The Pool Shoppe is committed to enhancing the lives of residents in the City of Hamilton and its surrounding communities – where we work and live! Our charitable support is directed toward programs and organizations that support children, students and their families focusing on areas where we feel we can make a meaningful impact through health, education and physical activity.

We are proud of our community involvement and many partnerships.

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The Living Rock: Youth MatterProud 2015 Supporter of the Living Rock

Living Rock is a non-profit organization supporting youth ages 13-25 who are at-risk of falling through the cracks in our community. Living Rock is responding to youth with a variety of risk factors such as poverty, mental illness and addictions by offering a place of belonging, meal programs, safety, and a bridge to the community. Together with the support of generous partners and supporters Living Rock aims to provide opportunities for youth to move beyond their circumstances to develop a personal vision for their lives and essentially, a brighter future.

Good ShepherdProud 2014 Supporter of the Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd has grown to become the largest provider of human and social services in the Greater Hamilton area. Since 1961, Good Shepherd services have grown to include a daily hot meal program for about 300 guests; an emergency food and clothing program; emergency shelters for men, youth, families, women and children; transitional housing for homeless and street involved youth; hospice; community mental health programs and supportive housing programs. Good Shepherd innovative programs and services are provided 365 days a year without distinction and free of charge to anyone in need. The work of Good Shepherd is based on a fundamental belief in providing hope and dignity to the most vulnerable members of our community.

christmas-miracle-contributions-lgDesignated Toy Drop for the 2012 and 2013 Annual Christmas Miracle Toy Drive

Celebrating people who give unselfishly to help others in need – that is the true miracle of Christmas. Through the combined efforts of radio stations like Oldies 1150 CKOC and 102.9 K-LiteFM, along with the annual support of the East Hamilton Optimists Club we joined THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE to help deliver the gift of Christmas to children and their families in Hamilton/ Halton and surrounding communities.

Thanks to all who have helped us to fill a Spa full of Toys at The Pool Shoppe!

Foundation of Friends, Care Buddies and Hamilton Health Sciences FoundationProud 2011 sponsor of “Foundation of Friends” and “Care Buddies”

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization supporting patient care, research and education across Hamilton’s family of hospitals. Alongside The Hamilton Spectator and other local businesses, we are proud to assist the HHSF through the Care Buddies Program and Foundation of Friends Program. These programs fund items that fall outside of regular hospital budgets such as the purchase of new medical equipment and technology or items as simple as new toys or games to make a child’s stay at the hospital more like home.

Proud Supporter of the McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team

vehicle-beforeThe McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team (MecVT) is responsible for creating and maintaining unique Engineering vehicles to promote the Engineering program at on and off campus events.

A process that not only allows Engineering students to learn more about how a vehicle works, but to have fun while supporting their student society. Current vehicles such as the CarPool, and Motorized Shopping Cart, can be seen at many Engineering events, McMaster Football games and the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade.

McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team

Photos at left provided by Jerry Vo, Kelvyn Panici & Andrew Toye Ojo: Co-captains, McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team 2011/2012
Photos at right provided by Jenny Einarson & Stuart Grodinsky: Co-captains, McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team 2009/2010

h-l-recreational-pool-leagueProud Supporter of the Hamilton Ladies Recreational Pool League

The H.L.R.P.L. is a recreational non-profit eight-ball pool league for women in Hamilton, Ontario. For more than twenty years, this league has been organized by a volunteer executive committee for the purpose of learning and improving skills in the game of billiards. There are currently 200 women representing 23 teams playing in the City of Hamilton and throughout the year, they support local charitable organizations including Neighbour-to-Neighbour food bank and the City Housing Hamilton Outreach Programme.

Our Partnerships

Hamilton is home to some of the most inspiring and entertaining organizations that continue to enhance our culture. We are proud to partner with a few of these teams to help create a stronger and more resourceful community.

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Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada Member
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Billiard Congress of America Member