friends with hearts hamilton

Jay Perry
Group Leader

Somehow this will be nine years of Friends With Hearts!!! What the!!!!! 9!!!!!!! So unreal! 🙂

Everything will kick off November 1, 2019.

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 –

2019 Donation Cut Off: TBA

Wrapping Party: Sunday December 8th 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: Good Shepherd Square, 400 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 2B6


donation info

Use this email if you wish to donate via online email-transfer:

Use the button below if you wish to donate via PayPal.

While 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
Coordinator, Sponsor Our Families Program
Good Shepherd Hamilton
Phone: 905.528.6565 x3337

frequently asked questions

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 donations goes toward the families – to include gifts, gift cards, food, cards and wrapping paper.

Good Shepherd is a registered charity located in Central Hamilton that extends hope, unconditional love, dignity and respect to those in need through diverse programming and services. Please visit to learn more.

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.

December 5th, 2019.

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.

Yes, but it would have to be made out to Jay Perry. Unfortunately, we’re not able to accept cheques addressed to Friends With Hearts.

100% (we stress: every. single. cent) of your donation will be used to benefit families in need through Good Shepherd’s holiday sponsorship program. If using PayPal, your donations are subject to deductions of PayPal’s 2.9% + $0.30 administrative/transaction fee.

We can get tax receipts issued through Good Shepherd but at this time, we are only issuing receipts for donations of $500 or greater.

Since 2011...

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


2018 – What A Year!

Number of Friends involved: I lost count!

Amount raised from donations: $26,117.38

Amount in donated gifts: Approx. $4000.00