The newly launched “A Better Ending” campaign releases naming opportunities for capital donors.
Coming off the success of October’s sold-out Giving Thanks Gala, marking the launch of the hospice’s “A Better Ending” campaign, Hospice Vaughan steadily inches closer to its $10-million goal to build Vaughan’s first Centre of Excellence for Hospice and Palliative Care. With $4.5 million raised by generous capital donors and another $2 million of funding from the Ministry of Health, the committee is pulling out all the stops and reaching out to the community for their support. This includes offering several donation initiatives like the newly launched Brick Campaign and long-term support options.
The planned state-of-the-art facility will include a 10-bed residential hospice, family support and bereavement services, and visiting hospice services, and it will serve as a community hub that will support research and education on palliative-care best practices. “We talk a lot about making everything so beautiful and special when people come into the world,” says Maria Castro, president of the board of directors. “It’s really just about paying attention to the other side of the coin, making sure individuals and their families receive compassionate care and support as they deal with life-limiting illness and loss.”