Success Stories

Kids Cancer Care

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Kids Cancer Care has worked with HFC for years for all of our online donation, event, pledge and ticket systems. It's been a rich and extremely productive partnership--one that keeps growing as we grow and as the technological needs of our world grows. HFC is always quick and responsive, always eager to meet the challenges we bring. They're always open to working creatively with us to find the most innovative solutions to our technological challenges.


Location: Ottawa, Ontario

CHF had a record breaking year, clearing the $300,000 mark for their Alternative Giving Campaign, Gifts That Matter for the first time. That’s an increase of more than 18% over the previous year. They reported almost 1,250 unique visitors, an overall total of more than 4,000 donors and over 5,000 gifts. CHF was also happy to report they received their first major corporate gift to the campaign.

Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Contact Name: Gail Hanney
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Over the last three years, Canuck Place has been using Help for Charities e-philanthropy solution services to help provide exciting new giving options that allow our donors to make secure online gifts, as well as to use social networking tools to become fundraisers on our behalf. As a result, our online donations have soared!

Using Help for Charities tools, our donors can send a personalized e-card when making a tribute gift or purchase a Precious Gift from our wish list catalogue of tangible gifts needed at our hospice to provide comfort, care and joy to children with life-threatening illnesses. Our supporters can pledge a participant in our annual Adventure Challenge fundraiser, or set up their own personal fundraising page and email their friends and family to support their favourite cause in honour of a special occasions, such as a birthday, wedding our anniversary. Our corporate and employee giving programs have also increased with the development of an event site that gives groups the ability to host and manage their 3rd party fundraising events online.

Overall, our donors have really embraced these creative e-philanthropy tools which are fun to use, convenient and secure, and provide automatic electronic tax receipts that are cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. The backend administration system, canned reports, tech support and webboard, also make these programs easy for our fundraising staff to manage and track results.

United Way Greater Toronto

Contact Name: Michael Fuhrmann
Location: Toronto, Ontario

"Also just so you know we had another great year with our online donations using the system. We raised $89,613.20 in 2002. As well we've used the shopping cart tool to register people for various events and the Volunteer form we have running on your system has led to 196 new volunteers! And all it cost us for the year 2002 to use the Help for Charities donation management tools was $363.85! An outstanding ROI!

Thanks to everyone on the Help for Charities team for your an outstanding product and all your assistance last year!"

Michael Fuhrmann,
Manager, GD and New Media
United Way of Greater Toronto

BC Lions Society

Contact Name: Clare Charnley, Director of Special Events
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

"Just thought I'd let you know that our online pledges have more than doubled last year. Vancouver alone has raised over $239,000!"

Clare Charnley,
Director of Special Events
The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

Fair Vote Canada

Contact Name: Larry Gordon, Executive Director
Location: Toronto, Ontario

“I want to thank you for your support on this project. I’m not the most computer and web literate person in the world, but you were able to guide me through this process quite nicely and I’m really pleased with the outcome.”

“I was initially skeptical about working with the discussion board to communicate on this project. But what a great tool that is. It was really helpful to have all the past messages readily available for reference. I’m a big fan of the board now.”