Kids Up Front is a non-profit charitable organization that provides access to arts, culture, sports and recreation for kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity.
We currently partner with 109 child-serving, registered agencies across Greater Vancouver to make sure a ticket never goes to waste and that it gets into the hands of those who could use it the most — children and youth facing multi-barriers. In Vancouver, since we opened our doors in June 2004, we have distributed more than 210,000 experiences at a total value that surpasses $6 million dollars.
While our primary focus is to provide kids with access to entertainment and educational opportunities, our intent is to have a deeper level impact. Experiences that once were considered unattainable, suddenly offer positive social interaction and an opportunity to break down barriers. The agencies we partner with provide the basic essentials of life — typically identified as minimum levels of food, clothing and shelter, but in addition, we provide the often neglected nourishment of the spirit, another crucial element for healthy development.
Looking for a fantastic way to keep your fitness resolutions on track, give back to children and youth in the community, and have fun…as an individual or a team?
Lace up your sneakers & start training to run or walk in Canada’s most breathtaking scenic Half-Marathon & 5K.
Sunday, June 24, 2012!
Join our fundraising team!
Become a “Kids Up Front Kruiser” today in the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge and help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to provide life changing experiences for 2000 children and youth in our community.
Why fundraise for Kids Up Front?
At Kids Up Front we know that during any given event, tickets we have shared have inspired a dream, which changed a kid’s life, which created a brighter future… In 2011, Kids Up Front provided 34,903 quality experiences valued at more than $1,089,044 thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporations supporting our efforts to develop and deliver our unique programs.
All funds raised during the 2012 Scotiabank Charity Challenge will help ensure we are meeting the increasing demand to provide life-changing experiences for marginalized children in our community.
Whether you choose the Half-Marathon or 5K, whether you choose to walk or run, you will be making a difference in the lives and dreams of children and youth in our community.
How do I sign up?
1.Visit Kids Up Front’s Charity Challenge fundraising page to register for the Half-Marathon or 5K walk/run.
2.Select Kids Up Front as your recipient charity.
3.Follow the link in your confirmation email to set up a personal fundraising page.
Now you’re ready to start online fundraising! Check in to your personal fundraising page to send solicitation emails or view your fundraising results.
Fundraise as an Individual –
Sign up as an individual. You can create or join a fundraising team later if you want to.
Create your own Fundraising team –
Team Captains can create their teams (2 or more people) by entering a team name & description.
Join our Kids Up Front Kruisers and be part of something special!
Fundraising tips: •Create a fun, personalized fundraising page. Set a strong yet achievable goal for success and make it public!
•Let everyone know your reasons for running or walking on behalf of Kids Up Front. Include stories or photos that inspire you.
•Email your personal fundraising page to friends, family, and coworkers. Promote it DAILY on your social media pages, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ accounts.
•Add a link to your fundraising page as part of your automatic email signature.
•Hold your own mini fundraising event! (bake sale, pub night, auction).
Recruit! Recruit! Recruit!
Everyone can help us reach our goal!
Whether building your own ‘dream team’ or adding Kruisers to ours as an ambassador, we have the tools available to make it easy… anywhere there’s a bulletin board in our running-crazy Vancouver!
•Generate buzz at your workplace, fitness or community centre, favourite Starbucks, etc.
•Challenge your coworkers, sports team, book club, or Toastmasters chapter to participate.
We have posters & brochures available. Contact us
WIN your entry fee!
Before you complete your online participant registration, email us pledging to raise a minimum of $500 for Kids Up Front and you could earn a FREE registration to the run or walk. Hurry, supply is limited…
Huge SAVINGS with online entry NOW!
Each month as June 24th draws closer, online registration fees increase. Now is the best time to enter for maximum savings – up to 30% off.