Our History

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 programs 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.

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. Help make this hope a reality by supporting the W.E. Care For Kids Campaign.

W.E. Care For Kids supports Windsor Regional Hospital, Leamington District Memorial Hospital, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, The John McGivney Children’s Centre and Windsor Allergy Asthma Education Centre to provide special care for children in our community.

For information on how you can make a difference please visit our How You can Help section.