It all started in 2011 with a goal of raising $250. Since then.....
Spreading hope, one gift at a time. Together we can redefine Christmas morning.
Friends With Hearts is not a registered charity; we are a global community of friends working together to restore the magic of Christmas for families in need.
Starting from a simple idea in 2011, Friends With Hearts had it’s beginning in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
According to a report released in 2012 by the Hamilton Community Foundation, there are some neighbourhoods within Hamilton where poverty rates are at less than 6% and others where it hovers at more than 40%. For many families, this means that Christmas morning will be absent of gifts, including basic necessities and the small luxuries that characterize the excitement of the season.
We know that this stat is equal if not possibly worse in other cities and we hope to help those in need.
This is where Friends With Hearts finds its purpose.
By raising funds on behalf of local charities/organizations, we are able to support families who are enduring difficult circumstances and offer hope to the children who feel it the most.
100% of the donations go towards the families.
It all started when FWH founder Jay Perry returned from a mission trip to Haiti and wanted to do something in his home town.
After finding a photo of himself playing with a toy his parents bought him for Christmas, Jay wanted every child to experience the joy he felt that morning.
And he wanted to do it with his friends.