The Fundraising Page of Rosemary Delnavine

Rosemary Delnavine

A Message From Rosemary Delnavine

Dear Friends & Family:

The Christmas season is also my birthday season. By my own estimation, I am one of the world's most fortunate individuals! The foundation for that was laid in my childhood, where KidSafe's Five Program Pillars -- Literacy, Health & Wellness, Arts & Culture, Leadership, Sustainability, Science & Nature -- were so embedded that I took them as completely for granted as the nourishing meals that I knew would appear every day without fail. I want to say "thank you" for all that good fortune in active, material ways like this. Frankly, it’s the only material expression of my birthday and Christmas that feels right to me now (and there's no more room under the bed for items to be, umm – regifted!).

If you would like to acknowledge me with a gift on either date in December, I’d be thrilled to receive a sheet of paper showing your official receipt for a donation on my behalf to KidSafe.

My friend and colleague Dr. Ashish Marwaha introduced me to KidSafe. His motivation for creating a KidSafe running team stayed with me, and I’m going to pass it on here:

Why did you decide to run for KidSafe?
I was first asked to create a team for the run for KidSafe by my good friend Gerhard, who helps run the organization. Previously, he had invited me to a careers fair for the kids, where I was able to encourage them all to go into a career in medicine. I saw then the value that KidSafe brings practically to many children's lives and the opportunities it provides for disadvantaged kids in society.

What are your thoughts on child poverty?
As someone who has worked as a paediatric trainee doctor in the UK, I have seen directly the devastating effects of child poverty on individual children, families and society. The children in society from disadvantaged backgrounds often have no voice to advocate for them and rely on people such as the staff at KidSafe to speak on their behalf to governments and other organizations to highlight their needs. I have always believed that making a positive impact in a child's life will result in a lifetime of reward. That is one of the reasons I began pursuing a career in pediatric medicine. Child poverty is definitely something that needs to be prioritized and tackled by governments and charities, wherever it occurs in the world. It is of paramount importance for the economic and social functioning of society that we don't ignore children in need.

How do you feel running in the marathon for KidSafe aligns with your personal values?
. . . this opportunity has allowed me to live out my life goals: inspire others; pay it forward; and give a voice to those who are most vulnerable in society.

Dr Ashish Marwaha BMBCh MA (Oxon)
University of British Columbia, Child & Family Research Institute

I hope that inspires you too. If your cursor is already hovering over the Donate button, thanks a million!

Rosemary

KidSafe's Holiday Registry

About This Campaign

How many times have you answered, “I don’t need anything,” when asked what you want for your birthday, Christmas, and other holidays? It can be a tough question to answer, as so many of us are fortunate to have all the supports we need to lead happy and healthy lives. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of Metro Vancouver children live without the essential services they need and deserve, especially when school is closed for winter, spring, and summer holidays. Without access to the essential supports their schools provide, what are supposed to be happy, carefree times are often times of instability, hunger, and loneliness. “It’s really hard for me right now, and now one really knows. At KidSafe, there are people to talk to.” – Jacob, 9 KidSafe provides nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. We welcome 300+ children into our daily break-time programs where children receive emotional support from caring adults, nutritious meals, and educational activities they need to feel safe, happy, and healthy. The generosity of our community makes KidSafe’s programs possible. You can join a growing list of inspiring individuals who have dedicated their holidays to Vancouver’s vulnerable children. Create your own personal page today, and accept donations to KidSafe in lieu of gifts! Here are some examples of how the dollars spent can make a real difference today: - With a $20 donation, a vulnerable child will have the chance to go tobogganing for the winter holidays - With a $50 donation, an inner-city youth will be provided with a bus pass which allows them to connect with supportive programs and caring adults in their community - With a $100 donation, you can provide a full day's nutrition to 20 children who might go hungry over the holidays With the support of caring, concerned citizens like you, we can work toward the vision that all children live in a safe community, with the inspiration and support they deserve to become healthy, contributing citizens. “At KidSafe, I feel 100% happy!” Hailey, 6 CONTACT AMANDA MACK TO LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN GIFT REGISTRY: amanda@kidsafe.ca 604.725.7995
  1. Ashish Marwaha
    Ashish Marwaha gave a $20 donation to support Rosemary Delnavine
    Merry christmas and happy birthday
    about 3 years ago · Like
    • The KidSafe Project Society
      The KidSafe Project Society

      Thank you Ash for this donation on behalf of Rosemary's Gift Registry! We hope you had a very happy holidays!

      about 3 years ago · Like
  2. MATTHEW and ANDREA BARNARD/ROBERTS
    MATTHEW and ANDREA BARNARD/ROBERTS gave a donation to support Rosemary Delnavine
    about 3 years ago · Like
    • The KidSafe Project Society
      The KidSafe Project Society

      Thank you Matthew and Andrea for your generous donation to KidSafe on behalf of Rosemary's gift registry! Your donation will help inner-city children to have a happy warm winter holiday!

      about 3 years ago · Like
  3. Laura Sly
    Laura Sly gave a $25 donation to support Rosemary Delnavine
    This is a wonderful idea! Thank you for letting me be included in this lovely gesture.
    about 3 years ago · Like
    • The KidSafe Project Society
      The KidSafe Project Society

      Thank you Laura from KidSafe! Your donation will help vulnerable children have a happy warm winter holiday!

      about 3 years ago · Like
  4. John Roberts
    John Roberts gave a $100 donation to support Rosemary Delnavine
    From John & Michelle
    over 3 years ago · Like
    • The KidSafe Project Society
      The KidSafe Project Society

      Thank you from KidSafe!!! We appreciate your support of Rosemary's Gift Registry and your donation will help provide safe havens for inner-city children over the school break!

      over 3 years ago · Like