Charity Registration Number

P.O. Box 871,
Welland, Ontario L3B 5Y5

Local: (519) 754-1796 (Brantford)
Toll Free: 1.800.653.HACS
Fax: (905) 735-8386


Welcome to Help a Child Smile

Life for a child threatened by cancer is filled with pain, sacrifice, hospital visits and treatments. "Help a Child Smile" was born out of the need to bring some joy into the lives of these victims of childhood cancer.


Mission Statement

An organization focused on children with cancer treated at the Children's Hospital at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation by providing opportunities for them and their families to smile and have fun.


For those who were not able to attend the funeral service, please know that it was a wonderful tribute to a great woman. In our day-to-day lives, we meet so many people. Many of them are remarkable.  But sometimes it takes reflection and friends sharing stories before it all comes together and we realize just how truly remarkable they were.  A lot of broken hearts in the Allen household, and among her fellow past and present Board members and friends at Help a Child Smile. Not only was she our leader, she was a compassionate woman and parent who also had to watch her child go through the ordeal of childhood cancer. Sandra cared deeply about each and every family that was diagnosed and wanted the best for them... all of them. 

For those who wonder what next? I can assure you, on behalf of the Board, that we will carry on with that same compassion, understanding, enthusiasm and commitment that Sandra has shown for so many years. We will carry that torch moving forward. We are lucky that all of our Board members share those same values that Sandra did and will continue to do so. We will miss Sandra, our leader.... our friend. Goodbye for now, Sandy.          Nelson Mota


make donations

Thanks to the generous support of compassionate people like you, we are able

to continue to provide

support and smile

opportunities to families

battling childhood



sponsor an event

We are a charitable organization founded and run by volunteers that depends totally on donations and fundraising

events to fund our programs.


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