Colchester East Hants Hospice Society prepares to launch fall fundraising campaign

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Truro, NS – Starting Sunday August 31st and running until Monday September 15th, the Colchester East Hants Hospice, in partnership with select Sobeys and Foodland stores, will be holding the Food from the Heart program. Participating Sobeys and Foodland stores throughout Colchester East Hants will be appealing to customers to make a $2 donation to the Hospice Food from the Heart Program. 

A key component of Hospice services, Food from the Heart has proven to be a crucial program. Families in need of assistance, as identified by the Palliative Care Program, are provided grocery cards on a bi-weekly basis that can be used at Foodland or Sobeys. Serving an average of 10 families per month, Food from the Heart helps to relieve financial pressure experienced by families facing end of life. 

The program, developed by the Hospice Society, the Palliative Care Program, and local Sobeys and Foodland stores, is unique to Colchester East-Hants and ensures 100% of all funds raised go directly to families in our communities. 

An increased awareness of the program among patients, and palliative care nurses, has resulted in more people accessing Food from the Heart. With this success has come a greater need for program funding. We invite you to consider donating to this program by visiting your local Sobeys or  Foodland store from August 31st – September 15th. Your donations directly impact families in Colchester East-Hants!

About Hospice

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team in putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care. By delivering psychological, social, spiritual and practical support, Hospice promotes quality of living and quality of dying. 

A registered charity, Hospice relies on the support of a generous community to fund all programs and receives no direct government funding. Hospice operations are entirely funded by private donations, bequests, fundraisers, and community grants.

Media Contact Information:

Craig Johnson
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org
Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

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Here are just a few of the boxes of chocolate HUGs being picked up at Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop on Friday.We are forever grateful to the support of our community on initiatives like this one. THANK YOU!You can still order individual HUGs (in small quantities) at our office or at Totally Local in downtown Truro between now and Valentine's Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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The chocolates are coming, the chocolates are coming! Today (February 5) is the LAST DAY to order large quantities of chocolate HUGs for Valentine’s Day delivery!* Reach out to place an order. $2 each; available in dark, milk or white chocolate and lovingly made by Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop — (902) 893-3265 or info@cehhospice.org. *Some delivery restrictions may apply ... See MoreSee Less
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The deadline to order your chocolate HUGs is fast approaching. Reach out by Friday, February 5 to order for Valentine's Day delivery.*Here’s how you can help the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society show some love throughout our community, while raising funds for our grief programs and services:1. Reach out to place an order for our chocolate HUGs – $2 each; available in dark, milk or white chocolate and lovingly made by Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop – (902) 893-3265 or info@cehhospice.org.*Some delivery restrictions may apply2. Share our post on social media, encourage your friends and colleagues to place their own orders and support our cause.We could all use a hug this Valentine's Day and we are making it easy to share a HUG with someone you love...📸: @lolaaugustine ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is @GivingTuesdayCa and we ask that you consider #Hospice and our “In Memory” and “In Honour” cards. Phone us at 902-893-3265 to make a donation in memory or in honour of one of your loved ones. All in support of our grief programs and services.

#hospice #givingtuesdayca

Join us as we chat with #TruroFamous Stacey Harrison, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

Thursday, August 20
3:00 pm ADT
Facebook LIVE
@cehhospice

Get your reminder here: https://www.facebook.com/LocalLoveTruro/videos/615368549401725/

"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

https://hubnow.ca/colchester-east-hants-hospice-society-changes-bucket-list-fundraiser-due-to-pandemic-need-for-support-services/?fbclid=IwAR0fWiMoWyHDVdSoCiEipre27fv2s89GAa5l_dKvs35Z0IzzqfQ1HyG1zzg

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

https://cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/

If there was ever a time for a HUG, this is it. With our friend, @sherfitch, we are asking you to share a photo of you with your painted Hospice HUG to send a virtual HUG to those who need it in our community.

Tag us @cehhospice + use the hashtag #hugforhospice

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