Meet Addison and Ella

Our ECHOage Hero

Addison and Ella supported

SickKids

Addison and Ella's gifts

a toy

Why I chose to support SickKids

Addison and Ella are best friends and we decided to have a joint birthday party. Since there were two of them, we knew that we could make an impact by using Echoage to raise money for a charity close to our hearts. SickKids is a part of our life. Addison's brother has epilepsy, and we have been very fortunate to receive care at SickKids. When it was time for us to decide who we wanted to raise money for, we knew immediately that we wanted to help SickKids. SickKids has been there for many of our close friends as well and we are grateful to live in Toronto where we have access to such a wonderful children's hospital.

Why I chose a a toy as my gift

Addi & Ella are still thinking about what matching toy they will get to celebrate their birthdays!

Meet Vanessa

Our ECHOage Hero

Vanessa supported

Toronto Humane Society

Vanessa's gifts

Sports Equipment

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

My dog Max came from the Toronto Humane Society and I love him very much.

Why I chose a Sports Equipment as my gift

I really like sports and I wanted a skateboard and rollerblades.

Meet Shay O'Quinn

Our ECHOage Hero

Shay O'Quinn supported

Camp Oochigeas

Shay O'Quinn's gifts

Hockey Nets and Shooting Tiles

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

To help kids with cancer feel better and have summer fun.

Why I chose a Hockey Nets and Shooting Tiles as my gifts

To help me practice with friends and get a better shot for next season.

Meet Harrison

Our ECHOage Hero

Harrison supported

SickKids

Harrison 's gifts

Pokemon!

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because Jack and me go there and to help peoples with sick babies. It's a nice place and the peoples there are really nice.

Why I chose a Pokemon! as my gift

I got 2 Pokémon things and a blue scooter because I wanted them so badly. I just liked those things, they are fun.

Meet Maverick

Our ECHOage Hero

Maverick supported

WWF-Canada

Maverick's gifts

A telescope

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I just wanted to save belugas and polar bears and narwhals because they are some of my favorite animals.

Why I chose a A telescope as my gift

I've always wanted to know what stars look like up close, and with a telescope I can kind of see what they look like up close.

Meet Richard

Our ECHOage Hero

Richard supported

SickKids

Richard's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support SickKids

Sick kids really helped a lot of kids.

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

My son's favorite toy

Meet Ryan

Our ECHOage Hero

Ryan supported

SickKids

Ryan's gifts

A birthday party

Why I chose to support SickKids

My younger brother had been helped in Sick Kids so I want Sick Kids to help more people.

Why I chose a A birthday party as my gift

A birthday party make my friends happy together when we play together. I like the feeling when we are a team!

Meet Gwyneth

Our ECHOage Hero

Gwyneth supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Gwyneth's gifts

Volcanic Rocks and Gems

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Because I wanted the kids to feel better and to be happy.

Why I chose a Volcanic Rocks and Gems as my gifts

Because I saw some in the museum and I want to be a volcanologist.

Meet Adam

Our ECHOage Hero

Adam supported

WWF-Canada

Adam's gifts

Wii Sports and Books

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love animals, I don't want any animals to die.

Why I chose a Wii Sports and Books as my gifts

I like to do sports in video games, that makes me moving a lot. I love to read books and I read a lot, I learn a lot from my books.

Meet Liam and Beth

Our ECHOage Hero

Liam and Beth supported

Nanny Angel Network Inc.

Liam and Beth's gifts

Lego train and Canadian girl doll

Why I chose to support Nanny Angel Network Inc.

Nanny Angel Network helped us and took care of us when our mom had cancer. We loved our Nanny Angel and want other kids to have the help we did.

Why I chose a Lego train and Canadian girl doll as my gifts

Because Lego trains are amazing and I've wanted one for years (Liam) and Canadian girl dolls are beautiful and you can brush their hair and they feel like a friend (Beth).

Meet Alexander

Our ECHOage Hero

Alexander supported

St. Anselm's Catholic School

Alexander's gifts

basketball jersey and video games

Why I chose to support St. Anselm's Catholic School

Because it helps our school with our fundraising for our sports and other programs.

Why I chose a basketball jersey and video games as my gifts

I really like basketball, playing it outside and the MBA2K video game.

Meet Alexis

Our ECHOage Hero

Alexis supported

SickKids

Alexis's gifts

Lego and Art Supplies

Why I chose to support SickKids

I picked SickKids because they take care of sick babies and because when my sister Ava broke her elbow, they took really good care of her and made my mom feel better

Why I chose a Lego and Art Supplies as my gifts

I love Lego. I love building all of the sets and am trying to collect them all. And when I'm not building Lego my other favourite thing is to draw and paint

Meet Charlotte Clarke

Our ECHOage Hero

Charlotte Clarke supported

Animal Aid Foundation

Charlotte Clarke's gifts

Phone

Why I chose to support Animal Aid Foundation

I wanted to help the animals that need support and they need to be taken care of when they cant take care of themselves.

Why I chose a Phone as my gift

I want to be able to be more independent but still be able to reach my family and my friends when I am not with them.

Meet Gavin

Our ECHOage Hero

Gavin supported

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Gavin's gifts

Lego!!

Why I chose to support Heart and Stroke Foundation

Last year my grandpa had a stroke on my birthday at the cottage. A doctor gave him medicine and now he is feeling better. Thank you Heart and Stroke!

Why I chose a Lego!! as my gift

I love building stuff with my Lego.

Meet Elijah

Our ECHOage Hero

Elijah supported

Right To Play Canada

Elijah's gifts

Fidget Spinners and New Hockey Stick

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

We are fortunate to be able to give our children the privilege of playing sports and wanted other children to be able to have this experience also. All children deserve a chance to play!

Why I chose a Fidget Spinners and New Hockey Stick as my gifts

Elijah plays many sports, but hockey is his favorite, he's looking forward to getting a new stick for the fall season, that will hopefully help him score more goals; and who doesn't LOVE fidget spinners?

Meet Beckett

Our ECHOage Hero

Beckett supported

SickKids

Beckett's gifts

Lego sets

Why I chose to support SickKids

My brother Teddy has spent lots of time at sick kids and I wanted to say thank you.

Why I chose a Lego sets as my gift

Building Lego with my dad is my favourite thing to do.

Meet Jamo

Our ECHOage Hero

Jamo supported

Amici Camping Charity

Jamo's gifts

something cool

Why I chose to support Amici Camping Charity

I thought of the kids who can't go to camp and I thought everybody deserves to go to camp some time in their life.

Why I chose a something cool as my gift

I chose something cool because I wanted to wait and see what I wanted and then get the thing I wanted.

Meet Audrey

Our ECHOage Hero

Audrey supported

WWF-Canada

Audrey's gifts

PawPatrol vehicle, Shopkins and a summer dress

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

"I like the foundation. The animals need our help."

Why I chose a PawPatrol vehicle, Shopkins and a summer dress as my gifts

"Those are my favourite things. I like twirling in twirly dresses."

Meet Ephrem

Our ECHOage Hero

Ephrem supported

Autism Speaks Canada

Ephrem's gifts

Saving for an iPad

Why I chose to support Autism Speaks Canada

Ephrem's older brother was diagnosed with mild autism at three years old. Ephrem has often walked the Autism Walk and wants to support the organization because he knows a little help can make a big difference.

Why I chose a Saving for an iPad as my gift

Ephrem wanted to save for an iPad because he likes to make movie trailers and watch movies. His mom wanted his to save for one so he can practice his French.

Meet Zachary

Our ECHOage Hero

Zachary supported

Rethink Breast Cancer

Zachary's gifts

A new bike

Why I chose to support Rethink Breast Cancer

My mommy has breast cancer so I want to help people with Breast Cancer

Why I chose a A new bike as my gift

My old one got small

Meet Gabriel Escoto

Our ECHOage Hero

Gabriel Escoto supported

St. Anselm's Catholic School

Gabriel Escoto's gifts

Soccer cards and sports stuff

Why I chose to support St. Anselm's Catholic School

Echoage is a great supplement to the fundraising activities of our school. It is a fun way that our children can see the support that their contribution makes within their own community.

Why I chose a Soccer cards and sports stuff as my gifts

Gabriel is a sports enthusiast in general, with a particular passion for soccer. New sports equipment (such as soccer nets, baseball glove, etc) are the perfect gifts for Gabriel to keep up with his own activities.

Meet Zoie

Our ECHOage Hero

Zoie supported

Canadian Celiac Association

Zoie's gifts

Osmo Genius Kit, Hatchimals and Shopkins

Why I chose to support Canadian Celiac Association

When I was a little girl, I had a gluten allergy and now I only eat gluten free food because I have celiac. I asked my daddy to change the charity to a celiac charity so that they can help me when I get older.

Why I chose a Osmo Genius Kit, Hatchimals and Shopkins as my gifts

The hatchimals and shopkins I like to collect and have them in many places in my house. The genius kit I wanted because my daddy always calls me a genius and I liked the videos I saw on youtube.

Meet Aran

Our ECHOage Hero

Aran supported

EarthCorps

Aran's gifts

Lego set

Why I chose to support EarthCorps

Because I think we are not doing enough to protect our planet, which is our only home

Why I chose a Lego set as my gift

I like lego and this way I can get one giant lego set instead of a bunch of other small gifts which I don't really want

Meet Toby

Our ECHOage Hero

Toby supported

WWF-Canada

Toby's gifts

more money for WWF and a small gift

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

To help the animals

Why I chose a more money for WWF and a small gift as my gifts

I gave all of my money to WWF because I didn't need anything and the animals needed more help.

Meet Lucas

Our ECHOage Hero

Lucas supported

Save a Child's Heart

Lucas's gifts

A group gift from all his friends.

Why I chose to support Save a Child's Heart

I chose SACH because my uncle is very involved and it's mine and my grandmother's favourite charity.

Why I chose a A group gift from all his friends. as my gift

I wasn't sure what I wanted - I didn't really want anything specific.

Meet Oliver and Eden

Our ECHOage Hero

Oliver and Eden supported

SickKids

Oliver and Eden's gifts

scooters

Why I chose to support SickKids

When we get sick or have boo boos, all the staff at SickKids are AWESOME! We want to help them get money to help more kids.

Why I chose a scooters as my gift

We love being outside and being active!

Meet Alexander

Our ECHOage Hero

Alexander supported

WWF-Canada

Alexander's gifts

Basketball shoes

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love animals.

Why I chose a Basketball shoes as my gift

I really wanted a pair of LeBron Soldier basketball shoes because I think they are cool.

Meet Ana

Our ECHOage Hero

Ana supported

SickKids

Ana's gifts

Neckles, Book and Lego

Why I chose to support SickKids

When my sister was born she was allergic to milk and she had to go to hospital for Sick Kids. I want to help hospital to be able to help sick children.

Why I chose a Neckles, Book and Lego as my gifts

I want to buy heart shaped necklace that can open, and I can put picture of my mom and dad. I love to read books and I love lego

Meet Jadon

Our ECHOage Hero

Jadon supported

WWF-Canada

Jadon's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I really like animals and wanted to help them.

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

because lego is awesome!

Meet JoJo

Our ECHOage Hero

JoJo supported

SickKids

JoJo's gifts

Lego and Shopkins

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because one of my friend's brother had a very strong disease and I didn't want that to happen to other kids so I chose SickKids

Why I chose a Lego and Shopkins as my gifts

Lego is very fun to play because you can build stuff with it and Shopkins are amazing

Meet Daniel

Our ECHOage Hero

Daniel supported

SickKids

Daniel's gifts

Lego and Book

Why I chose to support SickKids

I wanted to share my money with other people.

Why I chose a Lego and Book as my gifts

I like lego and I like to read.

Meet Shana

Our ECHOage Hero

Shana supported

Because I am a Girl

Shana's gifts

earrings

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because I am a girl and I think it is important to donate to girls and boys who don't have the things that I have.

Why I chose a earrings as my gift

Because I wanted to get my ears pierced and I like having earrings!

Meet Louis

Our ECHOage Hero

Louis supported

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Louis's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada

My two sisters and I were born with Cystic Fibrosis. CF affects many parts of my body, but mainly my digestive system and lungs. Twice everyday I inhale medicines and do physiotherapy to fight my disease. Right now there is no cure, but my parents tell me that scientists are working hard to find one and when we raise money it really helps!

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

I love lego! I want to be a master builder!

Meet Lev

Our ECHOage Hero

Lev supported

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Lev's gifts

lego, chemistry kits and table hockey

Why I chose to support The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

I chose to share my birthday presents with the kids at the hospital because I feel bad for them and want them to feel better soon and the presents will make their hospital stay more fun. When I'm sick, the presents make me feel better! I wish the same for other kids

Why I chose a lego, chemistry kits and table hockey as my gifts

I love lego, chemistry experiments and playing hockey with my brothers and my dad; these are the most fun things for me!

Meet Grayden

Our ECHOage Hero

Grayden supported

SickKids

Grayden's gifts

A hoverboard

Why I chose to support SickKids

My brother Thatcher was a Sick Kids a bit and I wanted to send my money there so they can help more kids like him!

Why I chose a A hoverboard as my gift

It is a big thing and so cool and now I can get it with a little help from my mom and dad.

Meet Ella

Our ECHOage Hero

Ella supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Ella's gifts

Chapter books and Crafts

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

We chose Holland Bloorview because they support Marlee, Ella's little sister. Bloorview has helped Marlee recover from an accute illness and has welcomed Ella in many of Marlee's activities and made her a big part of Marlee's recovery. Ella always asks to come to Bloorview when Marlee has appointments!

Why I chose a Chapter books and Crafts as my gifts

"Because I like to read and draw!"

Meet Paige

Our ECHOage Hero

Paige supported

Food Allergy Canada

Paige 's gifts

A New Bike

Why I chose to support Food Allergy Canada

So many people live with the constant stress of having a life threatening food allergy. Our family is affected by food allergies with Paige's brother having one and we just wanted to support the research to eliminate this disease.

Why I chose a A New Bike as my gift

I love to bike and have grown out of my bike!!!

Meet Boris Max

Our ECHOage Hero

Boris Max supported

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Boris Max's gifts

a PS4 game and a puzzle

Why I chose to support POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Because it's not fair that some kids are sick with cancer and don't get to play!

Why I chose a a PS4 game and a puzzle as my gifts

That's what I wanted

Meet Levi

Our ECHOage Hero

Levi supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Levi's gifts

Star Wars Lego

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I support Make a Wish Foundation Because I want to help kids who are suffering.

Why I chose a Star Wars Lego as my gift

I chose Star Wars Lego for my birthday present because it is cooooooool!

Meet Harrison

Our ECHOage Hero

Harrison supported

Jays Care Foundation

Harrison's gifts

sports equipment and sports clothing

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

Baseball is my favourite sport to play and I want other kids who can't afford lessons to get the chance to play, too.

Why I chose a sports equipment and sports clothing as my gifts

I love everything sports, especially my sports gear!! I like wearing my favourite players' jerseys.

Meet Hayley

Our ECHOage Hero

Hayley supported

West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

Hayley 's gifts

Scooter and Arts & Crafts

Why I chose to support West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

I like playing at West Prep and next year I will be in JK at West Prep.

Why I chose a Scooter and Arts & Crafts as my gifts

I want a scooter like my sister's and I love doing arts & crafts.

Meet Grayson

Our ECHOage Hero

Grayson supported

WWF-Canada

Grayson's gifts

An X-Box

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

To help the Pandas!

Why I chose a An X-Box as my gift

Looking forward to playing all the fun games!

Meet Gwen Petrova

Our ECHOage Hero

Gwen Petrova supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Gwen Petrova's gifts

A Bike

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

It is important to give back!!

Why I chose a A Bike as my gift

Gwen loves to be outdoors and is so happy with her new pink bike. She will think of all her friends every time she goes for a ride

Meet Audrey

Our ECHOage Hero

Audrey supported

Because I am a Girl

Audrey's gifts

Rollerblades

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

because I am a girl

Why I chose a Rollerblades as my gift

to go rollerblading

Meet Benjamin

Our ECHOage Hero

Benjamin supported

SickKids

Benjamin's gifts

Sport gear

Why I chose to support SickKids

"Because I want to help buy machines that are going to help fix the children who are sick."

Why I chose a Sport gear as my gift

"To be able to play even more sports."

Meet Amanda

Our ECHOage Hero

Amanda supported

WWF-Canada

Amanda's gifts

A Fitbit

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

My class adopted a tiger through WWF and I wanted to give more money to help the animals who are not adopted.

Why I chose a A Fitbit as my gift

I want to be healthy and active. I like to see how active I am.

Meet Cole

Our ECHOage Hero

Cole supported

Jewish Family & Child

Cole's gifts

Sport Jersey and Toy at Master Mind

Why I chose to support Jewish Family & Child

I supported JF&C because I want people to feel better like I do and have homes.

Why I chose a Sport Jersey and Toy at Master Mind as my gifts

I like shopping at Master Mind and really like sports.

Meet Radbod

Our ECHOage Hero

Radbod supported

SickKids

Radbod's gifts

Sports Equipment

Why I chose to support SickKids

Every morning when i wake up healthy i make a wish for all the sick kids in the world!

Why I chose a Sports Equipment as my gift

I love doing sport. Hockey and Baseball are my favourite .

Meet Oskar

Our ECHOage Hero

Oskar supported

SickKids

Oskar's gifts

DS

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose SickKids because it makes kids stay alive. It is important because each kid deserves a long life.

Why I chose a DS as my gift

I chose a DS because it is very famous and lots of kids like playing on them. So I think I will like it too.

Meet Devin

Our ECHOage Hero

Devin supported

WaterAid Canada

Devin's gifts

Books

Why I chose to support WaterAid Canada

I chose to support WaterAid because I feel strongly for people who do not have access to clean water like most people in developed countries do.

Why I chose a Books as my gift

I love reading! I really like fictional stories, and thought it would be a good present.

Meet Noa

Our ECHOage Hero

Noa supported

Chai Lifeline Canada

Noa's gifts

Hatchimal, Art Supplies and Probably a fish;)

Why I chose to support Chai Lifeline Canada

Because the children are sick and I wanted to help them and their families. I know I'm lucky to be healthy but not everyone is and this charity helps a lot of kids.

Why I chose a Hatchimal, Art Supplies and Probably a fish;) as my gifts

Because I really wanted to see the hatchimal hatch and I love arts and crafts.

Meet Frankie

Our ECHOage Hero

Frankie supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Frankie's gifts

A wagon and A water table

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

Frankie wants every kids wish to come true!

Why I chose a A wagon and A water table as my gifts

So Frankie can enjoy some toys for the summer!

Meet Abbey

Our ECHOage Hero

Abbey supported

WWF-Canada

Abbey's gifts

An iTouch

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I supported WWF because I love animals and want to see them protected and respected around the world.

Why I chose a An iTouch as my gift

I chose an iTouch because I wanted to be able to text and Facetime with all my friends!

Meet Owen

Our ECHOage Hero

Owen supported

WWF-Canada

Owen's gifts

A Mountain Bike

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals and I chose to support them so they can have better lives and won't go extinct.

Why I chose a A Mountain Bike as my gift

I needed a new bike so I could go riding more with my daddy on the hydrocut trails of kitchener/Waterloo.

Meet Kieran

Our ECHOage Hero

Kieran supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Kieran's gifts

lego

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

Because I want to give them toys to make them happy.

Why I chose a lego as my gift

Because it's my favorite toy!

Meet Evelyn

Our ECHOage Hero

Evelyn supported

WWF-Canada

Evelyn's gifts

A scooter

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals!

Why I chose a A scooter as my gift

So that Evelyn and her brother Stephen could go riding together on their scooters.

Meet Levi

Our ECHOage Hero

Levi supported

Chai Lifeline Canada

Levi's gifts

TBD

Why I chose to support Chai Lifeline Canada

To help kids who are sick.

Why I chose a TBD as my gift

Levi is going to take some of the money and buy presents at Mastermind, and the rest will go in the bank to save!

Meet Eden

Our ECHOage Hero

Eden supported

Act To End Violence Against Women

Eden's gifts

Toy Car and a Doll

Why I chose to support Act To End Violence Against Women

I want to help women!

Why I chose a Toy Car and a Doll as my gifts

I love to take my baby doll for a ride and play with my friend.

Meet Drew

Our ECHOage Hero

Drew supported

CARE Canada

Drew's gifts

a balance bike

Why I chose to support CARE Canada

Our first Echoage experience with our older daughter was positive in so many ways. Kate became more aware of people in need in her world and was really proud to have been a person who helps. It was also great not to clog up or house with more things we don't need! We wanted to keep this up with our birthday girl Drew. This time we chose Care Canada because we are sickened by news report of children and families suffering in poverty or violence. We know that if everyone did something small to pitch in the money would go a long way.

Why I chose a a balance bike as my gift

Older sister has a bike and Drew will want to cycle too. Her favourite colour is yellow so she got a yellow one. She will be so excited to ride!

Meet Henry

Our ECHOage Hero

Henry supported

SickKids

Henry's gifts

A new bike

Why I chose to support SickKids

...because my mom fixes sick grown ups and I wanted to help kids get better too...

Why I chose a A new bike as my gift

I love riding my bike, but its getting too small.

Meet Edmund

Our ECHOage Hero

Edmund supported

WWF-Canada

Edmund's gifts

A group gift

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I wanted to help animals around the world.

Why I chose a A group gift as my gift

Because I have wanted a PS4 for a longtime - it has my favourite video game on it.

Meet Chase

Our ECHOage Hero

Chase supported

SickKids

Chase 's gifts

A Hoverboard

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose to help kids that are very sick because it makes me sad. I want scientists to help make them better!

Why I chose a A Hoverboard as my gift

I really like to play on them and it would be good to have my own.

Meet Ellie

Our ECHOage Hero

Ellie supported

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Ellie 's gifts

Moana Lego, Moana doll and Belle necklace

Why I chose to support POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Cause kids need fun stuff when they are getting better from the sick stuff

Why I chose a Moana Lego, Moana doll and Belle necklace as my gifts

Cause Moana and Belle are the best and I love them

Meet Zayaana and Zaahur

Our ECHOage Hero

Zayaana and Zaahur supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Zayaana and Zaahur 's gifts

Snowshoes and Science World

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

Because I want to help the people who are really sick and have to stay at the hospital for a long time.

Why I chose a Snowshoes and Science World as my gifts

So we can have special times together with our family.

Meet Ashley

Our ECHOage Hero

Ashley supported

Rethink Breast Cancer

Ashley's gifts

A group gift from all her friends.

Why I chose to support Rethink Breast Cancer

Because Adria's mum was involved with this charity and she was a lovely mum.

Why I chose a A group gift from all her friends. as my gift

She choose an ice cream truck for the Next Generation doll as her gift.

Meet Laura

Our ECHOage Hero

Laura supported

Because I am a Girl

Laura's gifts

A Bike and Raptor's tickets!

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I know girls in other countries don't have food and water and school. I want to help them have the stuff I have.

