Our organization functions entirely as a volunteer, not-for-profit organization, and so we rely on the generosity of the community to help fund our missions.
Equipment and supplies
We take only new, or nearly new used equipment and supplies. The needs vary from wheelchairs and walkers to medications and toys, and depend upon the specific mission that we are working on. At this time, we do not have any specific needs for equipment or supplies.
However, please contact us if you have equipment and supplies to donate. One of our team members will contact you to discuss our current needs, as they can change quickly.
We are always seeking contributions from businesses, groups, and individuals to support our efforts. Funds raised allow us to transport medical equipment and wheelchairs, training materials and medications, as well as approximately 50 rehabilitation professionals and support workers yearly. All volunteers use their vacation time and contribute personally to the fundraising efforts. We carry with us donated equipment such as therapy supplies, footwear, ambulation aids, medicines, prosthesis materials.
Since we have been working in Haiti, we have initiated programs to provide support for children with disabilities, allowing for their care, medical equipment, and schooling. These are children who reside at many of the orphanages where our team members provide teaching, training and care, enabling us to follow the progress of these very special children. We provide training to orphanage staff to assist in the children’s care and development.
Since the earthquake in January 2010, we have had over 80 volunteers travel to Haiti to provide emergency rehabilitation relief, and later to resume our teaching roles.
We have provided funding to support health professionals in Haiti:
- a Haitian rehab physician to provide care in the SCI centres,
- a nurse educator and Klinik coordinator,
- a Haitian medical student to work alongside the rehab teams,
- and a part time Haitian nurse to provide peer counselling to other patients in the PAP clinic. Of note, the nurse became paraplegic as a result of the earthquake, and has shown immediate promise in providing leadership to other patients in the clinic.
Financial support was also contributed for the rebuilding efforts of Healing Hands for Haiti and Pazapa; both lost their facilities yet are committed to services for persons with disabilities and training initiatives.
Major contributors will be publicly acknowledged in press releases, media interviews and presentations. Tax receipts will be issued upon request. Major sponsors are those contributing $1000 or more. To date we have given over 80 media interviews and presentations, and have been featured on CBC Newsworld and Sunday Edition. Commemorative photos or artwork acknowledging contributors will be presented to major donors. In addition we will provide major contributors with an opportunity to have our team present project results to their group.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how you can become involved with this project.
How to Donate
The most efficient way to make a donation is through a secure online payment. Thanks to CanadaHelps, a charitable partner committed to ensuring safe and easy online donations, Team Canada Healing Hands now accepts secure online contributions, and 100% of the donation (except for a small transaction fee to the credit card company) comes directly to TCHH. There is no administrative charge. CanadaHelps will process your credit card donation and issue you a receipt (in their name). The donor receives an immediate, secure PDF tax receipt, issued by CanadaHelps, by email. If you wish, you can make a special request associated with your gift, for example, you can specify a mission or purpose for your donation, including sponsoring a specific volunteer.
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Donations can also be sent directly to Team Canada Healing Hands Inc., (Canadian registered charity number 849016340 RR0001), by mail at:
Team Canada Healing Hands
PO Box 1313 Station A
Fredericton, NB, E3B5C8
Receipts will be forwarded to donors (or a designate) by mail in January or February the following year, in time to be included in your income tax return.