We ask you to consider making a donation to help people in your community 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 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 by 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 this work, and we would like to thank you for considering supporting them.
Community Care Northumberland (CCN) is committed to protecting our supporters’ privacy. We ensure our activities in Canada whether conducted face-to-face, online, by telephone or by mail are governed by strict ethics and sound privacy practices.
- All reasonable efforts will be taken to honour any request from a donor or prospective donor not to be contacted for future fundraising campaigns.
- Any information from or about donors that is obtained by or on behalf of CCN is to be handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent allowed by law.
- Donors have the right to remain anonymous.
- All fundraising appeals by or on behalf of CCN are to disclose CCN’s legal name, it's status as a registered charity, and the purpose for which funds are requested.
- All members of the public, including donors and prospective donors, are entitled to one copy of the following, on request and at no charge other than the cost of reproduction and distribution:
- CCN’s most recent annual report and/or audited financial statements;
- A list of the names of the members of CCN’s Board of Directors.
- Donors and prospective donors are entitled to know, upon request, whether the individual asking for funds is a volunteer, a member of CCN’s staff or a service provider.
- Donors are to receive a written or verbal acknowledgment of their gifts within a reasonable period of time following the donor’s request
Community Care Northumberland cares about protecting the privacy of your personal information. We maintain a record of your donation for donor-related, promotion and tax receipting purposes, where required. We do not sell, barter or trade your personal information.
If you wish no further contact or have any questions regarding the privacy of your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer at 1-866-514-5774.