The EvenStart for Children’s Foundation is a local charity that has provided service to children from backgrounds of trauma, for over 20 years. We serve 240 children a year (ages three to five), from severe poverty, who are ‘at risk’ due to the effects of neglect, abuse, domestic violence, and other forms of trauma. Each Christmas season, we prepare hampers for almost 200 of the families.
The Evenstart Foundation has partnered with local Calgary artists to create a line of Silk, Cashmere and Pashmina scarves. With each purchase, 100% of the proceeds go to Evenstart to assist with the costs of a playground at our facility for children from backgrounds of trauma. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to assist with this project.
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Your donations to the EvenStart for Children Foundation help us provide physical, emotional and intellectual support to children in need. We need your help! Donate today to contribute to EvenStart’s operational needs.
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Nearly 20 years ago, Founder Ilona Boyce saw that something more was needed for children from backgrounds of poverty and trauma. Young children, ages 3-5, who came from families challenged by neglect, abuse or poverty were often left behind. These children were, on average, 70 to 90 percent delayed in normal development. Living in a constant state of stress and fear, their brains were not receptive to learning, so they continued to fall behind. Left without help, these children wandered the school halls by Grade 3, their window of learning severely compromised.
In 1996, the doors of our first EvenStart program were opened in downtown Calgary. With a donated van, a small budget and more than a healthy dose of optimism, we began our journey to assist these children in understanding their value and realizing their potential.
Today, the EvenStart for Children Foundation (a charity) and the Heartland Agency (a non-profit agency) work side by side to collaboratively provide needed programs for at-risk and traumatized children. This partnership involves extensive program supports to children and their families. With the help of the Calgary community, both EvenStart and Heartland jointly sponsor the Annual Christmas Hamper Drive, which provides a traditional Christmas for EvenStart families.
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