Kids Need Sports. This Jumpstart Month, We Need You.

By: Jumpstart Staff

June 1, 2022

June is Jumpstart Month, the time of year when our community comes together to support kids and remove barriers to sport and play. Over the next four weeks, we will be working with our store and employee teams, our awesome donors, and community fundraisers to build back youth sport in Canada.

Your support matters! It matters to the more than 1,600 organizations that received Jumpstart funding in 2021. And it matters to the 240,000 kids we helped last year — kids like Shay, Sam, Kaya, and Liam. 

The Impact on Kids

A photo of the Sway Fun Glider at the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Toronto, ON.

The Impact on Organizations

“We are an Edmonton-built charity that provides vulnerable and marginalized youth a safe place to play every day after school. We use sport as the pull to get kids in the door and then we surround them with social, emotional, and mental health support to ensure they have a place to belong and grow.

Jumpstart has been our largest partner for over 10 years. They have supported us more than any order of government, granting agency, or private investor.

I say concretely, every day we’ve been open in these two years, we saved a life. That sounds like a line. I assure you it is not. I saw it and continue to see it. It would not be possible without Jumpstart.”

– Tim Adams, Founder and Executive Director of Free Play for Kids

How You Can Help

With your help, we can help more kids like Shay, Sam, Kaya, Liam, and the hundreds of others served through Free Play for Kids and other Jumpstart partner organizations.

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