“I love my child, but sometimes it’s not enough,” said Bernard’s father.

Watch how someone like you completely transformed Bernard’s life with a healinghug.

How It Works

With your monthly gift, you’ll help a child in need. And when that child is healed, you’ll help another. And another.

medical bag

healinghugs give medical care that will:

  • prevent life-long disabilities
  • cure impairments
  • lovingly assist kids with permanent disabilities
  • give children the support, assistance and self-confidence to know they’re valued, beautiful, smart and winning
healing hug bear

healinghugs give children a teddy bear that will:

  • comfort them as they face doctors, needles and tough exercises
  • join them on their journey of hope and healing
  • be used as a tool for community health workers to teach exercises and give health tips
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healinghugs give you,
the supporter:

  • the joy of giving preventative, medical and rehabilitative care for your healinghugs child
  • a healinghugs bear (if desired) as a reminder of your support
  • a photo of each child you help
  • each child’s treatment plan and progress report

Meet The Children

Bernard

Country: Uganda
Disability: Double clubfeet

His father said, “Thank you so much for making my son smile again!”

Justine

Country: Uganda
Disability: Hydrocephalus (water on the brain)

Incredibly, Agnes, community support worker, said, “We’re on target to see her be able to stand and to walk.”

Glory

Country: Tanzania
Disability: Cataract

“Yes, I’m very happy. Thanks to the donors for the free treatment, it changed my girl’s life!” says Emilia, Glory’s mother.

Meet a healinghug Supporter

Nancy and her grandchildren

Nancy, from Winnipeg Ontario, is an inspirational woman who recently had open heart surgery.

She said, “God has given me the strength to carry on. I asked myself what I can do to sort of instill my values in my seven grandchildren.”

Nancy paid for the medical care for seven healinghugs children—one for each of her grandchildren.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.Mother Theresa

Frequently Asked Questions

It costs $360 to provide life-changing medical care to a child in need.

82% of every dollar goes to our hope and healing work. In your case, 82% of your donation will go to your child’s healing treatment plan and their bear to hug.

While we understand the desire to send your care in words as well as through funding, there are a number of reasons why we’ve chosen not to offer this direct contact. First, we need to get as much of every dollar you give straight over to your child’s specialized medical care. Getting notes sent, matched, and translated requires administrative dollars as well as administrative time for our front-line field staff. We want to keep our community workers, doctors and physiotherapists focused on life-changing medical care and rehabilitation.

We do encourage you to send a note of support and encouragement to the doctors, nurses and community workers at our amazing partner hospitals and community program offices.

Yes. We track your dollars from Canada to our medical partners in poorer countries. This partner might be a hospital or a mobile health clinic, or a community-based program bringing hope and healing to the children we serve. Then we track those dollars to the care of a single child—the child whose photo and name we send you.

While we understand the desire to go and visit the child whose care you’re sponsoring, there are a number of reasons we’ve chosen not to offer this direct contact.

First, we need to get as much of every dollar you give straight over to your child’s specialized medical care. Organizing visits and hosting these trips, takes administrative dollars. It also takes hosting time for our front-line field staff. We want to keep our community workers, doctors and physiotherapists focused on life-changing medical care and rehabilitation.

The second reason behind our decision to limit contact is our desire to respect the privacy of all our healinghugs children and their families. We’ve made the commitment to all children in our care to guard their safety, keeping their location untraceable.

Definitely not. We serve all children who have a disability or who are at risk of a disability regardless of race, age, gender or religion. We do this because we believe all children deserve medical care.

We send out year-end tax receipts at the beginning of February for donations greater than $20.

About Us

We are doctors, health officers, community workers and funding partners, passionate about giving hope & healing to children and families trapped by poverty and disability. Why?

Because we believe no one should be forgotten.

We’re committed to using your gifts to provide hope and healing to children trapped in poverty with disability. One child. At a time.

We come with over 110 years of experience.

Here’s how your dollars are used to transform lives:

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  • 82% – Life-changing Programs
  • 11% – Fundraising
  • 7% – Administration

5 year trending using independently audited (by Nethercott & Company)
See our financials.