Awards we have given

CHARITY OF HOPE AWARDS ARE GIVEN TO STUDENTS IN HAMILTON’S INNER CITY SCHOOLS WHO EXEMPLIFY WHAT OUR CHARITY IS ABOUT, GIVING HOPE TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH!

2020 HAMILTON HOPE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Catholic Elementary

  • Holy Name of Jesus: Kayla Williams and Paul Charlie Jr. Taberna
  • St.Agnes: Victoria Lopez Martinez and Noor Shsha
  • St. Ann: Piper Allen-Cillis and Christopher Memeh
  • St. David: Darinie Higgs and Dominik Tancos
  • St. Lawrence: Naiyah Webster and Franco Di Silvio Cordero
  • St. Luke: Tsion Mesfin and Sebastian Perez Giraldo
  • St. Michael: Fadheelah Zito and Tris Leuther Bacani
  • St. Patrick: Kiara Ridley and Brandon Taylor

Catholic Secondary 

  • Cathedral: Sarah Hall and Anthony Vu
  • St. Mary: Paskaline Birindwa and Gerardo Barrera Gonzalez
  • Bishop Ryan: Natalie Revill and Jordan Todd
  • St. Jean de Brébeuf: Maryam Butrus and Anthony Hunt

Public Elementary

  • 12 Award Recipients

Public Secondary

  • 4 Award Recipients

Edge Spirit Award 2020 – Hamilton Chapter
Morris

The Edge Spirit Award in memory of Morris Mercanti recognizes an outstanding high-school aged individual that embodies the same values of Charity of Hope co-founder, Mr. Morris Mercanti. A business icon, a community leader, a family man, and a friend to many who needed a helping hand, Morris Mercanti made the lives of everybody around him better. Click Here the download application guidelines and form. Deadline, February 7th, 2020. Enjoy the stories of previous recipients, Anita, Samidha, Ryan and Mitchell’s videos here.


“The HWDSB Foundation has been extremely fortunate to work with organizations such as Charity of Hope. The funding that has been provided has supported so many children through the Student Award Programs by recognizing students for their optimism and positive role modeling.  Awards such as this help build a student’s self-esteem, boost confidence and support their student leadership qualities. The two organizations share a common goal and that is of supporting students and removal of barriers to learning as we build a strong and educated community of Hamilton-Wentworth”.

Julie Densham,
HWDSB Foundation Development Officer




MorrisMorris Mercanti Academic Grant – Oakville Chapter

Established in 2014 by The Charity of Hope, in memory of their family member, a prominent entrepreneur and businessman Morris Mercanti, B.A., B.P.E. (Class of ’76). To be awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Commerce program with a high Sessional Average, and who demonstrates financial need at McMaster University.


Hope

By Joel Vadakken

If the world suddenly lost Hope,
it would be in dire straits indeed.
For the people would have no reason to cope
With all the despair that would precede

Cities would crumble
Progress would halt,
That’s why it’s so important
That we keep Hope in our hearts

Hope is essential to avoid plight
For it helps us put up a fight,
To push through all the suffering
With an end goal in sight

Hope, you constantly astonish
You inspire us to try our best,
To push through to the finish
When we’re put to the test

So whether you be king or a slave
Well off, or at the end of your rope,
Remember the virtue that keeps us alive,
That virtue, is the virtue of Hope