Group: Jay Perry | Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Here we go again! Our eighth year!! 8!!! :)
Can you believe it?? So crazy. NONE of this would be possible without the amazing friends who have made this such a success. Thank you so so so much to all of you.
We will be once again working alongside Good Shepherd in Hamilton to provide Christmas to those families in need.
For those who might not know me, you can check out this page: FWH Founder, for even more information.
Here’s to an amazing year with the best friends and group!
Affiliated with: Good Shepherd
2018 Donation Cut Off: December 5th 2018
Wrapping Party: Sunday December 9th 2018
Location: Good Shepherd Square, 400 King Street W, Hamilton, ON L8P 2B6
Video talking all about what Friends With Hearts is:
How to join the group and how to donate
My company wants to make a donation. Will we get a tax receipt?
Absolutely! We can get tax receipts for any donation of $500 and over. Tax receipts will be issued in January of 2019 and will come from Good Shepherd.
If you need a tax receipt, please let us know when donating and make sure to provide your company/personal name and mailing address.
Note: If donating through PayPal and to receive a tax receipt for $500, a donation of $515.24 is required. After PayPal fees it will equal $500.
How can I donate?
I can accept donations in various forms. You can use the PayPal link below, you can give me money personally, or you can use an email transfer. If sending money via email, please send it to the email listed below in the Email Transfer section.
Do I need a PayPal account in order to donate?
No. One of many reasons we love using PayPal is because you don’t need a PayPal account to donate. When you click on the ‘donate’ button at the bottom of this page, you will be re-directed to another page where you enter the amount you wish to donate and then you can either log in to your PayPal account or proceed with a one-time credit card transaction by clicking on the “CONTINUE” link under the Don’t have a PayPal account? section.
PayPal fee info.
PayPal deducts a 2.9% administrative fee + $0.30 transaction fee on all donations. For example:
$25.00 = $23.97
$50.00 = $48.25
$75.00 = $72.52
$100.00 = $96.80
Can I donate used clothing and toys to Friends With Hearts?
While we appreciate offers of these types of items, the organization we work with requests only new items be donated to families for their holiday sponsorship program.
Is Friends With Hearts a charity?
No, FWH is not a registered charity nor does the group have to be. We work with local charities, non-profit organizations, schools, and churches to support their holiday giving programs. We advocate that 100% of our funding goes toward the families – to include gifts, gift cards, food, cards and wrapping paper.
Donation Cut Off Date.
December 5th 2018.
Use this email to donate using Email Transfer
Click on the button to donate using PayPal
By clicking the donate button below, I agree and have read all the above information.
CredibilityWhile we assure the integrity of our donation management, we understand that there may be questions relating to the credibility of FWH and the specifics of our partnership with the Good Shepherd. To maintain a sense of transparency and trust amongst our network of friends, we share a point of contact that you can reach out to for additional insight on what we do and how we do it.
Ruth Maudsley – Sponsor Our Families Program Co-Ordinator @ Good Shepherd
ph. 905-528-6565 ext. 3306
10 Delaware Avenue
Images from previous years
2011 – Where it all started
Number of Friends involved: 43
Amount raised from donations: $1426.50
Number of people sponsored: 8 people over 2 families
2012 – Friends With Hearts is born
Number of Friends involved: 62
Amount raised from donations: $3045.00
Number of people sponsored: 23 people over 4 families
2013 – Another great year
Number of Friends involved: 110
Amount raised from donations: $9493.44
Number of people sponsored: 90 people over 35 families
2014 – Year #4!
Number of Friends involved: 118
Amount raised from donations: $8549.12
Number of people sponsored: 70 people over 27 families
2015 – Has it been 5 years already?
Number of Friends involved: 147
Amount raised from donations: $12234.36
2016 – It just keeps growing!
Number of Friends involved: We lost count :)
Amount raised from donations: $13292.10
Amount in donated gifts: Approx. $3000.00
2017 – Seven years later!
Number of Friends involved: Lots!! :)
Amount raised from donations: $35,246.27
Amount in donated gifts: Approx. $4000.00