Friends With Hearts
We are 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 and we invite you to join our movement and start up your own FWH group in your hometown.
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.
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 – Expansion into Vancouver
Number of Friends involved: 165
Amount raised from donations: $11233.44
Number of people sponsored: 101 people over 38 families
Cities Involved: Hamilton, Ontario, CAN | Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
We invite you to join our circle of friends. Click here to start your own FWH group
Join our cause as we bring hope to families this Christmas.