Promoting Community through Kids in Sport Program (PuCKS) is a registered charity that "Keeps kids in school using Sports as the Tool." That is, PuCKS helps kids to stay (and succeed) in school by offering the incentive of team sports and 'big-buddy' relationships with university student mentors and athletes. PuCKS works with marginalized kids ages 8 to18 who are financially in need and/or recently re-settled in Canada through its annual 10 month comprehensive program of: a) Team Sports (soccer, hockey, and more) and b) Lit-Fit (after-school literacy and homework club).
Jumpstart is a National Charity with a commitment to local communities. Organized sports connect kids to their communities. Canadian Tire Corporation recognized this and makes sure that money raised stays where it is donated. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need.