CKNW Kids’ Fund Pledge Day Raises Record $2.7 Million – BC

Generous donors rocked the phone lines on Tuesday, helping to raise more than $2.7 million for the CKNW Kids’ Fund during its annual Pledge Day radiothon.

This figure covers donations collected at the end of the live fundraiser at 7 p.m., but donors can still participate online until midnight.

A final tally is expected on Wednesday. But even so, the sizable sum is more than $1.2 more than donors gave last year and eclipses the previous record of $2.6 million set in 2019.

« We are so grateful for the generosity of CKNW listeners, » said CKNW Program Director Kathryn Stewart.

« The money raised on Pledge Day helps the Kids’ Fund support so many BC children throughout the year, and this record total is a game-changer at a time when there are so many needs in our province.

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The CKNW Kids’ Fund was known as the CKNW Orphans’ Fund until it was renamed in 2018.

The charity was founded in 1944 to collect donations for the Loyal Protestant Home, an orphanage in New Westminster.

Since then, it has grown to provide support for children with physical, mental and social challenges across the province.

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Areas of focus include therapies, educational supports, summer camps, mobility aids and medical equipment.

The fund is now one of the largest sources of direct financial assistance to children and families in British Columbia.

Throughout 2022, the fund has provided nearly $1.2 million in funding to individual children and more than $270,000 to community organizations for programs for children with special needs.

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