Each year, Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County’s Darlene Aikens Fund, with the generous support of businesses, organizations and individuals across Renfrew County send over 200 local kids on an organized summer camp experience. The experience means the world to these children and youth – giving them a chance to meet new friends, sing around campfires and learn about our natural environment.
We hope you can help us send Renfrew County kids to camp, and there are many ways you can support! Here are a few…and please check back soon for all the details.
Eat, Drink & Support!
Enjoy a delicious smoothie from Blendz Smoothie Shop & Healthy Eatery (Pembroke) on May 11 and $1.00 of your purchase will be donated to send kids to camp. Renfrew Pizzaria will also be hosting a special promotion with proceeds on the sale of their well-loved pizza going to the Darlene Aikens Fund. Check back soon for dates and details!
The Brick’s Camp Day BBQ
Join us at The Brick Pembroke’s annual tent sale on May 4 for bbq hotdogs and some fun festivities from noon – 2:00 p.m. Any donations will be welcome!
Bodhi Wellness Centre’s Community Classes
Every Saturday in May, Bodhi Wellness Centre (Deep River) will be donating proceeds from their community yoga classes to the Darlene Aikens Fund. Classes are drop in and cash donation, $5 minimum. For more information on Bodhi Wellness Centre visit their facebook page @bodhiyoga.love.
City of Pembroke Trivia Night
For the second year in a row, City of Pembroke will host a fun themed trivia night with proceeds going towards the Darlene Aikens Fund. Mark your calendars for June 14. Registration details will be posted soon!
DIY Lemonade Stand Kits
Thanks to the generous support of Labine Printers (Pembroke), families will be able to purchase some sweet DIY Lemonade Stand Kits to help their aspiring little entrepreneurs create an eye-catching stand. Proceeds from the sales of the kits will go to the Darlene Aikens Fund. Details will be posted here in early May and available on Family and Children’s Services Facebook page.
Happy Camper Onesies!
Renfrew Printing will be designing and creating some adorable baby onesies. Details on purchase will be posted here in early May and available on Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County’s Facebook page.
Send a Kid to Camp Sign Night
Join Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County’s Youth Advisory Committee on May 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Janna & Kerry’s Overeasy Bar & Grill (Pembroke) to create beautiful signs. Cost is $55 person. Find more details at Out of the Woods Foresters Falls by Heather (on Facebook) or via email: To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online or In-Person Donations
Any individual, group or business is welcome to donate to the fund anytime online by visiting www.fcsrenfrew.on.ca or in person at our offices in Pembroke (77 Mary St.) or Renfrew (114 Argyle St.) or by mail (Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County, 77 Mary St. Pembroke, ON, Suite 100, K8A 5V4).
Family and Children’s Services is also grateful to many other county businesses and organizations supporting the campaign, including: