Overview

It takes many helping hands and significant community support to ensure that Hospice programs and services are offered free of charge and are able to touch the lives of hundreds of individuals every year. Programs are not operationally funded by government and each year we must raise approximately $200,000 to continue to offer our community this important support. The Hospice Society holds several fundraising, friend raising and public education events each year as one way to build support and awareness in the community.

Working towards a goal.
As a registered charity we rely on support from individuals, service clubs, businesses, foundations and churches to meet our annual operating budget. With a vision to one day have a free-standing residential hospice for Colchester East Hants residents, we must continue grow our community support. 100% of the funds raised by Hospice stays right here in our communities, helping your friends and neighbors during difficult and emotional times.

Honour someone through a commemorative donation.
Whenever you want to say thank you, congratulations, or I’ll never forget you, pay tribute to someone special by making a donation to hospice. It is a unique way to honour a friend’s memory, birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement or other special event. We will send a card on your behalf acknowledging your donation and you will receive a tax receipt. You can use the Memorial Donation form to mail in your donation.

Give your ongoing support.
Making monthly or annual donations helps to ensure our organization has stability and strength to continue offering support to families at end of life. Secure on-line donations can be made through our partner Canada Helps, or you can print the Donation form to mail in your donation.

Make a planned gift.
Leaving a gift to the charity of your choice in your will can be very significant to the receiving charity while giving your estate incredible tax savings. Other gifts that result in significant tax savings include: trusts, life insurance policies, real estate, stocks or securities. Below you will find some general information on planned giving. Talk to your financial advisor or lawyer for more information.

Donate a gift in-kind.
Do you have an item or service to donate that would benefit hospice? This website, for example, is a gift in-kind from Densmore’s Video. Perhaps you have caregiving or medical supplies, books, airmiles or items that could be auctioned at a special event. Contact the Hospice office to discuss your gift in-kind.

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer, Sandra Murphy: Why is Hospice important to you?

"I was asked by a friend about seven years ago to take the Hospice Society course with her. At that time, I did not know a lot about Hospice. I am so grateful that I did so as I love volunteering in the Palliative Care Unit at the hospital. It is so heartwarming to be with clients "at the end". I like to hold their hand and tell them that they are not alone and that I am there with them. It is a real honour and I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the Hospice Society."
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Did you know... We have volunteers that share their time and talents to make sure that the kitchen in the Palliative Care Unit smells amazing? Hospice provides baking supplies and our volunteers bring their favourite recipes for baked goods that they prepare right in the kitchen and share with patients and their families.

If you would like to make a donation of baking supplies we are always in need of flour, chocolate chips and margarine or gift cards that our volunteers can purchase supplies, as they are needed. We are always grateful for the generous support of our community!

Pictured (left to right) are Becky Main, Ethel MacLaughlin, Laurie Gunn, Bettie Spence and Krys Galvin
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Progress continues on our garden. Join us every Friday this summer for our Garden & Chat series, including THIS FRIDAY (June 14), at 10:00 am.

We'll provide the coffee and tea, you bring your gardening gloves!
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It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 615 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $450!

Thank you to all participants for your continued support...

It's not too late to sign up – Find out everything you need to know at cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer, Steve Taylor: Why is Hospice important to you?

"I was wanting to do more volunteering and I happened to listen to a gentleman from Halifax that spoke about Hospice and I was inspired by his talk. I was quite taken by his insight and I decided to stop by the Hospice office in Truro, completed my application, went through the interview process, took the training course and have been a volunteer for the past six years.

I really enjoy being a volunteer and look forward to my weekly visits at the Palliative Care Unit. It is a pleasure to be associated with all the other dedicated Hospice volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, doctors, nurses, LPN's, social workers and cleaning staff at the hospital.

I always have a more positive attitude after my visits."
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer, Sandra Murphy: Why is Hospice important to you? .
"I was asked by a friend about seven years ago to take the Hospice Society course with her. At that time, I did not know a lot about Hospice. I … https://t.co/1AhzGLguIh

Did you know... We have volunteers that share their time and talents to make sure that the kitchen in the Palliative Care Unit smells amazing? Hospice provides baking supplies and our volunteers bring their favourite recipes for baked goods that they pre… https://t.co/mg5waMMbM5

Progress continues on our garden. Join us every Friday this summer for our Garden & Chat series, including THIS FRIDAY (June 14), at 10:00 am.
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We'll provide the coffee and tea, you bring your gardening gloves!
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#hospice #garden #chat #downtowntruro #t… https://t.co/y5VtNHDc08

It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 615 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $450!
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Thank you to all participants for your continued support...
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It's not too late to sign u… https://t.co/A0K0ohOWQv

What's on your Bucket List? Thanks to Alicia from @trurobuzz for helping us spread the word on our Hospice Bucket List 50/50!

Full details here: https://t.co/NWVJx6YEGk)

#trurobuzz #downtowntruro #bucketlist #hospice #fundraiser #locallovetruro

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