At the end of August 2012, Karen Geerts, of Woodstock, Ontario, joined Power of HOPE Community Organization, to help raise funds, collect stuffed toys, PJs and other much needed items for families in need in her area.

Items collected are gift wrapped and presented to agencies in Oxford County and area at Christmas time to help make the festive season just that little bit more special for low income families, children in need and women in crisis.

Change for HOPE (formerly Pennies for HOPE)

In 2012, Power of HOPE started the Pennies for HOPE campaign and collected pennies to help purchase much needed items. When the penny became obsolete currency in Canada, Power of HOPE changed the campaign to Change for HOPE. The 2014 campaign goal for Oxford County is $500. Find out how you can donate your Change for HOPE here or contact Karen direct at 226-228-1045.

Can you help us reach our 2016 Change for HOPE goal?

We are looking for businesses and stores in Oxford County to collect Change for HOPE on our behalf. If you can help, contact Karen direct at 226-228-1045.

All change donated in Oxford County and area stays in Oxford County and area and will be used to purchase items to give to families in Oxford County and area.

Six Weeks of HOPE

Each year, Power of HOPE holds its Six Weeks of HOPE campaign, when we invite businesses and stores to help us collect pyjamas and stuffed toys in the run up to Christmas. Learn more about our Six Weeks of HOPE campaign and find out how you can make a big difference at Christmas time to families in need in Oxford County and area, or contact Karen direct at 226-228-1045.

All items donated in Oxford County and area are given to families in need in Oxford County and area.

Fund Raising Events

Power of HOPE Oxford County Chapter holds events throughout the year to help raise funds to purchase pyjamas and other essential items for families and children in need. To see events for Oxford County and area check out our upcoming events page.


To provide support with compassion and integrity to families in need throughout our local communities.

Never Lose Hope

Hope is a marvelous thing.
It bends, it twists, it sometimes hides, but rarely does it break.
It sustains us when nothing else can.
It gives us reason to continue and the courage to move ahead, when we tell ourselves we’d rather give in.
Hope puts a smile on our face when the heart cannot manage.
Hope puts our feet on the path when our eyes cannot see it.
Hope moves us to act when our souls are confused of the direction.
Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished, something that will refresh us in return.


Annual Oxford County Cruise N Show






Donations are Appreciated

Power of HOPE Community Organization is a registered charity. We provide tax receipts for donations over $10. For donations to the Oxford County Chapter, please include "Oxford County Chapter" in your message.