Respite: A Home Away From Home Campaign

E3 (Educate, Enable, Empower) Community Services Inc. is a registered charity

At E3 Community Services, we believe that all parents and guardians should have access to affordable respite care, because taking time to care for yourself allows you to better care for your loved ones.

Our weekend respite care provides planned, out-of-home respite to families who have children or youth with developmental and physical disabilities and multiple special needs. This program provides parents with the chance for some rest and relaxation, while the children and youth have fun taking part in community events and activities. We provide trained staff who ensure the safety and care of the children and youth, activities that are fun and appropriate, nutritious meals, a warm, comfortable environment and bedding and towels.

The Annual Golf Tournament has been our most successful fundraising event for over 30 years thanks to participants, sponsors and donors, but the pandemic has put a stop to these events for now, so we’re focusing on helping families that have been affected by the pandemic by renovating and refreshing our community-oriented spaces. Your generous donations will help us furnish our newly renovated respite space in Collingwood to become a “home away from home”. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to cover the cost of medical equipment and furniture for multiple bedrooms and the bright, spacious living area. Even a donation of just $5 a month can help fill our cupboards and provide nutritious meals for the people we support.

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Your kind contributions may be made by cheque to Respite Care Campaign, E3 Community Services (100 Pretty River Parkway N., Collingwood, ON L9Y 4X2), by EFT to, via Canada Helps, or by following the link to our crowdfunding page. Thank you for your support!

Thank You to our Donors: 

$5000+ Donors:

  • Read Elliot Foundation
  • J.P. Bickell Foundation
  • Anonymous Donor

$500 – $4999 Donors:

  • The John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation
  • The Gordon and Lorraine Gibson Family Foundation
  • Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited
  • Huronia Community Foundation
  • George Morin
  • Ann Holly Stewart
  • Dan W Gibson
  • Ian and Christie Gray
  • Don and Nancy Godfrey

All Donors:

  • Steven Emmett, Majestic Maintenance
  • Hailee Voegelin
  • Al Fraser
  • Digby Cook
  • Christina Kelly
  • Sheri Bulfon
  • Mark Redmond
  • W. Jack Sim
  • Karen Willison
  • Mary Jane Santori
  • Christine Vallis-Page
  • Peter Doner
  • Scott Kelly
  • Meghan Harwood
  • Catherine MacDonald
  • Helen Day
  • Tracy Nancekivell
  • Deb Sauve
  • Natalie Wilby
  • Farel Anderson
  • Max Lehmann
  • Helen Gibson
  • Tina Harwood
  • Andy Millsap
  • Beth Turner
  • Anne Robertson
  • Shah Mohammed
  • Paul Santori
  • Katie Patten
  • Lynne Brigant
  • Larry Hogarth
  • Anne Green
  • Barbara Edgell
  • Mary Sparling
  • Linda Gosnell
  • Salvina Lutz
  • Gail Lalonde
  • Lori Perry
  • Lorraine Roest
  • Frank and Grace Nicoletta
  • Kim Saunders
  • Victoria Thomson
  • Kim Beraldo
  • Gary and Margaret Norman
  • Rachel Leferink
  • Andrew Hims
  • Lisa Hardisty
  • Lisa Roche
  • Gail Hannon
  • Margo Newell
  • Linda MacLeod
  • Jay Anstey
  • Miriam Ortved
  • Teri Band
  • Melanie Cathcart
  • Dana Kaluzny