2016 Charity: Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty by building homes and promoting affordable homeownership, through the mobilization of volunteers and community partners.
We work with people from all walks of life as we build simple, decent and affordable homes through volunteer labour, efficient management and donations of money and materials. Homes are sold to partner families at no profit – they are financed with affordable, no interest mortgages, geared to the families’ financial circumstance.
Habitat Restores sell new and gently used household and building products, with ReStore sales helping to cover administrative costs of the affiliate. This ensures donated dollars go directly to building more homes in each community in the region.
HGHOGN has helped Huntsville families realize the social and economic benefits of affordable homeownership in 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2012. The organization is excited to once again put shovels in the ground for 2016 in a community-wide effort to offer families a “hand up.” Join us, as we ramp-up our operations in Huntsville and the entire Gateway North region!
visit the charity website: habitatgatewaynorth.com
2015 Charity: Empowering Women Through Sport
Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Howell created this Donor-Advised Flow-Through Fund to build a legacy and provide resources and opportunities for Muskoka’s female athletes who excel in any sport to pursue their dreams of competing at the next level. This unique fund provides additional resources for girls and women who are residents of the District Municipality of Muskoka and competing in any type of individual or team sport above the local club or rep level regionally, provincially, nationally or internationally, and demonstrate a commitment to the True Sport values and principles to “Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Stay Healthy, Have Fun, Include Others, Give Back”. Funding can be used for coaching fees, team fees, travel expenses and/or equipment.
2014 Charity: Huntsville Hospital Foundation
Huntsville Hospital Foundation is a fundraising organization dedicated to improving healthcare services for the residents of Muskoka and East Parry Sound.
The Foundation was established as a registered charity in 1984 to receive, maintain and distribute funds raised by personal donations, grants, capital projects, special event fundraising and special programs not covered by government grants.
Although the Foundation does not contribute to operating costs, its mandate is to provide ongoing capital & education resources for Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Click here for more information on the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
2013 Charity: Hospice Huntsville
Hospice Huntsville provides quality end of life care for members of our community who are dying with a terminal illness. Hospice Huntsville has many robust programs provided palliative care support to the Huntsville community for over 20 years. The visiting volunteer program provides bedside support in our clients homes or at hospital to allow family and caregiver respite and the grief and bereavement program supports caregivers after their loved one has died.
Algonquin Grace is the five bed residential hospice that provides 24 hour professional nursing and personal support work to alleviate the burdens of caring for a dying family member at home. Click here for more information on Hospice Huntsville.