The Grimsby Benevolent Fund is a registered non-profit organization operating under a charter since 1965. Founder, Mike Barretto, is a committed volunteer and entrepreneur. His vision was to coordinate the benevolent efforts of several groups in Grimsby under one umbrella organization – thus the Grimsby Benevolent Fund was born. Since its humble beginnings as a Christmas Hamper program in 1965, GBF now operates a food bank, clothing & housewares store and, in 1992, established the Used Furniture Warehouse. Revenue generated from the Store and Warehouse help fund the many benevolent activities of GBF.
2005, marked the Fortieth Year that the GBF has made a difference in our community. Grimsby is indeed indebted to the foresight of Mike Barretto and the many faithful volunteers over the years. Visit The Grimsby Benevolent Fund.
McMaster Children’s Hospital is one of Canada’s leading pediatric health care facilities and is the regional referral centre for children who are seriously ill, injured or require specialized services in South-Central Ontario. More than 180,000 visits are made to the hospital throughout the year. Specialized services include 40 pediatric clinics, the province’s largest neonatal intensive care unit and the only pediatric trauma centre in the region. In addition, a range of specialized outpatient services operate at the Chedoke site, including autism, development pediatrics & rehabilitation, and mental health. It is also home to the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and the internationally renowned Offord Centre for Child Studies. McMaster Children’s Hospital (Mac Kids) is:
Children’s Miracle Network has grown dramatically since its founding in 1983 from a televised fundraiser in a small studio to one of the North America’s leading children’s charities. The organization was founded by Marie Osmond and her family as well as John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake and it set out with two simple goals:
n 30 years, Children’s Miracle Network has raised $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. But the need is ever-present. Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that’s one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease.
Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals always have their doors open. Our Network includes 170 hospitals that provide world-class care for every patient. Visit Children's Miracle Network.