Research has shown that the old saying of "It’s better to give than receive" is true on many levels. Besides feeling good about you for doing something for others it is also good for your physical health, self-esteem and personal empowerment.
We encourage our members to be conscious of doing good for others. Whatever you choose to do to give back—whether you volunteer your time, make a monetary donation or do a random act of kindness—you are making the world a better place by sharing.
HMC is very proud of their efforts to give back and make a positive difference in our community.
HMC Sharing Circle Endowment Fund
Established in 2011 the HMC sharing circle endowment fund is our way of guaranteeing the work we do today will support women forever. Proceeds each year from the endowment fund will go to supporting our designated charity, Bravestone Centre Inc.
As of Dec. 31, 2019 our endowment sits at $55,000 which generates approximately $2,400 annually.
To make a donation and support women today and forever click here.
Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital
Through our participation in the Dragon Boat Races each year our goal is to raise a minimum $30,000 through personal fundraising and other fundraising events.
We are very proud to consistently be one of the top fundraising groups in the festival and make a difference for children fighting for their lives.
Total raised to date: $297,050
2012 - $29,688.00 2013 - $38,291.00 2014 - $55,770.00 2015 - $40,251, 2016 - $46,975, 2017 - $40,715 , 2018 - $45,360
In addition to these totals the HMC Crew raised an additional $44,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in the 2011 and 2010 Dragon Boat Festivals.
Grand Total Raised through the Dragon Boat Festivals is $341,050
Bravestone Centre Inc.
Providing safe and healthy second-stage housing, counseling, and support programs that promote physical and emotional healing and personal growth for women and their children who have left abusive relationships. The program is based on the premise that families need to be free from danger to break the cycle of violence.
Bravestone Centre Inc. is our charity of choice. We support them through proceeds of our endowment fund and various fundraising efforts throughout the year as well as collection of house hold supplies.
A total of $12,319.96 has been granted to Bravestone Centre as of Dec, 31 2019 via the endowment fund.
Various fundraisers have donated an additional $3500 as of Dec. 31, 2019 plus annual Christmas gifts and needed items through our membership.
Breast Cancer Research
Through our partnership with the Bison women's basketball team at the University of Manitoba, HMC has been a part of their "Pink Weekend" to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Our efforts have contributed $6600 as of October 2015.
Our message to our members will be doing Random Acts of Kindness. We will target 2 months a year to deliver that message to our membership as well as encourage volunteer opportunities.