On June 21, 2010 a little boy named Matthew stood at the front door of Kinderseeds at 2:50pm with a big grin on his face, telling me how he was so excited to grow bigger so he could ride on the bus to his big school in September. I gave him a big hug and watched his proud face as his mommy strapped him into the back seat of the car with his baby brother. That sweet little face is still in my head… Matthew, baby Christopher and Mommy Trish were in a car accident on Hwy 6. Matthew died just mere minutes after leaving Kinderseeds that day.
Matthew loved his firefighter rubber boots. He wore them rain or shine and he made sure that he jumped in EVERY puddle he could. With Matthew as our inspiration, we developed National Puddle Day!This year the event will be at participating schools during the month of May, with the main event taking place on May 5th, 2018 at the Glanford Curling Club at 3091 Homestead Dr. Mount Hope, from 11a.m. to 2p.m. These are days to honour those children whose lives were cut short and to raise funds to support a local charity, Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton/Burlington, the only local community resource that provides free grief support programming specifically for families who have experienced the death of a child of any age.
There will be Police, Fire and EMS. Superheroes, Princesses and more!
There is also a raffle and BBQ
All funds raised go directly to Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton/Burlington