About the charities we play for

The Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC

Children's Hearing & Speech Centre of BC (CHSC), founded in 1963, is a dedicated clinical and educational organization with a primary focus on providing listening and spoken language therapy to children with hearing loss. Our mission is to equip these children with the necessary skills and confidence to reach their utmost potential.

Your contribution plays a pivotal role in supporting parents and their little ones, ranging from newborns to grade 12, through our First Words, Early Learning, Primary programs and Itinerant team. This crucial initiative lays the foundation for verbal communication during a critical stage in a child's development.

Our Early Learning Program and Primary classes further assist children in honing their social skills, expanding their verbal communication, and refining their listening abilities, both in classroom settings and one-on-one support. 

Additionally, our Itinerant Program extends support to students from grades K to 12, attending independent schools throughout the province, ensuring they receive the essential educational assistance they need and empowering them to advocate for themselves.

At CHSC, we also offer regular Audiology and Speech-Language services to ensure that every child has access to the tools and resources needed to thrive.

Living with hearing loss can be challenging, especially for young children. While technology has made it possible for children to hear, your generosity enables our team of dedicated teachers and specialists to provide comprehensive assistance to the entire family in developing the spoken language skills required for the child to connect, flourish, thrive, and achieve their fullest potential!

For more information: www.childrenshearing.ca or 604-437-0255

Night Hoops

Since 1996, Night Hoops has opened up a world of opportunity for thousands of youth to grow and learn in a supportive environment that promotes team-work, fair play and fun through free basketball games and fundamental life-skills instruction.

Night Hoops grew out of the need for free, positive activities for youth to participate in with their peers on Friday and Saturday nights. Many of our players have been unable to participate in organized sport due to life circumstances such as needing to work part-time, looking after younger siblings, or having social or educational disruptions.

Night Hoops represents the first chance many of our players have to wear a jersey and be a part of a team while representing their community.

Through life skills programming and the development of strong mentor relationships between players and coaches, Night Hoops coaches youth on the solid fundamentals for healthy, positive living by teaching teens skills they can use both on and off the court.

2011 marked the organization’s 15-year anniversary of the creation of this legacy. To ensure we have a future of success in B.C., we are putting the Ball in Your Hands and asking you to Play It Forward to become a part of our Dream Team Lineup of new partners and sponsors or continue to be a part of our All Star Lineup of legacy partners and supporters.

The Mothers Matter Centre (MMC)

Together with our network of dedicated community partners, the Mothers Matter Centre (MMC) empowers socially isolated and economically vulnerable mothers—including newcomers, refugees, and Indigenous mothers—and their children to live fulfilling and productive lives. It creates an environment of acceptance, encouragement, and learning through innovative, evidence-based education and support.

Since 2001, the Mothers Matter Centre has transformed over 55,000 lives. The MMC helped more than 21,000 mothers gain new skills and abilities to strengthen mother-child relationships. Through the range of purposeful programs committed to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty, low literacy, and social isolation, children and families are better prepared to start school ready to succeed.

At the core of the MMC is the flagship program, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY). The HIPPY program is a 30-week evidence-based program that works with families in the home to support parents, primarily mothers, in their critical role as their child's first and most important teacher. HIPPY strengthens families and communities by empowering mothers to prepare their children for success in school.

The generous contributions from Hooplaw each year have supported the critical needs of the Indigenous HIPPY program at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (VAFCS). The program is specifically tailored to Indigenous families, with cultural teachings and activities that reflect Indigenous culture and traditions. Parents are provided with training and support to help them facilitate their child's learning and development, including access to resources and materials to support their child's education.

Please visit the MMC website to explore the wide range of program innovations they offer.

The Rotary Hoop-A-Thon

The Rotary Hoop-A-Thon for Vancouver/Strathcona has raised over $500,000 since 2007. The Project is driven by a partnership of Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors who work together raising funds for kids at risk, including scholarships, youth leadership programs, and the Strathcona Basketball Program. We would like to thank all HoopLaw participants and sponsors who have worked along side us and who have awarded funding each year, helping us help the kids.

For more visit our website: www.hoopathon.ca

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