Why I chose a A Bike and Raptor's tickets! as my gifts

I love the Raptors! My Aunt took me to my first Raptors game. It was loud and fun. I also like to bike and my old bike is too small.

Meet Liam

Our ECHOage Hero

Liam supported

Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

Liam's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

I wanted to give to Ronald McDonald house so that when someone is in the hospital their family can be close by to keep them company.

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

I love Lego and really wanted to get a Big set because I never had one before!

Meet Anthony

Our ECHOage Hero

Anthony supported

WWF-Canada

Anthony's gifts

money!

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I chose this to prevent poaching issues because I just did a project on this at school, and I love animals more than anything.

Why I chose a money! as my gift

Because you can buy whatever you want with money. I bought a WWE baseball jersey and a pair of rollerblades and I still have money left.

Meet Theo

Our ECHOage Hero

Theo supported

Food Allergy Canada

Theo's gifts

Nintendo Switch

Why I chose to support Food Allergy Canada

Theo, who is now 10, has a deadly peanut allergy. He is also allergic to shellfish. And thankfully he grew out of his dairy and egg allergies when he was 6. Living with not being able to eat everything all the other kids do is hard for a young child. Living with the knowledge that food can kill you is even tougher. In Theo's word, "I want this to end and I don't want other kids to have this too'.

Why I chose a Nintendo Switch as my gift

Because its new and its awesome.

Meet Morgan

Our ECHOage Hero

Morgan supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Morgan's gifts

An ipad

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I chose Make-A-Wish Canada after watching a dude perfect video that showed a kid getting this as his wish. I thought it would make me feel good if I could help other people like him get their wish. I don't need a lot and am grateful for what my parents give me and it's nice to be able to help other people who aren't as lucky or who are sick.

Why I chose a An ipad as my gift

My ipad is pretty old and the home button doesn't work. So I really wanted a new one.

Meet Miles

Our ECHOage Hero

Miles supported

Toronto Public Library Foundation

Miles's gifts

Fire Truck Station

Why I chose to support Toronto Public Library Foundation

Because I love to read

Why I chose a Fire Truck Station as my gift

Because it was a big lego fire collage that I could build with my mom and play with for hours and make new things.

Meet Henry

Our ECHOage Hero

Henry supported

SickKids

Henry 's gifts

Nintendo Switch

Why I chose to support SickKids

I have scoliosis and the staff at Sick Kids, especially othodics, have been awesome. I like to support their important work in all areas.

Why I chose a Nintendo Switch as my gift

I love games and this one gives me the ability to take it anywhere!

Meet Noah

Our ECHOage Hero

Noah supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Noah's gifts

Soccer cleats and Scooter

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

I wanted to remember my Uncle Joe who passed away from Cancer last May. I want us to fight this disease and find a cure so no one else like him needs to be in pain or die.

Why I chose a Soccer cleats and Scooter as my gifts

I will be starting soccer in May with my brother and need new cleats. A Scooter is just for fun ....a trick one so I can try cool things.

Meet Emma and Arielle

Our ECHOage Hero

Emma and Arielle supported

Canadian Feed The Children

Emma and Arielle's gifts

Charms, Books and Art Supplies

Why I chose to support Canadian Feed The Children

We are so lucky to eat so much yummy food and it makes us sad that not every child can, so we wanted to do something to help!

Why I chose a Charms, Books and Art Supplies as my gifts

We love reading and doing arts and crafts, and collecting charms helps us always remember special occasions.

Meet Ben

Our ECHOage Hero

Ben supported

WWF-Canada

Ben's gifts

a Drone

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals and care for them.

Why I chose a a Drone as my gift

I want to take cool videos for my YouTube channel.

Meet Noah

Our ECHOage Hero

Noah supported

WWF-Canada

Noah's gifts

Video Games

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I like animals and I don't want some to get extinct.

Why I chose a Video Games as my gift

Because I really like playing video games.

Meet Leona

Our ECHOage Hero

Leona supported

Wild Bird Fund

Leona's gifts

Hunt/Fish license and College Sav. Acct.

Why I chose to support Wild Bird Fund

Leona loves to watch birds in our backyard so we decided as a family to help NYC, a place we love to visit, preserve their bird wild life.

Why I chose a Hunt/Fish license and College Sav. Acct. as my gifts

Hunting and fishing is a great way to practice conservation, exercise in the outdoors and spend time with family. She will be able to do all these things with her Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License. Any extra gifts went to a college savings account.

Meet Emma and Arielle

Our ECHOage Hero

Emma and Arielle supported

Canadian Feed The Children

Emma and Arielle's gifts

Charms, Books and Art Supplies

Why I chose to support Canadian Feed The Children

We are so lucky to have such yummy food to eat, it makes us very sad that not every child can have the same. So we wanted to do something to help!

Why I chose a Charms, Books and Art Supplies as my gifts

We love to read and do arts and crafts and we are collecting charms to always remember special occasions.

Meet Fred

Our ECHOage Hero

Fred supported

Canadian Feed The Children

Fred's gifts

A bike

Why I chose to support Canadian Feed The Children

I like animals.

Why I chose a A bike as my gift

I want to go fast.

Meet Sasha

Our ECHOage Hero

Sasha supported

WE Charity, Canada

Sasha's gifts

Amulet Book Series and Summer sports gear

Why I chose to support WE Charity, Canada

We attended a WE day event last year - it was all about helping people all over the world.

Why I chose a Amulet Book Series and Summer sports gear as my gifts

I love those books and can't wait for summer to be here!

Meet Zach

Our ECHOage Hero

Zach supported

WWF-Canada

Zach's gifts

A tool box, tools (hammer etc) and lots of wood! :)

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love all the animals. I don't want any of them to be gone.

Why I chose a A tool box, tools (hammer etc) and lots of wood! :) as my gifts

I really love building things. I like to build ramps for my cars, and with my new tools I can help Daddy make big projects like a new shed for our bikes.

Meet Kalen

Our ECHOage Hero

Kalen supported

WaterAid Canada

Kalen's gifts

Lego, Stikbots and a Wii U video game

Why I chose to support WaterAid Canada

My class was working on an eco project to reduce plastic bags and I thought about other things that were made out of plastic that were not good for the earth and for our ecosystem. So I thought about plastic water bottles. I did some research and I know I couldn't do much on my own or with my friends. I didn't see any charities that reduce plastic water bottles but my primary cause was to do something about water in the world, so I chose WaterAid.

Why I chose a Lego, Stikbots and a Wii U video game as my gifts

I like Lego and I find it interesting to build without the instructions. I like the capability of Stikbots and I like that I can make movies and Youtube videos with them. I have a Wii U and I love to grow my game collection.

Meet Tyler Hunt

Our ECHOage Hero

Tyler Hunt supported

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Tyler Hunt's gifts

Shooting tarp, laneway pad and passer kit

Why I chose to support Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

We chose the Canadian Tire Jumpstart as they support minor hockey, which Tyler is a part of. Their logo is very prominent and it would connect with many of the people he invited to the party.

Why I chose a Shooting tarp, laneway pad and passer kit as my gifts

Tyler loves hockey, and choosing a hockey item for his birthday gift just made sense. Also having large also invites group play and brings the neighbourhood children together (and protects our garage!).

Meet Alex

Our ECHOage Hero

Alex supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Alex's gifts

Barbie Dreamhouse and Swimming Lessons

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

We sorted through all the charity logos and explained what each charity was about. Alex pointed to the ones she wanted to know more about and we selected some to show her as well. We were hoping to support a charity with a local presence, and Make-a-Wish had photos and stories that spoke to us; to Alex. We work hard to instil the right values at home, and charitable giving is one of those core values. Alex liked the idea of doing a good deed as part of her birthday celebrations, once we explained how EchoAge worked.

Why I chose a Barbie Dreamhouse and Swimming Lessons as my gifts

"Giving Alex a doll house was almost as much my dream as it was her's", laughed Alex's mom, Andee. "Firstly, the thought of getting a slew of random gifts that might be duplicates of what we already have, or that don't come with gift receipts, was just something I wanted to avoid. Secondly, having a collabourative gift allowed us to actually afford the doll house. Lastly, it's no longer the trend to open gifts at a kid's party anymore, for fear of the birthday boy or girl having a poor reaction to the opened gift. In our case, everyone pitched in to get Alex something they knew she wanted, so we reincorporated this party tradition and all our guests got to see my daughter's excitement as she opened her gift. It gave everyone so much joy to see the doll house they helped buy for her."

Meet Ben

Our ECHOage Hero

Ben supported

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Ben's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

"Because playing sports is fun. All kids should be able to play sports"

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

I love to build things out of Lego.

Meet Taia

Our ECHOage Hero

Taia supported

SickKids

Taia's gifts

A "fashion" outfit

Why I chose to support SickKids

Taia choose Sick Kids because it breaks her heart to think of any children who are sick and suffering;)

Why I chose a A "fashion" outfit as my gift

Taia loves fashion! She likes to to show her personality with different outfits. Justice is her favorite store!

Meet LILY

Our ECHOage Hero

LILY supported

Starlight Children's Foundation

LILY's gifts

A group gift from all her friends.

Why I chose to support Starlight Children's Foundation

Because I want to help other children. It makes me feel good to help. I am fortunate enough to be able to help just a little.

Why I chose a A group gift from all her friends. as my gift

Because I like to choose what I want to buy for my birthday.

Meet Matias

Our ECHOage Hero

Matias supported

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Matias's gifts

FitBit Charge

Why I chose to support Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

I love animals and I want to help save as many as I can!! I also want to raise chickens!

Why I chose a FitBit Charge as my gift

I want to see how many steps I can get to be more fit and to challenge my family.

Meet Molly

Our ECHOage Hero

Molly supported

Toronto Humane Society

Molly's gifts

UE Boom, Squishies toy and Popsocket

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

Because I love animals and helping them find new homes and I also did it because when I grow up I want to be a pet vet this why I chose this charity.

Why I chose a UE Boom, Squishies toy and Popsocket as my gifts

I chose my UE boom because I have been really wanting this gift for a long time,I choose my squishies because in school I always need something to squish and they have cute faces,I wanted a popsocet so I can take better selfies And just have fun playing with it (its really cool!)

Meet Sophie

Our ECHOage Hero

Sophie supported

Voices for Animals

Sophie's gifts

Paints, Books and Riding Lessons

Why I chose to support Voices for Animals

Because I feel like sometimes animals are treated badly and if they are treated that way we will lose them. Animals are really nice, and gentle, and I love hugging them!

Why I chose a Paints, Books and Riding Lessons as my gifts

I want to do more landscape painting. I love books and want to do more reading. I miss the feeling of riding a horse, and being near them, feeling their soft mane- and I love horses!

Meet Violet and Oliver

Our ECHOage Hero

Violet and Oliver supported

Evergreen

Violet and Oliver's gifts

Something special

Why I chose to support Evergreen

We wanted to choose a place that we like and go to often with our families. Evergreen does a great job of trying to make our cities greener!

Why I chose a Something special as my gift

We didn't know for sure what we wanted so we put something special and both ended up with Lego!

Meet Keaton

Our ECHOage Hero

Keaton supported

Evergreen

Keaton's gifts

Snowboard

Why I chose to support Evergreen

I love going to Evergreen Brickworks. I hope they can afford to get more flower seeds and help the frogs and ducks in the pond. Maybe they can get some more toys for the play area too.

Why I chose a Snowboard as my gift

I really wanted to try snowboarding and I know it costs money to rent one, so I thought it would be good to have one and that's done. My sister can use the board when I'm too big for it. I like going off all the big jumps on my board.

Meet Jade

Our ECHOage Hero

Jade supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Jade's gifts

Guitar

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

They (HBKRH) helps sick kids feel better and stronger. And, I love my swimming teacher at the pool too.

Why I chose a Guitar as my gift

I love playing music and it makes me happy. I want to learn how to play guitar for my family and friends.

Meet Caleb

Our ECHOage Hero

Caleb supported

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Caleb's gifts

A group gift from all his friends.

Why I chose to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Caleb's grandmother passed away from Leukemia before he was born. Even though he never met her he still knows who she is and wanted to do something in her memory.

Why I chose a A group gift from all his friends. as my gift

Caleb could not decide what he wanted to spend his birthday money on, so now he will have a chance to spend a little bit on something new over the next few months.

Meet Marlee

Our ECHOage Hero

Marlee supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Marlee 's gifts

Crafting Supplies and Bike Helmet

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

"Lets go to Big Gym School!". Those are Marlee's words that describe Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital. Marlee has been fortunate to be a part of the amazing BIRT program for almost 2 years. After experiencing an acute autoimmune illness, Marlee went to Bloorview to regain her gross and fine motor skills. The team at Bloorview were amazing. Patience, humour, and creativity made the difficult days better. We can't thank the team at Bloorview enough. They helped Marlee and us through a difficult time. As an outpatient now, Marlee still refers to Bloorview as "Big Gym School", and she never says no to going!

Why I chose a Crafting Supplies and Bike Helmet as my gifts

Marlee loves crafting. Give her paints, clue, sparkles and paper, and you never know what she will create! Crafting has no boundaries, so Marlee can be as expressive as she wants. Her Bike Helmet is a must! Her big sister, Ella, learned to ride her bike last year and now Marlee wants to join her. Her bike helmet is also an important safety feature we use when Marlee is an new environment, until the teachers and kids are aware of her physical abilities. Looking forward to finding the brightest coloured helmet for her!

Meet Eric

Our ECHOage Hero

Eric supported

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

Eric's gifts

Perhaps a book

Why I chose to support Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

I choose to support CHEO because CHEO helped my friends and me when we needed help at the time when we got sick or injured. I hope they can find more ways to prevent and treat diseases.

Why I chose a Perhaps a book as my gift

I choose book because I like reading very much.

Meet Kamella

Our ECHOage Hero

Kamella supported

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Kamella's gifts

A pet Hamster

Why I chose to support Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

We love activities and want all children to have the opportunity to play and have fun.

Why I chose a A pet Hamster as my gift

Kamella really misses having a pet after loosing her cat...

Meet Russell

Our ECHOage Hero

Russell supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Russell's gifts

Transformers and Books

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

Because my grandpa has cancer and I don't want anyone else to get cancer ever again.

Why I chose a Transformers and Books as my gifts

Transformers are cool and I like when mommy and daddy read books to me before bed. I am learning to read too.'

Meet Fox

Our ECHOage Hero

Fox supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Fox's gifts

French Books and Beach Stuff

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

Our family believes in bringing joy to others as apart of our birthday celebrations. Or as Fox puts it: na na mamamama baba lalaba. Make-A-Wish brings happiness to those who are due for some happiness.

Why I chose a French Books and Beach Stuff as my gifts

I love the beach, we live on the water. Also, I love books and I go to French class every Thursday. I hope to go to French school when I'm big.

Meet Audrey and Sidney

Our ECHOage Hero

Audrey and Sidney supported

WWF-Canada

Audrey and Sidney's gifts

A scooter, A robot and dancing dresses

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

We chose WWF because we love animals and want them to be safe and healthy.

Why I chose a A scooter, A robot and dancing dresses as my gifts

Sidney: I chose a scooter because I love to go fast! Audrey: I chose a robot and dancing dresses because I love robots and dancing!

Meet Carter

Our ECHOage Hero

Carter supported

Jays Care Foundation

Carter's gifts

Action Figures and Lego

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

I chose to support Jays Care Foundation because I love the Blue Jays and I love baseball and now I can help more kids play baseball across Canada!

Why I chose a Action Figures and Lego as my gifts

My mom let me go to the store and pick out my special presents that my friends help me get! It was awesome and I loved building my Lego after my party.

Meet Anna

Our ECHOage Hero

Anna supported

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Anna's gifts

Ipod and Orbeez

Why I chose to support The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Because I want to cheer up the sick kids who are stuck in the hospital at Christmas time when they should be home and healthy celebrating with their families.

Why I chose a Ipod and Orbeez as my gifts

Because I had an iPod before that cracked and I loved it so much.

Meet Sammy

Our ECHOage Hero

Sammy supported

Right To Play Canada

Sammy's gifts

Lego and Army men

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I love soccer and sports! I want all kids to be able to play sports for fun.

Why I chose a Lego and Army men as my gifts

They are my favourite toys! I like lego projects and setting up army man battles.

Meet Bella

Our ECHOage Hero

Bella supported

Right To Play Canada

Bella's gifts

Books, Doll accessories and crafts

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

Because I want to help kids in need.

Why I chose a Books, Doll accessories and crafts as my gifts

Because I Love accessories for my doll and because books are fun and I like crafts.

Meet Ryder

Our ECHOage Hero

Ryder supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Ryder's gifts

A Trampoline

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I chose Make A Wish to try and make kids happy. I hope they can go to Disneyland.

Why I chose a A Trampoline as my gift

I really want a trampoline in my backyard for me and my brother. I have been saving for a year and now I almost have enough!

Meet Luke

Our ECHOage Hero

Luke supported

Share Our Strength

Luke's gifts

Legos, basketball shoes and xbox games

Why I chose to support Share Our Strength

I wanted to help kids who are hungry and that everybody has food.

Why I chose a Legos, basketball shoes and xbox games as my gifts

I chose those present because I like to play basketball, play Xbox games with my brothers, and build legos.

Meet Owen

Our ECHOage Hero

Owen supported

SickKids

Owen's gifts

A Little Red Wagon

Why I chose to support SickKids

SickKids has been my home for over half of my life. I wanted to give back to the Hospital so other babies can be helped the way I have been. SickKids is an integral part of my week, and knowing my friends and family could support this was very important.

Why I chose a A Little Red Wagon as my gift

I asked for a little red wagon because I am able to sit up and have my feeding pump with me in a safe place, along with any other supplies needed. I am also able to ride with my sister and have some fun outside of my car seat (which isn't all that comfortable for my tummy). I cannot wait to use this and go on some adventures!

Meet Rodin

Our ECHOage Hero

Rodin supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Rodin's gifts

a Train Set

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

Because it helps sick kids in our communities. I am a kid and I love helping other kids.

Why I chose a a Train Set as my gift

I love watching Thomas and friends and always wanted a full set.

Meet Anika

Our ECHOage Hero

Anika supported

SickKids

Anika's gifts

Whiteboard, Hatchimal and Books

Why I chose to support SickKids

My cousin Penelope has been staying at Sick kids because she is sick. I wish she would get better so we can play together.

Why I chose a Whiteboard, Hatchimal and Books as my gifts

I love drawing and practicing letters and math. I like to read too. The hatchimal is so cute.i hope I get a pink one.

Meet Sami

Our ECHOage Hero

Sami supported

North York General Hospital Foundation

Sami's gifts

Playstation 4

Why I chose to support North York General Hospital Foundation

I chose to support North York General Hospital Foundation because the nurses and doctors there helped my baby sister get better after she was born three months early.

Why I chose a Playstation 4 as my gift

I chose a PS4 because I like to play video games, especially NHL 16.

Meet Eli

Our ECHOage Hero

Eli supported

Jays Care Foundation

Eli's gifts

a playstation

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

I chose Jays Care Foundation because I love baseball and it lets more people play baseball. Baseball is a good sport because it is fun and exciting. I want more people to have a chance to play.

Why I chose a a playstation as my gift

I chose a play station and the games MLB The Show 16 and NBA 2K 17 because they are both my favourite sports and i can't always play the real sports.

Meet Asher

Our ECHOage Hero

Asher supported

Because I am a Girl

Asher's gifts

Star Wars Lego Set

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I chose “Because I Am a Girl” to help things be more fair for everyone. [NOTE: CANNOT USE ASHER'S LAST NAME.]

Why I chose a Star Wars Lego Set as my gift

I really like Lego - I like connecting and building things. Then I break what I made to build new things. The Star Wars kits have a lot of rare pieces, and I like Star Wars a lot!

Meet JONAH

Our ECHOage Hero

JONAH supported

Toronto Humane Society

JONAH's gifts

PS4 Games and Lego Batman

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

Because I love animals and I don't want them to get hurt or suffer, and I want them all to have homes.

Why I chose a PS4 Games and Lego Batman as my gifts

Because those are my favourite toys!

Meet Sadie

Our ECHOage Hero

Sadie supported

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Sadie's gifts

iPod

Why I chose to support The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

I chose the hospital because my cousin Talia has been going there a lot because she is sick. I wanted to help her and other kids like her who need to go to the hospital (she is battling cancer).

Why I chose a iPod as my gift

I've wanted an iPod for along time so I could have my own phone like my mom. I love playing games and watching videos. Even though it's mine my parents still tell me when I can use it!

Meet Jacqueline

Our ECHOage Hero

Jacqueline supported

Toronto Humane Society

Jacqueline's gifts

A gear bike

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

Jacqueline loves animals and always has a heart for animals that are less fortunate.

Why I chose a A gear bike as my gift

Jacquelines loves to bike and is ready to learn how to use a gear bike this summer.

Meet Sarah

Our ECHOage Hero

Sarah supported

Baycrest Foundation

Sarah's gifts

Monkey Bars and Climber

Why I chose to support Baycrest Foundation

I want to help my Nana who has Alzheimer's. I want to help make her better or more happy where she is

Why I chose a Monkey Bars and Climber as my gifts

They are my favorite toys. i love the monkey bars at school and would love to have some in the backyard

Meet Sophie

Our ECHOage Hero

Sophie supported

Just for Kids Foundation

Sophie's gifts

A Scooter and Art supplies

Why I chose to support Just for Kids Foundation

Because I wanted to help kids that are sick.

Why I chose a A Scooter and Art supplies as my gifts

I love doing art supplies! and when its nice outside my daddy said he will teach me how to ride on a new scooter!

Meet Maryn

Our ECHOage Hero

Maryn supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Maryn's gifts

Art Supplies and Instax Camera

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I wanted my gift money to go towards making kids happy because I am already happy.

Why I chose a Art Supplies and Instax Camera as my gifts

I like to take pictures with my moms phone so my own camera would be way better.

Meet Evan

Our ECHOage Hero

Evan supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Evan's gifts

undecided!

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

My great grandfather just passed away from cancer. He was very special to me.

Why I chose a undecided! as my gift

Because I couldn't decide! I'll save my birthday money for now

Meet Brendan

Our ECHOage Hero

Brendan supported

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Brendan's gifts

A Robot and Pokemon

Why I chose to support Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

"I love all animals and I want to be a wildlife vet to protect animals "

Why I chose a A Robot and Pokemon as my gifts

I actually asked my mom for an Xbox one which she bought me instead , with hockey 17 for me to play

Meet Abbygaël Cardinal

Our ECHOage Hero

Abbygaël Cardinal supported

SickKids

Abbygaël Cardinal's gifts

Happiness & a gift

Why I chose to support SickKids

" I chose sick because my cousin Elliot goes to sick kids and I wanted to help him and kids like him feel better"

Why I chose a Happiness & a gift as my gift

"Because my hope and wishes is that I want everyone to be safe and be able to have fun outside and they can get out of the hospital and be okay"

Meet Eamon & Declan

Our ECHOage Hero

Eamon & Declan supported

St. Anselm's Catholic School

Eamon & Declan's gifts

New books and Coding

Why I chose to support St. Anselm's Catholic School

A great way to teach your kids to give back and to support a meaningful cause (in our case, some much needed improvements to our school playground) while also picking one or two more meaningful gifts than several presents.

