We strongly believe that a strong community not only has great businesses, but also incredible local charities. That is why we donate $5 from every Guelph Box. to a charity. Last week, over $1000 was donated to KidsAbility and this is the direct impact that it had.
A heartfelt thank you for your purchase of a Guelph Box. You’ve helped kids right in your neighbourhood, like seven-year-old Jackson.
We are KidsAbility. Meeting the needs of children and youth with disabilities and their families is at the heart of what we do. With the caring and compassionate support of our donor community, KidsAbility provides life-changing therapy for kids with physical, communication and developmental challenges. Our dedicated, professional and passionate therapists, counsellors and support staff provide early and ongoing family-centred therapy, services and programs with one goal in mind—to help kids achieve goals which are important to them.
Jackson’s journey with KidsAbility began at the age of one following a stroke as an infant. It affected his entire right side. KidsAbility therapists worked together with Jackson and his parents, Alice and Chuck, to develop a unique plan to meet all of his needs.
For six years Jackson has worked tirelessly to reach his goals. While he still has milestones to reach, Jackson is now walking, riding his bike and giving back to the community by running in the KidsAbility Superhero Run with his parents, who are also top family fundraisers!
When our physical building closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, KidsAbility responded quickly to reimagine therapy services and supports to meet the urgent needs of our kids. Last month, Jackson started virtual visits to continue his progress with his physiotherapist, Amy. It’s a crucial time to receive therapy while Jackson works to improve his gait and strengthen his right leg during his growth spurts.
"We are so incredibly thankful to our KidsAbility family," Alice tells us. "I can’t imagine where we would be without them."
As a Guelph Box supporter, thank you for making brighter futures possible for kids like Jackson!