What is Gifts from the Heart all about?

Niwasa works with other organizations and people to create practical solutions to the issues that affect individuals and families in our community – issues like hunger, poverty, education and poor health. The “gifts” in our catalogue highlight the issues facing many Urban Aboriginal families in Hamilton and shows the important work that Niwasa does every day through its programs.

This gift catalogue contains items that are part of our work. Your donation will go directly to area of need you choose from the items listed in the catalogue. Your donation will support programs that enhance children, youth and families lives through health promotion, education and learning opportunities.

If you purchase a Gift from the Heart, it is a hand up for families in our community. These gifts are about providing people, families and communities with the tools they need to transform their lives — permanently. It allows people to shape their future and their children’s future and to change their world for generations to come. That’s the power you’ll release in their world, each and every time you buy a Gift from the Heart! Our Catalogue gives people who want to contribute:

  1. a way to understand the issues facing those who benefit from our services and
  2. a concrete way to contribute to the healing, health, wellness and safety of their community through their gifts to our organization.

What is ethical giving?

Ethical giving is about giving a gift that truly matters, a gift that brings with it hope and change. Ethical gifts carry power and meaning. Change your community, and change lives – with one gift. A gift that means a healthy pregnancy and thriving baby, a successful transition to school, a youth who has a meal to learn in school that day or a sense of belonging for a child. When you give a Gift from the Heart, your dollars go to real projects and programs in Hamilton — and these gifts change real lives. 100% of your contribution will go directly into Niwasa Aboriginal Education programs and you’ll know that you’ve made an investment in programs that offer real solutions and not short term fixes.

Will you give me a gift card to send?

When you buy one of these unique gifts, we will send you a card that you can write your own message in and give to your family member, friend or colleague. At the time you choose the gift item, you will also be able to select the card that you would like to receive so that it reflects the occasion of the gift.

Will I get a charitable receipt?

Yes, Niwasa is a registered charity # and your gift is considered a donation. You will receive a charitable receipt for any and all gifts purchased.