Goodbye 2020

2020 was a challenging year to say the least. Our organization was hit hard by having to cancel our largest fundraiser of the year and we faced some extra hard goodbyes to two beautiful boys. But we were also blessed with incredible community support and bright and hardworking staff members with a positive attitude.

So let’s take a look back at 2020 and reflect on all the wonderful things that did happen:

1. We started the new year by sharing our completed mini documentary on the Trudel’s and their little boy Thomas. This little boy was a huge inspiration to our organization and his community. If you missed it, click here.

The Trudel Family - a Hope's Home story

2. Our staff came together to support one another. We created our #WeHaveHope campaign to share all the wonderful things our staff were doing and our community were doing. Including businesses such as the Everyday Kitchen who donated $10,000 to not only us, but many other non-profits in the community!!

3. During a nation wide shortage of PPE, two companies came through to help us out. FCC donated procedure masks and Sleek Signs donated Face Shields. All to help keep our staff and kiddos safe.

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4. During the midst of the pandemic, CN Railway came through with an extremely generous $20,000 donation. We created this video to say thank you.

5. Our staff remained positive through all the chaos by looking for the silver linings such as:

  • Being able to take on new roles and spend time with kids they normally wouldn’t.
  • Finding joy in the simple things such as planting gardens, going for walks, and enjoying all the fun that can be had in our own backyard.
  • Having time to slow down and appreciate time spent with family.
  • The joys of working from home!!

24 hour childrens home

6. Had more time to focus on new endeavors such as creating blog posts, improving our recruitment methods, and saying some extra special thank you’s to the amazing businesses that support us.

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7. We managed to still have some outstanding fundraising totals!!

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8.And lastly, we celebrated a huge milestone for our organization – we turned 15!!

Hope's Home 15th Anniversary

We are looking forward 2021 with a positive mindset as we see light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine on its way. We are wishing all the best to everyone in the new year and hope it brings bigger, better, and brighter things.

Merry Christmas Hope’s Home family!  
Tis the season for making magical memories with family and friends. It is a time to celebrate the joy, wonder and reflect on the challenges of 2020. What a year it has been! I am certain each one of us are looking forward to 2021 and hoping this new year will be different.
As we reflect, let us remember those that we have lost. My thoughts and prayers are with Kanye and Thomas’ families. It is very hard to lose someone you love. Especially when they are so young. May Christmas be a time of healing for each of you who carry the heartbreak of loving such precious souls. Be comforted in the fact you held the hands of angels and we are better people for it.
We are so blessed by the children of Hope’s Home and by the incredible caregivers that pour their heart and souls into the lives of others each day. Thank you so much for being the hands and voice of love and comfort for our future…our children.
I want to wish you a season filled with comfort, fun, happiness and magical moments with your loved ones. Hold each other tight and remember time is so precious. May 2021 be a year of hope and new beginnings!
God bless! Hugs and much love.
Jacqueline Tisher

#HopetheHippo is incredibly busy, running around Regina and Prince Albert collecting donations – do you want to join in on the fun?


**Update: Our Hope the Hippo fundraiser closed on December 23rd, 2020, raising a grand total of $58,350 for our organization!! Thank you so much to everyone who played along and got involved. We are beyond grateful.


We have received more support than we ever could have imagined for our Christmas fundraiser campaign. Everyone is having so much fun, meeting Hope, sending her to their friends, and learning more about organization!

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As you can tell, our little purple hippo took a fall and had to be replaced with a new hippo – Hank the Hippo!! Everyone is loving him all the same.

Are you interested in making a donation to our #HopetheHippo Campaign?

Remember – all donations are being matched by Affinity Credit Union up to $25,000!!

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