Catalogue of Hope

Help a young family in need unwrap a bright future.

By choosing to give from Rose of Sharon’s Catalogue of Hope, you are helping a vulnerable young mother become the parent she hopes to be, create greater stability in her family’s life, and work towards achieving her hopes and dreams.

Two generations of York Region’s most vulnerable members of society, our youngest moms and their children, are depending on us.

You can make a difference.

With your tax-receiptable gift, you provide hope, compassion, and direction to a vulnerable young mother and her child.

Rose of Sharon uses the funds raised from this Catalogue of Hope to support its life-changing programs.
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Food Support

$30

With your gift, you will provide much-needed food support for a mom and her child. Each week for a month, a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner will be provided in conjunction with a Rose of Sharon program.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

Our young families struggle to make ends meet, and diets are often compromised.   You are helping to ensure toddlers’ tummies are full and young moms, having eaten, can focus on learning.    

Parenting Support

$50

With your gift, you help a vulnerable young mom become the parent she hopes to be. Your gift will help provide a young mom access to a parenting or personal development workshop, plus a healthy meal or snack and childminding for her baby, so mom can focus on her own learning.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

Many of our young moms need help developing the skills that will chart a positive course in life. Workshops based on what clients are asking us for, such as child development, positive parenting, building healthy relationships within their lives, and so much more, empower young mothers, giving them the tools to succeed.

One-on-One Counselling

$75

With your gift, a young mom will receive a one-on-one counselling session with a professional counsellor to help her find the hope, self worth, support, and direction following a decision to raise her baby. Your gift includes child minding so mom can be mindfully present during counselling sessions.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

Many young expectant and new moms first come to Rose of Sharon having faced judgment and rejection from family, friends, peers, and even partners. Many struggle with issues of hopelessness, lack of self worth, limited maturity, and capacity to advocate for themselves and their baby.

Transportation

$100

With your gift, you will ensure that two young mothers and their children can get to Rose of Sharon for programs and services from across our vast region.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

We serve vulnerable young families from across York Region’s 1,762 km2 area, and most do not have their own transportation. Because public transit is limited, and the young moms we serve come with a baby in arms, getting to our centre can be an insurmountable challenge. With your help, they can get to the help they need.

Holiday Help

$250

You can give a family in need a brighter holiday season. With this gift, you will help to ensure that a vulnerable young mother and her young child receive a Holiday Basket filled with meaningful gifts, food support, and other basics during the holiday season.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

For many of our young mothers at Rose of Sharon, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. Parenting alone can feel even more isolating, and the season’s greater financial pressure can add to an already stretched budget. During this season of giving, we need your support more than ever.

Parenting Skills and Personal Growth

$500

With your gift, a young mom can attend a six-week Parenting or Personal Development Program. Your gift will support her participation in the program as well as transportation, childminding and a nutritious meal. Most young moms struggle financially and we know if she can’t get here and if she’s distracted by hunger, learning essential life changing skills won’t be possible.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

Group programs that are evidence based, trauma informed and geared specifically to the needs of young mothers, enhance parenting skills and build foundational life skills, providing the tools needed to parent more effectively and work towards a more positive future for each young mom and her child. As well, being among other parenting peers helps address the tremendous isolation so common to the moms we serve, vastly improving mental well-being.

Holiday Help

$250

You can give a family in need a brighter holiday season. With this gift, you will help to ensure that a vulnerable young mother and her young child receive a Holiday Basket filled with meaningful gifts, food support, and other basics during the holiday season.

GIVE A GIFT

WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

For many of our young mothers at Rose of Sharon, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. Parenting alone can feel even more isolating, and the season’s greater financial pressure can add to an already stretched budget. During this season of giving, we need your support more than ever.

Parenting Skills and Personal Growth

$500

With your gift, a young mom can attend a six-week Parenting or Personal Development Program. Your gift will support her participation in the program as well as transportation, childminding and a nutritious meal. Most young moms struggle financially and we know if she can’t get here and if she’s distracted by hunger, learning essential life changing skills won’t be possible.

GIVE A GIFT

WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

Group programs that are evidence based, trauma informed and geared specifically to the needs of young mothers, enhance parenting skills and build foundational life skills, providing the tools needed to parent more effectively and work towards a more positive future for each young mom and her child. As well, being among other parenting peers helps address the tremendous isolation so common to the moms we serve, vastly improving mental well-being.

One-on-One Counselling

$750

With your gift, a young mom will receive ten* one-on-one counselling sessions with a professional counsellor to help her find hope, self worth, support, and direction following the decision to raise her baby. Your gift includes child minding so mom can be mindfully present during counselling sessions.
*This represents an approximate number based on session length, child care requirements and other factors unique to each circumstance.

GIVE A GIFT

WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

Many young expectant and new mothers first come to Rose of Sharon having faced judgment and rejection from family, friends, peers, and even partners. Many struggle with issues of hopelessness, lack of self worth, isolation, and limited capacity to advocate for themselves and their baby.

High School Success

$1,000

With your gift you will be a partner in educational success, helping to ensure our youngest mothers have the supports they need. These include a high school program counsellor who works hand-in-hand with our teacher to support each student’s unique circumstances, school-day childminding, help with basic needs like diapers and food, vital parenting programs woven into the fabric of their school day, and so much more.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

Parenting while going to school presents a unique and significant set of challenges. Almost all of our students express that, without Rose of Sharon, they would not have continued towards high school graduation. In partnership with the York Catholic District School Board, prenatal and parenting young women can work toward completing their high school education in Rose of Sharon’s classroom while gaining essential parenting skills alongside peers to whom they can relate.

Support and Belonging for a Year

$2,000

With your gift, you will provide wrap-around support and a place of belonging to a young mom and her child through Rose of Sharon’s Parenting and Personal Development Program for one full year. You will provide life-changing parenting and personal development programs and workshops and, for our youngest moms, access to high school programming. Your gift will provide childminding while mom concentrates on her own education and development, individual counselling to address struggles and develop goals, much-needed food support, transportation support for mom and baby to get to programs, and so very much more.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

You will provide all of this in a place where young mothers feel a sense of belonging and acceptance; where they meet other young parents like themselves, where they find hope, make friends, and celebrate each other’s successes and their children’s milestones together.

Be the Difference

$5,000 to $10,000

You can make a lasting difference in many deserving young lives at Rose of Sharon.
Designate your donation towards a specific Rose of Sharon Parenting and Personal Development Program focus such as high school education, group programs and workshops, individual counselling, or foundational needs like food, transportation, and childminding.
Or you can designate your gift to support multiple young families across the full spectrum of Rose of Sharon programs and services.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Why it Matters:

However you choose to Be the Difference, you can be assured that you are helping vulnerable young mothers overcome obstacles, transforming their lives as well as the lives of their children.
To learn more about directing your special gift, contact Rachel at 905-853-5514 ext. 223 or ragnoluzzi@roseofsharon.com.

Your gift will be directed to the program you have specified until fully funded. In cases where donations exceed what is needed, Rose of Sharon will redirect funds to similar programs or where it is most needed. Gifts to this catalogue are tax-receiptable in keeping with CRA guidelines.

Respect for privacy, protection, and confidentiality is of the utmost importance for the vulnerable and local population we serve. Therefore, no identifying pictures of Rose of Sharon families or detailed reports on individual families helped specifically by your individual donation can be provided.

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