There is a joy of generosity that money cannot buy. And giving to those at their
end of life journey provides a special kind of caring. Some give their time, some
give their expertise and others tell others in their sphere of influence. The following
quotes are the thoughts of those who have primarily given of their finances to help
make a meaningful difference to someone’s end of life journey.
“Our community is richer when these trained and caring volunteers and staff provide
their support and comfort to our terminally-ill neighbors.” Hazel McCallion, Mayor
“Since 1985 the wonderful volunteers and staff at Heart House Hospice have shown
heart-warming compassion and dedication, providing in home comfort and support for
peoples who have reached their end-of-life journey. We are very grateful to these
volunteers as they care for our citizens at the time of their lives when their acts
of humanity are needed most. Susan Fennell, Mayor of Brampton
“Maple Lodge Farms believes in giving back to the community. We believe that every
contribution to Heart House Hospice helps in the care and well being of the clients
and their family members. Their compassion offers peace of mind at a time of need.”
Michael Burrows, CEO, Debra May Kee, Human Resources, Maple Lodge Farms
“Compared to the costs of a daily stay in our crowded hospitals and having experienced
the good will benefits gained with this corporate/philanthropy partnership, the
return on any investment you make to Heart House is priceless.” Stan Seggie, President and CEO RBC Travel Insurance.
“Comforting patients and their families through a final journey requires special,
dedicated people. At Bayshore Home Health, we are so pleased and gratified to support
the work of Heart House Hospice through our fundraising efforts and to ‘give-back’
to our community so that no person or family has to make this journey alone.”
Julie Curitti RN, BScN, Area Director Mississauga Branch, Bayshore Home Health
“Since its inception, we have been pleased to support Heart House Hospice. During
the final months of life, when families quite often don’t know where to turn, Heart
House Hospice is “always” there to assist in whatever way they can.Paul Fletcher,
General Manager, Turner & Porter Funeral Directors.
“When I choose to donate to Heart House Hospice I do so with a sense of pride and
hope: Pride because I know that those at the end of life’s journey always feel the
embrace of staff and volunteers who care; Hope because I know that one day Hospice
will grow to include a residential facility. Care Heart House Hospice has touched
the lives of many people that I know and love in our community.” Louise Smith,
RN, BScN, Executive Director, Credit Valley Family Health Team.
“Supporting Heart House Hospice allows Home Instead Senior Care to put our words
into actions. As a community based business we are able to further support our community
by participating and working with Heart House.” Greg Bechard, Managing Director,
Home Instead Senior Care.
“Katie and I are proud to support Heart House Hospice as we see it as one of the
most difficult agencies to raise money for given the mandate and the public perception.
The reality is the job is critically important to the living and the family members
left behind. The volunteers deserve our gratitude and the staff and Board of Directors
our support. Thank you for all you do.” Honorable Steve Mahoney, President, Mahoney
International, Councilor Katie Mahoney, Mississauga.
“In tough economic times, it seems that we are constantly approached to donate to
various causes. I feel it is important to give whatever is possible to organizations
that share values consistent with our personal beliefs. Heart House Hospice provides
exemplary services and support to a very vulnerable group of individuals and their
families approaching the end-of-life journey. Since all of us will face this process,
I strongly support donating to Heart House Hospice to continue their goal of providing
a “special kind of caring” by a special and dedicated group of volunteers and staff.
This organization provides the best in-home services to the residents of our community.”
Chuckie Shevlen, Former Director of Mission & Values, St. Michael’s Hospital.
“It is a story that many feel strongly about…I feel good helping people that cannot
help themselves in times that are extremely stressful and emotional…the times when
they feel lonely and do not know who to turn to. It’s also a very satisfying environment
to work in to help them multiply the givers and would encourage other community
leaders to get so involved.” Stanley G. Archdekin, Executive Chairman, Tangerine
Financial Products Corp.