Why I chose a New books and Coding as my gifts

We picked things that the boys enjoyed and that also supported learning.

Meet Abby

Our ECHOage Hero

Abby supported

SickKids

Abby's gifts

a bike, chocolate and a hairband

Why I chose to support SickKids

Abby wanted to contribute to Sick Kids Hospital because she has seen the commercials on tv and says it makes her sad to see kids like her feeling so sick and away from their families. Abby wanted to help make them feel better.

Why I chose a a bike, chocolate and a hairband as my gifts

Abby is saving for a bicycle. We put some small stuff down too as a back up plan, because a bike is a big ticket item that may take some time to save for.

Meet Anastasia

Our ECHOage Hero

Anastasia supported

WWF-Canada

Anastasia's gifts

A group gift

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I want to help the animals in the world live better lives.

Why I chose a A group gift as my gift

I can never decide before my birthday what I want to ask for!

Meet Aidan

Our ECHOage Hero

Aidan supported

Right To Play Canada

Aidan 's gifts

A hoverboard cover

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I chose to support Right To Play Canada because I really like sports and I want other kids to be able to play sports too, like hockey!

Why I chose a A hoverboard cover as my gift

I chose a hoverboard cover as my birthday present because I got a hoverboard for Christmas and I don't want it to get damaged.

Meet Ksenia

Our ECHOage Hero

Ksenia supported

SickKids

Ksenia's gifts

Build a bear

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because a lot of people go to that hospital and the doctors help them.

Why I chose a Build a bear as my gift

Because I saw videos on Build a bear and it looked cool. The sounds and picking out all the clothes.

Meet Brady

Our ECHOage Hero

Brady supported

Canadian Celiac Association

Brady's gifts

Soccer Gear

Why I chose to support Canadian Celiac Association

My Mom was diagnosed with celiac disease about three years ago. At first it was really hard for my Mom especially grocery shopping. But now the Celiac association fights for proper food label warnings so my Mom can know if the food is safe for her to eat. I feel really bad when my Mom gets so sick. So I am really happy that the Celiac Association can help her.

Why I chose a Soccer Gear as my gift

Because soccer is the best sport in the world even though my Dad and older brother think hockey is the best. They are so wrong. And I got my cheque today. I am so happy. I ordered a team track suit with my initials and number on it. It is so awesome! Thank you EchoAge.

Meet Vicky Yu

Our ECHOage Hero

Vicky Yu supported

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Vicky Yu's gifts

An iPhone

Why I chose to support The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

I chose to support Montreal's Children's Hospital Foundation because they take care of sick people and help make your life better. They had helped me a few times when I was sick when I was little.

Why I chose a An iPhone as my gift

I chose an iPhone because I already have an iPad and a computer. Also, I wanted to play and learn on my phone. make calls when it is necessary.

Meet Ava

Our ECHOage Hero

Ava supported

SickKids

Ava's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because I'm a kid, I have a little sister and we both know how important SickKids is to children and their families. And when I broke my arm, the team at SickKids took great care of me.

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

I love building lego. It's something that my whole family can do together

Meet Colin

Our ECHOage Hero

Colin supported

Right To Play Canada

Colin's gifts

New X Box

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I chose Right To Play Canada because I play hockey and it is good to know that by giving to this charity, I can help another child play sports too.

Why I chose a New X Box as my gift

There is an Xbox game I want to play on the new Xbox: it's NHL 2017. I can't wait to play that game with my friends.

Meet Travis

Our ECHOage Hero

Travis supported

SickKids

Travis's gifts

Remote Car, Hot wheels and Books

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because my mom works with sick babies and takes some of them there.

Why I chose a Remote Car, Hot wheels and Books as my gifts

Because I love cars and racing my sister!

Meet Ella

Our ECHOage Hero

Ella supported

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Ella's gifts

Americal Girl and Lego

Why I chose to support Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

I like that she saves chimpanzees, and tells kids they can help save the world!

Why I chose a Americal Girl and Lego as my gifts

Because I love them! You have to save up for them

Meet Stella

Our ECHOage Hero

Stella supported

The Speech and Stuttering Institute

Stella's gifts

Stella is donating, all proceeds to and Speech&Stuttering

Why I chose to support The Speech and Stuttering Institute

I wanted more people to know about stuttering.

Why I chose a Stella is donating, all proceeds to and Speech&Stuttering as my gifts

I wanted to help lots of other kids who stutter to learn easy speech.

Meet Russ

Our ECHOage Hero

Russ supported

WWF-Canada

Russ's gifts

hockey stuff

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

To help animals

Why I chose a hockey stuff as my gift

I like hockey

Meet Coen

Our ECHOage Hero

Coen supported

WWF-Canada

Coen's gifts

LEGO set

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals and they need my help.

Why I chose a LEGO set as my gift

When you are five you need bigger Lego sets.

Meet Coby

Our ECHOage Hero

Coby supported

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Coby's gifts

Paw Patrol toys and Lego

Why I chose to support Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Because I love sports and want everyone to play!

Why I chose a Paw Patrol toys and Lego as my gifts

Because they are the best!

Meet Nicholas

Our ECHOage Hero

Nicholas supported

SickKids

Nicholas's gifts

Traxxas Car Parts

Why I chose to support SickKids

My son wants to help other kids.

Why I chose a Traxxas Car Parts as my gift

Enjoy playing with his Traxxas

Meet Makena

Our ECHOage Hero

Makena supported

SickKids

Makena's gifts

Paw Patroller and Paw Patrol Pups

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because I broke my wrist and they really really helped me so much. And my friend Ella fell off a horse and had 11 skull fractures and now you can't see that anything happened because she went tonSick Kids. And her sister Molly broke her wrist and went to Sick Kids too.

Why I chose a Paw Patroller and Paw Patrol Pups as my gifts

Because I watch Paw Patril and I love Paw Patrol and I love dogs.

Meet Jade

Our ECHOage Hero

Jade supported

Food Allergy Canada

Jade's gifts

A Hoverboard

Why I chose to support Food Allergy Canada

I have lots of food allergies and I wish there was a cure so I didn't have to carry my epipen al the time and nobody would be worried about me.

Why I chose a A Hoverboard as my gift

I want one like my brother has.

Meet Leya

Our ECHOage Hero

Leya supported

SickKids

Leya's gifts

American Girl and Books

Why I chose to support SickKids

because my baby brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at sick kids and they take really good care of him

Why I chose a American Girl and Books as my gifts

i love to read and play with my american girl (and her diabetes kit!)

Meet Deetya Sri

Our ECHOage Hero

Deetya Sri supported

Right To Play, USA

Deetya Sri's gifts

TBD

Why I chose to support Right To Play, USA

I chose to donate to kids in need. I have lot of toys and I want to share

Why I chose a TBD as my gift

I bought myself a small trampoline

Meet Saffron

Our ECHOage Hero

Saffron supported

The Shoebox Project for Shelters

Saffron's gifts

Digital camera

Why I chose to support The Shoebox Project for Shelters

I chose it because I feel bad for people who don't have very much and have to live in a shelter.

Why I chose a Digital camera as my gift

I really wanted a camera because I like photography and I want to be a marine photographer when I get older.

Meet Abbie

Our ECHOage Hero

Abbie supported

Bialik Hebrew Day School

Abbie's gifts

Something special

Why I chose to support Bialik Hebrew Day School

Because I love going to Bialik and I wanted to help other kids go as well.

Why I chose a Something special as my gift

I wanted something special to remember my birthday, so I chose to get my ears pierced!

Meet Shea

Our ECHOage Hero

Shea supported

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Shea's gifts

Lego Sets

Why I chose to support POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Because my cousin had cancer and lots of kids have cancer so I want to help them.

Why I chose a Lego Sets as my gift

Because I love building Lego!

Meet Asha

Our ECHOage Hero

Asha supported

CARE Canada

Asha's gifts

cell phone

Why I chose to support CARE Canada

To help refugees who are having such a hard time right now.

Why I chose a cell phone as my gift

I've always wanted a phone and am old enough now to take care of one.

Meet Aliya

Our ECHOage Hero

Aliya supported

Because I am a Girl

Aliya's gifts

a bike and a stuffed animal

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because I know that every girl in the world is not as lucky as I am and did want to help the ones in need.

Why I chose a a bike and a stuffed animal as my gifts

I love stuffed animals and love to sleep with them. I had lost my bike last summer ;-( and wanted to replace it. This time I will be super cautious not to park it to the wrong spot!

Meet Mataya

Our ECHOage Hero

Mataya supported

Camp Kadimah Scholarship Fund

Mataya's gifts

Art Supplies and Jewelry

Why I chose to support Camp Kadimah Scholarship Fund

Going to summer camp is special and every kid should have the opportunity to go!

Why I chose a Art Supplies and Jewelry as my gifts

I love to paint, draw and make things with clay! I also love to dress up and wear jewelry.

Meet Dylan Harley

Our ECHOage Hero

Dylan Harley supported

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Dylan Harley's gifts

Trick Scooter Or and Bike

Why I chose to support POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

I liked POGO because they do great things for kids and their families.

Why I chose a Trick Scooter Or and Bike as my gifts

It's because I love going on ramps and doing tricks with my scooter. my old scooter is too small for me now.

Meet Lilian

Our ECHOage Hero

Lilian supported

WWF-Canada

Lilian's gifts

a telescope

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals and it is important to help them and they are cute.

Why I chose a a telescope as my gift

So that I can look at the moon on some nights and learn more about space.

Meet Roohi

Our ECHOage Hero

Roohi supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Roohi's gifts

Books

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

"I chose Canadian Cancer Society because my biggest wish is to see cancer eradicated. When my grandmother (my mom's mom) was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in May 2014, right until her death in October 2015, and even now - I saw the effect this disease has on the person who gets it, and on that person's whole family. I don't want anyone to go through this. My mom had to fly often to be with her mom, and she would tell me stories of how many people are afflicted with cancer, even little babies and toddlers! It just broke my heart. When I grow up, I will work towards eradicating cancer. Until then, I will do what I can."

Why I chose a Books as my gift

I love reading, both French and English books. However, from this money, I have bought only one book. The rest of the money is going towards Canadian Cancer Society again, through the fundraiser page I set up in spring 2016, with a target of $1000, which I have almost reached. (My mom couldn't fit that in within the space allotted for what the birthday child gets!)"

Meet Harper

Our ECHOage Hero

Harper supported

Share Our Spare

Harper 's gifts

Barbie Dreamhouse

Why I chose to support Share Our Spare

I love that Share our Spare helps families, they give babies and kids lots of stuff that they need to be happy and healthy.

Why I chose a Barbie Dreamhouse as my gift

I love playing with Barbie!! It is so fun to have a whole house for her to live in!

Meet Liam

Our ECHOage Hero

Liam supported

SickKids

Liam's gifts

Star Wars Lego

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose to support SickKids hospital because they took care of me when I had a burn on my thumb. Whenever I needed to go to SickKids they took care of me there. We are very lucky to have SickKids in Toronto because they take care of really sick kids too.

Why I chose a Star Wars Lego as my gift

I chose Star Wars Lego as my birthday present because it is my favourite thing. I like to build and then play with my Lego and Star Wars is my favourite movie.

Meet Mielle

Our ECHOage Hero

Mielle supported

Children's Aid Foundation

Mielle's gifts

Cool Headphones and other fun stuff!

Why I chose to support Children's Aid Foundation

The Children's Aid Foundation helps children who have suffered abuse or neglected across Canada. I would like to support children in my community who have not been as lucky as I am in life!

Why I chose a Cool Headphones and other fun stuff! as my gifts

I love listening to music and want new headphones to go with my i-shuffle.

Meet Ryan

Our ECHOage Hero

Ryan supported

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Ryan's gifts

RESP and Mastermind toy

Why I chose to support Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

I love chimpanzees and all animals.

Why I chose a RESP and Mastermind toy as my gifts

My mommy chose this! I love trains.

Meet Lily

Our ECHOage Hero

Lily supported

The Stop Community Food Centre

Lily's gifts

Singing Machine and Twozies

Why I chose to support The Stop Community Food Centre

Because I like helping people.

Why I chose a Singing Machine and Twozies as my gifts

Because I love them!

Meet Claire

Our ECHOage Hero

Claire supported

WWF-Canada

Claire's gifts

A Hatchimal and a rolling backpack

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I don't want animals to lose their habitat; they should live a happy life like we do.

Why I chose a A Hatchimal and a rolling backpack as my gifts

I love watching the Hatchimal hatch. And I can take a rolling backpack everywhere.

Meet Devon

Our ECHOage Hero

Devon supported

SickKids

Devon's gifts

Lego, Books and Beanie Boo

Why I chose to support SickKids

I am sad to know there are sick kids. I hope with my money, they can find a cure, and in the meantime they can do something fun.

Why I chose a Lego, Books and Beanie Boo as my gifts

Cuz I usually play with those and I love to read. And my parents won't buy me any more Lego!

Meet Owen

Our ECHOage Hero

Owen supported

The Stephen Lewis Foundation

Owen's gifts

Lots of fun stuff and more fun stuff

Why I chose to support The Stephen Lewis Foundation

Because my Oma supports them too and I've done it many years in a row now. I like to help those grandmothers.

Why I chose a Lots of fun stuff and more fun stuff as my gifts

To be funny.

Meet Pok Long Pascal

Our ECHOage Hero

Pok Long Pascal supported

Grassroot Soccer

Pok Long Pascal's gifts

kite, yogibo and electronic scooter

Why I chose to support Grassroot Soccer

Because I like soccer

Why I chose a kite, yogibo and electronic scooter as my gifts

Because I really want those things

Meet Sasha

Our ECHOage Hero

Sasha supported

WWF-Canada

Sasha's gifts

Scooter

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I like looking after animals and I wish I had a pet but now I can help other animals instead.

Why I chose a Scooter as my gift

Because I always wanted a scooter so I can ride around my street but it was a surprise!

Meet Gemma

Our ECHOage Hero

Gemma supported

SickKids

Gemma 's gifts

A scooter

Why I chose to support SickKids

(She is only 2 so it isn't in her words). But she spent time there as a newborn. The hospital is amazing but they could use a new NICU.

Why I chose a A scooter as my gift

She loves them.

Meet Jordyn

Our ECHOage Hero

Jordyn supported

Montessori Jewish Day School

Jordyn's gifts

Gift for Jordyn

Why I chose to support Montessori Jewish Day School

Because I go to this school everyday and I love it! I am so happy when it is a school day and I can spend time with my teachers and friends. I wanted to share my birthday with the school and help out the school anway I can

Why I chose a Gift for Jordyn as my gift

We weren't sure yet what to get Jordyn as a gift from her friends, so we didn't specifically name a gift because we might get her a few different things since her friends were so generous!

Meet Oliver

Our ECHOage Hero

Oliver supported

Toronto Public Library Foundation

Oliver's gifts

Lego and Apps

Why I chose to support Toronto Public Library Foundation

Because I love books!

Why I chose a Lego and Apps as my gifts

I love building Lego and I love to play video games.

Meet Simo

Our ECHOage Hero

Simo supported

MaxLove Project

Simo's gifts

more pizza putt!

Why I chose to support MaxLove Project

Simo spent some time in and out of the hospital his first year of life. He was fortunate to have a condition that would heal with age, unlike many of the children who we saw figthing terminal illnesses including cancer. In addition to modern medicine, Simo's mamma believes in the healing powers of food. MaxLove Project is a non-profit who shares these same views, helping to heal one child at a time.

Why I chose a more pizza putt! as my gift

Games, mini-golf, pizza and a bounce house all the same place; it's Simo's favorite place to be!

Meet Joey

Our ECHOage Hero

Joey supported

Robbins Hebrew Academy

Joey's gifts

A bicycle

Why I chose to support Robbins Hebrew Academy

Joey loves his school and wants to make his school a better place

Why I chose a A bicycle as my gift

Joey is ready to leave his tricycle behind and he is going to pedalheads in June

Meet Zoe

Our ECHOage Hero

Zoe supported

Toronto Humane Society

Zoe's gifts

Special books and a bean bag chair.

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

Because I've heard it's a very good organization and I love animals. This way I can support a lot of animals instead of just choosing one.

Why I chose a Special books and a bean bag chair. as my gifts

Because I love to read and if I had a bean bag chair I'd have a cozy place to read.

Meet Saia

Our ECHOage Hero

Saia supported

Because I am a Girl

Saia's gifts

Surprise!

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I chose this charity because it's something that has always really mattered to me. I've watched movies and even am working on a project in school on gender equality, and it makes me so upset that some girls are denied basic rights, such as food and education, just because of their gender. I find this completely unfair, and I want to help make a difference and help this cause. I feel really proud that thanks to my party, $187.50 was donated to help girls gain proper rights.

Why I chose a Surprise! as my gift

At first, I put down 'Surprise!' in the present thingy because I wasn't sure what I wanted. During previous birthdays, I got a Kobo, an iPad, and an iPod. I still feel so lucky that I get to have these awesome devices when some kids don't have anything. Now, I'm thinking more about that and have decided to donate the rest of the $187.50 to charity, because I really don't need all that money, and some people could use it. I'm not even sure where the money will go. I just know it will be for a worthy cause that needs support.

Meet Caroline

Our ECHOage Hero

Caroline supported

Right To Play Canada

Caroline's gifts

A train table

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I believe in the power of play and that kids everywhere can benefit from it!

Why I chose a A train table as my gift

Trains are one of my favourite things in the world - real and toy ones!

Meet Shane

Our ECHOage Hero

Shane supported

Blessings in a Backpack, Canada

Shane's gifts

Baseball Equipment

Why I chose to support Blessings in a Backpack, Canada

I chose Blessings in a Backpack because I wanted to make sure people had food to eat.

Why I chose a Baseball Equipment as my gift

I chose baseball equipment so that I'm ready for the baseball season in May

Meet Kennedy

Our ECHOage Hero

Kennedy supported

CancerFree KIDS

Kennedy's gifts

A new bike and bike helmet

Why I chose to support CancerFree KIDS

My family has been impacted by cancer and I want to do my part to help kids who are sick that might need medicine or a new toy while they are in the hospital.

Why I chose a A new bike and bike helmet as my gifts

I grew a lot last summer and my mom and dad said it is time for me to get a big bike!

Meet Paige Bryant

Our ECHOage Hero

Paige Bryant supported

Because I am a Girl

Paige Bryant's gifts

American Girl and AG accessories

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

"Because I am a girl and I want to support other girls around the world"

Why I chose a American Girl and AG accessories as my gifts

I really like them and they have interesting back stories.

Meet Kayla

Our ECHOage Hero

Kayla supported

Girls Inc. Canadian Federation

Kayla's gifts

Books and Toys

Why I chose to support Girls Inc. Canadian Federation

I wanted to support girls who are strong and confident, and who want to make a difference in the world.

Why I chose a Books and Toys as my gifts

I love to read and use my imagination when I play.

Meet Mario and Daniel

Our ECHOage Hero

Mario and Daniel supported

War Child Canada

Mario and Daniel's gifts

A Membership , Lego and Scooter

Why I chose to support War Child Canada

Other kids deserve the opportunity to live a free life and get help from others around the world

Why I chose a A Membership , Lego and Scooter as my gifts

Because it is an experience gift and the others help them also appreciate one good gift to value throughout the year instead of multiple smaller ones

Meet Julian

Our ECHOage Hero

Julian supported

Food Allergy Canada

Julian's gifts

Basketball system

Why I chose to support Food Allergy Canada

i have a severe allergy to nuts.

Why I chose a Basketball system as my gift

i love basketball

Meet Norah

Our ECHOage Hero

Norah supported

SickKids

Norah's gifts

Ice skates and Art Supplies

Why I chose to support SickKids

So that kids can get better who don't have the money.

Why I chose a Ice skates and Art Supplies as my gifts

I love ice skating and I love crafts!

Meet Iliya

Our ECHOage Hero

Iliya supported

War Child Canada

Iliya's gifts

Rescuebot and books

Why I chose to support War Child Canada

I wanted to share a warm and fuzzy feeling with children who were in war.

Why I chose a Rescuebot and books as my gifts

I wanted to play with rescuebots and listen to mommy read stories to me.

Meet Eitan

Our ECHOage Hero

Eitan supported

The Leo Baeck Day School

Eitan's gifts

PlayStation

Why I chose to support The Leo Baeck Day School

because he is new at leobaeck so we decided to donate to them

Why I chose a PlayStation as my gift

he has been begging for one so we decided to use the money to buy him one

Meet Graydon

Our ECHOage Hero

Graydon supported

Autism Dog Services Inc.

Graydon's gifts

Vex IQ Robotics and iTunes Card

Why I chose to support Autism Dog Services Inc.

Because Service Dogs help kids calm their bodies and are very important. I like to take my dog everywhere with me. Casey is the best dog in the whole world.

Why I chose a Vex IQ Robotics and iTunes Card as my gifts

I like to build inventions.

Meet William

Our ECHOage Hero

William supported

WWF-Canada

William's gifts

A bike

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals

Why I chose a A bike as my gift

I want a fast bike

Meet Blake

Our ECHOage Hero

Blake supported

SickKids

Blake's gifts

Set of goalie pads and a new Scooter

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose to support the Gillie Beans Fund at SickKids in hopes of sharing my birthday and celebrations with other children in hopes of bringing a smile to their faces, as they continue to battle through their illness. Additionally, the Gillie Beans Fund is one that is close to me personally, as it is recognized at my school and one of my friends and classmates is a member of the family that started the fund, so we talk about it often.

Why I chose a Set of goalie pads and a new Scooter as my gifts

These are 2 things that I really would like. I am a young hockey goalie that is growing and I will need some new equipment very soon. My parents are always helping me with new equipment, but I want to help too. Also, I need a new scooter, as my current one is too small for me now and I really miss riding my scooter to school on nice days.

Meet Leo

Our ECHOage Hero

Leo supported

Second Harvest

Leo's gifts

Encarnacion Jersey, A Pillar Jersey and A Hockey Stick

Why I chose to support Second Harvest

Because I like Second Harvest because I don't like when people are poor. And I don't like people sleeping on the road so hopefully this food will help them.

Why I chose a Encarnacion Jersey, A Pillar Jersey and A Hockey Stick as my gifts

Because I like sports and I like running around! I like everything that's a sport!

Meet Limor

Our ECHOage Hero

Limor supported

MAZON Canada

Limor's gifts

Doll Icecream Cart and Puppy Doll

Why I chose to support MAZON Canada

Because everyone needs to eat otherwise they'll die.

Why I chose a Doll Icecream Cart and Puppy Doll as my gifts

Because it's very cute and too cool to not get.

Meet Austen

Our ECHOage Hero

Austen supported

Baycrest Foundation

Austen's gifts

A group gift from all his friends.

