Canadian Hero Fund
Registered Name: Canadian Hero Fund
Business Number: 831221221RR0001
Let's raise scholarship funds for every single child of our fallen Canadian Soldiers (11 for 11 Campaign)
$74,180 raised out of $111,000
UPDATE: including all of the donations we received by mail and through our website, this campaign raised a total of $101,074.77. All of the funds have been disbursed to the Canadian Hero Fund and will go towards scholarships for the children of fallen soldiers. We would like to thank all contributors to this campaign for your generous support.
Recent events in Ottawa and St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu have shocked our nation. True to our nature, Canadians across the country have responded with an outpouring of pride and support for our Canadian Forces members and their families.
One of the greatest tragedies when Canada loses a soldier, is the family behind that soldier, and the son or daughter who loses their hero. This was never more exemplified by the bravery of young Marcus Cirillo, the son of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who has touched us all in recent days and reminded us that it is the children of the fallen who truly make the ultimate sacrifice.
Since 2002, over 150 soldiers have given their lives in service to Canada. Like Corporal Nathan Cirillo, many of them have left young children behind.
Inspired by the outpouring of support for the families of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, we've decided to raise money for every single child of our fallen Canadian heroes. All of the funds we raise will go towards academic scholarships (college, university or trade school) for the children of fallen soldiers.
Our goal over the next month is to raise $111,000 towards this scholarship fund. Our idea is simple: for the month of November, if Canadians give just $11 each, we can easily reach our goal and we will be one step closer to providing scholarships for every single child of our fallen Canadian heroes.
All funds will go directly to the Canadian Hero Fund - a registered charity that has already provided over $175,000 in scholarships to children of fallen soldiers. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for all donations made through Canada Helps.
When Canada loses a soldier, and a child loses their hero, one of the best ways we can begin to respond to such a loss is by ensuring that those children have full access to post-secondary education and the financial support they need to follow their dreams.
We can do this for Marcus Cirillo. We can do this for all children of fallen Canadian soldiers.
Please join us.
- About the Canadian Hero Fund -
The Canadian Hero Fund is a registered charity dedicated to providing scholarships to the children of fallen Canadian soldiers. Since 2010, the Canadian Hero Fund has awarded over $175,000 in scholarships to the children of fallen soldiers. The scholarships enable these children to pursue their dreams in any post-secondary program of their choice (college, university or trade school).
For more information about the Canadian Hero Fund, visit herofund.ca
- Where your donation goes -
The Canada Helps website charges a 3.9% processing fee for every donation. There are no additional credit card fees. All of the funds raised go to the Canadian Hero Fund - a CRA registered charity - which will disburse the funds through its scholarship program for the children of fallen soldiers. While our goal for the month of November is $111,000, the Canadian Hero Fund's overall goal is $2M for its scholarship program.
You can make a donation by cheque to:
"Canadian Hero Fund"
55 Bloor Street West
PO Box 19532
For corporate donation information, or any other inquiries, contact info (at) herofund (dot) ca or call 1-888-602-3071
Watch these videos to learn more about why we are raising this money now.