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Road2Hope is proud to have other charitable organizations in our city
join us for this major race weekend. By clicking on their links you will go
directly to their website for information on their organization.

 

If you wish to donate to a charity by pledging to a participant, click here and type the participant's name in the search line.


Should you wish to donate to one of these charities directly to count toward the Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope event, click here and choose the charity from the pull-down menu. Thank you for your support!

CITYKIDZ  (www.citykidz.ca)

Founded in 1993, CityKidz has worked hard to increase resiliency and inspire big dreams for Hamilton children living in low-income communities. Guided by faith, hope and love for the children and their families, our programs provide inspirational experiences and nurture personal relationships, one child at a time. Our program model is designed to begin with children as early as age 3, and journey with them until they graduate high-school. Each core program is intended to build on the outcomes and successes of the one before. Our ultimate aim is for all children to thrive and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Evidence based research has validated that the longer children remain involved in our programming the greater the impact and outcome for their lives. Since 1993 we have continued to grow in capacity; today over 2000 children in Hamilton are actively involved each week.

THE JOY AND HOPE OF HAITI (http://www.joyandhopeofhaiti.com)

The Joy and Hope of Haiti is comprised of a group of individuals who volunteer their time and energy to help the children and people of Haiti.
The Haiti Projects run under The Joy and Hope of Haiti are blessed by our many generous workers, all of whom give of their time, talents and energy voluntarily. No one is paid; everyone who travels to Haiti as part of a work team pays his/her own way - and because of this, there are no administration costs. That means that every donation of goods or money made to the Haiti Project truly finds its way to the people we want to help - the Haitians.

LIBERTY FOR YOUTH - (libertyforyouth.org)

Founded in 2004 and supported through a network of donors, funders, volunteers, staff and community partners, Liberty for Youth (LFY) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides a prevention and intervention mentoring program aimed at youth, ages 12 to 25, living Hamilton and surrounding areas, who are involved in, or at-risk of criminal behaviour. 

LFY staff and volunteers use an innovative and intensive mentoring model that strives for permanent behavioural change by building inner character, developing life and leadership skills and inspiring at-risk youth to become constructive members of the community.

Our Mentoring Program is open to disadvantaged, marginalized and at-risk youth, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, or nationality, who face any number of negative social circumstances and challenges.  These challenges may include living in poverty, breaking free of substance abuse, surviving in an unsafe home environment, escaping gang involvement or influence or functioning while on probation.

LFY provides a place where at-risk youth, feel accepted regardless of their mistakes, struggles or situations in life….  

EDU-DEO MINISTRIES (https://edudeo.com)

 

EduDeo Ministries is a Canadian, Christian, mission organization serving children in developing countries with quality education rooted in a Biblical worldview.

Our strategic approach includes enhancing organizational capacity, guiding curriculum development, training teachers, building and improving school facilities and ensuring accessibility for vulnerable children.  We promote sustainable schools by partnering long-term with school associations and ministries that share our vision.

Our goal is to take the incredibly effective tool of education one extraordinary step further and combine it with the transforming message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Christ-centred education empowers children to break free from the damaging cycle of poverty and encounter the love of God at the same time.  This comprehensive approach is able to make a lasting impact on entire community.

SICKLE CELL AWARENESS GROUP (sicklecellanemia.ca)

Established on June 14th 2005 to provide education and awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as well as support individuals and families with the disease; the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario also known as SCAGO has significantly contributed to the health and wellbeing of many Canadians.

Fundraising: With no governmental aid; SCAGO relies on fundraising events such as marathons in order to continue to advance care, treatment, education, awareness and research.

By donating to SCAGO and/or participating at this marathon, you will not only save lives, reduce complications and make a difference in the lives affected by sickle cell disease, but also get us closer to being the first Province to establish a Centre to support individuals and families with SCD in Canada.

What is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)?  It is a severe genetic blood disorder that affects the red blood cells, causing life-threatening complications and sometimes premature death. Children as young as two-three years old have suffered from stroke and other complications.

Approximately 2,500 individuals have sickle cell disease in Ontario and many more carry the trait of the disease".

CANADIAN FRIENDS OF HOPITAL ALBERT SCHWEITZER HAITI (www.cfhas.ca)

Canadian Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (CFHAS) is a registered Canadian charity that works with Hôpital Albert Schweitzer to deliver maternal and child health care throughout the Artibonite Valley in Haiti. Through our friendraising and fundraising programs, we proudly provide Canadians with a genuine opportunity to improve the lives of very needy Haitian mothers and children. To learn more about CFHAS and to request a copy of our newsletters, please visit our website at www.cfhas.ca.

