It’ll take more than a pandemic and gathering restrictions to stop us from connecting! If people can’t come to us, we’ll find ways to get to them. Some of our programs are reaching the front steps of our clients, donors, and event attendees.
Behind The Scenes at Hospice Calgary premiered this past November and gave attendees a chance to hear from clients and
volunteers about the impact of our services. This event also allowed us to deploy our fund development team throughout Calgary streets as they delivered packages of wine, tea, and desserts for the event.
The holidays are a challenging time for those who have lost a loved one. When our staff received the news that they would not be able to host our annual Preparing for the Holidays program in-person, they were initially quite upset. However, in no time, a new plan was devised to ensure participants could still be supported to have their own memorial experience at home. Thanks to a small but committed team of volunteers, we were able to deliver a do-it-yourself candle and ornament making kit for family members to memorialize their loved ones.
Throughout the new year, Children’s Grief Centre families will be gathering virtually for The Village with several hand-delivered packages including supplies for a bird feeder craft and mandalas, as well as snacks for a streamed movie event in March.