Third Party Fundraising

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Thank you for your interest in supporting Hopewell’s Children’s Homes. We are strong believers in the power of partnership and know that great things are possible when people work together. Every dollar goes towards making a lasting impact in our community, and we would love to hear your ideas!

Our third-party fundraising package will teach you about Hopewell and the work we do, how you can help us, and how we can assist you. We hope our package inspires you to join us in enriching the lives of individuals with a range of physical and developmental abilities to experience a full life. Our Planning Checklist and Third-Party Fundraising Ideas can help get the creative juices flowing. Once you have submitted your event proposal to us, you can expect to hear from us within two weeks.

Our Mission and Impact

We support individuals of all ages with a wide variety of unique strengths and capabilities.  We offer an individualized support model for each participant so that they will achieve their maximum potential and experience a full and enriched life.  In addition to our commitment to provide outstanding service to supported individuals, Hopewell also provides specialized programs for people who are living with complex needs that require medical, and/or behavioural supports.

We envision a community where all people can reach their full potential in supportive and caring environments.

What is a third-party fundraiser?

Third party fundraisers are not official Hopewell events, but initiatives or events organized by businesses, community organizations, or individuals choosing to honor the work and mission of Hopewell and the community that we serve. Acting independently, third party fundraisers are a vital resource for increasing awareness and ensuring sustainability for our organization.  

Why do we need your support?

The demand for specialized support in our communities is steadily increasing and has created significant concern. Community connection sits at the core of Hopewell. Your third-party fundraiser can make a significant difference for our non-profit in strengthening our support base, increasing awareness about our services, and inspiring your own connections.  With your help, additional funding could allow us to expand our supports to the community. Help us to continue to be creative in offering new and exciting supports services to families in our community!


What do we do with your support?

Hopewell offers three pillars of service:  residential supports, respite supports and recreational supports. Hopewell is committed to providing our region with a valuable community benefit – a place where families can turn to, where we can meet the unique needs of everyone with respect, compassion, and hope at its center. Your support ensures that our programming is accessible to community members for as long as they want or need them. We are proud to say that thanks to Ministry funding, the majority of our programs are offered free of charge to the community, to ensure that finances are never a barrier to participation. With your support, we can go above and beyond ministry funding, creating more opportunities for fulfillment, and offering exciting new programs to the community!

How we can support you:

  • Donation forms
  • An online fundraising page for your event included on our website
  • Issue tax receipts, subject to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines
  • A script that helps you describe the work we do and why folks should donate at your event
  • Promotion through our website, newsletter and socials

We couldn't provide our community with the individualized supports they need without our amazing donors who help us raise funds. Join team Hopewell and set up your own fundraiser today!


How Hopewell Third- Party Fundraising Works  

At Hopewell the organizers act independently, but with the help of our knowledge and support. There are endless ways that you can raise funds to support our community. Whether it’s a litter clean up, an athletic tournament, an art show, or your own unique creation, you have a huge impact on our Hopewell family.

  1. Come up with your idea! Whether you are or choosing an initiative that resonates with you, or there is a specific home you would like to fundraise for - how do you want to raise money for Hopewell?  
  2. Fill out the online event proposal form. Our Fund Development Coordinator will get back to you within two weeks to chat about your event.  
  3. Host your event! Have fun, take pictures, and share with your network – show the community how much you care to make a difference!
  4. Report back and let us know how much you were able to raise!  

Whether you're hosting an event or doing some crowdfunding, we can get you started here by filling out a proposal. Visit our checklist to see what entails getting your event ready!  


You’ve got the inspiration and we can give you the support you need! We’ve compiled a checklist to get you started on your exciting fundraising endeavour. After you’ve reviewed the checklist, fill out our Event Proposal Form and we’ll reach out soon after so we can begin propelling your ideas into action!

When it comes to organizing a fundraising event, the possibilities are endless, and we are so excited to hear all about your ideas!  

Whether you are looking to host an online initiative, bring people together for an event or if it’s a whole new idea you’re bringing to the table, we encourage you to get creative. When deciding what type of event you would like to plan, keep in mind the time of year, (summer months can be tricky to get people to commit), what else is going on that month in the community, and how much help you are going to need to pull it off. We can’t stress enough the importance of having enough volunteers to help – they not only help lessen the workload, but you can leverage each other’s strengths and pull off a truly successful event!

Depending on the type of event you want to host, sometimes you can ask teams to register and/or collect pledges to participate! Here are a few ideas to consider when getting started. Make sure your event resonates with you – what makes sense for your interests and passions, or how you would like to bring people together in the community.

  • Baseball tournaments
  • Hockey tournaments
  • Bowling
  • Walkathons
  • BBQ lunch
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Litter clean-up
  • Online silent auction
  • Dress down day
  • Golf tournament
  • Benefit dinner
  • Gala
  • Casino night
  • Art show
  • Benefit concert


Corporate Philanthropy

Assist Hopewell homes and specialized programs. We support sustainable and lasting change in the community with the mission to enrich the lives of individuals with a range of physical and developmental abilities to experience a full life. We do this by working with children, families and individuals within our communities offering them a full and enriched life.

Cause Marketing

Did you know 70% of shoppers will choose one brand over another, if it’s associated with a cause? An additional 80% will tell their friends about it. Letting your customers know that your company is socially responsible by marketing a product or service in support of Hopewell shows you care about the well-being of your community and helps your brand stand out, increase your sales and revenue while creating social justice within your own community.

Employee Engagement

Encourage your employees to rally around a special cause with team-building exercises or through your very own corporate giving program that will help strengthen your staff's sense of corporate pride and commitment. This could include peer to peer fundraising activities like sports tournaments, office Olympics, or casual Fridays.


Collect Donations

Set out collection canisters next to cash registers to encourage your customers to help you!

We hope that you have found our Third-Party Fundraising Package useful! If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss your ideas with you! Call us at 519-836-9641 ext. 233 or email at

Hopewell Children's Home
109 Surrey St E, Guelph,
ON N1H 3P7

Phone: (519) 836-9641

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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