HCC is supported entirely through generous donations and volunteer efforts. The Menezes family volunteers their time to administer the program in Canada (accounting, e-mails, newsletters etc.). They maintain weekly communication with the staff and children in Sandema. Once per year, a Menezes family member travels to Ghana to monitor the program and ensure that activities are running smoothly.

With the exception of one plane ticket every three years and the nominal cost of mailing out our annual newsletters, all money received goes directly to Ghana. Staff in Ghana receive salaries according to local wage scales.

Ways to Donate

Canada Helps

If you would like to contribute by credit card via the non-profit Canada Helps website, please continue here

United Way Campaign - Donating to HCC Through Your Workplace

Does your workplace have an annual United Way campaign? Did you know that you can designate your United Way donation to Horizons Children's Centre?

Our umbrella foundation, the Stanley Francis Foundation, is a registered Canadian charity, so directing funds toward us is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Look for a place on your contribution form where you can specify a charity.
  2. Include the name Stanley Francis Foundation, and be sure include our registered charity number: # 86964 7347 RR0001.
  3. Send us an email so we can track the receipt of your donation and let you know when we have received it.

If your workplace does matching donations, this can double or triple the amount we receive. Since a little goes a long way in Ghana, these donations can make a big difference to our program.

By Cheque

If you would like to contribute by cheque, please make it payable to Stanley Francis Foundation and write "Horizons Children's Centre" on the memo line. The Foundation remits 100% of the donation to HCC and issues tax receipts for all donations over $20. Cheques should be mailed to:

Heather Menezes
5-3062 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON
M8V 4C9