For various reasons, not all students may feel like starting their school day with a pleasant smile and a happy disposition. Hundreds of children in the Niagara Region are going to school every day without proper nourishment. Some students lack such humanitarian essentials as shoes, warm winter boots and clothing, personal care items, eye glasses for proper vision and specialized equipment for students with disabilities. Funds raised by the Foundation will also be used to provide scholarships and bursaries, particularly for those who without such support may be unable to continue their education. Foundation funds may be allocated in accordance with specific donor directions for programs and activities not supported by the Ministry of Education, and provided there is no direction for a specific student.