How You Can Help: Gifts Needed
Published on: October 9, 2020
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:
- Visit Emily’s House Stories at: http://www.emilyshouse.ca/our-stories/
- View our most current videos: https://www.emilyshouse.ca/videos/
- Take a look at our annual report: https://www.philipazizcentre.ca/annual-reports/
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.