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.
Should you wish to donate to them you may do so through their website.
Why We Exist:
To transform the lives of inner city children, break the cycle of hopelessness, and end child poverty.
What We Do:
Within each of our core impact programs and projects, we work hard to:
- Inspire children to dream big, and to rise above their circumstances.
- Instill values and teach children to do the right thing
- Provide new experiences and environments that inspire kids to unlimited possibilities
- Provide positive role models that build relationships with every child
- Build hope by celebrating the special days in a child's life such as Christmas and birthdays
- Remove barriers by providing door to door transportation to all activities
- Empower youth to be role models and provide opportunities to lead
Our Vision: To restore hope to 100,000 Canadian children each week, by the year 2040.
Every Saturday over 1300 children between the ages of three to twelve, are bused in from Hamilton, to experience a dynamic 90 minute life-changing program. Each week over 2300 children receive
home visits by a member of our volunteer visitation staff. Visitations provide an opportunity for each volunteer to role model positive behavior and also to provide any support the children and family may need, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.
The Joy & Hope of Haiti is a Hamilton based volunteer group that raises funds through events for building elementary schools in Haiti, and travels regularly to the north of Haiti, one of the worldÕs most poverty stricken countries, to help build these schools. Education gives these impoverished children hope and without education, these children will never acquire the knowledge and skills needed to escape this cycle of poverty!
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.
EMPOWER GLOBAL (empowerglobal.ca) GAMBADE MEDICAL CLINIC IN HAITI
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.
CANADIAN FRIENDS OF ALBERT SCHWEITZER (www.cfhas.ca)
Walk, Run, or Cheer us on....
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. All donations, big and small, are much needed and are gratefully received. To learn more about CFHAS and to request a copy of our newsletters, please visit our website at www.cfhas.ca
HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES FOUNDATION (www.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 a registered charitable organization focused on raising funds to support capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and invest in research and education to enable quality care for patients throughout south-central Ontario who rely on the specialized cardiovascular, stroke, neuroscience, burn and trauma care offered at Hamilton General Hospital. Our goal is Health Care, Transformed.
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization focused on raising funds to support capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and invest in research and education to enable quality care for patients throughout south-central Ontario who rely on the specialized cancer and orthopedic care offered at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Our goal is Health Care, Transformed.
McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization focused on raising funds to support capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and invest in research and education to enable quality care for children and adult patients throughout south-central Ontario who rely on the specialized pediatric, obstetrical and ambulatory care offered at McMaster Children's Hospital and McMaster University Medical Centre. Our goal is Health Care, Transformed.
St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization focused on raising funds to support capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and invest in research and education to enable quality care for patients throughout south-central Ontario who rely on the specialized complex, geriatric, rehabilitation and palliative care offered at St. Peter’s Hospital and the Regional Rehabilitation Centre. Our goal is Health Care, Transformed.
HAMILTON CHALLENGER BASEBALL ASSOCIATION (http://www.hcba.on.ca/)
Challenger Baseball is a sport for players with special needs. Participation in our league can provide players the opportunity to develop and / or improve endurance, coordination and skills, such as sportsmanship and fair-play, at recreational or competitive levels of involvement. Individuals develop a sense of belonging, lasting friendships are built and strengthened and the level of fun and enjoyment of life is enhanced.
The main activity of the association involves junior and senior level teams playing inter-league or house-league games at local community baseball parks in the Greater Hamilton area. Buddies may assist players during the game, however, the priority of the buddies is to encourage the player to participate to the maximum of their ability. Baseball rules are adapted as required to match players’ abilities so that participation and teamwork are emphasized.
SALVATION ARMY LAWSON MINISTRIES (http://www.lawsonministries.org/)
The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries is a community-based, residential support program designed to support adults with dual diagnosis including developmental disabilities and psychiatric issues. Our programs include supported independent living, shared group living, apartment programs, and an individualized day program called STRIVE. We also support a few individuals in an outreach capacity who live independently in their own apartments. The majority of our programs are located in West Hamilton. The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Hamilton is committed to establishing a network of people who strive to provide support to families through both residential and day program services for people with developmental disabilities by establishing and maintaining a supportive and caring environment.
ST. JOSEPH'S VILLA (https://www.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.
