Community helps community

NANAIMO – Nanaimo Community Foundation pledges $50,000 to Hospice campaign.

Jeanne Fahlman

Jeanne Fahlman

Community helping community to the tune of $50,000 means a lot to individuals and families facing dying, caregiving and grief.

Nanaimo Community Hospice received a significant donation from the Nanaimo Community Foundation toward Hospice’s new home at 1080 St. George Cres.

The foundation is donating $50,000 in two parts – $25,000 in 2013 and the remainder in 2014 – to the Expand the Heart of Hospice campaign.

“Donations from groups like the Nanaimo Community Foundation are a huge boost for us and an affirmation that our new home is an investment for the whole community,” said Wendy Pratt, Hospice executive director, Nanaimo Community Hospice. “This amazing gift will help move us closer to our final goal of raising $1.25 million to move Hospice to a new home.”

Hospice is still seeking donations to help reach its goal and to help create a legacy of caring for the future. The campaign is just over the 90 per cent mark and the plan is to move into the new home in May

Donations can be made through Canada Helps online at, in person at Hospice House 1729 Boundary Ave., or by phone at 250-758-8857.