Charity of Hope to Assist Needy Children Everywhere (CHANCE)

Charity of Hope to Assist Needy Children Everywhere (CHANCE)

September 14, 2011 10:56 ET

Local Volunteer Charity Raises $34,000 for Ottawa Children

Max Keeping and Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches pleased with results

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - The Charity of Hope to Assist Needy Children Everywhere (CHANCE), hosted its third successful gala on Saturday September 10, 2011 at the National Arts Centre and raised more than $34,000.

"So many committed people came together to bring the gala to life," said Shannon Tessier, president of CHANCE. "We were honoured to have Max Keeping and Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches participate in the event."

CHANCE partnered with the Max Keeping Foundation to provide children with the tools to participate in extra-curricular activities and also joined forces with the City of Ottawa to build a local park so kids can play and have fun.

"I just love the energy and commitment of the young people at CHANCE," said Max Keeping. "Our missions are the same: to ensure children and youth are active and involved from the time the school bell rings in the afternoon until it rings the next morning. We want them to take part in sports and recreation, in their homework clubs, in community events. And we want to ensure they don't become statistics in the national child obesity crisis. CHANCE rocks!!!"

"The City of Ottawa recognizes the important contribution volunteer organizations such as the CHANCE Foundation make to enriching the lives of the people they touch," said Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches.

As the presenting sponsor of the gala, Cornelis Grey Construction said, "CHANCE is giving children everywhere the ability to carry on with their dreams, and in some cases, even more than they could ever dream of."

CHANCE is a local charity whose mission is to bring hope to children in three areas; health, education, and recreation. Since its inception in 2007, it has raised more than $64,000 to help children on three continents.

The Max Keeping Foundation assists economically disadvantaged children and youth to participate in sports, recreation and the arts; it provides scholarships to children-in-care and teenage mothers; and families in medical emergencies. Since its inception, the MKF has raised more than a million dollars to help thousands of children.

Special thanks also to MediaVanta, RLS group, Bhargava Family Foundation, and Michel Guay Dentistry.

Contact Information

  • Shannon Tessier, President of CHANCE

    Michael Qaqish, Office of Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches
    Councillor Ward 22- Gloucester-South Nepean
    City of Ottawa
    613 580 2424 Extension 13164