 

 

 

YWCA HAMILTON - ENCORE PROGRAM (ywcahamilton.org)


YWCA ENCORE changes lives. Women consistently give testimony to the physical, emotional and educational benefits they have received through our program. Most importantly they discover that they are not alone on their journey and find a real camaraderie within an environment where they can share their personal experiences, concerns and feelings with women who understand. As reported by a YWCA ENCORE graduate "this is the best program I have participated in, very positive, great knowledge sharing resources and many new friendships formed". Since starting YWCA ENCORE in the Hamilton Community, over 200 women have benefitted from these free 8 week sessions. We are always impacted by these women and their courage.

PREGNANCY SUPPORT SERVICES OF HAMILTON (www.preghamilton.ca)

The Pregnancy Support Services of Hamilton offers hope, compassion and information to women and their partners dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and the decisions surrounding pregnancy.  Our goal is to support the woman in her decision making and all along her journey in a caring and non-judgmental manner.  We offer free pregnancy tests, information on options, community referrals, and post abortion support.  In addition we have maternity and children’s clothing 0-2 years.  All of our services are free.  You may find out more about us by visiting our website at preghamilton.ca.

 

GALCOM INTERNATIONAL (www.galcom.org)

Our mission is to multiply missionary impact through audio technology. Our strategy is to provide durable technical equipment for communicating the Gospel worldwide.

What does our name mean?

•  GALcom International — In Hebrew the word ‘gal’ means ‘commit’.

•  GalCOM International — A short form for ‘communication’ is ‘com’.

•  Galcom INTERNATIONAL — ‘International’ means ‘worldwide’.

So, the name ‘Galcom International’ is an indication of our commitment to communicating the Gospel worldwide.

HAMILTON DREAM CENTRE (hamiltondreamcentre.ca)

 

    

We minister to the people in need in downtown Hamilton. Our goal is to empower families & individuals to succeed  with dignity and purpose.  We offer a weekly food and clothing bank, annual free tax clinics, winter clothing drives, prom clothing for teens in need, Christmas aid (food and gifts) for working poor families, and more.

 

 

 

EMPOWER GLOBAL - GAMBADE MEDICAL CENTRE IN HAITI    empowerglobal.ca/haiti/health-care/gambade-medical-clinic)

Empower Global is a registered Canadian charity that plans and implements projects in a number of countries including Haiti. One of these projects in Haiti is the Gambade Medical Clinic.

 One of the most desperate needs in Gambade is for basic health care. This lack of health care has serious consequences for the most vulnerable citizens, especially children, pregnant women and the elderly.

You can help the people of Gambade build a permanent Medical Clinic that provides basic health services for their community. Your donation will help prevent needless child deaths, reduce the maternal mortality rate in that region, protect children from preventable diseases and improve community health. Your gift will contribute to empower community members to manage, maintain and sustain their health clinic and its services.

HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES FOUNDATION (hamiltonhealth.ca)

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization which includes Hamilton General Hospital Foundation, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation and all of their associated programs. Through the generosity of our donors, we fund capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and technology, and invest in research and education. Our mission is to raise funds and manage donor gifts to support outstanding clinical care and research for the communities served by Hamilton Health Sciences; our goal is Health Care, Transformed

Hamilton General Hospital Foundation - as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of Hamilton General Hospital and the Regional Rehabilitation Centre and their programs. The Foundation provides funding for leading-edge equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, redevelopment of patient care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers. Hamilton General Hospital Foundation supports specialized cardiac and vascular care, trauma and burn treatment, stroke and neurosciences, and rehabilitation programs. As a foundation, we are focused on enabling outstanding patient care through our goal of Health Care, Transformed.

 

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and its programs. The Foundation provides funding for leading-edge equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, redevelopment of patient care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers. Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation supports specialized cancer and orthopedic programs. As a foundation, we are focused on enabling outstanding patient care through our goal of Health Care, Transformed.

 

McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre and McMaster University Medical Centre and their programs. The Foundation provides funding for leading-edge equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, redevelopment of patient care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers. McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation supports specialized pediatric and women’s reproductive health programs. As a foundation, we are focused on enabling outstanding patient care through our goal of Health Care, Transformed.

 

St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of St. Peter’s Hospital and its programs. The Foundation provides funding for leading-edge equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, redevelopment of patient care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers. As a foundation, we are focused on enabling outstanding patient care through our goal of Health Care, Transformed.

