We send kids with disabilities to Easter Seals camps which are barrier-free, improve skills in adjusting to new environments, create a greater sense of personal satisfaction, encourage personal habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle, and are, of course, tons of fun. A camp experience increases skills and enhances self-confidence while giving families much needed respite from the hard work and responsibility that they face every day. Camping programs serve to let participants discover and explore their interests, values and talents. Additionally, these activities provide an opportunity to learn to problem-solve, make social adjustments to new and different people, learn responsibility, and gain new skills to increase self-esteem. The average cost of these camps is $250 per day, which can be challenging for some families to afford. In order to give more families the opportunity to take advantage of these wonderful Easter Seals programs, we currently organize 14 fundraising events across Canada which range from simple bowling challenges, to golf tournaments, to a large-scale formal gala. We are a Foodservice and Hospitality industry charity with support from some of the largest multinationals in the business. See What It’s All About: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PR1vVNh_u4 The Friends of We Care Foundation is a membership-based organization that raises money to provide accessible summer camp experiences to kids with disabilities. Since its inception in 1983, Friends of We Care has grown its membership base to almost 90 Foodservice and Hospitality Industry companies and has raised over $19,500,000 to fund life-changing camp experiences across Canada. That’s over 4000 fully funded days at camp every summer! Our unique mandate ensures that membership fees cover the operating costs of the organization so that all of the money raised at its 14 fundraising events across the country goes directly to sending kids with disabilities to camp. With its incredible support base, Friends of We Care continues to be Easter Seals’ largest single-time donor as well as continuing to lead in Canada’s top 10% of fundraising non-profits in the country.