The Greater Trail Hospice Society has launched 100 People who Care, its annual fundraising initiative to raise awareness and financial support and within the community that directly benefits from its free services and compassionate volunteer base.
“This campaign always highlights what our community can achieve when we work together for the benefit of our friends and neighbours who find themselves at a difficult time in their lives,” says hospice chair Brenda Hooper.
“People’s generosity makes an immense difference on so many levels and goes a long way to making sure those who need us actually know about us.”
The Greater Trail Hospice Society says it relies heavily on fundraising to function and provided 1,699 hours of volunteer service last year alone.
“Everyone needs support and care when faced with loss, life-limiting illness, death and grief,” Hooper says. “Our well-trained volunteers provide support to families to help everyone involved make sense of what they’re facing as well as helping them to navigate the health care system.”
The hospice is calling on 100 local individuals and businesses to contribute $100 to the pooled potential sum of $10,000. Last year, a similar initiative raised about $14,000.
The hospice says all money raised will be used to stabilize the budget, maintain existing services, expand the grief and loss support service, hire a part time program director, run more advance care planning workshops, provide volunteer support and education, and local “die-alogue” engagement about life-limiting illness and end-of-life care.
“We know that our community cares and this initiative will give it the opportunity to show it,” adds Hooper.
One-time or monthly donations can easily be made online at http://www.trailhospic
The donate button at the top righthand side of the landing page will take you to the Canada Helps donation page where they can pledge their support via credit card, WhatsApp, Google Pay or Gift Card. You can also make an in-memoriam dedication and leave a private message for the hospice team.