HAMILTON COUNCIL ON AGING (http://coahamilton.ca)
ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS (http://www.ewb.ca)
JASON'S HOUSE - MARCH OF DIMES (http://www.marchofdimes.ca)
HALDIMAND PREGNANCY CARE CENTRE (http://www.haldimandpcc.org/)
Haldimand Pregnancy Care Centre was founded in 2004 in Dunnville and 2007 in Caledonia to help support those experiencing unexpected or complicated pregnancies. We offer pre and post-natal support, moms support groups, parenting programs, Home with a Heart Homemaking School, one on one counselling, dads programs, miscarriage support, Doula care, post abortion counselling, relationship & family counselling, schools and youth program, Care & Share program. We also run a moms support program in Hagersville. We are here for all involved in the pregnancy situation.
Our Mission Statement is “Building Families Through The Love Of Christ”.
YWCA ENCORE (www.ywcahamilton.org)
Help change the lives of breast cancer survivors in our community!
ywcaencore is a free 8-week exercise program designed specifically for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction at any stage of their lives. ywcaencore helps women with the after-effects of breast cancer surgery and treatment, helping to restore strength, mobility and flexibility, confidence and general well-being. ywcaencore is MORE than an exercise program. The sessions are also an opportunity for women to share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment and connect with other women in their local area who understand what it is like to experience breast cancer.
YOUR LIFE COUNTS (www.yourlifecounts.org)
Your Life Counts is dedicated to "Helping youth & families nurture, protect & sustain their will to live…". YLC’s first priority is to offer immediate attention to people who are at risk for suicide, providing counseling and support to those who are suicidal and for suicide survivor loss families.
FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS (www.ffb.ca)
Mission: To lead the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness.
About: The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Canada's largest registered charity for sight saving research, has contributed over $25 million to cutting edge research into the causes, treatments and cures for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and related retinal eye diseases. "You'll see: results" thanks to Foundation funded discoveries. The Foundation is also known for its signature events: Comic Vision, Cycle for Sight, Ride for Sight, and Vision Quest.
For 40 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) has invested in Canadian research into the genetics of eye disease and the underlying mechanism of vision loss. Today, we are entering a new research era when these findings will be translated into treatments for blinding diseases of the retina.
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE (www.rmhhamilton.ca)
At Ronald McDonald House Hamilton (RMHH) we provide an emotionally supportive, comfortable and affordable “home away from home” for families of children who are seriously ill and being treated at McMaster Children’s Hospital and other Hamilton area hospitals.
POSSIBILITIES INTERNATIONAL (iam1ru.com)
Possibilities International exists to help fulfill the simple dreams of the hurting, helpless and hopeless by raising up a nation of "everyday philanthropists". We believe that EVERYBODY can be a philanthropist -- the 7 year old that gives their allowance money, the single mom who holds a garage sale to help a single mom overseas, and the runner/walker who collects pledges for a charity they believe in. You don't have to be a millionaire to make a difference!
GIBSON BIEN AIME FOUNDATION (gbafoundationforlife.com)
The Gibson Bien Aimé FOUNDATION FOR LIFE exists because we believe that there are many of us in this world who have ‘enough’ and want to help those who don’t, if someone would just tell us how. Our goal at Foundation For Life is to help children, families, and communities build solid foundations in their lives that will equip them to live better now and in the future. Our work is focused in the most marginalized communities in Haiti's capital. It starts with working to get kids off the street and back into school, and strengthening community when there is no family. It is a privilege for us to represent some of these who need our help. They are all someone’s daughter, mother, father, son, and all have a story.
SEW ON FIRE (www.sewonfire.com)
Sew on Fire, a Burlington-based grassroots humanitarian aid organization is 100% Volunteer Base with1500 Volunteer Hours Monthly.We operate with the help of an army of volunteers from schools, service groups, businesses, churches – individuals like YOU. We creatively package and distribute school supplies, personal hygiene items, clothing, shoes, hospital equipment/supplies, tons of humanitarian aid.More than 225,000 gifts bags have been hand delivered to the poor, along with helping to fill 100 shipping containers. Sew on Fire has partnered with other charities to 92 countries and 50 Canadian cities since February 2000.
PREGNANCY SUPPORT SERVICES OF HAMILTON (http://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.