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Despite the rainy forecast, the weather held off and the 26th Annual Case for Kids was a total success! So far we’ve raised $82,000 for local children & youth programs in high priority neighbourhoods. Donations can still be made online. Click through to learn more.
Case for Kids may be cancelled or temporarily postponed if Environment Canada issues a Weather Watch.
Be sure to visit wesley.ca as well as @wesleyurban on Twitter for inclement weather updates leading up to the event, as well as on the event day.
In case of inclement weather on-site, if you don’t have a car, go to the main washrooms in the parking lot for shelter.
If, during the course of the event, extreme weather conditions occur, red signs will be posted notifying that the event has been cancelled.
Though updates will be posted to wesley.ca if inclement weather is expected, you can also watch Environment Canada’s Public Alerts for the City of Hamilton here.
Despite the rainy forecast, the weather held off and the 26th Annual Case for Kids was a total success! So far we’ve raised $82,000 for local children & youth programs in high priority neighbourhoods. Donations can still be made online. See below for details.
Who Can Participate?
Individuals, teams, sponsors, vendors, donors and families are welcome and encouraged to participate in Case for Kids.
Case for Kids Walk, Run, Ride is a pledged event. Create your own online profile to collect donations from friends, family and colleagues. It’s fun and easy! Once you’ve created your personal fundraising page, you’ll be given a unique link that you can send to people to make secure online donations on your behalf.
If you’d rather collect donations off-line, you can download a pledge sheet here. Please note that in-person pledges and donations can be brought to the registration booth at Bayfront Park on the day of the walk, or can be mailed to or dropped of at 52 Catharine St N in Hamilton.
If you’re ready, you can set up your own personal online fundraising page* here or use the button below.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you have made an account for a previous year’s Case for Kids Event, and would like to use that same account to set up a fundraising page this year, be sure to click here to get started, and then click on the “Returning Participant?” button on the following page to login with your existing credentials.
Since Case for Kids is a pledged event, it’s success relies on participants like you reaching out to family and friends to receive donations. This can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time taking part in this event. Don’t worry though, you’re fundraising for a very important cause and you’ll find that people are much more receptive to giving than you may have first thought.
With that being said, here are a few tips we’ve compiled to help you earn your first pledges.
- Make a donation yourself, and challenge your friends and family to match it! This is a very helpful tactic that displays your commitment to the cause and is very inspiring for your cohorts.
- Be specific with your donation requests. You want to make it as easy as possible for people to donate to your online page, and by requesting specific and manageable amounts (10,15,25 dollars etc.) you’re taking a lot of the guess work out of donating.
- Set a total fundraising goal and ask people to help you reach it. This way, you can ask people in your network for only a small amount. People like to contribute towards goals for a good cause, and we’ve seen lots of success with this format.
- Accompany your pitch to prospective donors with a personal story. Tell them why Case for Kids is especially important to you, and you’ll find donations easier to come by. People these days are inundated with donation requests and those accompanied with a story tend to be the ones that stick.
For more information, or to register over the phone, please call 905 528 5629 x 240 or send an email to
Thank You to All of Our 2017 Case for Kids Sponsors
We are excited to announce that preparations for our 26th annual Case for Kids Walk, Run, Ride event are well underway!
This year, Case for Kids takes place on Sunday, June 4 at 1 p.m. in Hamilton’s Bayfront Park, and we’ve introduced a number of new activities and entertainment, including an interactive scavenger hunt activity that will take participants on a wild goose chase around the walking route!
Individuals, teams, sponsors, vendors, donors and families are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Case for Kids Walk, Run, Ride. Through this annual event, we raise money to support children and youth programming in high-priority neighbourhoods in Hamilton. Last year, we raised more than $100,000!
Want to Become a Sponsor?
The success of Case for Kids relies heavily on our event sponsors. Individuals, companies, groups or funds that wish to sponsor this important annual Walk, Run, Ride, can do so here or with the button below.
What Do I Get as a Sponsor?
First of all, sponsors can rest assured that the financial impact they provide goes directly to helping children and youth living in high-priority neighbourhoods in Hamilton. Depending on sponsorship level, sponsors have many different opportunities through Case for Kids. We offer logo recognition and presence on-site, including inclusion in all of our 2017 Case for Kids promotional materials and official event poster. New for 2017, we’re also excited to announce a new interactive component to Case for Kids event through an app-based scavenger hunt! Sponsors who commit to a contribution more than $200 will also be given premium logo placement and mention in our brand-new app.
This is set to be the biggest Case for Kids event yet, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Case for Kids Walk, Run & Ride.
We’re excited to announce that this year’s event raised $105,000 for children and youth programming in Hamilton!
Congratulations to all of this year’s Case for Kids Pacesetters!
|Pacesetter Platinum||Pacesetter Gold||Pacesetter Silver|
|St Paul’s Dundas
Olivet United Church
Wesley Leadership Team & Board of Directors
Wesley Program Staff
|Rockton Sheffield Pastoral Charge
St John United Church
St James UC Waterdown
St Andrews United Church
St Marks Rock Chapel
Barton Stone United Church
Copetown United Church
|Appleby United Church
Binkley United Church
Binbrook & Blackheath Pastoral Charge
Carlisle United Church
Circle Of friends
Delta United Church
East Plains United Church
Emmanuel United Church
First Pilgrim UC
Freelton Strabane UC
Fifty United Church
Hamilton Japanese United Church
Knox Presbyterian Church Dundas
Linden Park Community Church
MacNab Presbyterian Church
Marshall Memorial United Church
Melrose United Church
New Vision United Church
Port Nelson UC
St Paul’s Hamilton
St Stephen UC
Stoney creek United Church
Trinity United Church
Unity Of Greater Hamilton
Westdale United Church
Click here for 1 minute 25th Annual Case for Kids video
Click here for video with closed captioning
Join the Walk to End Child Poverty!
The 25th Annual
Sunday June 5th, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bayfront Park, Hamilton
Celebrating Case for Kids’ 25th Anniversary with a photobooth from Danielsphotography.ca and donated SoBi rides! Contact @SoBiHamilton at after your Ride and they’ll credit you the value of your trip!
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