Why I chose to support Baycrest Foundation

I chose Baycrest because I went there with my class in JK and we sang to the old people there.

Why I chose a A group gift from all his friends. as my gift

I chose that because I don't really need or want anything right now, so I didn't want to make something up.

Meet Addison

Our ECHOage Hero

Addison supported

WWF-Canada

Addison's gifts

puzzles, basketball net and trucks

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because animals are so cute and need help from people!

Why I chose a puzzles, basketball net and trucks as my gifts

Chose remote control truck because I really liked it

Meet Justina

Our ECHOage Hero

Justina supported

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Justina's gifts

iPad

Why I chose to support The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

I wanted to help the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation because I'm a kid and I want to help other kids.

Why I chose a iPad as my gift

With an iPad I can learn more about things, play math games and text message my friends.

Meet Dylan

Our ECHOage Hero

Dylan supported

Raising the Roof

Dylan's gifts

Pokemon Stuff!

Why I chose to support Raising the Roof

Because it's not fair that some people don't have a home.

Why I chose a Pokemon Stuff! as my gift

I love to trade Pokemon cards with my friends!!

Meet Tommy

Our ECHOage Hero

Tommy supported

WWF-Canada

Tommy 's gifts

Nintendo DS, Lego and Pokemon

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Tommy loves animals and wants to do his part to protect the planet!

Why I chose a Nintendo DS, Lego and Pokemon as my gifts

He loves to build Lego and play video games!

Meet Dylan

Our ECHOage Hero

Dylan supported

Right To Play Canada

Dylan's gifts

TBD .. maybe Nerf

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I chose Right to Play because I wanted to give kids a chance to play. My birthday was parkour which was awesome and some kids don't even have the chance to play with a ball and I know how much fun playing is.

Why I chose a TBD .. maybe Nerf as my gift

I really hadn't decided what I wanted at that point and I still haven't. I've just put the money into my bank account for now.

Meet MASON

Our ECHOage Hero

MASON supported

Camp Oochigeas

MASON's gifts

STAR WARS LEGO!!

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

I want all kids to be able to go to camp!

Why I chose a STAR WARS LEGO!! as my gift

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Star Wars lego, it's my favourite.

Meet Alexis

Our ECHOage Hero

Alexis supported

Toronto Humane Society

Alexis's gifts

a group gift

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

Because I love animals!

Why I chose a a group gift as my gift

I am seeing "The Little Mermaid" at the theatre. I like mermaids and singing and dancing.

Meet Laila and Liam

Our ECHOage Hero

Laila and Liam supported

Right To Play, USA

Laila and Liam 's gifts

Star Wars/Hotwheel, Ballet/music toys and Building toys

Why I chose to support Right To Play, USA

My kids were too young to choose so I decided to pick a charity that was very near and dear to our hearts as a family (my husband's parents are 1st generation Muslim immigrants from Pakistan) and because anti-bias social development and play based learning is key to the curriculum at their pre-school. When I showed them a mission video produced by Right to Play they instantly understood that not all children around the world are as fortunate. We love the community and peace building efforts that are addressed by Right to Play, especially as we see Muslims and immigrants under attack around the world.

Why I chose a Star Wars/Hotwheel, Ballet/music toys and Building toys as my gifts

Laila is our budding ballerina and jette's all over the house all day long to the music of the Nutcracker while singing Let It Go from Frozen. She hasn't stopped singing into her new microphone. Laila also loves building as much as her brother so that is something they share. Liam is totally in awe of all things Star Wars and cars as well as Pirates. He hasn't stopped playing with his new ship and trumpet.

Meet Rylan

Our ECHOage Hero

Rylan supported

Jays Care Foundation

Rylan's gifts

Star Wars Lego Set

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

I choose Jays Care because baseball is my favorite summer sport and I wanted to help kids learn baseball.

Why I chose a Star Wars Lego Set as my gift

Star wars is my favorite kind of Lego, and I'm so excited to pick a new set from the Force Awakens.

Meet Isabelle

Our ECHOage Hero

Isabelle supported

Because I am a Girl

Isabelle's gifts

Skateboard and Legos

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

because i am a girl and i am blessed with education and opportunities and i want other girls to have the same.

Why I chose a Skateboard and Legos as my gifts

I love building things and i have wanted a skateboard for a long time.

Meet Arden

Our ECHOage Hero

Arden supported

WWF-Canada

Arden's gifts

Lego and Craft Kit

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because it is so important to protect our planet and the animals that live here.

Why I chose a Lego and Craft Kit as my gifts

I love doing crafts.

Meet Mason

Our ECHOage Hero

Mason supported

SickKids

Mason's gifts

A Lego Technic Set

Why I chose to support SickKids

I wanted to help all the kids who are sick in the hospital It's not fair that they have to be sick and they can't have fun and play with all their friends.

Why I chose a A Lego Technic Set as my gift

I love building Lego sets, especially big ones with my dad and brother. When I saw this big Lego Technic set I knew it would be a really hard, but something fun I could do with my family.

Meet Aislin

Our ECHOage Hero

Aislin supported

World Animal Protection Canada

Aislin's gifts

snorkle & mask, horse tack and indigo gift card

Why I chose to support World Animal Protection Canada

because i love animals and they need us to protect them because they don't have a voice of their own. i chose world animal protection canada because i figured world wildlife fund is big and most people know about them and would donate to them. but world animal protection is less well known and so maybe they wouldn't have as much money to help protect animals.

Why I chose a snorkle & mask, horse tack and indigo gift card as my gifts

because i need an snorkel and mask for my swim practice (i am a competitive swimmer), i ride horses weekly and need my own tack, and i love to read so i wanted some new books.

Meet Gracie

Our ECHOage Hero

Gracie supported

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Gracie's gifts

A violin

Why I chose to support Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

I chose Jane Goodall Institute because I wanted to protect chimpanzees.

Why I chose a A violin as my gift

I chose a violin because I like music and I get to take lessons now.

Meet IZZY

Our ECHOage Hero

IZZY supported

Because I am a Girl

IZZY's gifts

Lego, Art Supplies and Books

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because it is a nice thing to do and I just really like helping people. It's not fair that some boys have more than girls, everyone should be equal.

Why I chose a Lego, Art Supplies and Books as my gifts

Because I love reading, building and making art.

Meet Arianna

Our ECHOage Hero

Arianna supported

Because I am a Girl

Arianna's gifts

Barbie Camper and Shopkins

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because girls can do anything like be a scientist or run fast or do arts and crafts. And some girls aren't as lucky as we are in Canada.

Why I chose a Barbie Camper and Shopkins as my gifts

I wanted to play with a Barbie Camper and I love it and collect Shopkins.

Meet Evalina

Our ECHOage Hero

Evalina supported

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Evalina's gifts

ipad mini

Why I chose to support Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Since the day Evalina understood the importance of loving animals big and small we've been teaching her about all the terrible things that humans are doing to them and their habitats. We want Evalina to grow up respecting all animals big and small and therefore, supporting the work of Jane Goodall was an easy option. As a girl/women, we'd like to think that Evalina will always have equal opportunity in her life and that she will be able to achive anything she puts her mind too. Jane Goodall is a perfect example of what women can achive. She is a graceful individual who has used her compassion and love to save the lives of many animals giving them a second chance at life. Jane Goodall is a real life HERO. One that we would be proud to have our daughter look up to.

Why I chose a ipad mini as my gift

We chose an iPad Mini as a present becuase we feel that it would be a good learning tool for Evalina. iPads are also being used in our school for learning purposes. Supervision, times alloted and proper security controls will be set to ensure Evalina gets the most out of her new learning gadget.

Meet Abby

Our ECHOage Hero

Abby supported

WWF-Canada

Abby 's gifts

art & crafts set and books

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals and nature.

Why I chose a art & crafts set and books as my gifts

I love art. I can do arts and crafts all day!

Meet Olive

Our ECHOage Hero

Olive supported

Rethink Breast Cancer

Olive's gifts

A real live bird!

Why I chose to support Rethink Breast Cancer

Because my aunt had breast cancer a few years ago.

Why I chose a A real live bird! as my gift

Because I love birds!

Meet Hanna

Our ECHOage Hero

Hanna supported

Because I am a Girl

Hanna's gifts

Doll clothes and Books

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I choose Because I am a Girl because I think boys and girls should have the same rights and the same amount of opportunities. I don't think they should not have the same opportunities just becaus of their gender.

Why I chose a Doll clothes and Books as my gifts

I chose books because I love to read. When I read books I feel like I'm in the story. I chose doll clothes because I like to play with and dress up my dolls.

Meet Cole

Our ECHOage Hero

Cole supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Cole's gifts

Scooter and Pokemon Cards

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Bloorview helps those kids that need help. I want to help Bloorview because new kids that come to Bloorview, it can be a better place for those kids.

Why I chose a Scooter and Pokemon Cards as my gifts

I like Pokemon because they have special powers. My favourite Pokemon is Pikachu because he turns into a ball of lightning. I like the scooter because you can do cool tricks like flips.

Meet Ruby

Our ECHOage Hero

Ruby supported

Because I am a Girl

Ruby's gifts

A new outfit

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I'm passionate about women & girls rights

Why I chose a A new outfit as my gift

I saw a Ravenclaw sweater online that I really wanted

Meet Lula

Our ECHOage Hero

Lula supported

Camp Oochigeas

Lula's gifts

Roller Skates and Lego

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

I picked Camp Ooch because I want to help kids who have cancer go to camp and have fun.

Why I chose a Roller Skates and Lego as my gifts

I picked roller skates because I always wanted a pair and it looks so cool to roll around! I like Lego a lot too and can't wait to build a new set.

Meet Spencer

Our ECHOage Hero

Spencer supported

WE Charity, Canada

Spencer's gifts

Toy Shopping Spree

Why I chose to support WE Charity, Canada

All the kids should go to school because they are not old enough to go to work.

Why I chose a Toy Shopping Spree as my gift

It's nice to choose your own things.

Meet Seth

Our ECHOage Hero

Seth supported

Nanny Angel Network Inc.

Seth's gifts

pokemon, lego and video games

Why I chose to support Nanny Angel Network Inc.

Because I want to help kid's who have sick mommy's so that their mommy's can get lots of rest and get better quickly!

Why I chose a pokemon, lego and video games as my gifts

I love trading pokemon cards and playing video games with my brother. I am really good at building lego and I love ninjago lego the best!

Meet Anna

Our ECHOage Hero

Anna supported

COPE Service Dogs

Anna's gifts

A tablet

Why I chose to support COPE Service Dogs

Because I love animals and I like how people can help animals and animals can help people.

Why I chose a A tablet as my gift

Because I love technology.

Meet Zoe

Our ECHOage Hero

Zoe supported

Because I am a Girl

Zoe's gifts

To be determined!

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because I Am a Girl helps girls all over the world go to school.

Why I chose a To be determined! as my gift

I can't decide what I want until I see it.

Meet Lucas

Our ECHOage Hero

Lucas supported

SickKids

Lucas 's gifts

Sports equipment

Why I chose to support SickKids

I want to help all the sick babies. They helped me during a scary time when I was a baby and my mommy and daddy are very grateful!!!

Why I chose a Sports equipment as my gift

I want to ski and skate just like my daddy

Meet Becca

Our ECHOage Hero

Becca supported

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

Becca's gifts

iPod

Why I chose to support Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

Its very nice of CHEO to have a hospital and help children.

Why I chose a iPod as my gift

I like music.

Meet Ethan

Our ECHOage Hero

Ethan supported

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Ethan's gifts

ping pong table

Why I chose to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada

I chose Cystic Fibrosis Canada as my charity because my friend's mom has CF. She is also one of my mom's oldest and best friends and I have seen her struggle to breathe for so long. Last year she received a double lung transplant and I really hope that that will make her better. I donated my birthday money to Cystic Fibrosis Canada to help find a cure so that no one else has to struggle to breathe anymore. With my help, I hope that CF will soon stand for Cure Found.

Why I chose a ping pong table as my gift

I chose to get a ping pong table with the rest of my birthday money because they are lots of fun to play with and when my friends come over, we can play ping pong together.

Meet Eric

Our ECHOage Hero

Eric supported

SickKids

Eric's gifts

Likely Nerf, Lego and books!

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose to support Sick Kids because I went there as a kid and it feels good to give back to others because they treated me like I was important.

Why I chose a Likely Nerf, Lego and books! as my gifts

All three of these things are my favourites activities - Nerf is really fun, Lego lets me create things and books are good education.

Meet Jocelyn

Our ECHOage Hero

Jocelyn supported

Because I am a Girl

Jocelyn 's gifts

Saving 4 an iPad!

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

"I chose Because I Am A Girl because I go to a girls school and we're learning about how people - especially girls - can't go to school. And the girls have to walk 6 miles just to get clean water and 6 miles back, three times a day."

Why I chose a Saving 4 an iPad! as my gift

"Because I need one badly and it's an expensive gift. I'm saving my money."

Meet Eva

Our ECHOage Hero

Eva supported

Share Our Spare

Eva's gifts

Legos, Ivivva clothes and Books

Why I chose to support Share Our Spare

I chose Share our Spare because it helps families in the Chicago area that don't have a lot of things. Also because my neighbor is involved in this charity.

Why I chose a Legos, Ivivva clothes and Books as my gifts

I like building Legos, I like to wear ivivva clothes, and I love to read!

Meet Emily

Our ECHOage Hero

Emily supported

West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

Emily's gifts

Beenie Boos and Bicycle

Why I chose to support West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

West Prep is the best school - I love playing in the playground. The new playground is really cool.

Why I chose a Beenie Boos and Bicycle as my gifts

I need a bigger bike because I'm 5 years old now. My sisters and I like to collect beenie boos.

Meet Hazel

Our ECHOage Hero

Hazel supported

Big Cat Rescue

Hazel's gifts

Magnus Chase Books

Why I chose to support Big Cat Rescue

Because I like big cats and want to help them, and the guy on the Cole and Marmalade YouTube channel used to work there.

Why I chose a Magnus Chase Books as my gift

Because I really like the author and love to read.

Meet Imogen

Our ECHOage Hero

Imogen supported

Because I am a Girl

Imogen's gifts

Her first bike

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

"Because I'm strong and a girl and other kids should get to learn to be strong and smart. School helps that." Imogen on her 3rd birthday regarding her chosen charity BECAUSE IM A GIRL

Why I chose a Her first bike as my gift

Giving such a large gift ourselves seemed too much. But the idea of her loved ones contributing toward something she has not stopped talking about seemed ideal. So she's getting her first bike. Everyone wins!

Meet Dax

Our ECHOage Hero

Dax supported

Lymphoma Canada

Dax's gifts

An iPad

Why I chose to support Lymphoma Canada

My Dad got Lymphoma in June. He just finished chemo. He had to stay in the hospital for a long time in the summer when the medicine did not work. Then the doctors figured it out and got the right medicine for him to get better. I saw a lot of other Dad's there too and I thought of my friends. I did not want them to have a sick dad like me so when my mom asked me about my party and what charity I wanted with Echoage, I picked Lymphoma. Echo age money could help support Lymphoma research and keep those doctors working to find new medicines for other people too. I wanted to do something to thank the super amazing doctors and do something for all the other Dad's who are not better yet. My grandparents have cancer too. So supporting cancer is important to me. And most of all I love my Dad who is a super brave, superhero!

Why I chose a An iPad as my gift

I like to research things I don't know about like hurricanes and tornados. How far the moon is and where sharks live. The iPad has places to learn about that stuff. I also love Minecraft and building new worlds in the game. My parents said I was old enough to take care of it and because I did super well in school this year.

Meet Elle

Our ECHOage Hero

Elle supported

SickKids

Elle's gifts

American Girl and Accessories

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose SickKids because there are kids that can die soon and they need a lot of help and support.

Why I chose a American Girl and Accessories as my gifts

I chose them b/c I love that American Girl and Lea Clark is girl of the year. She is only available until the end of the year or sooner.

Meet Lucy

Our ECHOage Hero

Lucy supported

Colon Cancer Canada

Lucy's gifts

Hatchimal, Nom noms truck kit and Shopkins

Why I chose to support Colon Cancer Canada

Because my nana had colon cancer and she's better now

Why I chose a Hatchimal, Nom noms truck kit and Shopkins as my gifts

They are the toys I wanted

Meet Frankie

Our ECHOage Hero

Frankie supported

Three to Be

Frankie's gifts

Supercharger Set

Why I chose to support Three to Be

I am lucky to be able to be able to run around and play hockey and basketball. I want to help kids that can't do these things get things that can help them to do these things like me

Why I chose a Supercharger Set as my gift

I love to play to Skylanders and am happy my friends are getting me the new Superchargers set

Meet Rylan

Our ECHOage Hero

Rylan supported

WWF-Canada

Rylan's gifts

Hockey Stick and Hockey Bag

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love animals and want to keep them safe.

Why I chose a Hockey Stick and Hockey Bag as my gifts

Hockey is my favorite sport! My hockey stuff was used and broken. I wanted new hockey stuff instead of toys.

Meet Ruby

Our ECHOage Hero

Ruby supported

SickKids

Ruby's gifts

Shopkins and a new bike

Why I chose to support SickKids

I wanted to support SickKids because I don't want kids to be sick anymore and it's good to help people.

Why I chose a Shopkins and a new bike as my gifts

I chose my gifts because I love Shopkins and my old bike is broken so I really wanted to get a new one.

Meet Quinn

Our ECHOage Hero

Quinn supported

Healthy Minds Canada

Quinn's gifts

2 Save 4 an IPAD

Why I chose to support Healthy Minds Canada

I chose to support Healthy Minds Canada as I think it is important that we help people to be happy and healthy in their hearts and in their minds. We can help people by teaching them how to be ok and teaching others how to best help them.

Why I chose a 2 Save 4 an IPAD as my gift

I love my IPAD but I've had it a very long time. I really wanted a new one but they aren't cheap and so I thought this would help me to save for it and maybe I can buy it sooner.

Meet Anderson

Our ECHOage Hero

Anderson supported

SickKids

Anderson's gifts

new toys

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose to support SickKids because when I was 1 years old I had to have a minor procedure done. I had blocked tear ducts and had to have them probed. The care was great! I am also supporting SickKids because my three year old sister has a large whole in her heart that the doctors at SickKids will need to surgically fix within the next year. It will be a big surgery for her so I hope that my contribution to their foundation will help in any way it can. My sister and I are both lucky to live in a city that has a hospital devoted to helping sick children and so I am happy to give back.

Why I chose a new toys as my gift

I chose to get a bunch of new toys for my birthday present so that I am not just getting one big thing but lots of little presents. Some of my favourite toys I got include Pokemon cards and figurines, a Super Mario Uno card game and a scooter.

Meet Domitille

Our ECHOage Hero

Domitille supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Domitille's gifts

A surprise

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I would like to share my gift with sick kids who would like to make their wishes come true!

Why I chose a A surprise as my gift

At the moment we launched the invites we didn't know yet what would be the gift. We ended to offer a bike to Domitille!

Meet Ben and Henrietta

Our ECHOage Hero

Ben and Henrietta supported

Right To Play Canada

Ben and Henrietta's gifts

toys and books

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

sports are fun. we want others kids to have fun too

Why I chose a toys and books as my gifts

Because we like them

Meet Sacha

Our ECHOage Hero

Sacha supported

Jays Care Foundation

Sacha's gifts

Baseball sessions

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

To help kids that don't have enough money play baseball

Why I chose a Baseball sessions as my gift

I love baseball

Meet Ella

Our ECHOage Hero

Ella supported

SickKids

Ella's gifts

A Fitbit (maybe)

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose SickKids because they saved my life, after I was tossed and kicked by a horse.

Why I chose a A Fitbit (maybe) as my gift

I chose a Fitbit because it will help me stay healthy, and it's fun.

Meet Zion

Our ECHOage Hero

Zion supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Zion's gifts

Nerf rocket racer

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Zion chose bloorview because "it helped me to get better and now my friends can play with me too"

Why I chose a Nerf rocket racer as my gift

"Because its cool and goes high in the sky"

Meet Hunter

Our ECHOage Hero

Hunter supported

WWF-Canada

Hunter's gifts

NewSkylandersGame

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I like animals and I like to help them. I especially like polar bears and little brown bats. I want to help little brown bats stop getting the disease called White-nose syndrome and help save polar bears from global warming - the ice that they live on is melting.

Why I chose a NewSkylandersGame as my gift

I am addicted to Skylanders and it's really fun that you get to create your own Skylanders in this version. It's called Skylanders Imaginators. There are Senseis which are really cool because they have a special power called Sky Chi. I've created a Skylander called Light Archex and a Skylander called Blazer Tron. Archex is an archer and Blazer Tron is a quick shot battle class. Light Archex is the light element and Blazer Tron is the fire element.

Meet Yam

Our ECHOage Hero

Yam supported

SickKids

Yam's gifts

Ipad

Why I chose to support SickKids

We want to make sure to assist research funding at the hospital and for all sick kids to be healthy fast!!!

Why I chose a Ipad as my gift

Electronics devices are everywhere, and the kids of all ages are now looking to play, watch movies and communicate with their friends electronically. We also making sure we use those devices an an educational tool.

Meet Noah

Our ECHOage Hero

Noah supported

Kids Cook to Care

Noah's gifts

Still deciding

Why I chose to support Kids Cook to Care

Noah has a passion for food, flavour and feeding people. He chose to support Kids Cook to Care for his EchoAge party last year and they generously invited him to cook a meal and serve it to the residents at the Ossington Men's Shelter. He had such a powerful experience that there was no question that he would choose to support them again.

Why I chose a Still deciding as my gift

I couldn't decide what I wanted for my birthday present because I have everything I need. Now I have decided to get a FitBit so I can track myself getting super strong and healthy.

Meet Syler

Our ECHOage Hero

Syler supported

Three to Be

Syler's gifts

Ipad

Why I chose to support Three to Be

It's a good cause that helps kids and I know Taylor Brody and Cole and wanted to be able to give money to kids like them

Why I chose a Ipad as my gift

I love to stay in touch with my friends and play games and watch kids YouTube

Meet Ty

Our ECHOage Hero

Ty supported

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

Ty's gifts

A hamster, a hamster cage and a long board

Why I chose to support Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

I chose to support the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies because I love animals and because the Humane societies help homeless animals and sick or hurt animals.

Why I chose a A hamster, a hamster cage and a long board as my gifts

I chose these as my birthday present because I want to learn how to ride a long board and because I wanted my own pet to take care of myself.

Meet Emerson

Our ECHOage Hero

Emerson supported

Jays Care Foundation

Emerson's gifts

Volcano Lego Set

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

I really like baseball. I chose Jays Care so other kids could play baseball too and get exercise and have fun.

Why I chose a Volcano Lego Set as my gift

I chose the Volcano Lego Set because it looked really cool and I love building Lego.

Meet Emily and Caitlyn

Our ECHOage Hero

Emily and Caitlyn supported

Right To Play Canada

Emily and Caitlyn's gifts

Minky Blankets and TripleFlip Clothes

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

Because it's sad that some kids don't have equipment to play sports. Sports are important because they keep you healthy. Sports are fun...especially soccer!

