Emily’s House / Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care
E-Newsletter: January – February 2021

Allan’s Waves of Love & Inspiration  

To mark the first anniversary in memory of Allan Roy Roxas, his family delivered 200 boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts across the city.  Allan’s family fundraises year-round for Emily’s House. To read more or to support their campaign visit: https://www.emilyshouse.ca/allans-waves-of-love/


Emily’s House Virtual Campfire Night (Jan 2021)

One family’s review: “What a great night and program! Loved this collaboration. We had so much fun at camp night!  It was easy to access. We had no trouble at all getting in via Zoom. The two “guides” were fabulous. Loved their energy and excitement towards the kids. They also really engaged all those taking part. A few of the kids were non-verbal, but I really felt like they were fully included. It was a great mix of songs, games, and interaction. I think this is a great program. Great job all around.”


Valentines:  So much love!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this heartfelt surprise! This generous expression of love touched 85 of our hospice clients: 45 children and 40 adults. Special thanks to Elevation ChurchTagan, and the volunteers who helped assemble and deliver bundles of love. 

  • One mom wrote: “Thank you for all the gifts. The best surprise! Lots of love, from our family.”
  • One community client wrote: “Thank you for considering me for Valentine Day 2021. I am forever grateful for the gift sent to me. I really appreciate everything you are doing.”


Emily’s House Valentine’s Day: 
A Song from the BareNaked Ladies

The BNL band remembers us again. Watch and enjoy: Emily's House | Videos


Volunteer Training by Zoom

Hospice volunteer training continues! These fresh faces are currently training to provide hospice care for children, in our “Zoom Class.” For more information: https://www.philipazizcentre.ca/volunteer-training/


Frank Leo & Associates Gift Drive

The Frank Leo & Associates’ online fundraiser raised over $13,000 for Emily’s House in Memory of Ava.  New tablets purchased with this generous donation will enable children clients to participate in virtual hospice programming like music therapy and recreation.  Gift cards purchased are being delivered to client families, and hospice programs are made possible. Community newspaper and radio interviews also helped raise awareness of Emily’s House. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!


Electric Unicorn Beads

9-year-old Chloe has been selling Covid-19 mask chains since August to raise funds for Emily’s House, in Memory of Ava.  She visited Emily’s House to present a cheque for $3,200, and to safely drop off some mask chains for our nursing / frontline care team. @electric.unicorn.beads


Events Updates

  • ►  Emily’s House Black & White Gala:  A 2021 gala dance is unrealistic. Thank you to lead sponsors Agnico Eagle and Kinross Gold for leadership in pivoting sponsorships into donations to Emily’s House, and to the Gala Committee for all their work behind the scenes.
  • ►  Virtual Hike for Hospice:  An announcement is coming soon!


Keeping in Touch

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How You Can Help


Donate online today, and support compassionate hospice care in your community:

https://www.philipazizcentre.ca/how-you-can-help/  or  http://www.emilyshouse.ca/donate/


Emily’s House / Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care, 558 Gerrard St E Toronto, ON  M4M 1X8. 
Thank you for having a heart for hospice!


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