Teresina Larizza Charity

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in news | 0 comments

IT’S OFFICIAL! After almost a year of planning it’s finally happening. The TLC Foundation has received an invitation to attend Hell’s Kitchen in February for a taping of a show and dinner. We have chosen a very special boy who is battling cancer and is a fan of Chef Gordon Ramsey to attend this amazing event. Chef Gordon Ramsey’s team has been amazing to work with and has come through with his promise to fulfill this wish. It’s hard to comprehend that a small local charity like the TLC Foundation can make so many of these wonderful wishes come true no matter how many people tell you it’s imposable! Nothing is impossible if you truly believe in what you are doing. Hell’s Kitchen…here we come! Who knows, you might see me in Hell’s Kitchen after Chef Ramsey discovers what a great cook I am. If you do, please don’t turn the channel. It’s not every day that you can watch a dining guest of the show being thrown out for taking a wrong...

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in news | 0 comments

A Message from the TLC Foundation Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation that I have for all the great people that have supported the TLC Foundation this past year. From the companies, individuals and other organizations that sent in donations that help us help kids not just at Christmas but throughout the year. To the thousands of people who visited us at Santa’s House in Victoria Park and helped us raise over $40,000 for our charity. To the hundreds of volunteers who helped with the Santa House operations and with the purchase and delivery of hundreds of gifts to kids this Christmas Eve, and to the firefighters and police officers who assisted me in delivering wishes to all the kids in the hospital this Christmas Eve…thank you from the bottom of my heart. We could not have done this without your support. Every year I receive many accolades and thanks from families that TLC supports. But TLC Foundation is only successful as a result of the hundreds of volunteers and donors that provide their time, effort and financial support to help us help kids. In the end that is what all of this is about, helping kids. It is only with your ongoing support that TLC is able to operate without any administrative and overhead costs. Everyone who helps the TLC Foundation does so because they love kids and when they need us we are there with open arms. Lastly, I believe a big thank you has to go out to all of the nurses, caregivers and social workers at the Children’s Hospital. I can honestly say that you will not find a better group of caring individuals in any hospital in the world. I have witnessed the compassion and kindness they provide to these kids, I have seen first-hand what the meaning of what my Mother taught me and that is to do all you can for others no matter how hard it can sometimes be. They are all truly deserving of the “biggest hearts” award in London. Thank You all and God Bless!! Leo Larizza Founder TLC...

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in news | 0 comments

Christmas Train and Comet join Santa for his final week in Victoria Park Before he loads up the sleigh and sets out on his around-the-world odyssey, Santa Claus will be posing for photos in London right up to the start of the holidays. Families who still haven’t visited Santa at his house in Victoria Park can stop by every evening until Friday, December 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00p.m. and Thursdays through Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Local philanthropist Leo Larizza brought Santa’s House to Victoria Park for the second straight year to raise funds for his TLC Foundation. For more than 30 years, the Teresina Larizza Charities Foundation has been granting holiday wishes for hundreds of underprivileged, seriously ill, and terminally ill London-area children every year. Photos with Santa are available for a donation to the TLC Foundation. (Suggested donation is $20 or pay what you can.) In addition to the photos, Santa has a few surprises in store during his last weekend in Victoria Park. Santa’s train will be parked at the Santa House this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per child and tickets are available on site. Santa’s reindeer Comet will drop by for a visit one day only on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Every child who gets a photo taken will be entered into a draw to win this year’s hottest holiday toy, a Hatchimal. The winner will be announced Thursday, December 22nd after 9:00 p.m. on the TLC Foundation Facebook page. The TLC Foundation expects to deliver more than 800 gifts this holiday...

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Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in news | 0 comments

Visit Santa’s House in Victoria Park for this amazing draw! Hatchimal Draw Eligible Monday – Thursday Only When you get a picture with Santa Claus you will be eligible to enter a draw for the hottest toy this season! Draw will take place Thursday December 22nd at...

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