Hospice campaign reaches halfway point

Expand the Heart of Hospice fundraising campaign reaches $450,000.

Yvan Gosselin

Yvan Gosselin

Nanaimo Community Hospice’s Expand the Heart of Hospice fundraising campaign has reached the halfway point following a donation of $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Nanaimo.

The donation leaves $450,000 left to raise toward the $900,000 goal to purchase and renovate a new Hospice House.

“More and more people turn to Hospice each year and we are in urgent need of a new facility,” said Karen Boudreau, campaign chairwoman. “We hope that individuals, local companies and organizations will make a donation to buy a new Hospice House that will serve our community well into the future.”

The funds come from Rotary’s annual book sale, where members spend countless hours collecting, sorting and storing books for the event held at Nanaimo North Town Centre every year.

“This is the single largest donation our club has given in its 92-year history in Nanaimo,” said Dave Hammond, Rotary Club of Nanaimo president. “Rotary is all about building stronger communities and Hospice is all about supporting people in our community when they need it most.”

Hospice has outgrown its present location and must move as the demand for services continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.

To donate, please call 250-758-8857, visit www.nanaimohospice.com, or stop by Hospice House at 1729 Boundary Ave.