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Please Support The Bridge Hospice

The Bridge Hospice provides care at no cost to our residents and their families.

Our residential hospice offers many benefits to individuals at end-of-life, their families and their communities. Our home offers the best of care and comfort measures in a dignified and tranquil setting. Our residents are relieved to know there is professional care at bedside 24/7. We alleviate families of the burden of managing care and support them throughout their loved one’s journey.

There is a significant cost benefit to our healthcare system as well. Residential hospices provide care at approximately 1/3 of the cost of hospital care and frees up vital acute care and emergency beds.

 

At The Bridge Hospice, approximately 60% of our costs are related to the provision of health care by our nurses and personal support workers. These costs are now funded through the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE LHIN) and augmented through a partnership with Saint Elizabeth.

 

 

 

 

The remaining 40% of our expenses are not covered including vital day-to-day operational costs. These funds are raised through donations, grants and special events. Please consider giving – all donations are treated with great care!

Every donation makes a difference!

Donations ensure that our residents and families have all the conveniences and comforts of home during their stay.

For example:
A gift of $10 covers the purchase of a new book, DVD, CD or children’s toy
A gift of $20 covers 1 week of natural gas or 1 week of coffee and tea for our guests
A gift of $50 covers 1 month of resident care supplies or cleaning supplies
A gift of $100 covers 1 month of water & sewer charges or replaces a table lamp
A gift of $500 covers 1 month of hydro or replaces small furnishings
A gift of $1500 covers annual equipment maintenance and repairs

Donation Options

Thank you for donating to The Bridge Hospice. Your gift will be used with great care, and will help us cover operating expenses.

If your donation is in honour of a loved one or a special occasion, please let us know.

ON-LINE

Through Canada Helps

CREDIT CARD

 Visa, Mastercard, Amex

CHEQUE

To “The Bridge Hospice”

REMEMBER A LOVED ONE

Make a donation in memory or celebration of a loved one. This meaningful gift can express your support during a difficult time. A card will be sent to the family acknowledging your donation and you will receive a charitable tax receipt. Donations can be made by any of the above methods or through your local funeral home.

HONOUR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Consider making a gift to honour a special person or an occasion like a birthday, anniversary or wedding. A card will be sent to the gift recipient acknowledging your donation and you will receive a charitable tax receipt. Donations can be made by any of the above methods.

LEAVE A LEGACY

Consider remembering The Bridge Hospice in your will. Your gift is a thoughtful way to help others and to leave an enduring impact on the community. Your gift provides financial support for The Bridge Hospice as well as personal tax benefits.

SUPPORT AN EVENT

Participate in our Spring Walk, Golf Tournament and/or W8 Run.  Collect pledges, sponsor an event or support an active participant.  Consider hosting a private event and donate a portion of your proceeds to our hospice.  We truly appreciate all forms support!

FUND A DAY

Help us reach our fundraising goals by pledging a days worth of funds.  Gather a team and watch the thermostat rise as we aim to cover the daily operational costs of running our hospice one day at a time!

 

HOSPICE WISHLIST

If you’re heading out for a shop, consider picking up any of the items on our wishlist that help us make our hospice guests feel at home.    On occasion we have larger item needs – we update our wish list regularly.