Wednesday, August 12, 2020

‘Handbags for Hospice’ raises $24,000

The 3rd Annual “Handbags for Hospice” event hosted at the Portuguese Canadian Social Club by a group of committed volunteers in October. The sold out event raised $24,000 in
support of local Hospice families.

At the event, guests play twelve games of Bingo where the prize for each round is a brand name, designer handbag. Other prizes are also available through raffles and new this year was a Platinum Purse draw for a Kate Spade bag.

“This is such a fun event and it wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and hard work of the planning committee. It’s also a very meaningful event and we are very grateful to those who sponsored handbags and other prizes in memory of loved ones and everyone who attended. How fortunate we are to have a community who continues to show their care and concern for families facing end of life. These funds will be used to provide our Hospice residents and their families with compassionate care at no cost to them.” – Jodi Maroney, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

About Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation:
The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is responsible for the fundraising activities needed to support Chatham-Kent Hospice. Our Mission is to enhance the financial sustainability of the Chatham-Kent Hospice by working with the community to raise funds, awareness and understanding to enable compassionate, quality near end-of-life experiences for the residents of Chatham-Kent. We require $106,000 in donations each month to support the operating needs of the
Hospice.

About Chatham-Kent Hospice:
The Chatham-Kent Hospice is a 10-bed residential facility that offers care for residents facing end of life and support for their loved ones. The hospice provides comfort, support and specialized pain and symptom management in a home-like setting. Around the clock care is provided by dedicated physicians, nurses, personal support workers and volunteers.
Since opening in April 2016, Chatham-Kent Hospice has served over 700 families. In order to offer these services at no cost to residents or their families, Chatham-Kent Hospice relies on donations from our community.

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