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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Matan is our hero

Meet Matan. He’s 6 years old. If you want to feel inspired, just think of him. He chose to support Kayla’s Children’s Centre for his ECHOage party.  The reason he chose to support this wonderful cause?

“Because I love them and I want them to feel better and good. When they go to the doctor they can pay so they can feel better.”

Kids like Matan help open our eyes. Kayla’s Children’s Centre empowers children with special needs to develop life enhancing skills, self-esteem, and confidence. Thank you Matan for raising awareness, and much needed funds, for this amazing ECHOage partner. We’re so proud of you. Happy Birthday Matan! Love ECHOage XO

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Matan is our hero

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Kayla’s Children Centre was founded in May 2017 as a non-profit organization that resulted from the merger of the Zareinu Educational Center of Metropolitan Toronto (founded in 1989) and Project AIM Programs (founded in 2007). Both shared a passionate desire to empower children with special needs to develop life enhancing skills, self-esteem, and confidence. Recognizing their synergies, Zareinu and Project AIM concluded that as a single entity they could be a dream come true for children with special needs and their families, providing everything they require under one roof, year round, in a state-of-the-art facility.


Did you know we’re not just for birthdays

Hey ECHOage Kids and Families…Did you know you can ECHOage any event. You’re 40th birthday, your aunt’s upcoming bridal shower, your grandpa’s 80th birthday. And check out our slider. Slide to 100% for charity if you wish, or any amount! Have fun testing our features and checking out our invitations. Love ECHOage XO

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Brody is ready to help a friend

Brody, age 7, chose Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada for his ECHOage party.

It’s simple and he tells us why:

One of my friends wasn’t feeling well and Starlight helped him to feel better.

Everyone at ECHOage is saluting you today, Brody! You are our hero of the day and we know that you’ll inspire many children to follow in your footsteps.

Congratulations Brody. Happy 7th Birthday! Love ECHOage XO

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Brody is our hero


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.” 


Relationships make the world go round

The Co-Founders of ECHOage feel a very special bond to Make-A-Wish Canada. There are many reasons for this exceptional relationship but one of them is the privilege of working with Chris Pon. Over the years, Debbie, Alison and Chris have collaborated to make this partnership a dream come true. ECHOage birthday parties have raised over $400,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada since 2010. Choose Make-A-Wish Canada for your next birthday or event. You’ll feel good about it for many years to come.

“Make-A-Wish® Canada is proud to have been one of the first national Canadian charities to work with ECHOage. Their innovative platform allows children to become philanthropically minded at an early age and give-back to make our communities stronger.  The funds raised through ECHOage has helped Make-A-Wish®grant the transformational wishes of children, ages three through 17, with life-threatening medical conditions.  Together, with partners like ECHOage, we bring hope, strength and joy to courageous children and families when they need it most.  We are thankful for ECHOage’s on-going and strong support!”

Chris Pon
VP, National Alliances & Branding