Our summer has been filled with generosity from our community and our volunteers.
Thank you to all who have continued to support the hospice through all our fundraising endeavors, including our weekly Catch the Ace draw, Day of Care sponsorship and Handbags for Hospice partnership.
Your generosity allows us to continue to provide compassionate and dignified end of-life-care and grief support.
Handbags for Hospice - Event Update
Planning for the 2022 Handbags for Hospice event is in full swing and we can't wait to welcome all our guests back to this important fundraising event. We are calling on "The Power of the Purse" as we aim to raise $160,000 in support of Huron Shores Hospice.
Tickets will be $65.00 and will go on sale August 5th, 2022 at 7:30 am so mark your calendars and set your alarm, this event sells out fast!
For the most up-to-date information, follow us on Facebook and visit our website: https://www.huronshoreshospice.ca/handbagsforhospice.
Please note: proof of vaccination is required to attend this event.
You Could WIN Free Tickets!
From now until August 3rd, donate a $20+ bottle of wine and your name will be entered into a draw to WIN 2 tickets to this year's Handbags for Hospice event!
Here's how to donate to enter the draw:
1. Purchase a bottle of wine (must be $20+)
2. Write your NAME, ADDRESS and EMAIL on the back of the wine receipt (this information is required for donation receipt and draw)
3. Drop the wine and the receipt off at Sleepers Bed Gallery, 828 Queen St, Kincardine or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange alternative drop-off or pick-up.
The draw will be made August 4th, 2022, the DAY BEFORE Tickets go on sale!
Catch the Ace - Jackpot OVER $11,000!
Tickets are available for the electronic Catch the Ace lottery from Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. until the next Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. The draw is made on Tuesdays between 4:45 and 5:00 p.m. with the winner announced on Facebook at 6:00 p.m.
When you buy tickets, you will also pick an envelope that might contain the Ace of Spades. If your ticket number comes up, you will win 20% of that week’s ticket sales. If your card in the envelope is the Ace of Spades, you will win the Catch the Ace Progressive Jackpot. The weekly draws continue until someone catches the Ace of Spades!
Jackpot is over $11,000! Things are getting very interesting with only 9 envelopes left to open. One of which houses the Ace of Spades.
Catch the Ace is a fun way to support our cause. Join in on all the Catch the Ace fun each Tuesday! Thank you for your awesome support.
Day of Care
Everyone’s lives are made up of special days, days that we will always remember. We have launched the "Day of Care" campaign as a way for our donors to share a special day for their company, business or individual lives, while covering the operational costs for a day in the hospice suites.
Our Day of Care sponsorship allows community members, businesses, organizations and families to help support the daily caregiving needs of our residents by donating the cost of operating a single suite for one day. The date can be chosen by the donor and may be a day that is meaningful to them, their family, business or organization.
Each sponsored Day of Care will be recognized both in suite, with a logo on the door, and on our social media channels with the opportunity to share the meaning behind the date chosen.
If you, or someone you know would like to sponsor a Day of Care, please email email@example.com.
Thank you to our July Day of Care sponsors:
July 1st - 31st, Bervie Women's Institute, Trillium Suite
July 7th, Helga Cairns, Tranquility Suite
Grief Recovery Program If you are dealing with grief related to the loss of a family member or friend, Huron Shores Hospice offers an 8-session educational program that provides a safe environment for you to explore your beliefs about dealing with loss. The program offers actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain.
Grief delayed is not grief denied. Whether you have recently experienced a loss or have suffered a loss in the past, the Grief Recovery Program can provide support. Our trained and certified grief recovery specialists® will facilitate your journey with compassion, confidentiality, and dignity.
The Grief Recovery Program will be offered starting in September in-person in the following towns:
Port Elgin on Tuesday mornings
Ripley on Wednesday afternoons
Kincardine on Wednesday evenings
Register here, indicating the location you are interest in attending.
Virtual groups will be established as needed.
COVID 19 precautions will be required including masking and proof of COVID 19 vaccination.