Hospice seeks support

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by launching a new monthly donor program

  • May. 3, 2017 4:00 p.m.

A new fundraising campaign hopes to support palliative care.

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by launching a new monthly donor program. The goal of the program is to gain 150 monthly donors at an average of $25 per month by July 1.

“Canada is built on the strength of her people. Canadians develop communities with solid foundations by supporting each other in times of need,” states Ruth Edwards, executive director.

“And, at Hospice we’ve experienced this truly Canadian style of community support over the years as we have grown our programs.Funds raised will sustain our community education and caregiver support programs.”

The benefits of monthly giving are that it is very convenient for the donor by saving time and helping them manage their donations budget. The benefit to Hospice is that monthly donors provide the organization with a dependable and much needed source of funding for its outreach programs.

Every new member of the montly donor program will be entered in a draw for two $250 Visa cards donated by Abakhan Vernon, Debt Restructuring Consultants.

For information, go to www.nohs.ca or www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/north-okanagan-hospice-society/monthly-donor-canada-150-campaign

The North Okanagan Hospice Society operates a 12-bed palliative care facility in Vernon, provides pain and symptom management admissions to palliative patients for one or two weeks and offers a community grief and bereavement program to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.

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