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Joyce S
Steele Circle
(Niagara Falls)
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the project

Ray of Hope is a non-profit charitable Christian organization promoting emotional and spiritual wellness for widowed, divorced women since 2009. Before the sudden and unexpected ban on social gathering due to the COVID-pandemic, Ray of Hope sponsored monthly in-person bereavement support group meetings in the city of Niagara Falls.

We offered emotional and spiritual support to women who were coping with the traumatic death of a loved one, financial instability, or struggling with emotional wellness during the different stages of their grief. Social distancing and numerous restrictions prohibited our in-person gatherings and left many women to cope and grieve alone. As an alternative, Ray of Hope will host One Journey, Many Roads, monthly Zoom meetings addressing topics relevant to widowed, divorced women and the uniqueness of their grief beginning October 2020.

Thank you for your generous donation!  Your contribution will help us to purchase spiritual wellness books for bereaved women on the complex journey of adjusting to a “new normal.”

the steps

The Ray of Hope monthly Zoom meetings will present a variety of relevant grief topics. Compassionate and informed speakers will share strategies to face life's most difficult experiences while adapting to the "new normal",  Women will be encouraged to embrace hope and confidently discover their pathway to spiritual and emotional wellness.

Your generous donations will help us to distribute grief workbooks and pamphlets promoting hope and well-being. These items will then be distributed to various participants at no cost in our One Journey, Many Road: grief recovery Zoom series.

why we're doing it

We are endeavoring to compassionately assist widowed, divorced women on their uncertain journey after painful loss and to create a healthier environment in the Niagara Falls community. 

Disclaimer: One Journey, Many Roads will be an online peer-to-peer grief series intended for general informational purposes only and should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking medical advice or professional care.




TOTAL RAISED = $930.00
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $13.95


The cost per book ranges from $2.99 to $14.99.

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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