Why I chose a Minky Blankets and TripleFlip Clothes as my gifts

Because they're cozy!

Meet Leah

Our ECHOage Hero

Leah supported

WWF-Canada

Leah's gifts

Minky pillowcase, Roots slippers and candy

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals and they're cute!

Why I chose a Minky pillowcase, Roots slippers and candy as my gifts

Because I love all of that stuff!

Meet Griffin

Our ECHOage Hero

Griffin supported

SickKids

Griffin's gifts

RC Car

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose SickKids because it's a good cause and it helps kids grow up healthy, and helps those that are sick.

Why I chose a RC Car as my gift

I chose an RC Car because they are fun to play with.

Meet Kendal

Our ECHOage Hero

Kendal supported

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Kendal's gifts

Sewing Machine and Cook Books

Why I chose to support Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Chimps are so smart and beautiful like humans! I want to protect them. The money we raise helps Jane Goodall give the chimps a safe and happy home.

Why I chose a Sewing Machine and Cook Books as my gifts

I take sewing classes and want to sew items for my family and friends on my own machine! My parents own restaurants and cooking is a big part of our lives. I like to try new recipes from cook books.

Meet Sarah

Our ECHOage Hero

Sarah supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Sarah's gifts

A big and special group gift

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

Every kid has wishes and I wanted to make some wishes come true!

Why I chose a A big and special group gift as my gifts

Its fun to get one big present from all your friends to be a special memory!!

Meet Myles

Our ECHOage Hero

Myles supported

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Myles's gifts

A scooter, A helmet and Pokemon cards

Why I chose to support The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

I chose the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation because I want to help all the children who are sick feel better.

Why I chose a A scooter, A helmet and Pokemon cards as my gifts

I chose these presents because they are things that I wanted. I love collected and trading the pokemon cards.

Meet Hope

Our ECHOage Hero

Hope supported

SickKids

Hope's gifts

University and books

Why I chose to support SickKids

I was at Sick Kids when I was 16 months old with Mastoiditis. I was there for almost a week. The doctors and nurses took great care of me and my mom stayed with me the whole time. Sick Kids Hospital has been and will always be my Echo Age charity of choice. Thank you Sick Kids. Hope

Why I chose a University and books as my gifts

I chose University and books as my present because I love to read and I want to save money for University because it is very expensive. Hope

Meet Owen

Our ECHOage Hero

Owen supported

Jays Care Foundation

Owen's gifts

Basketball net and New video game

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

Because Im A Big Fan Of The Toronto Bluejays And There The Best Team Ever!!!

Why I chose a Basketball net and New video game as my gifts

Because I Like Basketball A Lot And We Have Land Up North And We Have Room For A Basketball net. Im Still not sure what video game I'm going to get but I'm going to get a video game because...i like video games!

Meet Jonah

Our ECHOage Hero

Jonah supported

Share Our Spare

Jonah's gifts

Legos,Legos,Legos!

Why I chose to support Share Our Spare

Jonah has been supporting Share Our Spare since he was a baby by donating his outgrown, gently-used clothing and baby gear. This was his first chance to donate his own money to a charity that is very important to our family. (Jonah's mom is a founding member of the organization.) Jonah was excited to share his birthday money "to help new babies that need their own bottles and diapers."

Why I chose a Legos,Legos,Legos! as my gift

"Because Legos are my favorite toy and I was having a Lego birthday party this year!"

Meet Diyako

Our ECHOage Hero

Diyako supported

SickKids

Diyako's gifts

Something cool

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because they helped me when I had a big cut on my forehead.

Why I chose a Something cool as my gift

Because I have been saving for a long time to by something cool.

Meet Zachary

Our ECHOage Hero

Zachary supported

SickKids

Zachary 's gifts

Toys

Why I chose to support SickKids

I have a friend who was sick twice and treated at Sick Kids. I went to visit him and it is an amazing place. I wanted to support Sick Kids so that my friend and other kids always have a place like it to go when they are sick.

Why I chose a Toys as my gift

I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted so I said toys. I am going to buy Pokemon cards and add to my library.

Meet Cash

Our ECHOage Hero

Cash supported

Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada

Cash's gifts

A group gift from all his friends.

Why I chose to support Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada

Because Cheetahs are endangered and I love them. People are hurting the cheetahs and their homes. We can help them!

Why I chose a A group gift from all his friends. as my gift

Cash wants to save his group gift money so that one day he can visit Africa and see the cheetahs. **I have a picture of Cash I can send if helpful***

Meet Iris

Our ECHOage Hero

Iris supported

WWF-Canada

Iris's gifts

Lego friends and Art supplies

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I like supporting WWF because I like animals. I like snow leopards, pandas and turtles.

Why I chose a Lego friends and Art supplies as my gifts

I really like making things with lego. And I really like playing with it.

Meet Jagger

Our ECHOage Hero

Jagger supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Jagger's gifts

Goalie Gear, Lego and Guitar

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

Because I wanted to do a mitzvah and make sick kids wishes come true . I hope they meet Henrik Lundqvist and all the people they want to meet

Why I chose a Goalie Gear, Lego and Guitar as my gifts

I chose goalie gear and a Vesey jersey first . I want to be in the NHL for the NY RANGERS when I'm big. LET'S GO RANGERS!! LET'S GO VESEY!!

Meet Calla

Our ECHOage Hero

Calla supported

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Calla's gifts

Ear Piercing

Why I chose to support The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Two really important woman in my life got cancer this year. I picked this charity to support because I want people to live longer lives, cancer-free.

Why I chose a Ear Piercing as my gift

I really really wanted to get my ears pierced for a really really really long time. My parents finally said I could, but that I had to pay for it. Thanks ECHOage!

Meet Elise

Our ECHOage Hero

Elise supported

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Elise's gifts

hamster gear and adventure kit

Why I chose to support Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Well, it was hard to decide between people health, animal health, nature's health and the poor. I kept thinking about it until I found the one that caught my inspiration. Also, I couldn't stop thinking about those cute adorable critters and how they were becoming extinct.

Why I chose a hamster gear and adventure kit as my gifts

They had been my dreams for a long time.

Meet Milan

Our ECHOage Hero

Milan supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Milan's gifts

An Xbox and lots of games!

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

I had a brain injury this year and Bloorview Kids helped me to get better and remember my words again. Everybody was very nice to me. I also made friends at the school in Bloorview and I want to help all the kids there.

Why I chose a An Xbox and lots of games! as my gifts

I love to play video games! I can't always play running around games because it's not safe for me, so this will be fun for me.

Meet Nathan H

Our ECHOage Hero

Nathan H supported

Possible Worlds Foundation Inc.

Nathan H's gifts

A Telescope

Why I chose to support Possible Worlds Foundation Inc.

I wanted to be able to help feed kids and help them go to school.

Why I chose a A Telescope as my gift

I like to look at the stars and really want to see a shooting star.

Meet Jonah

Our ECHOage Hero

Jonah supported

Nanny Angel Network Inc.

Jonah's gifts

pokemon, electronics and sports equipment

Why I chose to support Nanny Angel Network Inc.

The nanny angel network helps lots of families who really need it. They give great babysitting help to kids so that the moms can get better and it's really important that moms get better fast!

Why I chose a pokemon, electronics and sports equipment as my gifts

I love playing sports and video games and trading Pokemon with my friends.

Meet Devin

Our ECHOage Hero

Devin supported

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Devin's gifts

Lego and Pokemon Cards

Why I chose to support Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

I ❤ sports and I want to help kids who can't afford to, play sports too!

Why I chose a Lego and Pokemon Cards as my gifts

I can build so much with Lego and I ❤ to play Pokemon with my brother and my friends. I am going to be Pikachu for Halloween!

Meet Tieg

Our ECHOage Hero

Tieg supported

WWF-Canada

Tieg's gifts

visit the aquarium

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

To help the animals so then they won't be extinct, it makes me sad that people don't take care of the animals, I want to be vet.

Why I chose a visit the aquarium as my gift

I love fishes and sharks, my shark stuffy is my favourite, I wish I could swim in the aquarium.

Meet Alex

Our ECHOage Hero

Alex supported

WWF-Canada

Alex's gifts

and Ipod touch

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love animals and want to help protect them and their habitats from climate change.

Why I chose a and Ipod touch as my gift

I love to dance and listen to music! Now I can send texts to keep in touch too.

Meet Hunter and Sawyer

Our ECHOage Hero

Hunter and Sawyer supported

Evergreen

Hunter and Sawyer 's gifts

Marble Run Set

Why I chose to support Evergreen

We love the farmers market and the dirt filled kids play area! French fries for breakfast, crepes and hiking at the Brickworks Market.

Why I chose a Marble Run Set as my gift

Hours of fun and learning!

Meet William

Our ECHOage Hero

William supported

Blessings in a Backpack, USA

William's gifts

Star Wars Legos and Star Wars figures

Why I chose to support Blessings in a Backpack, USA

I wanted to help kids that are just like me!

Why I chose a Star Wars Legos and Star Wars figures as my gifts

I've always wanted to build the Millennium Falcon Lego set. It's a BIG lego set and really hard for me.

Meet Batman Theo

Our ECHOage Hero

Batman Theo supported

WE Charity, Canada

Batman Theo's gifts

Everything That's, Batman and LEGO

Why I chose to support WE Charity, Canada

I like helping people! And I like presents, too.

Why I chose a Everything That's, Batman and LEGO as my gifts

Actually, I'm a superhero. Batman is my favourite. LEGO is "awe-shome!"

Meet Benjamin

Our ECHOage Hero

Benjamin supported

Camp Oochigeas

Benjamin's gifts

lots of lego!!!

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

Well my parents did a bike ride to raise money for Camp Oochigeas and I wanted to help the camp and the kids who go there too.

Why I chose a lots of lego!!! as my gift

Well, I really like building and playing with Lego and Lego does mean "play well" so I am looking forward to playing well with more Lego!

Meet Céline

Our ECHOage Hero

Céline supported

WWF-Canada

Céline's gifts

Shopkins, Train Your Dragon and Star Wars toys

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love animals and I want to help them. When my mom told me how much money I had raised to help the animals I cried happy tears.

Why I chose a Shopkins, Train Your Dragon and Star Wars toys as my gifts

Shopkins are my favorite. I got a new scooter too! That was a big surprise. I like that I had 4 bigger gifts from my friends.

Meet Jackson

Our ECHOage Hero

Jackson supported

World Animal Protection Canada

Jackson's gifts

lego

Why I chose to support World Animal Protection Canada

I love animals and I want people stop hurting all animals, it's not right to do that. They have feelings just like us.

Why I chose a lego as my gift

I started building Lego when I was 3 years old and I still love it. I want to be a Lego designer or an architect when I grow up.

Meet Liam

Our ECHOage Hero

Liam supported

Right To Play Canada

Liam's gifts

Raptor's Tickets

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

Liam loves sports and he wants to make sure that all kids can play in organized sports if they want to.

Why I chose a Raptor's Tickets as my gift

Again, it was Liam's love for sports and instead of a traditional present he wanted to spend time doing something he loves with his family.

Meet Autumn

Our ECHOage Hero

Autumn supported

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Autumn's gifts

A scooter and a Barbie

Why I chose to support POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

I wanted to help kids who are sick and need help.

Why I chose a A scooter and a Barbie as my gifts

I like Barbie and I was getting too big for my old scooter.

Meet Aydin

Our ECHOage Hero

Aydin supported

Evergreen

Aydin's gifts

books and a video game

Why I chose to support Evergreen

I love learning about nature and exploring outside. I think Evergreen is good at making my city greener by planting trees.

Why I chose a books and a video game as my gifts

I want to get books about adventure and the new Pokemon game.

Meet Emily

Our ECHOage Hero

Emily supported

SickKids

Emily's gifts

Ipad

Why I chose to support SickKids

It saved my (Erin Esch) life when I was 6 years old and had skin cancer

Why I chose a Ipad as my gift

It was something she wanted

Meet Christopher

Our ECHOage Hero

Christopher supported

Toronto Humane Society

Christopher's gifts

Paw Patrol Gear and a mini computer

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

I love dogs and paw patrol

Why I chose a Paw Patrol Gear and a mini computer as my gifts

Paw Patrol is my favorite and I love Rubble the most. My sister has a computer and I want one too.

Meet Gray

Our ECHOage Hero

Gray supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Gray's gifts

StarWars Lego ship

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

"Because I want the doctors to be able to help my Poppy. I don't want him to be sick anymore".

Why I chose a StarWars Lego ship as my gift

"Because I love StarWars and I love building!"

Meet Ava

Our ECHOage Hero

Ava supported

Chai Lifeline Canada

Ava's gifts

Doll clothes, and Lego

Why I chose to support Chai Lifeline Canada

Chai Lifeline helps families when people are sick. They help my mom and us.

Why I chose a Doll clothes, and Lego as my gifts

I love dressing up my American Girl doll and now I can get all the things I want for her.

Meet Jack

Our ECHOage Hero

Jack supported

Canadian Celiac Association

Jack's gifts

Skis and skates

Why I chose to support Canadian Celiac Association

Because I am celiac and I hope that one day they can find medicine so that I can eat cookies like everyone else.

Why I chose a Skis and skates as my gift

Because I love to ski and skate!

Meet Alexis

Our ECHOage Hero

Alexis supported

North York General Hospital Foundation

Alexis's gifts

Egg chair and Bracelet beads

Why I chose to support North York General Hospital Foundation

My brother Dean and I were born at NYGH. When I was born they put me in the NICU and took care of me. They also fixed my Daddy's foot there too. They took good care of my grandmother when she was very sick and gave her the treatment she needed and made her as comfortable as possible. As part of a school project I went back to NYGH to give the doctors and nurses a hug and to thank them for their hard work. I love the people at NYGH!

Why I chose a Egg chair and Bracelet beads as my gifts

Because I love to make bracelets and I wanted a cool new chair.

Meet Finn

Our ECHOage Hero

Finn supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Finn's gifts

Star Wars Lego set and a football

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

I wanted to help people get better. My Grampa had cancer and now he is better.

Why I chose a Star Wars Lego set and a football as my gifts

I likes footballs and we didn't have one. I like collecting a series of Lego.

Meet Nyal

Our ECHOage Hero

Nyal supported

WE Charity, Canada

Nyal's gifts

Show Tickets

Why I chose to support WE Charity, Canada

I want to help children. I like helping a charity. I like to fill people's buckets. I supported them last year too!

Why I chose a Show Tickets as my gift

I love musicals and I love to sing and dance!

Meet Maya

Our ECHOage Hero

Maya supported

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

Maya's gifts

Golf clubs and accessories

Why I chose to support Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

I wanted to donate money to the CHEO Foundation because they have helped me twice - first when I broke my leg, and second in May when I had hip surgery. The hospital is a really great place for kids... the doctors are very nice and the nurses are really helpful and caring. We are so lucky to have such a great hospital in the area!

Why I chose a Golf clubs and accessories as my gifts

My Dad took me to a golf show earlier this year and I got to try out some clubs... it was a lot of fun! I would like to take golf lessons with my Dad because he is really good!! And I hope that I can be as good a golfer as him... and Brooke Henderson!

Meet Jeremy

Our ECHOage Hero

Jeremy supported

Food Allergy Canada

Jeremy's gifts

PS4 console and NHL17 game

Why I chose to support Food Allergy Canada

Because I have allergies, and I want to help other people with allergies

Why I chose a PS4 console and NHL17 game as my gifts

Because I love hockey. It is my favourite sport, and I like to play video games. I have been saving my money all year to buy a PS4 and NHL game And with the money I will get from my friends who gave at my Echo age party I will finally have enough money.

Meet Gabriel

Our ECHOage Hero

Gabriel supported

Share Our Strength

Gabriel's gifts

Fishing boat trip

Why I chose to support Share Our Strength

Because no kid should be hungry or eat poor food. Food gives me energy and strength every day!

Why I chose a Fishing boat trip as my gift

I love fishing. I often fish from Capitola'a wharf; that's what I did with my friend for my birthday party. But fishing big salmons on a boat is going to be amazing!!!

Meet Ellie

Our ECHOage Hero

Ellie supported

Because I am a Girl

Ellie's gifts

Rainbow Magic Book and Boardgame

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I chose I am a Girl because I am lucky and happy and I want to help all girls be lucky and happy.

Why I chose a Rainbow Magic Book and Boardgame as my gifts

Rainbow Magic books are my favourite books because I like fairies and magic and we need a new board game for Family Game night.

Meet Aylar and Taymaz

Our ECHOage Hero

Aylar and Taymaz supported

Because I am a Girl

Aylar and Taymaz's gifts

Baking set, Lego and Gymnastics lessons

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

The idea to first support a charity came from my daughter Aylar, when she learned about Terry Fox at her school. She enjoyed doing the Run. I also did the CN Tower climb for United Way last Fall, and she really liked the idea of raising money for charity. After a conversation on who she's like to help and giving her some examples, she chose Because I am a Girl because she wants everyone to be able to attend school like she does.

Why I chose a Baking set, Lego and Gymnastics lessons as my gifts

These were presents that the kids wanted for their birthday. They are now registered in gymnastics and they love it.

Meet Quinn

Our ECHOage Hero

Quinn supported

Sunnybrook Foundation

Quinn's gifts

a hockey jersey

Why I chose to support Sunnybrook Foundation

My mom and dad love The Tragically Hip. They play their music all the time and now I like it too. When we heard about Gord Downie's brain cancer, the Sunnybrook Foundation seemed like a good way to help him. (and my parents were married at the Estates of Sunnybrook!)

Why I chose a a hockey jersey as my gift

I am so excited that the Toronto Maple Leafs got Auston Matthews in the draft! I'd like to have his jersey for his first season in the NHL!

Meet KIERAN

Our ECHOage Hero

KIERAN supported

Autism Speaks Canada

KIERAN's gifts

An IPAD, Soccer jersey and Lacrosse Stick

Why I chose to support Autism Speaks Canada

We chose to support Autism Speaks because our sweet little Kieran has autism and it's very close to our hearts!

Why I chose a An IPAD, Soccer jersey and Lacrosse Stick as my gifts

Kieran loves soccer and he is excited to join lacrosse next year as well! He has been asking for a new iPad for a while and we wanted to surprise him on his 7th bday! He was surprised and had a wonderful bday with all his best friends and family! Thanks so much for all your help in making his dreams come true!

Meet Noah

Our ECHOage Hero

Noah supported

Right To Play Canada

Noah's gifts

Blue Jay gear and Basketball

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I think all kids should be able to play sports. I know it costs lots of money and parents can't always afford it. It will help parents and kids feel better!

Why I chose a Blue Jay gear and Basketball as my gifts

I love baseball!! And basketball and I really need a new ball to practice.

Meet Morgane

Our ECHOage Hero

Morgane supported

Girls Inc. Canadian Federation

Morgane's gifts

Puppy toys

Why I chose to support Girls Inc. Canadian Federation

To help young girls my age that don't have same opportunities in life as I do.

Why I chose a Puppy toys as my gift

I got a Labradoodle puppy for my Birthday

Meet Colm

Our ECHOage Hero

Colm supported

Evergreen

Colm's gifts

New Police Uniform

Why I chose to support Evergreen

The Brickworks is my favourite place on earth next to Ireland. Actually it's like Ireland in Toronto. It's green and has lots of mud and fresh air. I feel at home there. The adventure leaders are the best adults I know and I want them to be able to have even more adventure camps. Green cities are important for young people because cement everywhere is no fun. I don't need Lego sets. I need green space to run free. So they can have my birthday money.

Why I chose a New Police Uniform as my gift

Everyone knows I am going to be an OPP officer. My old uniform was for age 3-5 and basically I got too big for it. I'll give it to my cousin because at Evergreen we learn to recycle. I have a new bigger one. It's basically the real deal. It has a badge that says OPP on it.

Meet Oliver

Our ECHOage Hero

Oliver supported

WWF-Canada

Oliver's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

To help all the animals and save their homes.

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

I love Lego! It's so cool.

Meet Saiya

Our ECHOage Hero

Saiya supported

WWF-Canada

Saiya's gifts

A group gift from all her friends.

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I want to be an animal saver in the future. I want to help animals because I love them.

Why I chose a A group gift from all her friends. as my gift

I've already had so much stuff. This year, I just want to have Fluffy, my hamster. That's all.

Meet Ziva

Our ECHOage Hero

Ziva supported

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

Ziva's gifts

Magna Tiles and Lego

Why I chose to support Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

"Because the animals need somewhere to live"

Why I chose a Magna Tiles and Lego as my gifts

I want to build a really big tower!

Meet Kendall & Shae

Our ECHOage Hero

Kendall & Shae supported

Girls Inc. Canadian Federation

Kendall & Shae's gifts

shopping@Justice!

Why I chose to support Girls Inc. Canadian Federation

We wanted to support girls like us, so that they can do all the things we love to do!

Why I chose a shopping@Justice! as my gift

We love to look great in new fashions!

Meet Caia

Our ECHOage Hero

Caia supported

Second Harvest

Caia's gifts

A scooter and books!

Why I chose to support Second Harvest

I choose a charity every year for my birthday and this year I wanted to help people to be able to eat and have good and healthy food.

Why I chose a A scooter and books! as my gifts

I really wanted a scooter because I like going fast and want to learn how to do stunts!

Meet Brendan

Our ECHOage Hero

Brendan supported

WWF-Canada

Brendan's gifts

lego

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I like animals and I want to take care of them. They are special to me. They help the planet.

Why I chose a lego as my gift

I like building things.

Meet Kennedy

Our ECHOage Hero

Kennedy supported

Because I am a Girl

Kennedy's gifts

X-Box

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because i felt bad for the girls who are forced to do things like getting married at such a young age and being treated like a slave and not being fed enough and not being allowed to go to school meanwhile the boys can go to school and be fed well enough and treating the girls like they are their property. That is why I chose "Because I am a Girl".

Why I chose a X-Box as my gift

Because I wanted an x-box for mine craft, which has a tutorial mode where everything is already built and there are sages and gems to find and battles to fight and win!

Meet Eliana

Our ECHOage Hero

Eliana supported

Toronto Humane Society

Eliana's gifts

Equestrian lessons

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

I chose the Toronto Humane Society because I have a rescue dog named Harry. I decided to help animals get off the streets and become cute lovable pets, just like Harry.

Why I chose a Equestrian lessons as my gift

I chose horse-back riding because I had done a session once before, and I had loved it: the smell that immediately hit you as soon as you walked in the door, the feeling of riding on a living thing, the good feeling I got the first time I tacked the horse and took care of it by myself, when I perfected my trot, and all of this made me feel like I wanted to go back, and start the canter, and maybe even go into a full gallop.

Meet Urijah

Our ECHOage Hero

Urijah supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Urijah's gifts

Paw Patrol, iPad and Trains

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Our family chose Holland Bloorview as we have a close neighbor that has been battling a rare brain cancer. Sonya was diagnosed at the young age of 3 and underwent surgery to remove the tumor. Her family is so beautiful and this was one way we wanted to show our support and love to them. Sonya is a figbter.

