Hope comes in many forms and can change the life of a child.

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Thank you for continuing to bring hope and happiness to Niagara’s most vulnerable children and families.
Without you, they could become overwhelmed by the life challenges that they face every day. They might lose hope.
Thankfully, despite the many obstacles they encounter, hope continues to light the way to a better today and a brighter tomorrow.

This past year, hope came in the form of special summer experiences for 241 children who attended the COVID-safe, week-long YMCA camps. Hope also provided 200 children and youth “Summer Smiles at Home” activity baskets to help them enjoy their summer.

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For 50 young people in foster care or in group home care, hope was an education bursary this September – providing assistance with the costs of post-secondary education. Since most of their studies resumed in person, 10 of our youth are attending university, 38 are attending college and two are in the trades. Your support helps pay their tuition, and cover the costs of books, accommodations and living expenses. Your support helps give them hope for their future!

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Hope is especially critical to the 150 youth making the transition from foster care to living independently in the community. These youth have experienced turbulent childhoods or loss of family. They now face the future where they must depend on themselves. That’s why our youth programs offer support, the knowledge that they are not alone, and the hope they will be resilient as they venture into our world as young adults.

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Throughout the pandemic, hope came for more than 300 families who needed basic necessities like food, diapers, toiletries, health care products, masks and hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies. With your continued help, we hope to support many more of our 800 families during the festive season and into the New Year.


TODAY ONLY: Giving Tuesday, 30 November 2021

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This Holiday Season, we ask you to donate and give the Gift of Hope so that our community’s children, youth and families can continue to experience the happiness they deserve, and the hope that they need, to make it through to a better place in their lives.

Hope comes in many forms and can change the life of a child.


Hope is a gift. Thank you for sharing that gift. We appreciate your generous support of this special Gift of Hope.

And, we wish you and your family all the best this Holiday Season and in 2022!