Charity begins at Home

We are an independent, local small business, and as such we are very active in helping charities, community groups, and teams in our community. And with your help – simply by shopping at Home – we support these renowned groups, teams and organizations that improve the lives of many in Brooklin, and from coast to coast. And for that, we offer a heartfelt thank you to our customers.

Here are some of the causes we support.

Brooklin Merchants Lacrosse

The Brooklin Merchants are a community funded team with local players, staff and fans. Our home games are played at the historical Luther Vipond Arena in Brooklin, Ontario.

Brooklin Spring Fair

Did you know that the Brooklin Spring Fair started in 1911? It was a one day event held by community residents on the site of Grass Park in Downtown Brooklin.

The Fair was originally held on May 24 to showcase the highest quality of livestock in all of Southern Ontario. The local youth participated in running races and other sporting events. Fair day finished with a community dance. Admission to early Fairs was .25c for adults, .10c for children, .25c for rigs and .50c for cars.

Since 1921 the Fair has been operating at its current location, Luther Vipond Memorial Arena and Community Park.  Some of the long standing families involved with the Fair include: Batty, Ormiston, Vipond, Grandy, Duff, Patterson, Medland, Disney, Jackson, Holliday, and Dryden.

One of the highlights of 1923 was that members of the Fair Board and community residents collected field stones and constructed the Park’s stone entrance gates. These still mark the entrance of the Community Park on Winchester Rd.

In recent history the Fair has organized a fun, interactive Education Day for local Grade 3 students to learn about agriculture and conservation.

Each year over 30,000 people enjoy the Fair. Our remarkable success and longevity can be attributed to the efforts and dedication of many volunteering individuals, community organizations and generous sponsors.

Rotary Club – Whitby Sunrise

The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise is a diverse and dynamic, fast-paced club located in Whitby, Ontario Canada. Whitby is a small town east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Dedicated Rotarians meet weekly on Wednesday mornings for fellowship, and to learn and practice the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”.

Taking part in both local and international projects, every member can find a way to take part and “give back” to the community and the world.

The Royal Canadian Legion

The Legion serves our communities and our country

Legion Branches are the cornerstone of communities across Canada, and provide one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. With 1,350 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and supports to build a stronger Canada. Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities.

Nova's Ark

Nova’s Ark

Nova’s Ark is a registered Charity providing social and communication opportunities for people of all ages and abilities involving a wide range of gentle, therapy animals. Their unique and individualized programs involving a strong Circle of Friends concept provide the friendships and bonds that know no boundaries. Genuine connections are made that have a huge impact on all involved.

Durham Rebels Volleyball Club

DRVC exists for the purpose of growing the game of volleyball throughout the province and instilling a deep love of the game in all of our athletes while supporting those whose goal is to continue the sport at the post-secondary and professional levels. 

Special Olympics

Home Hardware has been supporting Special Olympics Canada for over 20 years, helping individuals with an intellectual disability purse their dreams and develop self-confidence through sports and training competition. We are proud to support the more than 45,000 athletes who display strength, determination and confidence to take on any challenge – in sport and life.
About Special Olympics Canada

Special Olympics Canada is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians living with an intellectual disability through the transformative power of sport. Special Olympics reaches beyond the sphere of sports to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults, more than 45,000 individuals with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round programs across Canada.

Tree Canada

Home Hardware and Tree Canada have forged a strong partnership over the last 26 years, working together across the country to bring large trees to Canadian communities. Since 1992, Home has helped plant 26,905 trees in communities across the country. In 2018, 34 tree plantings were organized with the help of Home Hardware stores to celebrate National Tree day.  Home Hardware is proud to be working with Tree Canada towards our shared goal of growing better places to live.

Charitable Requests

Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we use this form as a way to focus our efforts. As we understand all Charities, Organizations and Teams are in need of donations, we want to ensure we are fair and the efforts we make are inline with our business strategies. Please complete the form below, and we will review the completed forms, and reach out if it meets our criteria.