Shine Through the Rain Foundation

Site: Newmarket - Gorham St

Service: Financial assistance for families facing life threatening illnesses

Record Details
Office Phone 905-477-7743
Toll Free Phone 1-866-753-0303
Fax 905-477-4251
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Primary Contact Shannon Kroon, Executive Director, Shine Through the Rain Foundation; Email:
Alternate Contact Mary Martha Bekking, Program Services Manager; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Danielle Bastien; Email:
Established 2003
Primary Executive Shannon Kroon, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Description (Service) Focuses on improving the mental, social and emotional well-being of these families while helping to minimize devastation that a diagnosis can cause * support Group, financial assistance program and other services for individuals and their families impacted by life threatening illness * accepts financial donations, items for backpacks, toy drives, knit materials and has gift catalogue * newsletter;
Rainy Day Fund: monthly program that provides emergency payments directly to the utility companies and landlords, ensuring that each patient has a warm, safe place to call home while recovering * provides grocery gift cards & hospital transportation and parking costs * reviews other special requests beyond this;
Rainy Day Gifts:gift packages available for children, women and men * online form asks about recipient’s clothing size, wish list and interests to accommodate where possible;
Camp Scholarship: allows children in remission to reconnect with friends and activities * program is offered for free, and provides funding for a camp of their choice; sports, music, art, science, horseback riding, water skiing or other activities they missed most during treatment;
Camp backpacks provides kids with a camp backpack, filled with items they will use while enjoying their camp experience * provided to the kids receiving camp scholarship as well as to oncology camp in Ontario * over 800 backpacks across Canada;
Hours Office Mon - Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Food Pantry and Support group: Thurs 7 - 8:30 pm
Dates • Euchre Tournament (Friday, March 23) in Newmarket ON; 
• Softball Tournament (May) ; 
• Human Foosball Tournament (June) ; 
• Teddy Bear Fair (August) ; 
• Powdered Candy Dash Walk/Run (September) ; 
• Masquerade Gala (November)  
• Children's Christmas Party (December)
Meetings Support group 3rd Thur of month
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility age limit for camp scholarship only 7-18 * Rainy Day Fund: must be receiving treatment, max $1000 per family per year * Rainy Day Gift for Canadian residents only * Camp scholarship: undergoing treatment or completed treatment and feel well enough to attend a camp setting
Application RSVP for meetings 
Food pantry book appointment through office at 905-477-7743 
Apply online for Rainy Day Fund, Rainy Day Gift, Camp Scholarship or phone 1-866-753-0303 (in the Toronto/Markham area call (905) 477-7743) to nominate child for camp scholarship 
Deadline for Rainy Day Fund is 15th of each month * Contact for details
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
1211 Gorham St, Unit 12
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8Y3
Intersection Leslie St and Gorham St
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; no designated accessible parking, entrance not automated, no elevator required
Service Categories Patient/Family Morale Boosting Programs ~ Cancer


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