Protect a Child. Donate Today 

As a registered charitable organization, the Kristen French CACN operates without any core government funding and needs your help to continue providing the necessary support Niagara’s children, youth & their families need as they cope with the life altering impacts of child abuse. Your support also provides much needed education and awareness to help prevent other children from becoming victims of abuse. Learn more in our Case for Support.

Ways to Give

  • Give a one-time donation, a monthly pledge or annual gift
  • In Memoriam/Honorarium
  • In-Kind Donations (see list of needed items below) 
  • Leave a Legacy gift – Planned Giving Brochure
  • Host a 3rd Party Fundraiser – Find out more

How to Give

  • Online donation through Canada Helps
  • Complete this Donor Card & return to our Centre
  • Call our office at 905-937-5435 ext. 7000
  • Visit our Centre at: 8 Forster Street, St. Catharines, ON  L2N 1Z9

Payment Methods

  • Cheque payable to: Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
  • Visa or Mastercard
  • Cash donation

*Only a donation of $20 dollars or more will be eligible for tax receipts*


In-Kind Giving
Many donors make in-kind gifts to the Kristen French CACN, including gifts of service or tangible items. We keep an inventory of items needed to support our Centre’s daily operations and fundraising events. Here are some ideas:

  • Teen/Tween friendly DVDs (anything Disney)
  • New toys & books
  • Youth & Family friendly Magazine subscriptions
  • Stuffed animals – especially themed or special occasion (every child, youth & teen is offered a stuffed animal as a symbol of caring and courage when they leave our Centre)
  • Non-perishable Snack items – juice boxes, bottled water, individually packaged, nut/peanut free, healthy snacks
  • Prizes for fundraising events
  • Flat screen monitorsOffice furniture and electronics


Cathy's Kids

The Kristen French CACN family has lost Cathy Collins, a long-time supporter and volunteer with the centre. Cathy had a particular spot in her heart for our younger victims and wanted to increase our support for them.

In her memory we will be founding an arts program directed at children 9-11 years of age. The program focuses on using creativity as a vehicle to further recover from the impacts of child abuse.  Click to Donate to Cathy’s Kids


Kristen's Helper Campaign
We invite you to join our annual Kristen’s Helper campaign by donating $100 (or any gift amount of your choosing), to help us continue to provide much needed services to child victims in our region.


In Memoriam Donations
Make a donation in honour of a someone who is celebrating a special occasion (birthday, wedding, anniversary etc.) or in memory of someone who has passed away. All contributions are acknowledged by a card sent on your behalf to the person being honoured or to the bereaved family.


Legacy Program

Planned Giving ensures that children will always have the Centre to come to in the future. Planning a gift for the future ensures your wishes will be followed and will help a cause that is close to your heart, namely contributing to the emotional welfare of children and youth who have experienced abuse. It is about intention and not about the amount of your gift. Every gift is important and many small gifts make the difference. Your planned giving gift can be made in a number of ways and we have an expert team who discuss these options with you in detail. Learn more in our Planned Giving Brochure.


Five Year Anniversary Campaign
In September 2013, our Centre celebrated it’s fifth anniversary. Help us continue to support Niagara’s children by setting up a recurring contribution to our Anniversary fund.


Thank you for supporting Kristen French CACN. Should you wish to visit our Centre, please call us to arrange a tour!

“Children are precious gifts that have been given to us, and I can think of no greater gift to return than by contributing to an organization that helps a child re-build a life that has been damaged by abuse. I’m honoured to support Kristen French CACN, knowing that the support for these children is beyond measure.” – Cathy Collins, Kristen’s Helper supporter

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