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The generosity of our community enables families in Waterloo Region to thrive!

We are grateful for the generosity shown by our community during the 2022 giving season and beyond. The continued support of organizations in our Region allows us to offer families and individuals the programs and services they need to thrive. We would like to extend our thanks to the many partners that continue to make our work possible.

Images of the Pure Hair staff and studioPure Hair

In November, Pure Hair Studio held a fundraising event that supported Carizon’s Spirit of Giving campaign. The funds raised by this event were generously matched by the studio owner! Funds raised went directly to families that Carizon serves who were struggling this holiday season, providing them the opportunity to experience hope, joy, and holiday cheer. Thank you to Pure Hair Studio, and their clients, for their kindness and generosity this holiday season.


Images of the Train the Trainer event where the trainers are doing exercises and speaking to the audienceTrain the Trainer

For the 2nd year in a row, The Fit Club by Price Health hosted their “Train the Trainer” fundraising event. This unique event gives the ‘trainees’ an opportunity to train their personal trainers. Clients of The Fit Club donated to Carizon in exchange for the opportunity to put their trainers through a rigorous training session. This event is not only fun, but it also reminds us of the important connection between our physical and mental health. Thank you to all who participated this year and thank you to The Fit Club for your continued support.


Image of the TipTap machine at the Wild Birds Unlimited shop

Wild Birds Unlimited

We were excited to be the recipient of Wild Birds Unlimited’s Giving Tuesday campaign for a second year. Giving Tuesday is a day that inspires people to celebrate generosity ahead of the holiday season. The store graciously collected additional donations this year using our new TipTap device, making it easy for their customers to select a donation amount and donate. This support ensures families in our community have access to mental health programs and support. Thank you to our friends at Wild Birds Unlimited for your continued generosity.


Sun Life’s Generosity Empowers Families to Thrive! Image of a young woman smiling in the sun and an image of a family connecting

Giving families tools to navigate challenges and strengthen their mental health helps create a stronger community for all. Our friends at Sun Life understand this and recognize the escalating mental health needs of youth and families in our community, and they are doing something about it. Sun Life is investing $250,000 over the next three years to help enhance and expand 4 of our psychoeducational support groups for children and families. This support will not only allow us to expand access to these vital programs, but also break down barriers to access by ensuring the materials represent the ethnocultural diversity of the community that we serve. We know that early intervention and prevention leads to positive outcomes, and we are committed to helping children and families develop the skills that lead to long term success. Thank you to Sun Life for recognizing the need; your support enables us to empower countless families to thrive by strengthening their mental health and wellbeing.