The idea for Healing Hands was formed in 1996. The founder had an idea to create a booklet designed for recovering children with limited access to resources in hospitals. It began as an interactive booklet filled with games, puzzles, activities, and helpful information. All would be designed to help children get through what may be a very difficult time to process and provide ease on the road to recovery.
The idea itself was excellent, but in order to get the booklets in the hands of the children we needed help. It was decided that this help would come from the local business community. What better way to support children than to have it come from their very own local community? Unsurprisingly, the idea was met with resounding success and support, both from hospitals and the business community.
Immediately, this grassroots project was hailed as an outstanding success. The parents and families absolutely loved the material. It was insightful and inspiring. The hospitals gratefully accepted the booklets and handed them out to the children in their care.
Since the inception of the company in 1996, there have been over 3 million booklets produced in Canada. These booklets have been cherished by the children and their families, and it is our goal to provide these valuable booklets to every possible child we can reach across the nation.
We thrive on positivity and look forward to expanding to a bigger audience on new platforms. It is our hope that we can continue to build on this effort to provide valuable booklets to children.