Parental socioeconomic status is a key determinant of healthy child development, and diminished access to material resources has consistently been associated with poorer health and academic outcomes. Given the pivotal cognitive and social maturation that occurs in the first few years of life, there is value in intervening early to minimize not only child health disparities, but also their subsequent impact on adult health.
Kits for Kids is a medical student-led registered charity whose main focus is to provide free essential supplies to underprivileged children. We distribute multiple types of kits, each tailored to the needs of children from a specific age group, namely newborns, infants (ages 0-2), and children (ages 2-5). In a reusable bag displaying our sponsors’ logos, each kit contains an assortment of hygienic supplies (e.g., diapers, wipes, baby shampoo, etc.) as well as reusable or educational items such as wash cloths, markers, coloring books and Play-Doh.
By alleviating some of the financial hardship experienced by low-income families, Kits for Kids aims to mitigate the effects of poverty on children’s physical and mental well-being.
MSS Kits for Kids is our chapter affiliated with the Medical Student Society of McGill University.
Kits for Kids - Estrie is associated with Université de Sherbrooke's Faculty of medicine and health sciences.
Are you a medical student interested in opening a chapter at your university? Contact us!
-Tiny Tots -pediatric family medicine clinic
-Montreal Children's Hospital - neonatal & pediatric intensive care unit, wards
-CHU Sainte-Justine - largest mother and child centre in Canada
-La Maison Bleue (Saint-Michel, Parx-Extension, Verdun & Côte-des-Neiges) - charitable organization that creates a support network for vulnerable pregnant women and their families.
-CHUM - Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
-CLSC Parc-Extension - local community services centre
-Monteregie West Community Network (Hemmingford, Châteauguay, Pincourt, Huntingdon) - non-profit community organization serving the English-speaking community in Montérégie
-Monteregie Center ARC - Assistance and Referral Centre
-MEPEC - Monteregie East Patnership for the English-Speaking Community
-Refugee Claimant Donations Montreal - Facebook group to help asylum seekers and refugees
-Maison Mosaik - non-profit community organization committed to connecting and supporting families in Notre Dame de Grace, Montreal West, Cote St. Luc, Hampstead and Snowdon.
-CIUSSS-Estrie Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke
October 1st, 2023 - Kit Building Event supported by CMA-Qc and the SPCI fund
October 21st, 2023 - Kit Building Event in collaboration with Foresters Financial