Grand River Hospital Foundation is our partner!

A beautiful centre of excellence where patients receive the best possible care: Grand River Hospital of Kitchener, Waterloo. 

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ECHOage is so proud to partners with the Grand River Hospital Foundation to give kids an opportunity to raise funds for the hospital they love.

This fantastic hospital provides exceptional medical care to families across the Kitchener Waterloo region and beyond.

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Hayden chose COPE Service Dogs

Hayden is an amazing boy. This 7 year old boy chose COPE SERVICE DOGS as the recipient of the funds from his ECHOage party. COPE is a truly incredible cause that has been an ECHOage partner since 2012.

COPE provides remarkable education programs that engages communities and empowers students and others in the training of service dogs that transform the lives of people with disabilities. Their website, mission and values are so inspiring to us.

COPE provides highly skilled service dog partners to people with disabilities and enhances the lives of youth experiencing challenges by involving them in the training process of the dogs. It’s amazing! The youth being assisted by the dogs are actively involved in training the dogs, too.

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HAYDEN IS OUR HERO

We are so inspired by HAYDEN. At age 7 he has made a big impact in the lives of others. GO HAYDEN GO! You are our hero. Love ECHOage XOXO

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“I am forever grateful for the COPE class because I feel so great about myself. It changed my life and showed me there’s so much more to live for. When I look at my dog, Maple, I know I can do anything, because he shows me that he’s always ready for the next command, for the next move in his life just like I am in mine. Nothing is going to stop me from the goals I’ve developed.”
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“When I started COPE in October, I didn’t know if it would be hard, awkward or anything like that. Turns out it was pretty sick, I mean in a cool way. COPE means a lot to me, it made me feel like I was doing something good, not just helping my dog, but helping others. I made friends I didn’t expect to be friends with because we were all so different. I learned a lot about training and compatibility, and it changed the way I look at things. It made me feel more responsible and gave me a purpose. My relationship with my dog Buddy is amazing. I know when he needs attention and he knows when I do too. He always makes me proud of him whenever he does something right and I totally think he knows it makes me happy. It’s just unexplainable how good I feel now because of COPE.”
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“People Need To Care” says Amos

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AMOS IS OUR HERO

Amos (on the left) makes it very clear. “People Need To Care.” He chose WWF Canada for his ECHOage party because animals need to be safe and people need to care. His few words have a very big impact. This boy is our hero. He is the kind of boy who makes you want to follow in his footsteps. He is the kind of boy who leads others to see that giving actually feels really good. He’s one of the reasons that ECHOage kids have raised over $800,000.00 for WWF Canada. Go Amos Go! You lead, we will follow. Love ECHOage XOXO


ECHOage kids have helped to Save A Child’s Heart

There are many beautiful causes on ECHOage. With over 300 partners, all day long we learn about the incredible work our charity partners are doing to heal the world. One cause that always stands out is Save A Child’s Heart. ECHOage kids and families have raised over $80,000 to help ensure that children suffering from congenital and rheumatic heart disease can be treated. The children that SACH helps come from around the globe, from more than 50 countries where adequate medical care is simply unavailable. Approximately 50% of the children are from the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Iraq and Morocco, more than 30% are from Africa, and the remainder are from Asia, Eastern Europe and the Americas. Please consider Save A Child’s Heart for your next ECHOage Party. You’ll be glad you did.
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Etsy and ECHOage

Did you know that some of the invitations on ECHOage were designed by Etsy Artisans.

Check out our invitations to see the designs.

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Study of North American Charities Reveals That Kids Are Important Fundraisers

ECHOage.com, the better way to celebrate, announced findings of a study of North American charities revealing that kids are important fundraisers for charities – and in many cases are influential when it comes to their parents’ and grandparents’ decisions on charitable giving. Partners such as Make-A-Wish Canada, WWF, and SickKids participated.

ECHOage is fully aware of the impact kids can have and to better understand the relationship between charitable giving and children, ECHOage recently conducted a study of North American charities revealing that:

  • 80% of charities believe that kids are capable of being meaningful fundraisers for their charity
  • 92% of charities think that teaching kids about fundraising from a young age helps them become more financially responsible 
  • 68% of charities know of situations where kids have influenced their parents’ or grandparents’ decision to support their charity
  • 84% of charities indicate that it’s very important to expose people to fundraising at a young age

“We’ve always known that kids are capable of making an impact – the results of this survey and our $10 million raised in 10 years milestone are proof that when given the tools to give, kids not only mean business but are important stakeholders for North American charities, often influencing decisions of others when it comes to charitable giving,” says Alison Smith, Co-Founder, ECHOage.

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ECHOage Kids Raised 10 Million Dollars for Charity 


Go Tyler Go!

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Tyler is our hero

Tyler chose to support a fantastic cause: Canadian Tire Jumpstart.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart helps children between the ages of 4-18 participate in organized sports and physical activities. They assist with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation for sports and physical activity programming.

But Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.

His Mom say; “Tyler loves hockey, and choosing a hockey item for his birthday gift just made sense.”