Our Mission: Through the eyes of a child, we serve to build a stronger community.
Our Vision: To be the lead service club in our community improving the lives of local children and families in need.
Club Motto: Through the Eyes of a Child
This Club motto is more than just a tagline; it is our guiding principle. We are a hands-on group, and the activities we undertake always focus on improving the lives of children and their families. Whether it’s through donations to child & youth related causes or directly helping a family going through an especially rough patch, the club works hard so that children can do what’s important to them: grow up, have fun and live life to the fullest.
Our Service Club organization has been in operation in Greater Moncton since 2001, and nationally since 1922. Our Club mission, through the eyes of a child we serve to build a stronger community, is more than just another tagline, it is our guiding principle. We don’t just raise and distribute funds; we often get involved and invest sweat-equity with our charity partners. Whether it is charitable donations, helping a family going through a crisis situation, swinging a hammer or painting a fence at a local charity, we are driven to help children do what’s important for them: grow up healthy, have fun and live life to the fullest. The activities we undertake and the causes we support always focus on improving the lives of young people and their families in our local community. We are proud to say that 100% of all the funds we raise stay local.
In our support for children and families we take a unique approach from other important organizations in the community. For example, rather than buy medical equipment for our hospitals, we focus on the small things that often get overlooked, like toys, games and family room furnishings that make a difficult time more bearable for the sick children and their families. We keep many Christmas trees for needy families from being bare on Christmas morning by sending out food, stockings and presents. We buy renovation materials and provide the labour to help some of our local charities keep from falling apart.
We are a chapter of the Canadian Progress Club (http://www.progressclub.ca/) and as such we are also committed to our charitable affiliation with the Special Olympics, where at the national level we are the largest non-corporate sponsors of the event. Our commitments at the national level are covered through our membership dues, not local sponsorships. We are not a charity, but a registered, not-for-profit corporation and as such accountability and transparency are very important to us. Financial statements for the Club are available upon request.
We receive presentations from numerous charities and causes each year and of the ones that best fit our mandate we then prioritize where we can make the biggest impact.
Our current commitments are to:
- Camp Livingston
- Moncton Hospital Pediatric Unit
- Centre hospitalier universitaire Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont Pediatric Unit
- Jon Bassett Memorial Scholarship
- Moncton Headstart
Over the years, the Club has also supported a number of great causes including but not limited to:
- Atlantic Wellness Community Centre
- Athletics NB Youth Para-Athlete program
- Turning Points
- Mobile One Soup Kitchen
- R.O. Kids
- Special Olympics NB