Why I chose a Paw Patrol, iPad and Trains as my gifts

If you knew Urijah he's all about his trains and loves helping people that's why he loves Paw Patrol. For Halloween he wants to be a Firefighter.

Meet Benjamin

Our ECHOage Hero

Benjamin supported

Right To Play Canada

Benjamin's gifts

LegoPoliceStation and Books

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

In Ben's words: "Because I play sports and I want all kids to play sports, and I want to be nice because if they can't play then there are less kids to play with. I really like T-Ball.

Why I chose a LegoPoliceStation and Books as my gifts

In Ben's words: "I like Lego because it's cool and you can break it and rebuild it. I also like to practice my reading for grade 1.

Meet Spencer

Our ECHOage Hero

Spencer supported

SickKids

Spencer's gifts

Paw Patrol Lookout

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because Drew (brother) was there when he had a fever as a baby

Why I chose a Paw Patrol Lookout as my gift

Because I like Paw Patrol and needed it for my pups

Meet Ally

Our ECHOage Hero

Ally supported

WWF-Canada

Ally's gifts

big stuffed tiger!

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

"Because I'm really interested in animals and some animals are in danger, like the tiger, so I wanted to help save their habitats."

Why I chose a big stuffed tiger! as my gift

"Because tigers are my favorite animal and I've been wishing for a giant tiger to lie on and play with."

Meet Armaan

Our ECHOage Hero

Armaan supported

Future Possibilities for Kids

Armaan's gifts

Magna Tiles and Books

Why I chose to support Future Possibilities for Kids

Well, I want to help our world, and if there are more people helping, then there is a better chance that our world can be saved so there is not so much pollution and people fish so much that one day there could be no more fish in the ocean.

Why I chose a Magna Tiles and Books as my gifts

Well, because I like building things and with Magna Tiles, I can build more things! I also love reading!

Meet Sam

Our ECHOage Hero

Sam supported

Toronto Green Community

Sam's gifts

A telescope and a large lego set.

Why I chose to support Toronto Green Community

Well because Toronto is such a dirty place and we need to take care of it. People treat Toronto badly. I love the earth and other people should too.

Why I chose a A telescope and a large lego set. as my gifts

I like looking at the stars and I really like lego.

Meet Elise

Our ECHOage Hero

Elise supported

High Park Nature Centre

Elise's gifts

A NEW BIKE

Why I chose to support High Park Nature Centre

Because it's a (local) place that I visit often and I can enjoy in the future.

Why I chose a A NEW BIKE as my gift

Because I needed a bigger bike to learn to ride without training wheels.

Meet Ethan

Our ECHOage Hero

Ethan supported

Right To Play Canada

Ethan's gifts

A group gift from all his friends.

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I have been supporting right to play for my whole life because every kid deserves to play

Why I chose a A group gift from all his friends. as my gift

So that I can choose my own presents. I will choose Lego Star Wars, table tennis, bandmonton raquest and Dino books!

Meet Henry

Our ECHOage Hero

Henry supported

Autism Speaks, Inc.

Henry's gifts

Pokemon Box

Why I chose to support Autism Speaks, Inc.

Because my brother has autism and I wanted to support him and others with autism. I know how hard it is to have autism.

Why I chose a Pokemon Box as my gift

Because I was planning on sharing it with my brother then he ended up getting it for me!

Meet James

Our ECHOage Hero

James supported

Toronto Public Library Foundation

James's gifts

Books and New goggles

Why I chose to support Toronto Public Library Foundation

I chose to help the library because I love to read, and I would love to help get more books for libraries.

Why I chose a Books and New goggles as my gifts

Because I love to read and swim!

Meet Rocco & Charlie

Our ECHOage Hero

Rocco & Charlie supported

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Rocco & Charlie 's gifts

A bike

Why I chose to support The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

"I want to make kids smile"

Why I chose a A bike as my gift

"Because I get to ride with Daddy"

Meet Emily

Our ECHOage Hero

Emily supported

SickKids

Emily's gifts

Penguin game and seal toy

Why I chose to support SickKids

"Because I've been at Sick Kids a lot because of when I had cancer. I know what it feels like to be sick, and I want all the kids there to get better."

Why I chose a Penguin game and seal toy as my gifts

"I love seals! They're my favourite animal and I have 11 seal stuffies. I had the penguin game before but it broke. It's really good!"

Meet Isabelle

Our ECHOage Hero

Isabelle supported

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Isabelle's gifts

lego elves and Harry Potter Stuff

Why I chose to support Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

I chose Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary because they had cute animals!

Why I chose a lego elves and Harry Potter Stuff as my gifts

I really like both of these things!

Meet Lamees

Our ECHOage Hero

Lamees supported

Regent Park School of Music

Lamees's gifts

a bedroom makeover

Why I chose to support Regent Park School of Music

Because I love music and want all kids to get the chance to have music.

Why I chose a a bedroom makeover as my gift

I wanted a big girl bedroom because I'm getting older and wanted to get s new desk to do my Lego and crafts.

Meet Joel and Tobin

Our ECHOage Hero

Joel and Tobin supported

WWF-Canada

Joel and Tobin 's gifts

bass guitar and books

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

To help stop the poaching of tigers. To help fishermen watch out for right whales so they don't get caught in nets and die.

Why I chose a bass guitar and books as my gifts

I chose the bass guitar because it will be fun to play. I like books because they are interesting and good to read when you are bored and good to wake up with.

Meet Benjamin

Our ECHOage Hero

Benjamin supported

WWF-Canada

Benjamin's gifts

Lego Fire Station

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I want to help pandas and tigers.

Why I chose a Lego Fire Station as my gift

Lego is my favourite toy and I want to be a fire fighter when I grow up.

Meet Rishin

Our ECHOage Hero

Rishin supported

Books For Africa

Rishin's gifts

Seahawks "stuff", binoculars and lego bioncles

Why I chose to support Books For Africa

I went to Africa in June and I like to read books. I wanted to help the kids in Africa have books to read too!

Why I chose a Seahawks "stuff", binoculars and lego bioncles as my gifts

I like football and the Seahawks are my favorite team. I wanted binoculars because I didn't have them and I go bird watching a lot. I like to play with Legos with my brother.

Meet Lily and Leo

Our ECHOage Hero

Lily and Leo supported

Second Harvest

Lily and Leo's gifts

Fishing Gear and A Rock Wall

Why I chose to support Second Harvest

I like that it gives people stuff! It’s nice for people.

Why I chose a Fishing Gear and A Rock Wall as my gifts

Because we like fishing and rock climbing!

Meet Ryker

Our ECHOage Hero

Ryker supported

Camp Oochigeas

Ryker's gifts

his own tree

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

Ryker's life has been touched by cancer with some of his closest family members suffering from such a horrible disease. Ryker loves the cottage and how wonderful that these children have the same opportunity as him to eat s'mores and paddle in the canoe.

Why I chose a his own tree as my gift

A tree will be planted at the cottage to grow with Ryker as he grows. One day he can tell his kids about the tree and how his parents taught him how to give at such a young age.

Meet Max

Our ECHOage Hero

Max supported

SickKids

Max's gifts

a swingset

Why I chose to support SickKids

When I was 9 months old, I had an allergic reaction to peanuts. My mom took me straight to Sick Kids Hospital, where they took the best care of me. I am still allergic to peanuts, and I want to help the research team at Sick Kids do as much research as they can to learn more about allergies and potential cures for them. That's why I donated my Echoage funds to the allergy research team at Sick Kids Hospital!

Why I chose a a swingset as my gift

You know what I love to do? Run, jump and climb. What I really wanted for my birthday was a swingset for my backyard. My mom found a great one! It has a big slide, a treehouse, and two swings! One for me and one for my little brother. We love playing outside on our swingset together, and we know it is a toy that we can play with for years and years!

Meet Lily

Our ECHOage Hero

Lily supported

West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

Lily's gifts

Books and Dresses

Why I chose to support West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

I like to play in the West Prep Playground. I am really excited to try new things when they add fun stuff to the playground.

Why I chose a Books and Dresses as my gifts

I like reading a lot because it's fun. I love dresses!

Meet Anjali

Our ECHOage Hero

Anjali supported

Autism Speaks Canada

Anjali's gifts

harmonica, easy bake oven and books

Why I chose to support Autism Speaks Canada

Because I wanted to help my friend's sister who has autism. And other people with Autism, too.

Why I chose a harmonica, easy bake oven and books as my gifts

I love playing the harmonica and I want to make a lot of cakes with my oven.

Meet Aaron

Our ECHOage Hero

Aaron supported

Children of Shelters

Aaron's gifts

Millenium Falcon

Why I chose to support Children of Shelters

To help other kids

Why I chose a Millenium Falcon as my gift

I love Legos

Meet Jamie

Our ECHOage Hero

Jamie supported

Jewish Family & Child

Jamie's gifts

Surprises!

Why I chose to support Jewish Family & Child

It's hard to remember now but I know There were a lot of places I wanted to give money to. In the end I wanted to help people in my community so that is what I did.

Why I chose a Surprises! as my gift

I didn't know what I was going to get for my birthday because i wanted it to be a surprise. I got lots of Lego and some toys.

Meet AVA and MARCUS

Our ECHOage Hero

AVA and MARCUS supported

SickKids

AVA and MARCUS 's gifts

A Car and A Vacation

Why I chose to support SickKids

I like Sick Kids... They helped me be alive today. When I was a baby I needed surgery now I'm big and strong because of there help!

Why I chose a A Car and A Vacation as my gifts

I like trips and cars!

Meet Jaimee

Our ECHOage Hero

Jaimee supported

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Jaimee's gifts

a group gift

Why I chose to support The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

I wanted to help the place that is helping my cousin. I want everyone that needs help to get better.

Why I chose a a group gift as my gift

I am getting a kids action cam so that I can take really cool videos and even photos underwater!

Meet Alysia

Our ECHOage Hero

Alysia supported

WWF-Canada

Alysia's gifts

A group gift from all her friends.

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals.

Why I chose a A group gift from all her friends. as my gift

I'm saving up for a trampoline so I will add those donations to my savings.

Meet Leonie

Our ECHOage Hero

Leonie supported

Because I am a Girl

Leonie's gifts

laptop

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because I think there are still lots of girls around the world, who are not treated the same as boys, when it comes to education and health. I wanted to support these girls, so that they have more chances in life to succeed.

Why I chose a laptop as my gift

I will go to middle school in the fall and a lot of my homework will need to be done on a computer. This is why I want to save money for a laptop.

Meet Colt

Our ECHOage Hero

Colt supported

WWF-Canada

Colt's gifts

Playmobil

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I want to save animals because they are dying if they don't have any food and no homes to live in and bees are also dying which makes me sad

Why I chose a Playmobil as my gift

Because I thought it was cool and it has a part that goes on water and lots of parts that are really really cool

Meet Mckenzie

Our ECHOage Hero

Mckenzie supported

WWF-Canada

Mckenzie's gifts

saving up for lapt

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I chose WWF-Canada because I love animals and I don’t want them to be endangered and I thought it would be nice because a lot of animals have been endangered for a while.

Why I chose a saving up for lapt as my gift

I chose to save up for a laptop so I can do my own homework on it when my sister is on the family computer.

Meet Tristan

Our ECHOage Hero

Tristan supported

SickKids

Tristan's gifts

A video game and Books

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because it's a place that helps lots of kids. Like me last month when I hurt my foot.

Why I chose a A video game and Books as my gifts

I can play a video game when I'm by myself but I can read the books with you, Mama.

Meet Harley and Zach

Our ECHOage Hero

Harley and Zach supported

Right To Play Canada

Harley and Zach's gifts

Bike and Lego Sets

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

Because we love to play sports and want everyone to be able to play sports!

Why I chose a Bike and Lego Sets as my gifts

We love Legos and want to learn how to ride bikes!

Meet Harli

Our ECHOage Hero

Harli supported

Ve'ahavta

Harli's gifts

A Bike

Why I chose to support Ve'ahavta

Because there are people who are going to be sick and might die without houses or things that they need.

Why I chose a A Bike as my gift

Because I am going to bike camp and I need a new bike because my other one is too small and I can't use it anymore.

Meet Markus

Our ECHOage Hero

Markus supported

Child Development Institute - Camp Towhee

Markus's gifts

Baseball Glove, Baseball rebounder and Lego

Why I chose to support Child Development Institute - Camp Towhee

I have seen how Integra really helps kids and I know they have a long waiting list so I thought they could use some money to help make space in their programs.

Why I chose a Baseball Glove, Baseball rebounder and Lego as my gifts

I want to practice my baseball skills so I can get even better.

Meet Devin

Our ECHOage Hero

Devin supported

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Devin's gifts

Lego and Hockey stuff :)

Why I chose to support Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

I wanted to be nice and I wanted someone else to be able to play hockey because hockey is one of the best sports and my favourite sport and it is really fun.

Why I chose a Lego and Hockey stuff :) as my gifts

Well, I really like Lego, because you can create your own stuff. I like Star Wars Lego the most and I got the Battle of Takodana set. I chose hockey stuff because it's a really good sport and I play it *alot*. :)

Meet Samuel

Our ECHOage Hero

Samuel supported

WWF-Canada

Samuel's gifts

A scooter and Lego

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love animals and feel that humans being at the top of the food chain, are responsible for helping animals. I don't want any animals to become extinct. That is why I decided to share my birthday gifts with WWF.

Why I chose a A scooter and Lego as my gifts

I really look forward to summer holidays and can use my scooter a lot to get to the park and camps.

Meet Rachel and Katelin

Our ECHOage Hero

Rachel and Katelin supported

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Rachel and Katelin's gifts

Scooters

Why I chose to support The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Rachel and Katelin's grandmother is receiving excellent care are PMH and they want to help the hospital care for other cancer patients. The goal is to someday beat cancer.

Why I chose a Scooters as my gift

They have been asking for scooters for a long time. Echoage helps with larger gifts that the kids really want.

Meet Ellie

Our ECHOage Hero

Ellie supported

SickKids

Ellie's gifts

lego and something special

Why I chose to support SickKids

I was sick and I spent a few nights at SickKids. They took good care of me.

Why I chose a lego and something special as my gifts

I want lego like my older brother has.

Meet Jordan

Our ECHOage Hero

Jordan supported

Amici Camping Charity

Jordan's gifts

Heelie Shoes and a Sleeping Bag

Why I chose to support Amici Camping Charity

Because I care for others and it's really fun to be at camp and I want other kids to have a fun time.

Why I chose a Heelie Shoes and a Sleeping Bag as my gifts

Because it's fun to roll on your shoes and they are cool. My sleeping bag is cozy and great to use at camp.

Meet Tristan

Our ECHOage Hero

Tristan supported

Right To Play Canada

Tristan's gifts

Sports equipment

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I chose Rigth to Play because I want every kid to have the experience of playing sports b

Why I chose a Sports equipment as my gift

Because I love sports.

Meet Joshua

Our ECHOage Hero

Joshua supported

Jays Care Foundation

Joshua's gifts

A new Bike

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

I chose the Jays Care Foundation because I love baseball and I like that they help kids from all different areas.

Why I chose a A new Bike as my gift

I really need a new bike and I can't wait to ride it with my on the trail with my family. I especially like bike riding with my uncle.

Meet Yagna

Our ECHOage Hero

Yagna supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Yagna's gifts

A Bike, Hot wheels toys and lego

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I want to help people who are in need

Why I chose a A Bike, Hot wheels toys and lego as my gifts

I like to play with Lego and hot wheels toys as they are my favourite

Meet Claire

Our ECHOage Hero

Claire supported

Right To Play Canada

Claire 's gifts

A new bike

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I know that I learn so much and have fun when playing with my friends at school so I'm glad I can help other kids learn through play too!

Why I chose a A new bike as my gift

I am excited to be outside this summer and learn how to ride a bike!

Meet Joey

Our ECHOage Hero

Joey supported

Project AIM Programs

Joey's gifts

Gems, Gems, Gems and Pokemon

Why I chose to support Project AIM Programs

Because i wanted to help kids in need.

Why I chose a Gems, Gems, Gems and Pokemon as my gifts

No I did not!! My mom chose that!

Meet Troy

Our ECHOage Hero

Troy supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Troy's gifts

A Lego set

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

So kids can have fun

Why I chose a A Lego set as my gift

Because I like Scooby Doo and Lego

Meet Max

Our ECHOage Hero

Max supported

World Animal Protection Canada

Max's gifts

books and lego

Why I chose to support World Animal Protection Canada

Because I wanted the animals to live long lives and to do that we have to protect them.

Why I chose a books and lego as my gifts

I really love reading books and I love playing with Lego.

Meet Emily

Our ECHOage Hero

Emily supported

Because I am a Girl

Emily's gifts

Ballet artwork

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because every girl should be able to go to school and chose what they want to do without a boy telling them.

Why I chose a Ballet artwork as my gift

I want to be a ballet dancer and look just the ballerina in the painting!

Meet Faith

Our ECHOage Hero

Faith supported

SickKids

Faith's gifts

Shapes, Sharing and Picnic Basket

Why I chose to support SickKids

My brother goes to SickKids. And SickKids saved his life.

Why I chose a Shapes, Sharing and Picnic Basket as my gifts

This is a toy I play with all the time when I go to the library!

Meet Jasmine

Our ECHOage Hero

Jasmine supported

Camp Kadimah Scholarship Fund

Jasmine's gifts

Arts Supplies and & Tiny Toys!

Why I chose to support Camp Kadimah Scholarship Fund

I go to Camp Kadimah and it's a really good camp. I want other kids to be able to go there too!

Why I chose a Arts Supplies and & Tiny Toys! as my gifts

I love to play with little toys and love doing arts & crafts!

Meet Talia

Our ECHOage Hero

Talia supported

Because I am a Girl

Talia's gifts

An IPOD

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I chose Because I am a Girl because I feel bad for girls in Africa because they don't get treated well and not a lot get to go school and learn as much as we do in Canada so I wanted to help them because it's not fair.

Why I chose a An IPOD as my gift

I chose an iPod because I can have my own apps. Sometimes my brother doesn't want that app so then I can't get it. They are fun to play on. Also I want to text my really good friends.

Meet Tali

Our ECHOage Hero

Tali supported

Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School

Tali's gifts

Kindness wand, Galactic peace and Eye pod

Why I chose to support Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School

I chose to support my school because we are a community and help each other.

Why I chose a Kindness wand, Galactic peace and Eye pod as my gifts

Well, I got an IPod Touch but I wish for kindness and peace above all.

Meet Zeke

Our ECHOage Hero

Zeke supported

Right To Play Canada

Zeke's gifts

Computer

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I chose Right To Play as my ECHOage party because, I was introduced to Right To Play at school. Ever since grade 2 I have had people from Right To Play come over to my school and talk about their experience with kids. I really think that Right To Play has done a good job with helping kids around the world so that's why I chose to help Right To Play.

Why I chose a Computer as my gift

I chose a Computer as my birthday present because, I don't like fighting with my siblings over who uses the computer. Having my own computer in my room will make me happier with my siblings and I can avoid conflict. I also like making "YouTube Videos" and I really needed a quiet place to do them.

Meet Dane

Our ECHOage Hero

Dane supported

Jays Care Foundation

Dane's gifts

Oakley Sunglasses

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

I chose to support the Jays because I love baseball and Jays Care helps other kids play baseball and create safe places.

Why I chose a Oakley Sunglasses as my gift

I chose Oakley Sunglasses because I play baseball and lots of other sports outside in the summer.

Meet Lorenzo

Our ECHOage Hero

Lorenzo supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Lorenzo's gifts

Premier League , Soccer Ball and and Soccer t-shirt

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Because my brother have special needs, so with the money I raced other kids like him can have rehabilitation.

Why I chose a Premier League , Soccer Ball and and Soccer t-shirt as my gifts

Because I love soccer..

Meet Olivia

Our ECHOage Hero

Olivia supported

Because I am a Girl

Olivia's gifts

New Books/Ebooks

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I chose Because I am a Girl because I've heard about it and I really love what they are doing.

Why I chose a New Books/Ebooks as my gift

Because I love to read and I'm getting Kindle for my birthday.

Meet Jayla

Our ECHOage Hero

Jayla supported

Three to Be

Jayla's gifts

Playground

Why I chose to support Three to Be

It's a beautiful concept that helps stem cell research for children. It's close to our hearts as our friend started three to be when her triplets were born all with cerebral palsy.

Why I chose a Playground as my gift

Jayla wanted a playground in the backyard to play on while her little brother is napping.

Meet Alexander

Our ECHOage Hero

Alexander supported

Toronto Humane Society

Alexander's gifts

magic toys, watch and racecar

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

Alexander chose to support the Toronto Humane Society because last year, we purchased a Coton de Tulear puppy named Sunny, and she has become a very important part of our lives. We love Sunny so much, and we never want to see a dog or any pet suffer and not be cared for.

Why I chose a magic toys, watch and racecar as my gifts

Alexander loves to do magic tricks and he really wants a remote control race car that he can take outside and also use inside. As far as the watch goes, he loves knowing the time!

Meet Maiya

Our ECHOage Hero

Maiya supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Maiya's gifts

American Doll and Shopkins

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I wanted to help someone who might be sick and needed something special to make them feel better. I just had surgery at the IWK and wanted to help other children who may not be feeling well.

Why I chose a American Doll and Shopkins as my gifts

I enjoy playing with these toys. My sister and friends play with these toys as well. We have a lot of fun!

Meet Prudence

Our ECHOage Hero

Prudence supported

Evergreen

Prudence's gifts

A bike

Why I chose to support Evergreen

Because I like to take walks there with my family and dog, Poe.

Why I chose a A bike as my gift

Because I need a new bike. My old bike is too small.

Meet Teddy

Our ECHOage Hero

Teddy supported

SickKids

Teddy's gifts

Skylanders

Why I chose to support SickKids

"Well, at first I wanted to help the people in the fires in Alberta, but I couldn't figure out where to do that, so I decided to help kids who are sick, because that's very important too".

Why I chose a Skylanders as my gift

"Because I LOVE Skylanders and there's a new version coming out."

Meet Teagan

Our ECHOage Hero

Teagan supported

Blessings in a Backpack, Canada

Teagan's gifts

Doll Carrier and Doll Wardobe

Why I chose to support Blessings in a Backpack, Canada

There are lots of kids who don't have enough food to eat and some of them are right here in Canada. I don't think anyone should go hungry ever. A backpack of food is a lot of food. Blessings in a backpack helps make sure that kids don't go hungry by giving them a backpack filled with food for the weekend. They could be helping one of my friends, I don't know, but they are helping lots of kids get food.

Why I chose a Doll Carrier and Doll Wardobe as my gifts

I love my "big girl" dolls. Mommy used to tie a scarf around me so I could carry my dolls with me, now with a proper carrier I can carry them easily with no fixing the scarf all the time. And my room isn't as messy with a new wardrobe to put all my doll's clothes in. That makes everyone happy.

