Bringing Hope

Heart of Ruth Mission is a hands-on, loving organization providing education sponsorships to students who grew up at Rainbow House Children’s Home. Breaking the chain of poverty by providing College and University education opportunities in Kenya.    

A Little About Heart of Ruth Mission

Heart of Ruth Mission was officially established by Rebecca Dallaire in August of 2012. The need for help in the community of Gede, Kenya was first noticed by Kristi Haddad during her volunteer trip in March of 2012.  Rebecca and Kristi went to Kenya for the month of June 2012 and shortly after returning established Heart of Ruth.

The women of Heart of Ruth Mission are all connected by their love for the children they met at Rainbow House Children’s Home, that has now officially closed. Since 2012 they have had multiple people from all over the world join the organization to volunteer and fundraise for self-sustainability projects. From the beginning of our fundraising efforts we have raised over $120,000 and have supported 30+ students from KG1- University, multiple renovation projects and other projects to support the community at large. 

Heart of Ruth is based in Canada, with members throughout Ontario. Check out our “members of the board” page to see each woman’s profile. 

Partnership with Devxchange International

In 2017 Heart of Ruth Mission became a project with DevXchange International. DevXchange exists to help groups like Heart of Ruth, who are not registered charities, have charitable status in Canada. #HelpingPeople is the Devxchange motto. Devxchange is a development exchange for change.

DevXchange is a global movement that facilitates the linking of Canadian volunteers with humanitarian initiatives, like Heart of Ruth Mission, all around the world. We provide capacity building to these volunteers and tax receipts for their donors. To date, Devxchange has 75 projects in 27 different countries. Heart of Ruth Mission is thankful for the partnership for many reasons; DevXchange provides mentorship to lead members, helps find opportunities for growth, and most importantly for our donors, provides tax deductible receipts. With this organization, Heart of Ruth is also able to make education sponsorship much easier! DevXchange International allows donors to set up monthly donations, making child sponsorship easier in the way that the full years tuition is not due all at once. Simply follow the steps, and sign up to have $45 taken out of your bank account each month. This creates hassle free donations! Click on our “donate” button on the top right of this website for more details.

Current Goals

Our Main Goal: Education Sponsorships for 8 College and University students 

 Education is at the top of our goals for the foreseeable future. It’s no secret that finding individuals to financially support our education program has been a struggle. Heart of Ruth Mission first began in 2012 with many people either individually sponsoring students or joining with family/friends/colleagues to sponsor a student. Year after year more sponsors are unable to continue their sponsorships and we rely on our fundraised donations to cover school fees. Our recent fundraising events, both in person and online, have been focused on raising funds for our Education Program for this reason. Heart of Ruth Mission currently (2024) has 16 students in our Education Program- 8 of those attending College and University programs.  Through the ups and downs of fundraising, seeing these students achieving their goals has made it all worth it. Our program supports students in College for Social Work and Occupational Therapy, and University for Education, Engineering and Electronics. Thank you to all who support our education program- connect with us for more information.