About Us

The W.E. Care For Kids Campaign, initiated in 1997 by Dr. Joe Galiwango, Bill Micelli and Alan Defoe, began as a local fundraising campaign in support of Paediatric Programs at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Leamington District Memorial Hospital and Windsor Regional Hospital.

The Windsor Essex Care for Kids Foundation was granted charitable registration status by the Canada Revenue Agency effective April 8, 2005. The Foundation's charitable business number is 85295 7638 RR0001.

The funds raised by this campaign are used to support local paediatric care programmes and to enable us to treat our children within our own community. Having a child that is ill is devastating. Having to leave your community for treatment in another city, without family and friends for support, is tragic. Please work with us to keep our kids at home.

Windsor and Essex County is known as the "community with a heart". Our families need the peace of mind that quality health care, right here at home for our children and grandchildren, will give them. You can help make this hope a reality.

Through the years, the Windsor Essex Care For Kids Foundation has proudly supported Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Leamington District Memorial Hospital, Windsor Regional Hospital, The John McGivney Centre, and The Windsor Asthma Education Centre.