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Group of 11 team up and donate $110,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospice!

A fund dedicated to addressing urgent community support at St. Joseph’s Hospice during the COVID-19 pandemic has received another major gift.

We are all experiencing worrying times. The year 2020 has been a difficult year for many in our community. Our Residence remains fully operational, and our clinical team are working tirelessly 24/7 to support our residents and families at the hardest, most difficult time in their lives. The COVID-19 Relief Fund was launched back in April 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Eleven local businesses and individuals partnered together for the second largest donation to the COVID-19 Relief Fund so far. "What's so amazing about this fund, and the response from the community, is that we have received donations of $20, $50, $100, $25,000, all the way up to today’s donation of $110,000.  It is a real coming together of the Sarnia Lambton Community." says Larry Lafranier, Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Hospice.

“Thank you to Brant Jacklin, owner of Alliance Fabricating Ltd., and his wife Charmaine, who had a vision and collaborated with 10 other business associates and individuals to match his generous donation of $10,000.  This gift will have a profound impact on our ability to serve the Sarnia Lambton community.  We are incredibly touched by this generous group coming together to support St. Joseph’s Hospice.” says Maria Muscedere, Fund Development, St. Joseph’s Hospice.                                     

Supporting, comforting, and saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.

The staff and volunteers at St. Josephs Hospice makes this end of life journey for a loved one as comfortable as possible.

The team at St. Joseph’s Hospice are truly unique. To provide the level of support that my mother and family received, the staff and volunteers must possess, unwavering compassion, understanding, dedication and resolve.

 

It takes very special people to perform a job that most of us could not possibly imagine performing day in and day out. They strive to make this difficult time as peaceful and tranquil as possible while allowing family and friends to focus on spending precious time with our loved ones.

It has been a very difficult year due to the Global Pandemic. We have all seen or felt the impact of COVID-19.

Financially it has impacted a revenue stream that St Joseph’s Hospice relies on each year. The Simon Warder Squash Tournament, a Not-for-Profit fundraiser, which I have been a part of, has contributed much needed funds in the past. This tournament was also cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

It was my wife Charmaine who fostered the idea of helping St Joseph’s Hospice somehow. She and Maria discussed launching a donation campaign that would target a fundraising goal of $100,000.00. I agreed to take on the challenge but with some reservation. How would business colleagues and friends respond to a plea for support during such a difficult time? A time of uncertainty and with financial constraints. I was astonished by the overwhelming support the campaign received. I am pleased that we not only met the goal, but we surpassed it.

 

It is a true testament to the importance these individuals place on this organization and the outstanding service they provide.   

It is with great pride that we are able to help support St Joseph’s Hospice.” says Brant Jacklin.   

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR DONORS

Eleven Donors:

  1. Agri-Urban Buildings Inc. (AUBI)
  2. Alliance Fabricating Ltd
  3. Anonymous
  4. Brant & Charmaine Jacklin
  5. Denis & Susan Lajoie
  6. Elliott Tool
  7. Interface Testing Services Inc. (ITS)
  8. Len & Brandie MacLachlan
  9. Promart Industrial
  10.  Ron Lawton & Steve Chitovas  
  11.  St. Clair Mechanical

Agri-Urban Buildings Inc. (AUBI) - Mark Timmermans

“It is an honour to be able to support St. Joseph’s Hospice and all its care givers and families that come to use this facility seeking comfort and quality of life for the patients final chapter.”

Alliance Fabricating Ltd & Brant and Charmaine Jacklin

“Supporting, comforting, and saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.

The staff and volunteers at St. Josephs Hospice makes this end of life journey for a loved one as comfortable as possible.

The team at St. Joseph’s Hospice are truly unique. To provide the level of support that my mother and family received, the staff and volunteers must possess, unwavering compassion, understanding, dedication and resolve.

 

It takes very special people to perform a job that most of us could not possibly imagine performing day in and day out.   They strive to make this difficult time as peaceful and tranquil as possible while allowing family and friends to focus on spending precious time with our loved ones.

It has been a very difficult year due to the Global Pandemic. We have all seen or felt the impact of COVID-19.

Financially it has impacted a revenue stream that St Joseph’s Hospice relies on each year. The Simon Warder Squash Tournament, a Not-for-Profit fundraiser, which I have been a part of, has contributed much needed funds in the past. This tournament was also cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

It was my wife Charmaine who fostered the idea of helping St Joseph’s Hospice somehow. She and Maria discussed launching a donation campaign that would target a fundraising goal of $100,000.00. I agreed to take on the challenge but with some reservation. How would

business colleagues and friends respond to a plea for support during such a difficult time? A time of uncertainty and with financial constraints. I was astonished by the overwhelming support the campaign received. I am pleased that we not only met the goal, but we surpassed it.

 

It is a true testament to the importance these individuals place on this organization and the outstanding service they provide.   

It is with great pride that we are able to help support St Joseph’s Hospice.”

Anonymous

"Our family is inspired by the dedication of St. Joseph’s Hospice and the services they provide clients, residents and their families. Our gift is an investment for the future of Hospice in Sarnia-Lambton."

 

Elliott Tools - Mike Nemeth & Jeff Golden

“St. Joseph’s Hospice is a very important organization. They are extremely gracious, compassionate people that truly care for their residents and clients. It is the least that we could do.”

 

Interface Testing Services Inc. (ITS) - Brian Duquette

“Having family members who’ve stayed in the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice we’ve seen firsthand the care, compassion and commitment from each and every one of the staff members.  They truly become part of your family during these difficult times and I could not imagine not having this vital resource within our community.   When Brant approached us about participating in this fundraiser it was an easy decision as we know the donation will go towards helping many families when they need it most.”

 

Len & Brandie MacLachlan

"The Sarnia St. Joseph's Hospice is an invaluable resource to this community. I have personally seen this organization bring compassion, dignity, and peace to loved ones. Their compassionate staff continuously affect lives each and every day. Sadly, they cannot alter the outcome, but they are instrumental in affecting the journey for both their patients and families. Brandie & I are very pleased to be able to help such an incredible organization.”

 

Promart Industrial & Denis and Susan Lajoie

“We chose to support St Joseph’s Hospice, matching Brant’s gift, in gratitude for all the loving care and compassion that is offered to the residents and their family during the most difficult time of their life.”

 

Ron Lawton and Steve Chitovas

"Our donation recognizes the opportunity Sarnia residents have of being able to die with much dignity and compassion through the excellent work of the Hospice."

St Clair Mechanical - John & Tracy Dawson

“We care deeply about St. Joseph’s Hospice and want to help support those in our community who are facing their final end-of-life journey and support their families and friends who are caring for or grieving the loss of a loved one.”

 

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