Celebration of Hope

It’s a huge event. Everyone works incredibly hard to make it happen. So, it deserves its own celebration. It’s our year-end bash. We call it our “Celebration of HOPE”.

Our Planning Team, sponsors, and charities get together to honour, commend and revel. It’s an especially rewarding time, too. This is the time H.O.P.E. presents  the Recipient Charities with funding. We’ll also announce our upcoming year’s Recipient Charities. The evening is incredibly special for all of us. Enjoy a small selection of photos of this special event over the years.

This is how H.O.P.E.’s charity application process works every year.

H.O.P.E. has a Board of Directors of 7 and a General Membership of approximately 35 ppl.

Each year we post our charity application on our website around the first week of August for 2 months. Then in the first week of October we close the application.

The information provided by all the vetted applicants gets sent to the H.O.P.E. members, this helps them to decide on the Charites they would like to receive H.O.P.E. funding.

Our membership then vote on the charities, some time around the end of October, at our fall General meeting.

Only the selected charities receive a call as we have too many applicants to reach out to all.

We then announce the chosen charities at our Celebration of H.O.P.E. in Late November.

At this annual event, the Celebration of H.O.P.E., we present the cheques to the charities selected for the current year, and announce the new charities selected for the up and coming event year.