Peer Grief Support Walking Group. Have you experienced a death of a loved one and need a safe place to walk your grief journey? Come walk...
Vernon, BC: 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. A goal, that NOHS is hoping to reach by July 1, 2017.
“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.”
Edwards adds, “We’re encouraging people to join us in celebrating Canada’s birthday, building on the strength of our community and supporting quality end-of-life care by joining our $25 monthly donor program. Any gift is appreciated as we understand that not all people can manage $25 per month. 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.
To help with this goal, Abakhan Vernon, Debt Restructuring Consultants has generously donated two $250 Visa cards – every new member to the Monthly Donor Program will receive a ballot in a draw for one of these $250 cards. If this individual refers another person who becomes a monthly donor, they will receive another ballot in the draw.
To join the monthly donor program, go online to www.nohs.ca, https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/north-okanagan-hospice-society/monthly-donor-canada-150-campaign or visit the NOHS administration offices located at 3506 – 27 Avenue in downtown Vernon. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
About North Okanagan Hospice Society
North Okanagan Hospice Society believes in quality of life. We support people with a palliative diagnosis, their loved ones and the bereaved. When medical intervention can no longer add days to life, we strive to add more life to each day.
· Operates Hospice House, a 12-bed palliative care facility in Vernon
· Provides pain and symptom management admissions to palliative patients for one or two weeks
· Offers a community grief and bereavement program to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one
· Programs and services are offered to residents of the North Okanagan
– 30 –
For more information please contact:
Leslie Harvey, Financial Officer
North Okanagan Hospice Society
Phone: (250) 503-1800 / E-mail: [email protected]