Since its foundation in 1993, Kids for Kids has raised over $4.5 million for various children’s causes and has touched the lives of children throughout the city of Montreal. It all started with a group of twenty-something friends looking for a way to give back to their community. They focused their efforts on a local children’s charity and Kids for Kids was born.
The first recipient was the Miriam Foundation, an organization for the intellectually and physically disabled. Kids for Kids held a comedy night at the Museum of Humour and raised $22,000 to furnish a new home for eight severely disabled children.
Kids for Kids continued to branch out, raising funds on behalf of a deserving Montreal grassroots children’s charity each year including: Club des petits déjeuners, Générations Foundation, Centre de répit Philou, L.O.V.E (Leave Out Violence), the St-Justine and Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundations, and more. This undertaking would not have been possible without the generous support of the many individual donors, corporations and promoters.
In 2009, the Kids for Kids committee joined forces with Sarah's Fund of the Cedars Cancer Institute to raise much needed funds for a Lucy 3D Phantom, a vital instrument for children undergoing radiation therapy and to support the needs of “Sarah’s Floor” at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The combined forces resulted in one of the strongest, most diverse and well-connected group of young Montrealers raising money for local children’s charities.