Here is the list of the charities that will be supported for this year’s Grand River Amazing Race:
Woolwich Community Services
Woolwich Community Services is a social service agency providing opportunities ans resources for the individuals of Woolwich Township and the north part of Wellesley Township.
Did you know that we offer:
– A food bank and school “Lunch Crunch” program?
– Family Violence Prevention Programs?
– Christmas Goodwill?
– Kids & I Resource Centre and a Youth Centre?
– Transportation program to drive you to and from your medical appointment?
– Employment Services
– Mobility Loan Cupboard
– Thrift Shop where all proceeds support WCS Programs?
– and SO MUCH MORE!!!
Facebook: Woolwich Community Services
Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society
Eva came to the Animal Welfare Center in our Feral Spay program. She was just one of several cats born in a barn to a feral mother. Typical of in-bred ferals, Eva was born with serious eye infections and no sight. Because we have an on-site hospital, Eva received immediate vet care and was able to recuperate in comfort, with daily medical attention which prevented further infection. Within days of being placed for adoption, Eva found a forever home.
Last year we invested $350,000 in establishing an on-site animal care hospital at our Animal Welfare Centre, ensuring medical care for our adoptable pets could be accomplished onsite. In 2014 we invested an additional $250,000 in animal care because we believe that Every Animal Deserves a Chance. The KWHS is committed to providing the best care and comfort for every animal that comes into our centre.
- KWHS received the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for non-profits in 2014.
- We are the 4th largest shelter in Ontario and through our association with the Stratford-Perth
- Humane Society we are one of the largest Humane Societies in Canada.
- In the last 10 years we have found homes for 19,000+ animals and reunited more than 8700 with their families.
- The Humane Education program reaches more than 35,000 children annually through school visits; facility tours; out of school camps and clubs; and birthday parties.
- More than 500 volunteers fill a variety of roles within the KWHS.
- 69% of our revenue comes from our community through special events, donations, and grants.
Parents for Community Living
Grand River Hospital Foundation – Emergency Department
Grand River Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) is the largest in the Waterloo Wellington Local
Health Integrated Network (WWLHIN). It is located at the hospital’s KW Site. It cares for adults and children through about 60,000 visits annually. The unit receives patients from 50% of ambulance runs within Waterloo Region.
The ED supports the regional cancer and renal programs as well as children’s, childbirth, emergency after hours general surgery, mental health and addictions, orthopaedics and stroke.
Bereaved Families of Ontario – Mid-Western Region
“The people there have literally saved my life. And they don’t even know it.”
- Bereaved Families of Ontario has been in existence since 1978
- Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (BFO-MR) provides peer support to families who have experienced the death of an infant, child, sibling, parent, or loved one
- In 2014, BFO-MR supported over 1800 individuals
- Please watch this short video to see how your donations provide support to bereaved individuals in Waterloo, Woolwich and Wellington Region: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COvngUIcSXQ
“My son started to talk about his feelings (i.e. sad,) and I witnessed that he understood what happened to his daddy, so for me the goals were met. That wasn’t happening so much at home before this group”
Help us help others – www.bfomidwest.org