Ottawa Media Group supports dozens of local charities through our almost 20 associates, but our firm collectively supports the charities associated with the CTV Amazing People Gala 2015 — SchoolBOX, Hera Mission, Ryan’s Well, Miracle League and Project North.
Amazing People Gala
Every 18 months, the CTV Amazing People gala celebrates the Ottawa citizens featured every week on CTV News at 6pm on the special segment “Amazing People”. The black tie event with a twist has surprised guests with a flashmob and singing emcees (Kimothy and Eric) in the past. In October, 2015 they will do it all again, with more surprises, to help their charities improve their communities and their world. The event has raised $150,000 in the first two years alone.
SchoolBOX is ‘Making Education Possible’ by helping thousands of children go to school. What began with one man’s quest to find healing and meaning has grown into a movement involving individuals, families and organizations across North America, Europe, and Central America. Dubbed the ‘little organization that could’, SchoolBOX is a wonderful testimony to what can be achieved through love, perseverance and community.
Since 2007, Hera Mission volunteers have been working with an inspiring group of women in Western Kenya who have committed their lives to fighting the devastating impact of HIV, AIDs, Malaria,TB and poverty that has wiped out an entire generation leaving hundreds of orphans and widows. Donations support orphans so they can attend school. As well, Hera Mission, is helping the widows make a very real difference in the village and bringing hope and resilience back to Asembo Bay.
The Ryan’s Well Foundation grew from the commitment of one boy, Ryan Hreljac, who learned of the great need for clean and safe water in developing countries in his 1st grade class. With the support of friends, family and the community, Ryan raised enough money to build a well in Africa. In 1999, at age seven, Ryan’s first well was built at Angolo Primary School in northern Uganda. Although Ryan started raising money for water projects in 1998, the Foundation was not formed until 2001. Since then, Ryan’s Well has helped build more than 822 water projects and 1025 latrines bringing safe water and improved sanitation to more than 805,813 people.
Project North is a not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing and improving the lives of children in Canada’s North. Project North’s community-based and national funding initiatives generate opportunities to provide education and fitness programs that benefit the Inuit youth of today and of the future. Project North’s goal is to galvanize Canadians from coast to coast to coast to look North, become more aware, and lend a hand to support children