Reasons to give
Kids Help Phone’s generous donors share their reasons for supporting young people in Canada.
Our donors are changing lives, each and every day. We asked some of donors what inspires them to give to youth mental health and well-being. Here’s what they said:
“Even the most well-informed parents don’t have all the answers, and often there are questions kids don’t want to ask us. But they’ll seek answers wherever they can find them. As parents, it’s our responsibility to ensure our kids have somewhere reliable to go for help. We need to make sure Kids Help Phone is there, whenever, wherever and however they go looking.”
— Shelley Martin, Past President & CEO, Nestlé Canada
“I support Kids Help Phone because they supported me when I needed it most. When I was an extremely vulnerable young person, Kids Help Phone was always there for me as a voice in the darkness. They possibly saved my life and I will always try to do whatever I can to support their efforts.”
— Linda, Kids Help Phone donor
“Every child or teenager in Canada can be affected by bullying, depression and other complicated issues. This not only affects these children, but their families as well…Think of the many lives that have been positively impacted by the services Kids Help Phone provides. Our job as a good corporate citizen is not only to support them financially, but to also help proliferate their message to as many people as we can so kids and families are aware that such services exist.”
— Mitchell Martin, President, SYNNEX Canada Limited
“I’m 65 now, and have been happily married since I was 19. Still, it has taken all this time for me to get over the anguish of my abusive childhood. I wish that Kids Help Phone had been around in the 1960s when I was so depressed and lonely. I give so that kids can get help now, and so that fewer people will spend their whole lives trying to ‘get over’ the misery of their early years.”
— Lauri, Kids Help Phone donor
“To date, Innovapost has raised over $4 million for local charities and we are proud to support Kids Help Phone. Our employees can relate to the importance of such a great resource because we are parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and friends to children who mean the world to us. We feel it is important to educate our families about the resources of Kids Help Phone and we are able to do this at the same time as we help fundraise for such a worthy cause.”
— Community & Charitable Events Committee, Innovapost, Inc.
What inspires you to give to youth mental health and well-being?
With your help, every young person in Canada will access they support they need in the way they need it most.