Thank you for your donations!

Thank you to Dante Lodge in Welland for a special donation of $2,000! They collected donations at their Christmas Party and then Dante Lodge matched them! A big thanks goes out to President Lina Borreiti, Elsa D’Innocenzo, Amy LeDonne , Albert Longo, Carlo Esposito and all the members of Dante Lodge!
Elsa D’Innocenzo, Amy LeDonne,
Margaret (Peggy) Charron (Help A Child Smile)

Thank you to The Glass Slipper Company for selecting Help A Child Smile as the beneficiary for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball held on New Year’s Eve. Cinderella presented a $2,500 cheque to Help A Child Smile.

Tara and Chloe Hutson accepted the cheque on behalf of Help A Child Smile. Chloe is holding a picture of her late sister, Caitlin.


2023 NHL Alumni Hockey Game

On Sunday, January 15 our families were invited to attend the 2023 NHL Alumni Hockey Game. 

The Alumni Benefit Tour is proud to support Help A Child Smile ( is a volunteer-run charity dedicated to bringing joy into the lives of children being treated for cancer at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton. Helping over 1400 families by providing welcome packages which include a parking pass, gas card and meal vouchers and much more at the hospitals. They organize and fund day trips to Wonderland, African Lion Safari, Disney on Ice, sporting events, Bingemans Big Splash, Niagara Go-Karts and much more. 

Our Help A Child Smile Alumni member, Olivia MacNamara spoke to the audience on our behalf and shared about her battle with cancer and how Help A Child Smile supported her and her family. She was joined at ice level by her father, Sean. Olivia’s parents, Sean and Sheryl are board members and continue to work to assist us with fundraising and programming to support families affected by childhood cancer.

2021 Family Picnic

The Board of Directors and volunteers from Help A Child Smile welcomed our families to the 2021 Family Picnic. A special thank you to the Gallant family for hosting our picnic at Colton’s Fun Farm. Our guests enjoyed a variety of fall activities in the barn and on the property, as well as a foam pit and slide and slide, a petting zoom, laser tag, horseback rides and a reptile show. Each family enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch on the farm.

Colton’s Fun Farm is holding their annual fall activities and will be donating a portion of their ticket sales to Help A Child Smile.

Here’s a link to their website where you can find out what they have to offer and the date and times.

Colton’s Fun Farm

Colton’s Fun Farm

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Thousands of hockey fans of all ages enjoyed an NHL Alumni Hockey Game at the FirstOntario Centre on Sunday, February 16 in support of Help A Child Smile and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Amy Watson, the Vice-Chair of the Help A Child Smile Board of Directors and Nelson Mota, the Chair of the Help A Child Smile Board presented Elijah Verhoeven and his family with a trip to Give the Kids the World in Florida. 

Fans had a chance to watch Toronto Maple Leaf greats Wendel Clark, Shayne Corson, Nik Antropov and Rick Vaive hit the ice with Montreal Canadien Mark Napier. The Law Enforcement All Stars couldn’t beat the NHL Alumni Team and lost 7-6, but the overall winners were Help A Child Smile and the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Help A Child Smile raised over $3 thousand with our 50/50 draw and raised more awareness of childhood cancer.

Elijah Verhoeven and his family had a chance for a special VIP Meet and Greet with the Alumni Team and were joined by Nelson Mota, Amy Watson and Blair Kneabone, one of our dedicated Help A Child Smile Volunteers. 


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