Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH) is a nationally registered charity that coordinates and executes one-day Pro-Am hockey tournaments where men and women get the chance to play with hockey greats and raise funds to address the needs of the estimated 250,000 people who will experience homelessness in Canada this year. HHTH has raised over 14 million dollars for over 40 partner organizations since its inception.
Hockey Helps the Homeless Kitchener-Waterloo held their first tournament in 2014 and has since granted over $550,000 for
five local agencies which include oneROOF Youth Services, YW Kitchener-Waterloo, Lutherwood Safe Haven Shelter, House
of Friendship and the Homelessness Housing Umbrella Group (HHUG). At our 6th annual tournament in 2019, we hope to
reach the milestone of one million dollars to continue to help fund shelter bed nights.
Our annual tournament is an exciting day for the over 240 players, 16 NHL Alumni and female Olympians, and 100+
volunteers that come together to help make the event successful. Our sponsors and auction item donators play a large role in our
success as well, including National Founding Sponsor Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life and our Presenting Sponsor
Freedom 55 Financial.
To help face off homelessness, there are a few ways to get involved including registering to play, sponsoring, donating, or volunteering. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hhth.com and follow us on Twitter @HHTHKW and Facebook.com/HHTHKW.
Every Friday morning 340 kids in 20 schools in our community look forward with anticipation to pick up their backpack, where packages of food have been quietly placed, so that each child 14 and under in the family will have enough food for the weekend.
Food costs are $10 per child. It isn’t a lot considering the benefits to the children, the family and ultimately, our community. There are over 2,500 children living in severely food insecure homes in our community of Waterloo Region, and every step we take to achieve food security for even one child, is a step well taken.
Thank you for taking that step with us. www.food4kidsww.ca
Until a cure for cancer is found, those facing the diagnosis need a source of support & information in order to cope with the challenges. Since 1995 HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre has offered free individual and group programs and services to people living with cancer and their families.
Our lending library of resource materials contains books, DVDs and CDs on a variety of topics. We have resources about cancer types, stress management, nutrition, yoga, inspiration, meditation, and more.
Our peer support volunteers and staff offer you the opportunity to speak with someone who has been there, who really understands. We are not trained therapists – just a comforting ear. All conversations are confidential, and you’re welcome to bring a support person or other family members with you.
Our boutique offers wigs and head coverings to those losing their hair due to cancer treatment. We are able to offer the wigs we purchase free of charge. We are also pleased to provide post mastectomy camisoles to women undergoing, or who have recently had a mastectomy thanks to the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo. Make an appointment in our Boutique today for your private session (519)742-4673.
You can learn more about HopeSpring by visiting www.hopespring.ca.