Validity of children's charity asking for money in Calgary questioned
Police say adults, children sometimes seen playing instruments for 'Children's Joy Foundation'
Calgary police are telling people in the northwest to keep an eye out for some aggressive solicitors.
Five people are apparently approaching people in Tuscany and Valley Ridge for donations for the “Children's Joy Foundation.”
As far as police can tell, the charity does not exist. The man, two women and two children are sometimes seen playing a guitar and violin.
“Residents reported the adults becoming particularly aggressive, and even going as far as pointing out change that people had in their cup holders inside their vehicles,” police said in a release.
“The Calgary Police Service is unable to verify the legitimacy of the 'Children’s Joy Foundation' and is seeking public assistance to locate the individuals believed to be involved in the aggressive soliciting.”
- On June 11, the day after Calgary police issued a press release suggesting the charity was fraudulent, a follow-up release was issued saying police had since confirmed that the Children's Joy Foundation is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Click on the link above this box for the updated story.Jun 11, 2014 1:33 PM MT