Meet Andrew

Our ECHOage Hero

Andrew supported

Jays Care Foundation

Andrew's gifts

To be determined..

Why I chose to support Jays Care Foundation

I love to play baseball and I want to help make sure those who can't afford to play baseball have the opportunity to play too.

Why I chose a To be determined.. as my gift

I am pretty fortunate and I don't want to spend my money until I am sure of what I want. It is going into the bank for now.

Meet Will

Our ECHOage Hero

Will supported

Toronto Humane Society

Will's gifts

bike, lego and books

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

I really love animals and I want to help the ones that don't have homes. My Mommy rescued two cats. We have had them since January 1st. They came with names. One is a ginger boy called Hammet. We call him Hammy. The other is a tortoise girl called Cossette. We call her Cosy. I wish I could rescue all the animals that don't have homes.

Why I chose a bike, lego and books as my gifts

I really like Lego, especially the mini figures. I play with my Lego a lot. I also like being read to. I don't read yet but one day I will. The bike I have used to belong to an older friend. It is a bit old. I'd like my own brand new one.

Meet Griffin

Our ECHOage Hero

Griffin supported

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Griffin's gifts

Wolverine Lego Set and New Hockey Skates

Why I chose to support POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

I have had lots of fevers...I always want my fevers to go away. Cancer is way worse than fevers. I want it to go away too.

Why I chose a Wolverine Lego Set and New Hockey Skates as my gifts

Actually I got a Captain America, giant Ant Man lego set instead. I love lego and hockey. I am a "lego artist". I am starting select hockey soon.

Meet Fenelin

Our ECHOage Hero

Fenelin supported

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Fenelin's gifts

Art supplies and Art course

Why I chose to support POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Because kids not feeling well can get something nice to play with and medicine to help (them) get better.

Why I chose a Art supplies and Art course as my gifts

Because I love to paint and colour. I am the "house artist".

Meet Emma

Our ECHOage Hero

Emma supported

SickKids

Emma's gifts

Bike

Why I chose to support SickKids

They looked after me when I was a baby

Why I chose a Bike as my gift

I want to go faster. My old bike is too small

Meet Seth Davidson

Our ECHOage Hero

Seth Davidson supported

Coalition On Temporary Shelter

Seth Davidson's gifts

A bike

Why I chose to support Coalition On Temporary Shelter

Because after I visited the people at cots and realized the amount of food they get and there little houses I thought it would be special to donate to them. Because they really needed it.

Why I chose a A bike as my gift

Because my bike that I have now was my brothers old bike. So it is really old. And way to small on me. And one of the gears is broken on that bike.

Meet Aryan

Our ECHOage Hero

Aryan supported

Healthy Minds Canada

Aryan's gifts

Ticket to Matilda

Why I chose to support Healthy Minds Canada

I chose to support Healthy Minds Canada because mental health is very important to me. My mum has struggled with mental illness since she was a small girl. She was sick and in the hospital for a whole month in March and I missed her a lot. I got to talk to other patients when I visited her. I learned a lot about mental health this year. I wanted to raise money for my birthday to help people like my mum feel better and healthier. It was my first time having a birthday party and I loved helping others too!

Why I chose a Ticket to Matilda as my gift

My mum and I love watching musicals together. I saw my first one when I was 4. It was Elf. I am very excited to see Matilda because it is one of my favourite movies and books. My mum and I will be watching it on July 9. I can't wait!

Meet Hudson

Our ECHOage Hero

Hudson supported

WWF-Canada

Hudson's gifts

a Pogo Stick, a Pokemon Tin and Minecraft Lego

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I choose to support the WWF because I wanted to help save the honey bees and they knew how to do that.

Why I chose a a Pogo Stick, a Pokemon Tin and Minecraft Lego as my gifts

I really like the pogo stick and I ended up choosing a hex bug spider and a r/c car instead because I thought they were Really cool.

Meet Maggie

Our ECHOage Hero

Maggie supported

Because I am a Girl

Maggie's gifts

new books, New Toys and A new big girl bik

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

It is important for Maggie to make sure the world gives opportunities to young girls like her, we all deserve the same opportunity.

Why I chose a new books, New Toys and A new big girl bik as my gifts

Maggie loves to read, and she is learning to ride a bike like her brother!

Meet Ella Rose

Our ECHOage Hero

Ella Rose supported

WWF-Canada

Ella Rose's gifts

Star Wars Machine, BIG FLUFFY PILLOW and AND AND AND

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I chose it because I love animals so much and so many are endangered and they are getting extinct.

Why I chose a Star Wars Machine, BIG FLUFFY PILLOW and AND AND AND as my gifts

Because I love Stat Wars and big fluffy pillows and because when my mommy says no I can get it with my own money and I love buying my own stuff so then no one can really say no to me.

Meet Nora

Our ECHOage Hero

Nora supported

WWF-Canada

Nora's gifts

Ipod Touch

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I chose WWF Because there are so many animals that are alomost extinct because of humans and WWF is helping that. I love animals and since they can't protect themselves WWF is really important.

Why I chose a Ipod Touch as my gift

I want an IPood Touch because I love technology and now I can get one and have my own games on it and make my own movies!

Meet Claudia

Our ECHOage Hero

Claudia supported

Canada's National Ballet School

Claudia's gifts

A bike

Why I chose to support Canada's National Ballet School

I chose to support the National Ballet School because that is where I do ballet.

Why I chose a A bike as my gift

I want a new bike because my bike is too small for me.

Meet Sierra

Our ECHOage Hero

Sierra supported

WWF-Canada

Sierra's gifts

Minecraft LEGO and ArcticFox adoption

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I chose WWF Canada because I really like animals and at school I pretend to rescue animals.

Why I chose a Minecraft LEGO and ArcticFox adoption as my gifts

I chose Minecraft LEGO because it's really cool - like 3D and I'd like to save an Artic Fox because they are so cute!

Meet Josh

Our ECHOage Hero

Josh supported

SickKids

Josh's gifts

PS 4

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because I broke my arm when I was four years old, and I went to Sick Kids to get my cast. So I wanted to help other kids if they got got hurt or sick.

Why I chose a PS 4 as my gift

Because I am a big WWE fan and my older cousins have it.

Meet John & Jake

Our ECHOage Hero

John & Jake supported

Right To Play Canada

John & Jake's gifts

Cool toys, Books and other fun stuff!

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

We chose this because play is so important in a child's life. It is when they develop their sense of wonder, confidence and bond socially with others. All children should be able to do this.

Why I chose a Cool toys, Books and other fun stuff! as my gifts

We really didn't know what to get but there will be Lego toys for sure!

Meet Levi

Our ECHOage Hero

Levi supported

Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre

Levi's gifts

a Wii (maybe)

Why I chose to support Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre

my cousin olivia wise suffered from brain cancer and died at the age of 16, 2 years ago and this charity really helped her family with the situation

Why I chose a a Wii (maybe) as my gift

I changed my mind about getting a wii because we have nowhere to put it, so i'm going to get something else instead

Meet Miley

Our ECHOage Hero

Miley supported

SickKids

Miley's gifts

A trampoline

Why I chose to support SickKids

I love Sick Kids and I am so lucky to have a hospital like that to help me if I need it. I have had three EchoAge parties for Sick Kids since I was six years old and I have raised $810 all by myself!

Why I chose a A trampoline as my gift

I love gymnastics and think I might like to have a trampoline in my backyard...but I am still deciding!

Meet Liv

Our ECHOage Hero

Liv supported

WWF-Canada

Liv's gifts

A special gift

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love animals. I chose WWF as my charity to help animals. I am so thankful to all of my friends and family for their generous contributions.

Why I chose a A special gift as my gift

My brave parents are letting me buy Sharpies, which are super permanent markers. I will buy special paper to draw on with Sharpies in every colour. I would also like a device to listen to music.

Meet Maya

Our ECHOage Hero

Maya supported

West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

Maya's gifts

A bike, Stuffys and Books

Why I chose to support West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

I chose to support the West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council because I think the playground will be lots of fun and I will enjoy using it and play on the new structure.

Why I chose a A bike, Stuffys and Books as my gifts

As my birthday gifts I chose a new bike because my old one was too small, books because I really love to read and stuffies because they keep me company when reading and I like to cuddle with them.

Meet Shay O'Quinn

Our ECHOage Hero

Shay O'Quinn supported

Camp Oochigeas

Shay O'Quinn's gifts

new scooter

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

Because those kids have cancer and need to have more fun in their lives like going to summer camp.

Why I chose a new scooter as my gift

Becasue scootering is one of my favourite things to do and my old scooter is broken from trying too many tricks.

Meet Alexander

Our ECHOage Hero

Alexander supported

WWF-Canada

Alexander's gifts

Sports equipment

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

To help save polar bears.

Why I chose a Sports equipment as my gift

I love sports and wanted some new equipment

Meet Lyla Macklin

Our ECHOage Hero

Lyla Macklin supported

Robbins Hebrew Academy

Lyla Macklin's gifts

Bike

Why I chose to support Robbins Hebrew Academy

Its a great school!

Why I chose a Bike as my gift

I needed a bigger bike for all my family bike rides.

Meet Livvy

Our ECHOage Hero

Livvy supported

Toronto Humane Society

Livvy's gifts

Prodigy Membership and Build a Bear

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

Because I wanted to help out the animals.

Why I chose a Prodigy Membership and Build a Bear as my gifts

Because I really wanted to have a membership so I could have lots of clothes and do cool stuff. I love Build a Bear.

Meet Tristan and Kelly

Our ECHOage Hero

Tristan and Kelly supported

SickKids

Tristan and Kelly's gifts

American Girl Doll and Trampoline

Why I chose to support SickKids

Kelly was born premature

Why I chose a American Girl Doll and Trampoline as my gifts

Meet Eden and Oliver

Our ECHOage Hero

Eden and Oliver supported

SickKids

Eden and Oliver's gifts

A backyard playset

Why I chose to support SickKids

My kids have had very positive experiences at SickKids, and we have always come away from stressful situations with positive feedback because of how great SickKids is!

Why I chose a A backyard playset as my gift

My kids are very active and love playing outside, so a backyard playset is a perfect gift for them!

Meet Samantha

Our ECHOage Hero

Samantha supported

Camp Oochigeas

Samantha's gifts

lego and books

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

I want kids to have the chance to go to camp where there are doctors. Then they can have fun and not worry about their illness. I have friends that have been there.

Why I chose a lego and books as my gifts

I love to build and read.

Meet Elizabeth and Josephine

Our ECHOage Hero

Elizabeth and Josephine supported

Autism Speaks, Inc.

Elizabeth and Josephine's gifts

Princess Costume and Castle Tent

Why I chose to support Autism Speaks, Inc.

We wanted to help Autism Speaks because we have a cousin that is autistic and we want to help other kids like him.

Why I chose a Princess Costume and Castle Tent as my gifts

We love to dress up fancy and play pretend together.

Meet Max

Our ECHOage Hero

Max supported

The Stop Community Food Centre

Max's gifts

A telescope

Why I chose to support The Stop Community Food Centre

I chose The Stop because they help people who suffer from poverty and hunger by having a food bank, making meals for them, growing food in a garden for them, and teaching kids and adults about eating healthy foods.

Why I chose a A telescope as my gift

I love space and the solar system and my grandpa knows a lot about astronomy, so he's going to teach me more about it. We can look at the constellations.

Meet Owen

Our ECHOage Hero

Owen supported

Camp Oochigeas

Owen's gifts

Star Wars bedding and Books

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

To support my big brother who is a cancer survivor!

Why I chose a Star Wars bedding and Books as my gifts

I love Star Wars!!!!

Meet Lev

Our ECHOage Hero

Lev supported

Nanny Angel Network Inc.

Lev's gifts

A basketball net

Why I chose to support Nanny Angel Network Inc.

We chose Nanny Angel Network as our charity of choice for Lev's birthday party because they provide mothers with cancer a little extra support, and we think that is such a worthwhile cause to stand behind.

Why I chose a A basketball net as my gift

Lev likes to be active and play sports and we just redid our backyard, so a basketball net seemed like a perfect gift this year.

Meet Sacha

Our ECHOage Hero

Sacha supported

Camp Oochigeas

Sacha's gifts

water skis and itunes cards

Why I chose to support Camp Oochigeas

I chose Camp Ooch because I have been doing this camp for 5 years and I like how the money is for a good cause. I love camp so I want others to share the feeling that I have when I go to camp.

Why I chose a water skis and itunes cards as my gifts

I chose these particular things because I want to learn to water ski at the cottage and it is fun to do. I chose iTunes cards because I love music and games.

Meet Michael

Our ECHOage Hero

Michael supported

WWF-Canada

Michael's gifts

A bike, WWE belt and Hockey Cards

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I chose WWF because I want animals to live and not to die or be extinct. I want animals to have a great life.

Why I chose a A bike, WWE belt and Hockey Cards as my gifts

Because I am more of a sports fan and I like stuff like that. I love to bike and I love playing hockey.

Meet Blake

Our ECHOage Hero

Blake supported

SickKids

Blake's gifts

Scooter and Motorized Truck

Why I chose to support SickKids

SickKids is on the forefront of childcare illness treatment in Canada. It is such an important place for so many families and we felt it was a great opportunity to support the hospital while celebrating our child's birthday.

Why I chose a Scooter and Motorized Truck as my gifts

With traditional birthday parties, children gets tons of toys and gifts that they don't really need. While generating a sizeable donation for SickKids, I was also able to get a couple large gifts that my child would enjoy.

Meet Samara

Our ECHOage Hero

Samara supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Samara's gifts

A Scooter and Lego

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

This is Samara's second ECHOage party - last year, she donated money towards animals and animal safety. This year, Samara has been greatly affected by a child in her class with leukemia. Her friends illness has created self awareness for Samara, and she is sensitive to illness and how it can affect a child and their family. Samara wants "kids who are sick to have fun" so our logical choice was "Make-A-Wish" Canada - a fabulous charity that does amazing things!!

Why I chose a A Scooter and Lego as my gifts

Samara is very creative and independent and these toys allow her to not only build a new world filled with fun adventure, but to take off on this adventure on her new wheels :)

Meet Hannah

Our ECHOage Hero

Hannah supported

Only Make Believe

Hannah's gifts

Singing Promo Pack and Voice Lessons

Why I chose to support Only Make Believe

I thought that it was cool that there was acting and singing for kids in the hospital and that they didn't have to pay.

Why I chose a Singing Promo Pack and Voice Lessons as my gifts

These things will give me skills I can use forever as opposed to material things I might get tired of.

Meet Graeme

Our ECHOage Hero

Graeme supported

WWF-Canada

Graeme 's gifts

Zoo camp

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

"Since I love animals so much and I always want to help them."

Why I chose a Zoo camp as my gift

I love the zoo the best and I loved going to Zoo Camp last year. I am so excited to go again this year!!

Meet Cole

Our ECHOage Hero

Cole supported

WWF-Canada

Cole's gifts

A lego set and

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I wanted to help the animals be safe.

Why I chose a A lego set and as my gifts

I love building lego!

Meet Steven

Our ECHOage Hero

Steven supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Steven's gifts

Other charities and General savings

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

My grandmother has lung cancer.

Why I chose a Other charities and General savings as my gifts

There is nothing specific that I want. I want to save my money. I can use the money to contribute to other fundraising events at school.

Meet Pippa

Our ECHOage Hero

Pippa supported

Because I am a Girl

Pippa's gifts

Something cool!

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because there are lots of girls around the world that don't have as much as I do. And with a little help, girls can change the world.

Why I chose a Something cool! as my gift

Because I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted. I'm going to start with a new baseball bat!

Meet Kyam

Our ECHOage Hero

Kyam supported

Blessings in a Backpack, Canada

Kyam's gifts

A Wagon, Books and Music Lessons

Why I chose to support Blessings in a Backpack, Canada

Because I love having a full belly and I want to make sure more children can have a full belly too.

Why I chose a A Wagon, Books and Music Lessons as my gifts

I love going to the park and now that I have a sister I think it will be so fun to go to the park in a wagon with her. I also love to read books and would like some about dinosaurs. And I love to listen and dance to music so my parents think I will like music lessons : )

Meet Jonathan

Our ECHOage Hero

Jonathan supported

WWF-Canada

Jonathan's gifts

Snowboard

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I like animals and WWF helps to protect them.

Why I chose a Snowboard as my gift

Snowboarding is my favourite winter sport!

Meet Isobel

Our ECHOage Hero

Isobel supported

WWF-Canada

Isobel's gifts

books and iTunes card

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I like animals and when I heard about how many animals are endangered I wanted to help.So I started looking up ways to help and I saw WWF's website and saw that they did Echoage.I wanted to do it for my party.

Why I chose a books and iTunes card as my gifts

For books I like reading and already read all my books in my bookshelf so I wanted some more to read. For iTunes cards I wanted some more apps for my iPad.

Meet Eden

Our ECHOage Hero

Eden supported

Robbins Hebrew Academy

Eden's gifts

A Mermaid Tale

Why I chose to support Robbins Hebrew Academy

I love my school. I hope that they buy some new things for us to play with.

Why I chose a A Mermaid Tale as my gift

I want to be a Mermaid! Now I can swim like a mermaid.

Meet Avery

Our ECHOage Hero

Avery supported

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Avery's gifts

2-Wheel Scooter

Why I chose to support Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

So other kids can do activities too.

Why I chose a 2-Wheel Scooter as my gift

So I can give my little brother my 3-wheel scooter.

Meet Galit

Our ECHOage Hero

Galit supported

MAZON Canada

Galit's gifts

A special gift

Why I chose to support MAZON Canada

I wanted to help kids and families that aren't as lucky as me-they don't have enough food to eat.

Why I chose a A special gift as my gift

I wasn't sure what I wanted to get for my birthday. I think it will be an iPad.

Meet Lucy

Our ECHOage Hero

Lucy supported

WWF-Canada

Lucy's gifts

A group gift from all her friends.

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I love animals and I want to help protect them

Why I chose a A group gift from all her friends. as my gift

Because I wanted to help save an animal

Meet Liam

Our ECHOage Hero

Liam supported

COPE Service Dogs

Liam's gifts

Messi SoccerJersey

Why I chose to support COPE Service Dogs

Because I like dogs and I like helping people.

Why I chose a Messi SoccerJersey as my gift

Because Lionel Messi is a really good soccer player and I look up to him.

Meet Fraser

Our ECHOage Hero

Fraser supported

WWF-Canada

Fraser's gifts

Nerf gun

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because my brother always supports WWF and did a project about it for school.

Why I chose a Nerf gun as my gift

Because I love nerf!!

Meet Alessandra

Our ECHOage Hero

Alessandra supported

SickKids

Alessandra's gifts

Amer. Doll Clothes, Gymnastics clothes and Shopping-Justice

Why I chose to support SickKids

Because I want to help getting sick kids out of the hospital sooner. My brother had to stay at the hospital when he was a baby and I was sad that he had to stay at the hospital and could not be home with me.

Why I chose a Amer. Doll Clothes, Gymnastics clothes and Shopping-Justice as my gifts

I really want a Gymnastic suit for Acro. I like to shop at Justice because they have pretty clothes. My American doll (Grace) only one outfit and I want to buy her a new outfit.

Meet Luke

Our ECHOage Hero

Luke supported

Children's Aid Foundation

Luke's gifts

A bicycle, book and his pick

Why I chose to support Children's Aid Foundation

My Mommy told me it would help kids that are sick and don't have any toys. I don't know them so I can't share my toys but now they can get their own ones.

Why I chose a A bicycle, book and his pick as my gifts

I want a bicycle because mine doesn't really work. And I can't wait to go pick out my own one big toy or even more littler toys if i have enough saved. And I want a Lego book with a character.

Meet Abbey

Our ECHOage Hero

Abbey supported

High Park Nature Centre

Abbey's gifts

Craft Supplies and Hobbie Supplies

Why I chose to support High Park Nature Centre

I chose High Park Nature Centre because my birthday party was a tree planting in a nearby ravine and i love nature!

Why I chose a Craft Supplies and Hobbie Supplies as my gifts

I'm starting my own YouTube channel and I need equipment and props.

Meet Yoav

Our ECHOage Hero

Yoav supported

Sunnybrook Foundation

Yoav's gifts

Lego, Playmobil and History books

Why I chose to support Sunnybrook Foundation

Yoav thought it would help preterm babies get better because I work in the NICU.

Why I chose a Lego, Playmobil and History books as my gifts

Those are Yoav's favourite toys, and his favourite subject.

Meet Brandon

Our ECHOage Hero

Brandon supported

West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

Brandon's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

I love to play there everyday.

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

I wanted the lego train because it's so fun to build.

Meet Bobby

Our ECHOage Hero

Bobby supported

West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

Bobby's gifts

supergirl costume, an art kit and shopkins

Why I chose to support West Prep Playground Renewal Project and Parent Council

I chose West Prep because I love my school and want to help make the playground better for all the kids.

Why I chose a supergirl costume, an art kit and shopkins as my gifts

They are all things that I love and they make me very happy.

Meet Ananya

Our ECHOage Hero

Ananya supported

Possible Worlds Foundation Inc.

Ananya's gifts

Badminton Racquet

Why I chose to support Possible Worlds Foundation Inc.

I choose Possible Worlds Foundation Inc. because it was great organization to care for children that are living under harsh conditions, and have very limited opportunities compared to the endless ones I have.

Why I chose a Badminton Racquet as my gift

I choose a badminton racket because I play competitive badminton and my other racket got damaged. So I thought it would be a great choice for my present.

Meet Chantal

Our ECHOage Hero

Chantal supported

Share Our Strength

Chantal's gifts

Drums! and Drum Sticks

Why I chose to support Share Our Strength

I liked the charity and it's important to me because the kids don't have enough food, and they can't just go out to the grocery store and get what they need like we can. I wanted my charity to give them food.

Why I chose a Drums! and Drum Sticks as my gifts

When my mommy and I went to the music store, Mommy was getting her guitar fixed and I just sat down and started playing the electrical drum kit. When my mommy said, "It's time to go" I said "Mommy, can we come back to practice?" I really just wanted a drum kit of my own, so I could learn to play at home. [Mommy is a musician and we love to sing and play music together.]

Meet Austen

Our ECHOage Hero

Austen supported

Right To Play Canada

Austen's gifts

Lego and a basketball net

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I love basketball and am lucky I get to play. I want other kids to be able to play basketball too!

Why I chose a Lego and a basketball net as my gifts

I love Lego and I wanted to play basketball in my driveway.

Meet Jacob

Our ECHOage Hero

Jacob supported

Right To Play Canada

Jacob's gifts

A Bike and Bell

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I like to play sports and think all children should be able to play.

Why I chose a A Bike and Bell as my gifts

I choose a bike and bell as it was time for an upgrade. After my party I decided to get Lego instead and keep my bike for one more year. Instead, we made a further donation to help those in Fort McMurray. I am a lucky boy who is fortunate to have everything I need.

