"My male client was so touched by the generosity of Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation. When he opened the gift containing the two shirts and a pair of pants, he started to cry." - Social Worker
Last year on Giving Tuesday thanks to generous donors like you, we raised $5,350 to support the Compassion Fund. And then the Shiv Bansal Team Real Estate Team doubled this amount and then some, contributing $10,000 to increase the overall total to $15,350!
This success allowed us to provide over 20 additional parcels to our annual Secret Santa program that provides patients with basic necessities we often take for granted as well as little gifts, letting them know someone is thinking of them around the holidays.
And the impact of this generosity wasn't just felt at the holidays because in addition, we have been able to expand services provided through the Compassion Fund all year round. In some cases, we have had patients arrive at the hospital with nothing. Thanks to the donations we've received, our volunteers are able to go out and buy pieces of clothing, personal hygiene products, etc.
How can you be a part of it? Here are a few simple ideas...
• Buy us a drink! Match the price of your coffee, tea or other favourite beverage.
• Join our #unselfie movement! Simply take a photo of yourself (or in a group/department) with a
message of how you are supporting our organization and share it on your Facebook feed! Make sure to tag @aphfoundation.
• Become a Secret Santa donor! A donation of $100 (Or a combined donation with a group of friends/department) will provide a Christmas parcel for a senior patient whose family is far away during this time of year.
Your donation will have a big impact on the patients at the Ajax Pickering Hospital. It may provide clean clothing for someone who has come to the hospital after an accident, warmth of a blanket chosen specifically for them by the staff or allow the nurses to buy a little gift for patients during the holidays when their family is far away.
We are proud to announce again this year, the Shiv Bansal Team will be matching all donations up to $10,000. That means for every dollar donated, the hospital will receive two dollars!