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Annual Appeal Letter in Northumberland County Has Launched

Each year, we ask the public to consider making a donation to help people in their communities by giving them meals, connections and comfort. 

For 30 years, our not for profit agency has been providing services that do just that throughout Northumberland County. 

Our Meals on Wheels program is experiencing increasing demands. Last year we delivered over 28,277 hot and frozen meals, an 8% increase over the prior year.  Though the food is welcome, sometimes the human contact matters even more. For our clients, socialization isn't just a perk of the program; it's a life-saver. 

Seniors and adults with disabilities benefit most from our transportation services, we connect them to their medical appointments and our drivers help them get groceries or attend social activities. Last year, our volunteer drivers drove our clients 1,448,120 kilometres.  When you are able to drive, you take for granted how you manage your day-to-day errands, imagine if that suddenly changed. Our transportation services literally connect our clients to where they need to go and also connect them to the world around them.

Our newly expanded Hospice Services supports people of all ages. Trained volunteers work with our multi-disciplinary professional team focusing on the individual needs of our 488 clients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Examples of these services include health system navigation, caregiver support, grief and bereavement support and our volunteer hospice visiting service.

The “Honouring the Journey Campaign” to build Ed’s House,  Northumberland Hospice Care Centre is well underway. Ed’s House will be a two level building located in Hamilton Township. The main level will include 10 Hospice Care Suites, 6 operational and 4 future suites, the lower level will be the education and support centre for palliative care. Ed’s House will continue to offer and house our hospice programs and services, along with providing end of life care in a homelike setting with care and compassion, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to those receiving services. You can support Ed’s House through making a donation to the campaign or Buying a Brick.

Your support is vital for Community Care Northumberland to provide all the services described above and more. With only 52% government funding, modest service fees do not entirely cover the program costs, so we need donors like you to support the work of giving meals, connections and comfort to the people who live in your community and could be your friends and neighbours.

With a donation of $500, we can provide 10 people with the volunteer training that they need to provide comfort to our client or with a $250 donation; you can buy a brick in the new Ed’s House, Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.  A donation of $100 allows us to connect 2 clients with transportation to their dialysis treatments and a $50 gift purchases 8 Meals on Wheels so that we can keep seniors healthy
and independent in their own homes longer.

We are proud of the over 750 Northumberland County volunteers who actively support our this work, and I would like to thank you for considering supporting them by donating to us through our Canada Helps link below.