mothers and young children, especially those trying to escape situations of domestic violence, now find themselves inside the home with a threat more frightening than the pandemic outside.
Mental health challenges do not stop when a pandemic begins. And neither do we. The staff at Child Development Institute is working around the clock to provide essential services to children and families living with mental illness and learning disabilities complicated by mental health. Alongside tele-counselling support with current and past families, our staff is also actively developing virtual mental health care in response to the urgent need of families in this challenging time.
Child Development Institute (CDI), an accredited children’s mental health agency in Toronto, is a groundbreaker in developing innovative programming. We offer evidence-based programs for children ages 0-12 and youth ages 13-18, and their families across four streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services, the Integra Program and Healthy Child Development.