Making a Difference 2

Welcome to Making a Difference 2 !! We are back this year with our online auction and matching donation campaign. Covid is still keeping us from meeting together physically but we can still Make a Difference in the lives of the children at Casa Connor! We can’t thank you enough for keeping the legacy of Connor Vanderveen alive 🧡🧡.

Covid is still impacting the world and, once again, we are anticipating losing most of our major fundraisers, in addition to the cancellation of our Calgary Fiesta. We would love to have our communities continue to play a role in the lives of our Pasitos de Luz families. The 130 Pasitos children who attend at Casa Connor need us more than ever before.

Last year our first Making a Difference event was a huge success because of the generosity of so many of you! This year we are back with some amazing auction items and a more significant matching donation campaign!

Online Auction December 3 to 10/ 2021

We will once again be doing an online auction to raise much needed funds for Pasitos de Luz operations and equipment. The online auction will run December 3 to December 10, 2021.

Registration is now open! 

AUCTION REGISTRATION and log in – register and get your log in password set up. It’s easy to do! 

Step 1 Register at the link below.

Step 2 Open the confirmation letter which will be automatically sent right after you register. This letter comes from the auction software Hibid so please watch for it. IT CONTAINS A TEMPORARY PASSWORD and other important information  

Step 3. Log in with the temporary password and change your password as requested to something you will remember. You can then view, like items for your private list, set up a display identity and more. See how you will get your winning items and how to pay conveniently online at the auction site


Need help?

This is a great opportunity to help Pasitos de Luz at Casa Connor and you can get some great items for yourself. It is also a perfect opportunity for some special Christmas gifts! 🎁

This year in addition to operational funds, Pasitos de Luz needs help with a specialized movement therapy bike that is needed for the children who cannot use a regular exercise bike in their therapy. A movement therapy bike is specially designed for kids with limited or no movement in their arms and/or legs, since it has a built-in electric motor that can do some or all of the physical exertion. It is designed to get muscles moving and keep them moving, both in the legs and the arms.

Let’s help Pasitos get the movement therapy bike, some operating funds and, at the same time, you can pick up some great auction items just in time for Christmas!


Our goal is to raise $15,000 on the auction!



💲💲Matching Donation Campaign November 18 to December 14 2021 

We have the best news we can possibly have! We have a commitment from anonymous donors that they will match up to ……. $50,000 Canadian Dollars…..!! Anything we can collect up to $50,000 will be matched which means, you can be part of raising $100,000! Your donation will be doubled!

What a great opportunity for all of us! Your donation will be matched, you can get a tax receipt if needed and you can help 130 families whose children attend at Casa Connor!

We invite you to take advantage of this exceptionally generous offer for our Mexican charity Pasitos de Luz at Casa Connor! To ensure your donation is doubled, please ensure you provide us with the following:

2. indicate you want to participate in having your donation doubled
3. indicate the following details
  • your name or corporation/foundation name the donation will be made under
  • amount of your donation to be doubled
  • method of payment – Etransfer, credit card, wire transfer or cheque
  • if you require a tax deductible receipt.

We will reply to the above with all needed details.

Please note – If you require a tax deductible receipt your donation will be accepted through Canadian Children’s Shelter of Hope Foundation.  We are so appreciative of the amazing work and support of CCHSF. Email for details on how to get the tax deduction from CCSHF.

Please help us reach our matching donation goal of $100,000  so we can make the most of this opportunity for the children!