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Kamloops Hospice unveils new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building

Kamloops Hospice unveils new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building

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Oct 20, 2021 | 4:35 PM

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops Hospice Association has opened the doors to its new ‘Outlook for Peace’ building.

The idea came from a Kamloops couple, Jeff and Joan Glaicar, who spent a lot of time at hospice while they were saying goodbye to their dear friend Joanne.

“She was young. She had two children. My wife helped her children throughout the journey, which was a 10-year journey with brain cancer,” Jeff Glaicar told CFJC News.

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Support for Kamloops Hospice in its time of need

Support for Kamloops Hospice in its time of need

Aug 5, 2021 | 4:55 PM

KAMLOOPS — Two local businesses are collaborating to fundraise for Kamloops Hospice.

Geisbrecht and Associates has partnered with DW Builders to host its second annual drive-thru donation event where donors can give money, gift cards, and other items posted to the hospice Facebook page.

“It was the first time I could just feel this absolute relief,” said Marilyn Geisbrecht, owner at Geisbrecht and Associates.

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Car raffle for hospice care

Car raffle for hospice care

May 11, 2021 / 12:01 am 

They are the happy moments in the most trying of times.

Kamloops Hospice Association, which has 12 private rooms at its Whiteshield Crescent location, is there to provide care, love and support to people who are at the end of their lives.

Hospice care is patient and family centred, which means “if someone wants ice cream for breakfast, we do that,” executive director Wendy Marlow says. “We’ve had staff barbecue up a beautiful steak and just put it to a person’s lips.”

The rooms overlook beautiful Peterson Creek Park, making it “a beautiful spot for families and for people at end of life,” Marlow says.

Kamloops Hospice Association normally hosts a gala each year to raise significant money for its operations, since it is one of only a handful of “independent” hospices in the province. Interior Health covers just less than 50% of the annual budget, and KHA has to come up with at least another $1 million each year to keep the doors open. The organization’s last gala before COVID-19 raised $170,000, but the event has been cancelled the past 2 years due to the pandemic.

“You can imagine losing that has been huge,” she says.

That is a lot of funding to make up, but Marlow believes the organization has found a solution. It is conducting the “Let’s Get Electrified” raffle for a 2018 Chevrolet Bolt Premier, which is an electric vehicle valued at $28,000. It has has a range of nearly 400 kilometres, leather and heated seats in both the front and back, and high-quality cameras and screens.

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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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Events

Cassie’s Charity Drive 2021

On December 1st …. The McNutt Family is lighting up their house again this year and have chosen to support Hospice!

5215 Dallas Drive. The community is welcome to come by their home to enjoy the lights and visit Santa when he is not in his workshop and able to be outside!

Cassie is a Grade 10 student and together with her family, they work hard to help charities in our community bring smiles and cheer to families in need. Hospice has been close to home for them as her grandfather, uncle and dad’s best friend all spent their last days there.

There are some different ways to support this incredible fundraiser…..

ONLINE Silent Auction and Monetary Donations

Click here to visit Cassie’s Online Silent Auction starting December 1st to Bid on over $15,000 in Silent Auction Items.

You are able to contribute funds that will directly support Hospice through this site as well.

Auction closes Monday December 20th at 9am.

 

HOSPICE WISH LIST

You can click here to visit our Wish List for a list of ideas of items that can be dropped off at the McNutt House during December.
Financially, Hospice’s greatest challenge is keeping up with the cost of food and household supplies. This can cost up to $1000 per week.  We always welcome and appreciate donations of items to help us feed and care for our patients.

 

FLUTTER BUYS THRIFT STORE

You can drop off accepted items at the McNutt home until December 20th.

Flutter Buys accepts gently used household items.  Particularly in need of:

  • Men’s Winter Jackets / Boots / Sweaters
  • Gently used clothing – mostly winter seasonal products
  • Does not accept mattresses / BBQs / large appliances / computers / TV / Children’s furniture (cribs / strollers / car seats etc.)
  • With hard goods we are diligent on no broken/cracked/damaged items

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100% of proceeds will support Hospice

QUESTIONS?!  Feel free to contact Hospice directly during regular office Hours at 250.372.1336 or info@kamloopshospice.com

Cassie’s Charity Drive 2021