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Title: Andy Collins for Kids

Andy Collins for Kids The Uncle Buck Rub Duck
Fund 13 Years of Supporting Our Kids. And
Andy Collins for Kids at a Glance
  • Andy Collins for Kids (ACK) is a non-profit
    charitable organization dedicated to supporting
    the community
  • For over 13 years ACK has focused its support on
    its main beneficiary the Montreal Childrens
    Hospital (MCH)
  • Over 1,000,000 has been donated to the
    Childrens Hospital by ACK

Thirteen years of supporting medical advancements
in the treatment of sick children
Overview Agenda
  • What is the Andy Collins for Kids story?
  • The Andy Collins record of support.
  • Allocation of Funds.
  • Our purpose today.
  • How can your corporation help?
  • Come fly with us!

What is the Andy Collins for Kids Story?
  • The ACK Fund was established in 1996 in memory of
    Andy Collins, a local area businessman and
    dear friend to many people
  • Andy died suddenly in 1996 at the young age of 46
  • He was an out-going, fun-loving generous person
    who had a tremendous love of children
  • His friends, who now comprise the Board of
    Directors of the Charity, wanted to keep his
    spirit alive
  • ACK was established to raise funds in his name to
    benefit children via The Montreal Childrens
    Hospital Foundation
  • Known as Uncle Buck to many of his friends
    children, we adopted the nickname of The Uncle
    Buck Rub Duck Fund

Mission Statement
  • First and foremost, we keep the fun in
  • Andy Collins for Kids sole mission is to benefit
    children through creative fundraising
  • Vision Statement
  • To continue in the spirit of Andy Collins whose
    enjoyment of life, generosity, love of children
    and ability to unite people was unique
  • The Andy Collins for Kids fund was established in
    1996 to keep his memory and zest for life alive

  • Andy Collins for Kids is an established
    self-sustaining Charity aimed at
  • Supporting the medical treatment and research
    advances aimed at improving the quality of
    care for sick children
  • The continued growth in the level of our
  • Broadening our reach to the community
  • Engaging the business community in support of our
  • While preserving Andys fun-loving spirit in the

Putting the Fun and Compassion back into
  • Our primary fundraising event is the annual Andy
    Collins for Kids Golf and Funday typically held
    during the month of July
  • ACK just celebrated its 12th anniversary Golf
  • Other sources of funds over the last 9 years
  • Private donations Holiday raffles
  • Silent auctions Memorials
  • Memberships
  • Cooperative efforts with various groups

Allocation of Funds
  • ACK is a volunteer run organization.
  • To date, we have succeeded in donating over
    1,000,000 to the Montreal Childrens Hospital
  • Working with the MCH Foundation, the board
    actively directs funds to specific programs
    projects at the MCH.
  • Working with ACK your donations can be directed
    to your specific areas of interest in the support
    of the MCH
  • We are proud of the fact that 100 of all
    donations to Andy Collins for Kids to date goes
    directly to the MCH Foundation.

Allocation of Funds - Directed Support To Date
Four Key areas of directed support for the MCH
For tomorrows children 40 The ACK Endowment
For today and tomorrows children - Research in
special projects 20
For today tomorrows children 20 Pediatric
Cardio-vascular research education
For todays kids for fun 20 The Tips of the
Toes Program the Dr. Clown Program
Allocation of Funds
  • The Andy Collins for Kids Endowment Fund (40)
  • Laying the foundation for a solid future of
    support of the MCH.
  • Support of Special Projects (20)
  • Support of special research projects,
    accommodating those companies, individuals or
    groups who wish to donate to an area of specific
  • For the Kids Fun! (20)
  • The Tip of the Toes Program Sponsoring one
    child every year on a wilderness adventure that
    brings together pediatric cancer patients from
    all across Canada.
  • The Dr. Clown Program A program of
    professionally trained clowns who visit the MCH
    twice per week bringing their own brand of
    therapy and fun to a sick childs day.

Allocation of Funds International Nomenclature
Project for Congenital Heart Disease (20)
  • ACK is actively supporting the work of MCH based
    Dr. Cristo Tchervenkov, one of the worlds
    leading pediatric cardio- vascular surgeons.
  • Dr. Tchervenkov is spear-heading the work on this
    project to establish a international nomenclature
    database for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
    diagnoses treatments.
  • Each year more than 1,000,000 children are born
    with CHD worldwide.
  • This work is vital in advancing the survivability
    of children suffering from CHD. The efficient
    timely exchange of data on the treatment of the
    disease will be accomplished by the
    standardization of the scientific language for
    congenital heart defects into an international

The Montreal Childrens Hospital Facts Figures
  • Established in 1904.
  • Part of the McGill University Health Centre.
  • World expertise in pediatric genetics, trauma,
    cardiac care, brain behaviour and development and
    musculoskeletal care.
  • MCH emergency treats 65,000 75,000 patients per
  • More than 50 outpatient clinics and programs
    respond to 150,000 - 165,000 consultations
    annually one of the highest in North America.
  • 11 operating rooms, performing 7,300 operations
    per year.

Our Objective for 2009
  • It is more critical than ever, in these
    challenging economic times, to ensure that that
    the spirit of support continues for vital
    Montreal institutions such as the MCH
  • At last years Golf and Funday, we raised over
    230,000 - Our goal this year is to exceed that
    benchmark and raise 250,000!
  • Along with our present corporate benefactors, ACK
    has been supported for 13 years by the generosity
    of over 1000 individual members of the community.
  • To reach our goal, we must focus our efforts to
    secure much greater support from the corporate

How Can Your Company Help?
  • On behalf of ACK, we are asking your company to
    join our community family and help us support the
    most important part of our future - our children.

Why Andy Collins for Kids?
  • ACK can more effectively direct funds to your
    specific areas of interest you will know where
    your funds are being allocated
  • Support in the form of donations to ACK are
    assured to be 100 routed to the MCH and specific
    area of interest no diversion for
  • Because with ACK you can allocate the funds to a
    specific cause, perhaps to help an employees
    child or a child you know.

Get involved with Andy Collins for Kids make
a difference while having fun along the way!
Mechanics of Donations

Your company will make a donation to ACK
ACK will direct 100 of your donation to MCH in
either our ACK allocation of funds, or to a
specific cause as directed by your company.
MCH issues your company a receipt for 100 of
your donation.
Corporate Sponsors
  • Absolute Audio Visual
  • Air Canada
  • Alyson Software Inc.
  • Bourbon St. West/Babaloos
  • Bochitex Intl Importations Inc.
  • CAE Inc.
  • CIBC Wood Gundy
  • CJAD/Standard Broadcasting
  • Clinton Sales Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Mega Bloks
  • Quadra Chemicals Inc.
  • JSD Masterson Sales
  • Dr. Donald Collins, D.D.S.
  • Flexo Labels
  • Fox Financial Services
  • Greydon Inc.
  • G3 Transport Inc.
  • Great West Life/Freedom 55 Financial


Corporate Sponsors
  • Source Saint Elie Inc.
  • Strategis Intl Inc
  • The Montreal Gazette
  • Jockey Canada
  • Polyron Packaging
  • Regal Confections
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Centaur Theatre Company
  • Easton Sports
  • Walt Disney Canada
  • Heidelberg Press
  • JAJ Investment Holdings Inc.
  • Jasmine Lindsay Intl Inc
  • Kings Transfer Van Lines Inc.
  • Lynx Industries Inc.
  • Mark Zimmerman, B.A, LL.L
  • Rodabec Investments Inc.
  • Schlesinger, Newman, Goldman