Welcome to My Hockey Helps the Homeless Page
On any given night, there are over 1,500 people homeless in the Winnipeg area. I'm confident we can change this statistic.
On December 16th, I will be participating in the 3rd Annual Hockey Helps the Homeless Winnipeg Tournament, raising awareness and funding for three deserving local homelessness support agencies.
There’s more than one story when it comes to how people end up homeless and that’s why there is more than one way to help. Hockey Helps the Homeless invests in solutions that ensure fewer individuals and families end up on the streets. This annual hockey tournament supports organizations and programs committed to ending homelessness through housing, transportation initiatives, mental health support, education, health and wellness, training and employment.
Throughout my teaching years, I've met students who have experienced familial/spousal abuse, aged out of foster care without the skills needed to live independently, and/or have suffered from addictions and mental health issues. These things have at times led them to seek assistance and shelter. Also, as I drive to work I see many people suffering on the streets of Winnipeg. It is for these reasons that I'm raising awareness of these issues and seeking your support.
The charities being supported in Winnipeg this year are:
- Resource Assistance for Youth Inc. (https://rayinc.ca)
- Willow Place (https://www.facebook.com/willowplaceshelter/)
- Red Road Lodge (https://redroadlodge.ca/)
This is the second year the above organizations have been supported by this hockey tournament. You can read more about these organizations and how they used donations last year by clicking on this link: https://tournament.hhth.com/site/DocServer/2022-Winnipeg-Imapct_1_Pager.pdf?docID=3962
I was hoping to raise $500, but thanks to donations, the goal has been met! I've updated my goal to $750 in support of RAY, Willow Place and Red Road Lodge. Tax receipts will be issued upon receipt of the donation for all gifts $25 and above. Rest assured, your donations will not go toward covering any of my fees for the tournament. I will be paying my way and donating to this cause as well!
p.s. If you are interested in coming to watch some rec-league women's hockey, let me know and I'll keep you posted on tournament details!
p.p.s If you wish to donate and prefer writing a cheque, these should be made payable to Hockey Helps the Homeless and mailed to Head Office at 44 East Beaver Creek, Unit #4, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1G8. Please specify player name in the memo line.