Homestead Marketplace donates $100,000 to Hospice Quinte
We are thrilled to announce that Homestead Marketplace has generously donated $100,000 to Hospice Quinte. Mike and Nickey Eden, owners of Homestead Marketplace, along with our CFO, Audrey Lessard, and Marketing Director, Katie Fitzsimmons, presented the cheque to Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May-Anderson, and Donor Relations & Communications Manager, Sandi Ramsay outside the Hospice Quinte Stan Klemencic Care Centre.
Homestead Marketplace and its group of companies is committed to helping raise funds and awareness for Hospice Quinte. The donation includes providing the facility with all its major appliances from Leon’s Furniture Trenton, providing outdoor power equipment from the Factory Store, and a 5-year monetary commitment from Homestead Marketplace.
“As a family, we have firsthand experience with hospice care,” says Mike Eden. “We understand just how precious your last days are with loved ones, so being able to help contribute to a world-class palliative care centre in Quinte means a lot to us. It’s a blessing during that period of time to have well-trained, caring staff and volunteers available to support families. It makes all the difference.”
Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups. All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family. Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more about Hospice Quinte visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
“We are extremely grateful to Homestead Marketplace, and the Eden Family, for committing this outstanding support and investing long-term in the future of world-class hospice palliative care here in Quinte,” says Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May. “The beautiful state-of-the-art appliances found throughout the Stan Klemencic Care Centre, and the outdoor equipment our team needs to ensure the grounds are well kept, were all made possible thanks to their extreme generosity, and is another testament to their genuine care for our community.”
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