Donation from BC Interior Community Foundation

Kamloops Hospice Association receives donation from BC Interior Community Foundation

Jul 23, 2020 11:57 AM

By Jill Sperling

Image Credit: CFJC Today / Kent Simmonds

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Hospice Association has received a boost in funding through the BC Interior Community Foundation.  A cheque was presented outside the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home Thursday morning (July 23) in the amount of $8,500.

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STOP, DROP AND DONATE

Stop, Drop and Donate event stocks shelves, raises over $28,000 for Kamloops Hospice Association

Jul 13, 2020 4:49 PM

By Dylana Kneeshaw

Image Credit: Adam Donnelly

KAMLOOPS — A weekend fundraiser for the Kamloops Hospice Association turned out to be a huge success, raising more than $28,000.  The Stop, Drop and Donate event saw many Kamloops residents come through the parking lot at IG Wealth Management on Sahali Terrace Saturday (July 11), bringing money, food, and household items for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden home.

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Castanet News ~ A drive-thru for hospice

Support Kamloops Hospice by going through this drive-thru

Tereza Verenca – Jun 25, 2020 / 4:00 am 

Drive-thrus aren’t just for picking up a Big Mac, fries and a large Coke.

They’re also for supporting charities.

Giesbrecht & Associates IG Private Wealth Management is organizing a “stop, drop and donate” drive-thru event next month for the Kamloops Hospice Association.

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant a decrease in funds for the local non-profit. Its thrift store had to temporarily close and its annual gala had to be cancelled. In an earlier interview with Castanet, executive director Wendy Marlow said staff need to raise $1.2 million every year to maintain operations, including running the 12-bed Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home.

“We know the hospice plays an incredible role in the community for everyone, doesn’t matter who you are,” says drive-thru organizer Marilyn Giesbrecht. “I know 250 some odd people come through their doors every year; that’s a lot of people so we want to makes sure that continues on.”

It’s also personal for Giesbrecht. She accessed hospice in 2011, when her husband had a three-week stay before he passed.

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Flutter Buys Thrift Store – Reopening Update

We are excited to welcome our volunteers, donors, shoppers and community supporters back into our Flutter Buys Thrift Store on TUESDAY JUNE 9th!

Please read our Memo through the link below to learn about our new store hours, protocol, procedures and other information that will help to ensure our Community feels safe when dropping donations or browsing our store.  We look forward to seeing you at the Store!

COVID-19 Flutter Buys Thrift Store – May 27, 2020

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Castanet News ~ Butterfly planters for hospice

Kamloops Hospice Association auctioning off two butterfly planters

Tereza Verenca – Jun 3, 2020 / 4:00 am

If you’re looking to beautify your outdoor patio or your front walkway, the Kamloops Hospice Association is auctioning off two butterfly planters.

The flower arrangements were going to be auctioned off during the non-profit’s annual gala last month. However, like festivals, weddings and other large gatherings, the roughly 500-person event had to be cancelled because of COVID-19.

“We decided we can still do (the auction),” says Wendy Marlow, executive director of the hospice association.

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