HOPE for HopeSpring

$23,985 of $400k goal

Raised by 187 people in 1 month
Anita Kilgour
on behalf of Kim Maxwell
 Kitchener North Central, ON
Recently, HopeSpring’s Board of Directors made the difficult decision that it was no longer financially possible to keep the Centre open.  Unfortunately, traditional funding from individual donors, corporations and foundations hasn’t kept pace with our operating costs, and government funding isn’t available.  The Centre will close on March 31 unless long-term, sustainable funding can be raised by February 27.

After our decision was announced in January, many people asked us to reconsider and offered to help.  The Board decided to undertake a final campaign, Hope for HopeSpring, to try and raise long-term, stable financial support.   The deadline for this campaign is February 27.  On February 27, HopeSpring’s Board of Directors will meet to assess the success of our February Hope for HopeSpring fund-raising campaign.  In that meeting the Board will decide whether we have the means to continue operations, or if the decision stands to close on March 31.

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre has been there for patients, caregivers and families of those facing cancer in the Waterloo Region and surrounding area for 21 years. We provide all our services to these individuals for free as cancer can be a financially crippling diagnosis. 

Please help us continue to help them.

Gifts may be made through our GoFundMe, by mail to, or in person at, 16 Andrew Street, Unit 2, Kitchener, ON N2H 5R2

Or call 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card.

Donations will not be cashed or processed nor receipted until a final decision is made regarding the future of HopeSpring.

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Update 8
Posted by HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
22 days ago
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#HOPEforHopeSpring WILL REMAIN OPEN. THE COMMUNITY HAS SPOKEN

The community has spoken and HopeSpring will keep its doors open. With an overwhelming response from community members, volunteers and donors, it was clear that the community wishes to have HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre programs and services available for the long term. We are humbled, overwhelmed and grateful for this outpouring of support. We did not give the community much time to rally, yet we have received funds available now to move forward.

The #HOPEforHopeSpring fundraiser has raised over $300,000.00. While we did not achieve our original goal, we are confident with the conversations ongoing and pledges most recently offered to remain open for 2017. Our fundraising campaign continues to provide the time for our community to join us in achieving our ultimate goal. Through this journey, we have heard many testaments, words of encouragement and concerns about our past. This new chapter for HopeSpring will allow the Board to begin the process of sustainability, and to focus on our mandate – free programs and services for our community that help those impacted by cancer.

In light of this new opportunity for HopeSpring, transparency, fiscal responsibility, community voice and strategic long-term vision will be our pillars. We will continue to update our media partners on the progress and decisions moving forward.

The tireless efforts of the volunteers, members, staff of HopeSpring and HOPEsters sprinkled throughout our community, have generously created this opportunity for HopeSpring. Every dollar has made the difference, and we are committed to making our community and members proud. THANK YOU.
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Update 7
Posted by HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
24 days ago
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There's 2 days left in the #HopeforHopeSpring campaign! Every donation brings us that much closer to our goal. The campaign results currently stand at $217,087.

We're more than half way and we encourage you to share our message of HOPE with your friends, family and colleagues.

Our primary goal is to continue the services of HopeSpring without interruption, and with achieving the goal of $400,000, we have the opportunity to build a solid infrastructure for a healthy HopeSpring future for years to come in our community. Donations and pledges can be made directly to HopeSpring by calling (519) 742-4673 or by visiting www.hopespring.ca. HopeSpring will also be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. today to accept your donations and pledges.

Valerie Beyer
Chair, HopeSpring Board of Directors
boardchair@hopespring.ca
519-742-4673
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Update 6
Posted by HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
26 days ago
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I just got off the phone with the folks at HopeSpring. They're just under $200,000! That's great news!

HopeSpring is also going to be open this weekend, 9-7 on Saturday, 9-5 on Sunday, for anyone who wants to drop by and drop off a donation or call in with one.

We can do this, everyone! The support has been incredible!
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Update 5
Posted by HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
27 days ago
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If you haven't seen it already, check out this AMAZING pledge by Trinity United Church - https://www.trinityunitedkw.ca/trinity-in-the-news/2017/2/22/press-release-trinity-united-church-pledges-50000-in-matching-donations-to-hopespring-cancer-support-centre

We belong to a truly incredible community! #HopeForHopeSpring
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$23,985 of $400k goal

Raised by 187 people in 1 month
Created February 10, 2017
Anita Kilgour  
on behalf of Kim Maxwell
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Dave and Nora Swanson
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Given in Memory of Lesley (Good) Swanson and Katy (Marshall) Gilbert

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