We are grateful for all the gifts that come to us. Collectively our community’s financial support enables us to deliver programs and services to all our clients and their families without cost. Government funding covers a portion of our operating costs, but we rely on donations from our community to continue to run our programs. We raise funds from our signature annual fundraising event, Hike for Hospice, from monthly bingo sessions, Tag Day, our annual appeal for funds and third party events.
If you are interested in becoming a Hospice Orillia fundraising volunteer, please contact Amy Pritzker, Community Engagement Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-325-0505 ext.109
Third Party Events
Third party events are fundraisers held on behalf of Hospice Orillia but organized and run independently. We are grateful to the businesses, service clubs, organizations and families that donate the proceeds of these events to us. Third party events help to not only generate revenue for Hospice Orillia but also to raise public awareness of the role the Hospice Orillia plays in providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death and bereavement.
Third Party events can include but are not limited to such activities as:
- Golf Tournaments
- Fashion Shows
- Game Night
- Competitions or Recreational Activities where participants solicit pledges i.e. “a-thons” (e.g. walk, bike, bowl, yoga, skate, and dance)
- Local Talent Nights
- Spa Parties
Monthly Bingo Sessions at the Legion
Hospice Orillia is a charity recipient of the Orillia Legion Bingo events, which requires volunteers to help sell BINGO cards and tidy up at the end of the event.
The BINGO events for Hospice Orillia take place once a month, either on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday evening. Volunteers are to start at 5:15 p.m. and the event typically goes until 9:30 p.m.
Hospice Orillia continues to develop plans to establish a Residential Hospice for Orillia and the surrounding communities. Further to the recommendations of the Residential Hospice Working Group, a Fund Development team has been meeting with community leaders and potential donors to gather support to establish a fund that will pay an annual annuity for operations and, if expansion is warranted in the future, provide seed capital. We are pleased with the level of interest and excitement at the prospects of opening a Residential Hospice, and expect to make a public announcement regarding plans in the spring of 2016!