Hope for the Holidays Give-a-thon

Date: Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022

Location: 92.1 CITI and KiSS 102.3

From December 1 – 22 tune into 92.1 CITI and KiSS 102.3 to hear inspiring stories of how you help #GiveBetterFutures for kids at HSC Children’s Hospital!

You’ll hear from families, medical professionals and generous supporters about the impact you make for sick and injured kids in your community.

Thank you generous sponsors!

Presenting sponsor

Media sponsors

Weekly matching sponsors

2x Impact Tuesday sponsors

“What’s your why?” – sponsors share why they give


Johnston Group – presenting sponsor

“Children’s Hospital is a critical pillar in our community. It’s providing care to kids across our province and it’s a really, really important part of our community.”

Matt Johnston, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Health & Wellness at Johnston Group says his company is thrilled to help HSC Children’s Hospital as the Presenting Sponsor of Dr. Goodbear’s Hope for the Holidays Give-a-thon.

“For us as a proud Winnipeg company we don’t even see it as giving back, it’s an investment in our community,” says Johnston.

Johnston Group is a Winnipeg-based company that provides group benefits solutions for organizations across Canada.

Johnston says the Johnston Group is proud of the important work that happens at HSC Children’s and happy to help in any way the company can.

“Manitobans are so generous, so I know that we’ll do what we always do, which is to continue pitching in to the areas that need it most.”


Daytona Homes Winnipeg and Carriage Signature Homes Manitoba – weekly matching sponsor

“It’s been an organization we’ve been supporting for a long time and it’s one that many of us can connect to.”

Ken Braun, President & General Manager of Daytona Homes and Carriage Signature Homes Manitoba says signing on as a weekly matching sponsor for Dr. Goodbear’s Hope for the Holidays Give-a-thon is an important way for his company to help a worthy cause.

“It’s easy to get involved because we’ve all either had children or been around children or we’ve been children and it’s an unfortunate situation that children have to be in hospital,” says Braun.

Daytona Homes is a master home builder recognized for crafting family homes with care, and works in six major cities across the prairies. Carriage Signature Homes is the part of the company that crafts custom homes.

Daytona Homes and Carriage Signature Homes have generously sponsored the first week of the Give-a-thon.

“I hope every business gets involved in this great charity. It’s a great feeling to be involved with people who help children.”


FWS Group of companies – weekly matching sponsor

“We have a very strong culture of philanthropy and of really giving back to our community and the communities we work in.”

Denis Tétrault, Director of Sales and Marketing at FWS group of companies says his company’s culture of philanthropy led FWS to join in Dr. Goodbear’s Hope for the Holidays Give-a-thon. As a weekly matching sponsor, FWS is helping #GiveBetterFutures for kids who need HSC Children’s Hospital.

“This organization plays such a vital part in looking after our kids,” says Tétrault.

FWS group is a Winnipeg-based construction company that does industrial work across the country. Tétrault says the company is proud to be engaged in the community, and encourages everyone who can donate, to do so.

“I hope that people can find it in their hearts and in their wallets to share a bit for this great organization.”


Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg – weekly matching sponsor

“If the Children’s Hospital wasn’t there for us, I’m not sure where my son would be today.”

Hiren Shah, the Vice President of Service with the Winnipeg Kinsmen Club, says his son is happy and healthy today because of the Children’s Hospital’s support when he needed a blood transfusion.

“It’s very important to us as Kinsmen, but very important to me as well.”

The Winnipeg Kinsmen Club is part of Kin Canada, clubs across Canada committed to serving their community’s greatest needs.

“We understand the importance and support the Children’s Hospital brings to our community. It is always there for our children and all Manitobans.”

The Winnipeg Kinsmen Club hopes to inspire other businesses and organizations to get involved with the Children’s Hospital because they believe children are at a community’s core. The organization has joined Dr. Goodbear’s Hope for the Holidays Give-a-thon as a weekly matching sponsor.

“We hope to challenge other businesses and organizations to help with this great charity.”


Honest Agency – 2 x Impact Tuesday sponsor

“A lot of us here are parents, and we’ve all been fortunate only to need the Children’s Hospital for really short-term problems, but it’s every parent’s fear that at some point you’re going to need their help in a more serious way.”

Sherril Matthes, a partner and organizational strategy lead at Honest Agency, says it’s the responsibility of those who can, to help the Children’s Hospital, ensuring families in our communities have access to the best services and support.

“We think there’s no reason we can’t have that, if we each do our part.”

Honest Agency is an advertising agency in Winnipeg helping organizations build strong, trusted brands and is joining Dr. Goodbear’s Hope for the Holidays Give-a-thon as a 2X Impact Tuesday sponsor.

Matthes says it’s vital for organizations to show their support to the Children’s Hospital.

“We challenge other businesses to make a commitment to the Children’s Hospital this Christmas.”


Access Credit Union – 2 x Impact Tuesday sponsor

“Everyone that I know, in some way, has been touched by Children’s Hospital, each one with a unique story.”

Larry Davey, President and CEO of Access Credit Union believes HSC Children’s Hospital is an important part of our community and building a healthy future for children.

“Our employees, our members and all of our community rely on Children’s Hospital for advanced, leading-edge care and expert providers, as well as a wide range of services,” says Davey.

Access Credit Union is a financial institution with branches across Manitoba and demonstrates commitment to the communities it serves through support to charitable organizations.

Access Credit Union has generously joined Dr. Goodbear’s Hope for the Holidays Give-a-thon as a 2X Impact Tuesday sponsor. Davey says the company takes pride in being a partner to the Foundation and encourages everyone who can, to donate.

“I think it’s really important that everyone understand that every gift, no matter the size, makes a huge difference. And each gift is an investment in our children, in the future of pediatric medicine – certainly in research and in medical education in Manitoba.”

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