Meet Quinn

Our ECHOage Hero

Quinn supported

SickKids

Quinn's gifts

Superhero Stuff

Why I chose to support SickKids

I chose to support SickKids because the doctors and all the people at the hospital helped fix the cut on my hand when I was 3.

Why I chose a Superhero Stuff as my gift

I chose superhero stuff for my birthday because superheroes have special powers to help people.

Meet Alexa

Our ECHOage Hero

Alexa supported

Animal Aid Foundation

Alexa's gifts

Gymanastics Outfit and Ice Skates

Why I chose to support Animal Aid Foundation

to help animals have enough food

Why I chose a Gymanastics Outfit and Ice Skates as my gifts

because she loves gymnastics and just started skating lessons

Meet Kamran

Our ECHOage Hero

Kamran supported

War Child Canada

Kamran's gifts

Lego robotics!!!

Why I chose to support War Child Canada

I feel lucky to live in Canada and understand a lot of kids do not experience such a great place to live especially in war torn countries. My friend's nanny is from Syria and so I felt I should donate to War Child.

Why I chose a Lego robotics!!! as my gift

I love programming, robotics and lego!

Meet Willow

Our ECHOage Hero

Willow supported

Toronto Green Community

Willow's gifts

Shopkins and American girl

Why I chose to support Toronto Green Community

I like nature, it's also pretty and lovely and little flowers. It's important to take care of the environment, if you litter you can mess up the whole thing. I do not like bees or red ants, they can hurt.

Why I chose a Shopkins and American girl as my gifts

Because I never thought I would get an American girl and shopkins are so much fun!

Meet Gaia

Our ECHOage Hero

Gaia supported

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Gaia's gifts

Gym Mat, Trampoline and Leotard

Why I chose to support Cheetah Conservation Fund

Cheetahs are adorable and without them the world wouldn't be the same place. Think about it. Without Cheetahs there wont be stuffed animals of them and you couldn't see a Cheetahs on the zoo. It will be like loosing a family member.

Why I chose a Gym Mat, Trampoline and Leotard as my gifts

I like doing gymnastics and at my house I don't really have a place to do it so with a trampoline I can practice without hurting myself. With the gym mat I can practice the skills that I can't do in the trampoline like a pop. I chose the leotard because my old one is getting smaller and it is not comfy anymore.

Meet Samantha

Our ECHOage Hero

Samantha supported

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Samantha's gifts

ipad mini

Why I chose to support The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Because I wanted to help sick kids.

Why I chose a ipad mini as my gift

It's been something I have been wanting for a very long time. It gives me a good feeling to get something I want and be able to help kids at the same time.

Meet Gabriel

Our ECHOage Hero

Gabriel supported

Starlight Children's Foundation Canada

Gabriel's gifts

hockey equipment

Why I chose to support Starlight Children's Foundation Canada

Because I want to help other kids that don't smile a lot smile some more.

Why I chose a hockey equipment as my gift

Because I love P.K. Subban

Meet Luna

Our ECHOage Hero

Luna supported

SickKids

Luna's gifts

A Playhouse!

Why I chose to support SickKids

Luna was a patient at sick kids last year and has had a successful recovery. We are so grateful for her health and all that the team at sick kids has done for her!

Why I chose a A Playhouse! as my gift

Luna loves to play in her indoor kitchen and we knew she would enjoy an outdoor playhouse for the spring and summer months.

Meet Amanda

Our ECHOage Hero

Amanda supported

Diabetes Canada

Amanda's gifts

something from my, trip to New York and in July

Why I chose to support Diabetes Canada

Because there are people in my family suffering with Diabetes.

Why I chose a something from my, trip to New York and in July as my gifts

To buy something to remember this special birthday and the donation I made.

Meet Fiona

Our ECHOage Hero

Fiona supported

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Fiona's gifts

Running shoes and a sun hat

Why I chose to support POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Because I want to help sick children feel better so they can go outside and play like me.

Why I chose a Running shoes and a sun hat as my gifts

Because I love to run and play outside in the sun! And I want to go camping with my little brother.

Meet Avani

Our ECHOage Hero

Avani supported

e.p.i.c. School

Avani 's gifts

a lemonade stand and a fairy door

Why I chose to support e.p.i.c. School

I choose e.p.i.c because all my teachers are nice to me. e.p.i.c. helps me learn, and make pretty projects. I would stay at e.p.i.c. school forever if I could, actually I wish I could but I can't.

Why I chose a a lemonade stand and a fairy door as my gifts

I choose the fairy door to invite fairies into my house because they spread magical pixie dust. I asked for a lemonade stand because I love lemonade and I want to sell lemonade outside on my porch in the summer and the spring.

Meet Jade

Our ECHOage Hero

Jade supported

Transforming Faces

Jade's gifts

a shopping spree!

Why I chose to support Transforming Faces

Imagine your face looked like that and kids made fun of you? That would make me feel really bad. I want them to have friends and not feel bad or be made fun of.

Why I chose a a shopping spree! as my gift

So I could buy whatever I want!

Meet James

Our ECHOage Hero

James supported

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

James's gifts

Hum... Not sure...

Why I chose to support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

To make sick children happy and go on a trip.

Why I chose a Hum... Not sure... as my gift

Because I haven't decided what toy to get yet.

Meet Paige

Our ECHOage Hero

Paige supported

Right To Play Canada

Paige's gifts

Art Supplies

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

Paiges says it is so fun to play outside and I wanted them to play like I do.

Why I chose a Art Supplies as my gift

Arts are neat discover. And I love to draw!

Meet Noah

Our ECHOage Hero

Noah supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Noah's gifts

A Trampoline

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I want kids to be able to make their wishes come true...everyone should be happy and we all need to be nice and help.

Why I chose a A Trampoline as my gift

I wanted a trampoline so I can practice for my flips for tournaments, be active and have fun with my brother and friends.

Meet Brooke

Our ECHOage Hero

Brooke supported

COPE Service Dogs

Brooke's gifts

A Telescope

Why I chose to support COPE Service Dogs

Because I love dogs, and I love helping people and this let me help both

Why I chose a A Telescope as my gift

At school we did a lot of work on space and planets and I want to learn more and see more stars.

Meet Nicholas Bryant

Our ECHOage Hero

Nicholas Bryant supported

WWF-Canada

Nicholas Bryant's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love all animals!

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

I love all lego!

Meet Liam

Our ECHOage Hero

Liam supported

War Child Canada

Liam's gifts

basketball shoes and running pants

Why I chose to support War Child Canada

I wanted to give other kids a chance to be free and have enough money to go to school and have justice for their rights.

Why I chose a basketball shoes and running pants as my gifts

I need equipment for physical sport activities that I play. I chose the running pants because I decided every Sunday I can workout and be warm. I chose basketball shoes because my old ones are getting worn out.

Meet Aleks

Our ECHOage Hero

Aleks supported

Girls Inc. Canadian Federation

Aleks's gifts

Art Supplies, Boogie Board and Books

Why I chose to support Girls Inc. Canadian Federation

Because boys think that they are better than girls and they are not and I want to help girls feel good about being a girl because we can do anything.

Why I chose a Art Supplies, Boogie Board and Books as my gifts

I love art and I love reading.

Meet Owen

Our ECHOage Hero

Owen supported

WWF-Canada

Owen's gifts

Lego and Pokemon

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

Because I wanted to help animals.

Why I chose a Lego and Pokemon as my gifts

Because I love Lego and Pokemon.

Meet Jayden

Our ECHOage Hero

Jayden supported

COPE Service Dogs

Jayden's gifts

Lego and Books

Why I chose to support COPE Service Dogs

Because I love animals and helping people.

Why I chose a Lego and Books as my gifts

I love to read! I also want the new Lego hair salon.

Meet Gabriel

Our ECHOage Hero

Gabriel supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Gabriel's gifts

ipod and roller blades

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I want to help kids have their wish and hope when they need it most.

Why I chose a ipod and roller blades as my gifts

I love making videos and listening to music. Being outside and moving is so much fun.

Meet Elyse

Our ECHOage Hero

Elyse supported

Colon Cancer Canada

Elyse's gifts

Stuffed Animals, Books and Doll Clothes

Why I chose to support Colon Cancer Canada

I did this for my Opa. ❤️

Why I chose a Stuffed Animals, Books and Doll Clothes as my gifts

These are all the things that I love to play with and do. I look forward to hearing stories from mommy and daddy while I snuggle with my toys before bedtime.

Meet Niamh

Our ECHOage Hero

Niamh supported

St. Anselm's Catholic School

Niamh's gifts

American Girl

Why I chose to support St. Anselm's Catholic School

Because we need a new playground

Why I chose a American Girl as my gift

I LOVE american girl :-)

Meet Marcus

Our ECHOage Hero

Marcus supported

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Marcus's gifts

Hum... not sure...

Why I chose to support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

"What I like about the children's wish foundation is that sick children get to go on vacation, just like my cousin and friend did"

Why I chose a Hum... not sure... as my gift

Because I wasn't sure yet what to get....

Meet Lachlan

Our ECHOage Hero

Lachlan supported

Best Buddies Canada

Lachlan's gifts

A video game

Why I chose to support Best Buddies Canada

Because I find it hard to make friends sometimes.

Why I chose a A video game as my gift

Because I like them.

Meet Sebastian

Our ECHOage Hero

Sebastian supported

Right To Play Canada

Sebastian's gifts

Lego

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I want other kids in Africa to play soccer and sports like me!

Why I chose a Lego as my gift

I love lego - it is the best thing ever! My favourite is Worriz's combat lair!

Meet Alex

Our ECHOage Hero

Alex supported

Because I am a Girl

Alex's gifts

a sphero ball

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

Because I am a girl and I have a school but the others don't.

Why I chose a a sphero ball as my gift

Because my big brother has one.

Meet Fred

Our ECHOage Hero

Fred supported

Kids Against Hunger Canada

Fred's gifts

A train set and a marble run

Why I chose to support Kids Against Hunger Canada

I like food.

Why I chose a A train set and a marble run as my gifts

Choo-choo!

Meet Daisy

Our ECHOage Hero

Daisy supported

WWF-Canada

Daisy's gifts

Bunny and A Desk

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I am an animal lover and WWF-Canada supports the animals I can't.

Why I chose a Bunny and A Desk as my gifts

I wanted a desk for homework and a bunny to cuddle.

Meet Anthony

Our ECHOage Hero

Anthony supported

WWF-Canada

Anthony's gifts

undecided

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love all animals and I don't want any to become extinct

Why I chose a undecided as my gift

I don't know what I want yet.

Meet Rachel

Our ECHOage Hero

Rachel supported

Rethink Breast Cancer

Rachel's gifts

An iPod Touch.

Why I chose to support Rethink Breast Cancer

I chose Rethink Breast Cancer because my Grandma and Aunt had breast cancer at the same time. They are all better now and we feel very lucky.

Why I chose a An iPod Touch. as my gift

My parents said I was old enough to have one. I like to play games and listen to music on it. And also take funny pictures.

Meet Aliyah

Our ECHOage Hero

Aliyah supported

WWF-Canada

Aliyah's gifts

Crafts and doll clothes

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I love nature and animals. My Mommy calls me her little "nature girl". When I found out in Social Science class at school that some animals are endangered it made me really sad. I wanted to do something to help and my Mommy and Daddy told me about WWF. At Christmas I asked for one of my gifts to be a donation to WWF and for my birthday I decided to pick WWF to donate some of my birthday money to because I want to help the animals.

Why I chose a Crafts and doll clothes as my gifts

I chose crafts because I love to do any kind of crafts. There is one craft book that I really want to buy with my birthday money. My little sister and me painted some pictures of animals and sold them to our family and friends and the money we got for the paintings will also be donated to WWF.

Meet Neil

Our ECHOage Hero

Neil supported

WWF-Canada

Neil's gifts

Robot, Snap circuits and Book

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

"Because I like animals and saving them will be great, so we can have a lot more animals to enjoy."

Why I chose a Robot, Snap circuits and Book as my gifts

"Because I like building stuff, and books make me smarter."

Meet Audrey

Our ECHOage Hero

Audrey supported

Because I am a Girl

Audrey's gifts

A bike

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I am a lucky girl. I want to help other girls.

Why I chose a A bike as my gift

I like riding bikes. I am too big for my big. I would like a new one. I like being outside with my big sister.

Meet Gillian

Our ECHOage Hero

Gillian supported

Humane Society of Durham Region

Gillian's gifts

A swing set

Why I chose to support Humane Society of Durham Region

I love animals. I want to make sure all the animals are taken care of like I take care of my dog.

Why I chose a A swing set as my gift

I like to swing and play outside with my little sister.

Meet Goran

Our ECHOage Hero

Goran supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Goran's gifts

Lego and Video Games

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

Because I like supporting kids who sick to have some fun.

Why I chose a Lego and Video Games as my gifts

Because I like them a lot - especially lego airplanes and minecraft video games!

Meet Eden

Our ECHOage Hero

Eden supported

Because I am a Girl

Eden's gifts

Pandora Charm

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I'm a girl and some girls don't get treated the way they should. I think all girls should get to go school, and be treated equally to boys.

Why I chose a Pandora Charm as my gift

I knew I was getting a Pandora bracelet and wanted to add a lot of charms to it.

Meet Keira and Sadie

Our ECHOage Hero

Keira and Sadie supported

WWF-Canada

Keira and Sadie's gifts

Trampoline

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

We have been learning a lot about our planet at school and the animals that live on it. We are learning about endangered species and feel sad that some animals are almost extinct! We wanted to help those animals.

Why I chose a Trampoline as my gift

We both love gymnastics! We hope to get a trampoline so that we can practice in our backyard.

Meet Damian

Our ECHOage Hero

Damian supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Damian's gifts

Baseball Set and Soccer cleats

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

I am a boy with Special Needs and I go to Holland Bloorview to see the Doctors and to Swim... And also to the School!!

Why I chose a Baseball Set and Soccer cleats as my gifts

I love to play sports and sports makes me strong!!

Meet Rose

Our ECHOage Hero

Rose supported

WWF-Canada

Rose's gifts

A gymnastic suit and Playdough Machine

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

My brother supported the children last year so I wanted to support the animals. I want to support Pandas because they are cute bears"

Why I chose a A gymnastic suit and Playdough Machine as my gifts

My gym suit is getting too small and I need a new one. My play dough is dry so I wanted some more with a new machine to make different shapes.

Meet Lyla

Our ECHOage Hero

Lyla supported

Because I am a Girl

Lyla's gifts

Lego set and arts & crafts

Why I chose to support Because I am a Girl

I know how lucky I am to be able to play and go to school and want other girls to do that too.

Why I chose a Lego set and arts & crafts as my gifts

I chose these because they're my favorite toys but we decided to open a bank account so I can save my money instead.

Meet Kate Bird

Our ECHOage Hero

Kate Bird supported

WWF-Canada

Kate Bird's gifts

Guitar Lessons

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I have a real passion for animals and their habitats. I choose WWF-Canada because they make a real difference within Canada and the world! I hope that my contribution will help!

Why I chose a Guitar Lessons as my gift

I love music! What better way to rock out then to learn how to play the guitar!

Meet Bella

Our ECHOage Hero

Bella supported

WWF-Canada

Bella 's gifts

hair/makeup play

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

"because I love animals and want to see them live and be happy"

Why I chose a hair/makeup play as my gift

"because I want to look pretty and be like my mommy someday"

Meet Cameron

Our ECHOage Hero

Cameron supported

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Cameron's gifts

Lego and New Penguin

Why I chose to support Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

I chose Jane Goodall because my school is a Roots and Shoots school! We love doing stuff to help endangered animals.

Why I chose a Lego and New Penguin as my gifts

I really like Lego. I sponsor a penguin at seabirds.org and Dr Mike sends me emails and pictures a lot. Every year when I re sponsor my penguin Eddie I get to buy a stuffy to play with and remember.

Meet Benjamin

Our ECHOage Hero

Benjamin supported

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

Benjamin's gifts

Star Wars lego and Skylanders figures

Why I chose to support Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

Because cancer is a nasty disease that can kill somebody and I wanted to help to cure all the kids who have it

Why I chose a Star Wars lego and Skylanders figures as my gifts

I changed my mind and got a video game console at the end, I love playing with Mario kart

Meet Ethan

Our ECHOage Hero

Ethan supported

SickKids

Ethan's gifts

Minecraft Pocket, Soccer Gloves and Goalie stuff

Why I chose to support SickKids

I picked Sick Kids because they took good care of my auntie's new baby girl. They made her healthy and strong enough to go home. I think it is so cool all the things they can do to such little tiny babies to make them healthy.

Why I chose a Minecraft Pocket, Soccer Gloves and Goalie stuff as my gifts

I love Minecraft and I wanted new goalie equipment because mine are too small for me now.

Meet Kaitlyn

Our ECHOage Hero

Kaitlyn supported

Canadian Cancer Society

Kaitlyn's gifts

Frozen Lego Set

Why I chose to support Canadian Cancer Society

I choose the Canadian Cancer Society because my mother lost her mum at a very young age to Cancer. I don't know what I would do without my mother and I hope that the money that goes to the Canadian Cancer Society will help so that no one else would have to loose their mums.

Why I chose a Frozen Lego Set as my gift

Frozen is my favourite movie and the Lego set is big enough that if my brother looses or hides the pieces I can still play with it.

Meet Portia

Our ECHOage Hero

Portia supported

Blessings in a Backpack, Canada

Portia's gifts

Roller Skates

Why I chose to support Blessings in a Backpack, Canada

I chose to support Blessings in a Backpack because it's important for kids like me to have food to grow up to be healthy and strong.

Why I chose a Roller Skates as my gift

I chose Roller Skates because I want to practice roller skating this summer.

Meet Chelsea

Our ECHOage Hero

Chelsea supported

Second Harvest

Chelsea's gifts

A Folding Gym Mat and A Balance Beam

Why I chose to support Second Harvest

Sometimes people don't have enough food and wasting food that can help is not good.

Why I chose a A Folding Gym Mat and A Balance Beam as my gifts

I didn't want anymore toys, I have enough toys. I like doing gymnastics and learning to balance. My big sister likes it too!

Meet Caleb and Joshua

Our ECHOage Hero

Caleb and Joshua supported

SickKids

Caleb and Joshua's gifts

Skates/Helmet

Why I chose to support SickKids

Sickkids hospital is the number one children's hospital in Canada. Staff there are amazing and they always thrive to provide the best care to their patients. Children who are sick have so much needs that no other parents can understand. By donating to the hospital is a small part that we can do to help those children and their families in need by providing the hospital/staff what they need to do their job.

Why I chose a Skates/Helmet as my gift

They are finally wanting to learn how to skate! we put Caleb in skating camp for a week and he learned how to skate in just two days! Amazing.

Meet Ella

Our ECHOage Hero

Ella supported

Toronto Humane Society

Ella's gifts

Crafts and Other Fun Stuff

Why I chose to support Toronto Humane Society

I love animals and don't like to see them hurt.

Why I chose a Crafts and Other Fun Stuff as my gifts

I like to do crafts and have fun!

Meet Marlee

Our ECHOage Hero

Marlee supported

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Marlee's gifts

Duplo, Paint and Playdough

Why I chose to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

We chose Bloorview because they helped Marlee recover from an acute illness. They helped her relearn all the basic things through a lot of play, patience and humour! Marlee loves Bloorview. In fact, she calls it "Big Gym School". Bloorview helped Marlee get through a rough year, and we are ever so grateful for them.

Why I chose a Duplo, Paint and Playdough as my gifts

Marlee LOVES to get messy. Painting is one of her favourite things. She can paint paper, herself and the table with no problems. She loves to play playdough with her sister and create funny pieces. Duplo is something she and her sister will do together also. They will attempt to build things like a restaurant, camera, space ship, etc. Its a great sibling activity!

Meet Ben

Our ECHOage Hero

Ben supported

Right To Play Canada

Ben's gifts

An XBox or and Playstation

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I like sports and think everybody should be able to play what sport they love.

Why I chose a An XBox or and Playstation as my gifts

I like to play games with my older brother

Meet Abby

Our ECHOage Hero

Abby supported

WWF-Canada

Abby's gifts

mastermind , doll and book

Why I chose to support WWF-Canada

I picked WWF because they help protect the animals of the world from becoming extinct.

Why I chose a mastermind , doll and book as my gifts

Because I really wanted a doll to practice fixing her hair so one day I could fix my moms hairs done I live to read so I wanted a new book.

Meet Joe, Max and Isabelle

Our ECHOage Hero

Joe, Max and Isabelle supported

Three to Be

Joe, Max and Isabelle 's gifts

A scooter, lego and pokemon cards

Why I chose to support Three to Be

Being triplets it was easy to support a charity started by a mom of triplets!

Why I chose a A scooter, lego and pokemon cards as my gifts

Each child chose what they wanted most: Isabelle wanted a scooter for the nice weather, Max wanted lego to build, and Joe wanted pokemon cards to battle with his brother.

Meet Levi

Our ECHOage Hero

Levi supported

Make-A-Wish Canada

Levi's gifts

Baking materials and science

Why I chose to support Make-A-Wish Canada

I thought of all the sad kids who wanted their wishes to come true and wanted to help. Kids who are sick need something to look forward to, like a trip to Disney World or going fishing ! My guests and their parents were very kind to give money, even kids who could not come to the party!

Why I chose a Baking materials and science as my gifts

I like baking because it's fun to decorate. I like science because I like to see cool reactions!

Meet Remi

Our ECHOage Hero

Remi supported

Right To Play Canada

Remi's gifts

Hockey theme books

Why I chose to support Right To Play Canada

I want to help other kids be able to play sports.

Why I chose a Hockey theme books as my gift

Remi loves hockey, he plays both house league and select and is an avid reader.

Meet Sephora

Our ECHOage Hero

Sephora supported

Bialik Hebrew Day School

Sephora's gifts

Something special

Why I chose to support Bialik Hebrew Day School

I wanted to give other kids the chance to go to this amazing school!

Why I chose a Something special as my gift

I wanted to get one special present for myself to remember my 9th birthday.

Meet Coli

Our ECHOage Hero

Coli supported

Just for Kids Foundation

Coli's gifts

bicycle

Why I chose to support Just for Kids Foundation

Cuz it's so nice

Why I chose a bicycle as my gift

Cuz it's cool

Meet Carson

Our ECHOage Hero

Carson supported

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Carson's gifts

An iPad, Animal Jam and A Monkey Stuffie

Why I chose to support Heart and Stroke Foundation

Carson chose the Heart and Stroke foundation in honour of his "Papa" (Grandpa) who has been hospitalized twice since Christmas due to congestive heart failure. Papa may need a heart valve replacement. Carson said " I want to raise money to help fix Papa's heart".

Why I chose a An iPad, Animal Jam and A Monkey Stuffie as my gifts

Carson has wanted his own electronic device. He does not own any of his own and therefore he wished to save his money to purchase an iPad. Animal jam is one of his favorite online games. Carson loves stuffed monkeys and wished to add a new one to his collection.

Meet Kasm

Our ECHOage Hero

Kasm supported</