Entries by Sherri Armstrong

Back to School Campaign Helps Level the Playing Field for Kids

Parents know that sending kids back to school can come with a hefty price tag for new clothes, school supplies and activity fees. For low-income parents, however, these additional costs are often beyond their means. Before the bell rings on day one of the new school year in September, the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) will […]

Burlington Girl Aims to Raise $1,000 to Help Halton Students

Madison Doering is on a mission to help students in need. So far the 11-year-old Burlington student has raised $450 selling snow cones, and she plans to continue fundraising over the summer. Her goal is to raise $1,000 for the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF). Madison’s efforts will support HLF’s Eliminating Barriers Program through the Mark […]

School Grants from HLF Support 21st Century Skills

  Until this year, 10-year-old Nidal had never even held a hand tool. Now, he is one of more than 900 students at Milton’s Anne J. MacArthur Public School who have embraced the opportunity to wield a hammer and junior hacksaw in the classroom. “The tools are exciting to use,” he says, “and they can […]

Adam and Christine Doering Pledge $25,000 to Ensure No Student Left Behind

January 10, 2018 — A Burlington family has made a multi-year pledge of $25,000 to the Halton Learning Foundation’s Eliminating Barriers to Education fund in support of Halton District School Board students in need. As lifetime Burlington residents, the Doering family believes the incredible spirit of giving back is one of the things that make our community […]

HLF Provides $140K in Grants to HDSB Schools

May 30, 2017 — Thousands of students of the Halton District School Board enjoyed new school resources this spring thanks to the generosity of community and corporate donors of the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF). HLF, which raises money to enhance the educational experiences of students in the Halton District School Board, provided school grants worth […]

RBC Foundation Donates $40,000 to HLF to Support Mental Health Initiatives

BURLINGTON, November 21, 2016  – The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is pleased to announce a donation of $40,000 from RBC in support of mental health initiatives at schools of the Halton District School Board. The donation will enable elementary and high schools across Halton to access funding for mental wellness programs and resources. Schools can […]

Siemens Donates $10K to Ensure No Student Left Behind

BURLINGTON, November 14, 2016  – The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is pleased to announce a donation of $10,000 from Siemens Canada in support of students of the Halton District School Board. The donation kicks off HLF’s “No Student Left Behind” holiday appeal. The appeal raises funds to ensure the estimated 10% of students of the […]

HLF Welcomes Ambassadors Tiger Jeet and Tiger Ali Singh

BURLINGTON, November 7, 2016 — The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first-ever Ambassadors, Tiger Jeet Singh and Tiger Jeet Singh Jr., “the Tigers”. The two renowned former pro wrestlers are also well known humanitarians and philanthropists. Through a series of high profile community events in their home town […]

Help send a student back to school.

BURLINGTON, August 8, 2016 — At just 15 years old, Kayla became her family’s primary breadwinner. With her mother battling cancer and unable to work, it fell upon the grade 10 student to get a part-time job to help support them both. Teachers say the stress was affecting the teen’s performance in school. Working so […]