Donation aids comfort at C-K Hospice

Feb 21 • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments on Donation aids comfort at C-K Hospice

Maureen Eyres, left, care manager at the Chatham-Kent Hospice; and Jodi Maroney, executive director of the hospice foundation, stack linen at the hospice. A donation from the South Kent Wind Community Fund supports the cost of linen service at the hospice, something not covered by government funding.

The South Kent Wind Community Fund, a donor advised fund of the Chatham Kent Community Foundation, recently approved a grant of $8,400 to support the cost of linen service for residents of Chatham-Kent Hospice.

Such costs are not covered by government funding and therefore must be covered through donations.

“The comfort of our residents is our top priority. The linen service ensures that there are always clean, sheets and towels available and helps us maintain a high level of infection control,” Maureen Eyres, care manager at the hospice, said in a media release.

“This generous grant is very much appreciated. We need to raise $100,000 each month in donations to cover ongoing operating expenses so this gift will help us reach that goal,” Jodi Maroney, executive director of the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, said.

Since opening the doors in April 2016, Chatham-Kent Hospice has cared for more than 567 families from across Chatham-Kent.

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