Mike's Miracles

"Strong Together"

Cheque delivery to Ronald McDonald House Hamilton - August 2013

Through the generosity of so many people, Mike's Miracles presented another cheque for $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Hamilton. These funds are used to support "Mike's Movie Room" which is a movie theatre at Ronald McDonald House. It is... used by families who are staying at the house. Thank you to all our donors for your ongoing support! You are what makes this possible! Sincerely,
Brian, Terri and Brandon and our Mike's Miracles friends.

Canadian Jewellery Group/Mike's Miracles cheque delivery to  Ronald McDonald House Hamilton - August 2013 

Brian VandenDool presents a cheque for $1,200 to Debbie at
Ronald McDonald House Hamilton which was donated by the
CANADIAN JEWELLERY GROUP on behalf of Mike's Miracles.
 
Each of the 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada were presented with cheques from the CANADIAN JEWELLERY GROUP on behalf of Mike's Miracles! Thank you CANADIAN JEWELLERY GROUP for your generosity!
 
In the past 2 years over $35,000 has been donated to Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada by the CANADIAN JEWELLERY GROUP on behalf of Mike's Miracles!

Mike's Miracles & Canadian Jewellery Group "Tigger Drive" 2012

Hundreds of "Tigger" stuffed animals were once again delivered to children who were sick or in need right across Canada.  Jewellers and jewellery suppliers delivered the Tiggers to hospitals, women's shelters, and other locations to help bring smiles to the faces of children.  A big THANK YOU again to the jewellers and suppliers who participated!

Mike's Miracles & The Canadian Jewellery Group do it again for Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada at their 2012 Show!

For the second year in a row, in August 2012, jewellers and jewellery suppliers from across Canada held a silent auction and scrap gold collection to benefit Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada through Mike's Miracles.  Over $17,000.00 was raised!  Each Ronald McDonald House will receive a cheque for their share of the proceeds.  The CJG is honoured to be able to raise funds for such an important charity!

Mike's Movie Room at Ronald McDonald House Hamilton!!

In July of 2012, Mike's Movie Room became a reality at the newly renovated Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton, Ontario.  Mike's Miracles has pledged $50,000.00 to the movie room.  It was our son, Mike's dream to have a movie room where sick children and their families could go, relax and watch a movie.  This is now a reality at Ronald McDonald House as well as at the Family Room in McMaster University.  Our thanks to the Kiwanis Club of St. Catharines for helping us with fundraising for this wonderful project!

Mike's Miracles/Canadian Jewellery Group raise money for Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada at their 2011 Buying Show!

At their annual buying show in Toronto, jewellers and suppliers from across Canada participated in a silent auction and a scrap gold collection to help raise funds for Mike's Miracles to support Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada!  We are happy to announce that over $19,000.00 was raised.  The money was divided amoung all of the Ronald McDonald Houses from coast to coast.  RMH was one of the organizations that Mike VandenDool wanted to help through his charity.

22 red Canoes for Camp Trillium!

This summer, children at Camp Trillium in Waterford, Ontario will be paddling around their lake in 22 brand new red canoes!  Through generous donations, Mike's Miracles was able to purchase the fleet and deliver it to the camp.  Thank you to everyone who is donating!  Pictures will be available soon.

The "October Drive" crew does it again for Camp Trillium!

Yes, once again, on Saturday, May 28th, the guys from October Drive went to Camp Trillium! Not only did they donate the money from their golf tournament to Mike's Miracles, they went and built the dock themselves with help from their friends at Dewdocks!  Once again, Dewdocks went overboard with their generosity.  Great teamwork!  Way to go guys!

You are definitely making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer!

 **See pictures of the dock and our friends from October Drive in the Photo Gallery**

Mike's Miracles/Canadian Jewellery Group "Tigger Drive" 2010

Through the generosity of many members of the Canadian Jewellery Group, over 500 "Tigger" stuffed animals were delivered across Canada to hospitals, women's shelters and other locations so that children who were sick or in need of comforting were able to receive their own "Tigger".  A huge THANK YOU to the jewellers and suppliers who participated!

"Mike's Miracles & "October Drive" build a dock for Camp Trillium!

On June 21, 2010 a fine crew of volunteers made up of our friends from the "October Drive Golf Tournament" went to Camp Trillium in Waterford, Ontario and spent the day building a brand new dock.

They worked with Dwayne, the owner of a company called "Dewdocks" who also spent the day building the dock.  Dwayne provided much of the dock material at no charge and the rest at a greatly reduced price so that we could make this project work.

Thank you guys for your committment to helping sick children and for your hard work.

We appreciate it so much!

 

Mike's Miracles Movie Room at McMaster!

On June 29, 2010 the Ronald McDonald Family Room which is located on the 3rd floor of McMaster Children's Hospital opened the "Mike's Miracles Movie Room" with equipment donated by "Mike's Miracles"!  Every Monday night will be "Mike's Movie Night" where children and their families will be treated to a movie.  Pizza will be provided by our friends at Boston Pizza!  A special THANK YOU to our friends at Dell Smart Home Solutions for donating so much of their time, energy and resources to this project.  Not only did they provide all the equipment at a greatly reduced price to us, they did the full installation on their own time at no charge!  See more pictures in the photo gallery.

 

 

2 more sailboats for Camp Trillium

In July 2009, the "Mike's Miracles" team delivered 2 more sailboats to Camp Trillium which is a beautiful camp for kid's who are battling or have battled cancer.  They can go to the camp and just be kids!  We hope they get a lot of enjoyment out of these sailboats.  One of the sailboats was sponsored by the Niagara Region Police Association and the other by the Canadian Jewellery Group!  This brings the "Camp Trillium fleet up to 3 sailboats!  Thank you

The "Mike's Miracles" team is busy making a difference in the lives of sick kids and their families

  • A $5,000.00 donation was made to "The Rankin Run 2008" to help support sick kids in the Niagara Peninsula!
  • A $5,000.00 donation was made to "The Rankin Run 2009" again to help support sick kids in the Niagara Peninsula!
  • A $5,000.00 donation was made to "The Rankin Run 2010" to help support sick children in the Niagara Peninsula!
  • A new sailboat for "Camp Trillium" was delivered on August 21, 2008!
  •  The "Mike's Miracles" team held a toy drive and delivered gifts to the children on wards 3b and 3c at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton on Friday December 5, 2008.  **See the photo gallery for pictures of this exciting event**

 **A big thank you to our volunteers who helped to collect, wrap and deliver the toys!

**Another big thank you to all of you who donated to the "Mike's Miracles" toy drive!!

  •  "Mike's Miracles" had a "Tigger drop off" to ward 3b at McMaster Children's Hospital on March 1, 2009, which was Mike's birthday.  Children on the ward each received a cuddly Tigger.