 

MASALA MINISTRIES (masalaministries.org)

 

The name Masala means a variety, a blend, a combination of spices. We are a curious mix – Asian and non-Asian – drawn together by Jesus Christ to facilitate and mobilize those who have a burden for reaching the Asian community. 

Masala Ministries has a team of volunteer workers who give of their time, talents and energy to raise funds for mission projects in India. 

Our mission is committed to helping young, marginalized Dalits (known as the “untouchables”) girls and boys break free from the horrendous cycle of human trafficking and child prostitution and offer them the incredible tool of education, dreams and hope for their future. 

Masala Ministries works with an organization in India (Dalit Freedom Network). 

Your donation will find its way to help the Dalit children break free from human trafficking and the cycle of poverty. You can contact us on our website or by email masalaministries@gmail.com.

BURSARY OF HOPE FOR AUTISM (behaviourinnovations.com)

 

The Bursary of Hope for Autism is a non-profit charitable organization that helps families access ABA based services for their children from Behaviour Innovations. We believe that an individual’s progress is dependent on the quality and quantity of their planned engagements in learning activities. We feel obligated to provide the highest quality treatment to children, adolescents, young adults and their families, based on empirical evidence of effectiveness, delivered by well trained and supervised staff under a structure that ensures continued measurement of progress and skills. The funds raised through the Bursary of Hope allow children and young adults to access services to learn functional skills that will help improve their quality of life. These services range from IBI programs for children to community based day programming for young adults. The Bursary of Hope is committed to raising funds to assist individuals with developmental disabilities obtain access to appropriate and effective treatment. 

ST. JOSEPH'S VILLA (sjv.on.ca)

 St. Joseph’s Villa has been caring for the elderly and disadvantaged since 1879 when the Sisters of St. Joseph established the House of Providence on our site. We provide specialized care and services for each of our 370 long term care residents as well as a wide range of programs and services to others who are most at need in our community.  These community seniors attend one or more of our many outreach programs including:  the seniors` day program; respite care (8 beds); therapeutic warm water exercise program, S.I.M Gym (Seniors in Motion) fitness program; and many clinics – audiology, podiatry, massage therapy, ENT, etc.   The Villa recently transitioned the 41 Assess and Restore beds to a Convalescent Care unit that rehabilitates patients home within a 45 to 90 day period.  The Villa is a non-profit charitable organization that voluntarily submits to external third party review by Accreditation Canada and we recently attained ”Accreditation with Commendation” until 2018.

RYGIEL SUPPORTS FOR COMMUNITY LIVING (rygiel.ca)

The Rygiel Homes Housing Corporation was incorporated in March, 2001 and currently owns 14 houses. The Housing Corporation provides safe, affordable and barrier free housing for individuals with disabilities. Rygiel Supports For Community Living provides services to more than 200 citizens who live with a significant intellectual disability along with a number of physical disabilities. The primary mandate is to provide reasidential services and within this purview, the individual is supported in their home life, and in the social, vocational, spiritual and community domains of his/her life. Rygiel is a non-profit organization with a vision that states “Every person we support will have a full and meaningful life, which means having a home, relationships of all kinds and a variety of socially valued roles.” To this end, one of the primary goals of the agency has been to ensure that the individuals have affordable, barrier free homes. It formed a sister organization Rygiel Homes Housing Corporation which continues to provide appropriate and adequate housing. Rygiel provides residential services, respite services and community participation opportunities.

CANTEBURY HILLS CAMP (canteburyhillscamp.ca)

Canterbury Hills Camp is an Ancaster based summer camp that has been operating for over 50 years. Our unique camping experience provides opportunities for children and youth to build community, engage in experiential learning and increase environmental awareness. Camper groups are given the opportunity to plan their schedules for the week based on their personal preferences and unique ideas, making every week at camp new and exciting! Every summer over 40 staff lead over 600 children in summer camp learning and growing adventures through Day and Overnight camp sessions in July and August. Canterbury Hills operates as an incorporated entity under the Synod of the Diocese of Niagara. As a charity partner, we would like to be identified as Canterbury Hills Camp.

SAVE THE MOTHERS (savethemothers.org)

Save the Mothers is an international organization that equips professionals (from a wide array of disciplines) in developing countries to improve the health of mothers and babies. Through their specific vocations, graduates of our Master in Public Health Leadership program become influencers for positive societal change, working to overcome preventable maternal death.

 

 

SAVE THE CHILDREN CANADA (savethechildren.ca)

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children, raising funds and operating programs domestically and internationally that focus on the issues of health and nutrition, education, HIV/AIDS, child protection, livelihoods and food security, emergency relief and child rights governance.