NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

CHARITABLE NO#: 1946790

Desiree’s Angels Victims For A New Start is a Non Profit Organization that was registered in April 2016. 

Desiree’s Angels began when
Desiree Gallagher, who this Non Profit Organization was named after, became a victim of crime.  
No one is prepared to become a victim of crime. It is a traumatic and difficult experience. Being victimized takes a toll physically, emotionally and psychologically. 
WHAT IS A VICTIM?
A victim is any person whose life has been affected by a criminal act, tragic circumstance or disaster, regardless of severity.  Trauma has an impact on everyone – especially the victim.


WHAT IS DESIREE'S ANGELS?
Desiree's Angels is a non-profit organization managed by a 7 member board of directors from all walks of life including our esteemed President, Desiree's mom Susan Gerth.  Together we have made it our mission to take this heart breaking tragedy and keep Desiree's legacy alive by helping others in need. 

Our goal and mandate is to provide long term support for Victims of Crime and their families.
WHO DOES DESIREE'S ANGELS SUPPORT?
Desiree's Angels raises funds to support local Victims Services and Women's Shelters in each hosting city. Throughout the year, Desiree's Angels hosts various events in efforts to raise funds to support victim's, their families and spread awareness about the community resources available to those stricken by tragedy or victimization.  Along with our major fundraiser "Desiree's Ride", Desiree's Angels also hosts Spaghetti Dinner's, Charity Breakfast's, BBQ's and Musical/Entertainment Events.

In 2017, Desiree's Angels was honored by being given a government grant to host an appreciation luncheon durning Victim's Crime Week in late May/early June.  The luncheon was called "Empowering Resilience Luncheon", which presented appreciation awards to the community services that work hard day in and day out supporting victims and their families.  Durning the luncheon, victims had an opportunity to speak about their tragedies and show their appreciation to the community services who support Victims of Crime.

  1. Empowering Resilience Luncheon
    Empowering Resilience Luncheon
    Victim's Crime Week Luncheon
  2. Empowering Resilience Luncheon
    Empowering Resilience Luncheon
    Luncheon BBQ
  3. Empowering Resilience Luncheon
    Empowering Resilience Luncheon
    Susan Gerth Presenting Awards
  4. Rock the Legion
    Rock the Legion
  5. Empowering Resilience Luncheon
    Empowering Resilience Luncheon
    Empowering Resilience Luncheon
  6. Pasta Party Dinner
    Pasta Party Dinner
  7. Brant Improv Festival
    Brant Improv Festival
    Lisa Stanford
  8. Brant Improv Festival
    Brant Improv Festival
    See You Next Thursday
  9. Sue & Lisa
    Sue & Lisa
    CTV Interview
  10. Susan Gerth
    Susan Gerth
    Desiree Tribute Bike

WHY DO WE RIDE

COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE...

Desiree's Ride started in 2014 to raise funds for Desiree Gallagher's    rehabilitation and medical costs after becoming a victim of a brutal assault. The outpouring of love, hope and support was amazing. To see a community come together for a day filled with fun, great food, family, friends and complete strangers in efforts to support Desiree and her tragic journey, was nothing short of breathtaking. 
After Desiree's passing on May 14th, 2015, the organizers became more determined to make this ride an annual event while keeping Desiree's name a legacy and create awareness.  Desiree touched so many heart’s, changed many lives and brought so many wonderful people together. She was a fighter to the end and NEVER EVER gave up. Even on her final day, Desiree continued to help others by becoming an organ donor and saved 5 other lives.​ 
​​We ride in Desiree's memory supporting victims and their families in efforts to bring awareness to Victims of Crime. Our goal is to grow the ride across Ontario and make the Victims Voices Heard!  For those who do not ride but would still like to donate to the cause please CLICK HERE to submit your donatation or CONTACT US directly.
  1. CHATHAM-KENT CHAPTER RIDE
    JUN 9th 2018
    CHATHAM-KENT CHAPTER RIDE
    2nd Annual Desiree's Ride. Proceeds raised will go to the Chatham-Kent Victim Services and Chatham-Kent Women's Shelter.
  2. BRANTFORD (HOME) CHAPTER RIDE
    AUG 18th 2018
    BRANTFORD (HOME) CHAPTER RIDE
    5th Annual Desiree's Ride. Proceeds raised will go to the Victim Services of Brant and Nova Vita Women's Shelter.
  3. NIAGARA FALLS CHAPTER RIDE
    SEP 8th 2018
    NIAGARA FALLS CHAPTER RIDE
    2nd Annual Desiree's Ride. Proceeds raised will go to the Niagara Falls Victim Services and The Women's Place Women's Shelter.
  4. KAWARTHA LAKES CHAPTER RIDE
    JUL 27th 2019
    KAWARTHA LAKES CHAPTER RIDE
    1st Annual Desiree's Ride. Proceeds raised will go to the Peterborough Victim Services and Peterborough Women's Shelter.
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