Emily’s House / Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care
E-Newsletter: August – September 2022
Thank you for your interest in helping. You can make miracles out of minutes for children and adults with life-limiting illness, and entire families in need of compassionate hospice supports. Please donate today.
When you give the gift of hospice, your donation might translate into:
Give the gift of hospice:
$25 – Music Therapy / Recreation: A $25 gift could be the equivalent of one hour of Music / Art Therapy or Recreation Programming for a child or youth. Really, this is a gift of joy!
$50 – Outings / Adventures: A $50 donation could enable a community outing or adventure (i.e., movie, excursion fees plus wheelchair accessible transportation for needed respite).
$75 – Grocery Gift Cards / Benevolent Fund: Over 50 families in our programs experience financial insecurity, and welcome practical support, like food and gas. Gift cards are always needed. A donation of $75 could purchase three gift cards.
$100 – Support for Families / Individuals: To encourage improved mental health and wellbeing outcomes, our psychosocial supports include patient advocacy, counselling, facilitated groups, grief / bereavement, spiritual care and referrals for specialized care. A $100 donation could impact an entire family!
$300 – Volunteers: A donation of $300 could train one new hospice volunteer to provide compassionate care, companionship and / or play. Our Volunteer program supports children, adults, families, food / groceries, gardening, transportation, and helps augment other critical hospice care delivery. (For more information on our Volunteer Program, visit: https://www.philipazizcentre.ca/volunteering/).
$500 – Legacy Work: Legacy work is a cornerstone of paediatric palliative care. Families can choose from a range of activities, events and keepsakes that we customize to the memory of their child, with lasting therapeutic / healing benefits. The cost of Legacy Programming to support one family at Emily’s House averages $300 to $500.
$1,000 – A Day of Care at Emily’s House: A Day of Care at Emily’s House children’s hospice includes 24 hours of physician-supervised clinical care in our hospice home, recreation, and quality-of-life therapies for a child with a life-limiting illness and complex care needs, plus in-house supports for the entire whole family.
$5,000-$500,000+ – Medical Equipment / Resources (Annually): The Emily's House Clinical Program is the main “lifeline” of our palliative care programs at approximately 61% of our annual operating budget. Beyond doctors, nurses and clinical care staff, the program budget includes medical supplies, medical gases, acquisition / maintenance of adaptive equipment that makes the bedrooms and facilities accessible for children and youth with limited mobility and complex medical needs, and high-quality controls to minimize risks to our vulnerable children clients.
$_______ Any Amount of Your Choice: When you donate a gift of any amount of your choice, it will be directed where the need is greatest.
To be reminded of the kind of impact your support makes:
With your help, children, adults and families will have access to family time, making new memories, psychosocial supports … quality of life. They will find the opportunity to embrace the gift of each day.
JOIN TEAM EMILY’S HOUSE / PAC!!!
Toronto Hike for Hospice Partners – April 2 – May 1, 2022
$25 to register. Additional fundraising is encouraged. Have a for hospice!
Everyone eventually will be touched by hospice care – in their community, family, and in their own home. We invite you to help us offer compassionate care and support for families in our community. Come hike with us! Create a team!
♦ Sunday May 1 at Riverdale Park West in Cabbagetown, for a 2km or 5km hike in the scenic neighbourhood. The event will also feature music, kids’ games, snacks and coffee, and a chance to get together with others.
♦As part of 20th annual Hike for Hospice, all registered participants are invited to take part in the 3 virtual activities leading up to our in-person finale hike. Access our FAQ for further information.
♦ PRIZES!!! If you are triumphant in a virtual event, and for Fundraising Efforts.
Emily’s House / Philip Aziz Centre and Hospice Toronto have again joined forces, as Toronto Hike for Hospice 2022 Partners, to host our 20th annual Toronto Hike for Hospice Partners to raise awareness and funds in support of GTA hospice programs.
Annually, our partner hospices provide:
► Visiting volunteer and direct staff support to almost 2,000 individuals in the GTA in need of hospice care
► Caregiver relief, respite, support and resources, including 65,000 volunteer hours
► Counseling and care support to individuals and groups coping with illness, caregiving or bereavement
100% of all funds raised through Hike for Hospice Partners will remain in your community, to raise public awareness and ensure that hospice palliative care is available for people with a life-threatening illness or in need of end-of-life supports, and their caregivers and loved ones at no cost to them.
The number of people impacted by our programs is increasing yearly. With Toronto's rapidly aging population, and adults and children living longer with complex illness, the need for compassionate, hospice palliative care and support to improve people's quality of life, and support their caregivers and loved ones, is greater than ever before.
Hike for Hospice Palliative Care is a Canadian national fundraising event held across that brings together organizations working collectively in hospice palliative care to raise funds and awareness in their community.
♦ Only 16% to 30% of Canadians who die currently have access to or receive hospice palliative and end-of-life care services depending on where they live in Canada. Even fewer receive grief and bereavement services.
♦ Each death in Canada affects the immediate wellbeing of an average of 5 other people, or more than 1.25 million Canadians each year. (Estimate provided by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association).
♦ Hospice palliative care programs allow patients to gain more control over their lives, manage pain and symptoms more effectively, and provides support to family caregivers.
To Sponsor: Please contact email@example.com
2022 Toronto Hike for Hospice Sponsors:
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You can watch the memorial anytime – service, songs, poetry, remembrances, and candle lighting, in memory of children who journeyed with us. The presentation was originally live-streamed and is now available to watch on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/_WGpCK1GRj4
Contact Sandy at the number provided.