Please help open Bethina Place for Special kids !
$275 raised
1% of $40k goal
4 contributors
4 Years running
Please help Bethina Place become a magical reality!
We need your help to open a home for special needs children. Bethina is on a 6.4 acre waterfront property on Sparrow Lake, where kids can experience nurture and nature!

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Bethina Place - A magical place for kids

Bethina Place is set on 6.5 acres on Sparrow Lake, on the northern section of the Trent-Severn system. Having been lucky enough to grow up in such an environment, I want to offer that possibilty to special needs children by offering respite care, camp dates and ultimately long term placement. I have seen the magical impact that such a place can have on the lives of kids, with disabilities and without, and know that many young lives could benefit from such an experience.

Although licensing is not required for camp or respite, we are applying for our license with the Ministry when we have all of our up-grades finished.

This is why we need help. We are fixing up the building to make it the most welcoming and comfortable it can be. We will offer single bed/sitting rooms, bath shared by max 2 bedrooms, single units, dedicated first aide room, rooms for visiting family, and ultimately a Snoezelen room.

Money is needed to make more improvements to the building....we need to up-date the baseboard heaters to a safer, more efficient model;  reglaze some of the bathtubs; replace some of the flooring; replace 2 exterior doors, as examples. We also need the funds to buy playground equipment, kayaks, swimming toys, snowshoes, tobaggans, not to mention instal the Snoezelen room! (see )

Please help us make this happen!

You can also follow our progress on our facebook page,

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$150 CAD
An overnight stay for you and your child
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To spend some quality time with your child and see what we have to offer.
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$500 CAD
1 weekend of respite care
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A weekend of fun and nature in the country from a Friday afternoon, until Sunday afternoon.. a 48 hour break!
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$1,000 CAD
a camp week
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a stay with us on one of our camp dates, from Monday morning, until Friday afternoon.
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