COME TOGETHER TO MOVE WITH WHEELS!
Wheels was established by a group of 12 riders from Mattamy Homes in 2011. Over the last 10 years we’ve welcomed close to one-thousand cyclists on the lawn at The Darling Home for Kids – all riding in support of the children and families we serve. Although the current situation is keeping us apart, we can all come together to move with Wheels.
NEW this year – join us for a Virtual Ride with Wheels and ride at your convenience. Now you can ride – or run, or walk – with Wheels anywhere, at your convenience. You decide when and with whom you want to ride, and how far. Whether solo or a family ride, you can make a difference and support The Darling Home for Kids. Hills or flat. Circular route or point-to-point. Off-road or on-road. There are many ways to explore near and far, it’s your choice!
Sign up today ($0 registration fee) to make a difference for families with medically complex children. Your virtual ride gives you flexibility to participate on your own schedule. Can’t ride on June 21st? No problem – set a target date to have your ride completed and we’ll be there to help along the way. Create your own personal registration page and share it with your friends and family to reach your goals and support The Darling Home for Kids.
Since its inception in 2011, Wheels has raised over $950,000 in support of capital projects and the core programs offered at The Darling Home for Kids.
With your help we will build more space for the moments that matter.
Children at The Darling Home for Kids are embraced within our walls, our corridors, and our spaces. Held safely in a space that encourages them to be free – to explore, to play, to make memories. We have a dream to help more kids and families. With you, we’ll make it a reality. Your support of Wheels will help us fund vital projects within our 10,000 square foot expansion that includes:
- Three new bedrooms and two adjoining bathrooms
- A larger medication room
- Multi-functional spaces for counselling, meetings with families and care providers, volunteer interviews and religious ceremonies or events, and private spaces for client admissions.
- A larger Snoezelen room, which engages kids’ senses and imaginations through images, lights, textures, sound and colour
- A dedicated play room
- A new three-season space
- A private kitchen and accommodation for families who have a child receiving end-of-life care.
- A dedicated staff and volunteer area to accommodate increased nursing and support staff
- A second story for administration, meetings and training
- A driveway extension and larger parking lot
- A garage for our wheelchair van
By riding with Wheels, you provide a gift for today, and an investment in the future, for children with complex medical needs and their families. The Orlando Corporation, has pledged to match proceeds from the 10th Annual Wheels ride, doubling the impact this year’s ride has on the Home.
With your help, we can provide each child with the best care possible. They have beaten the odds to survive. Together, we can help them make the most of each day they have.
For more information about our Signature Events, contact:
Nicole Walker, Events and Sponsorship Lead
T: 905.878.7673 ext. 232
Thank you to our 2020 event sponsors joining us for the
10th annual WHEELS event
Mattamy Homes has been the driving force behind the Wheels event and it would not be the success it is without their support. We are pleased that Mattamy Homes continues to share in our vision.
Special thanks to our creative & print partners for their continued support.