How Are We Funded?

Your Hospice of Windsor-Essex is blessed with the support of a caring community, but we need your help. We must raise $1.9 million every year to continue providing compassionate care for our community. 100% of the care and support we provide is at no cost to patients, clients and their families. Receiving less than 50 percent of our operating funds from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, we rely on donations from our community to fund the remainder.

What Does This Money Help?

Compassionate Care
Your gift helps cover the cost of personal care products, medical equipment, supplies, and furnishings for the Hospice Residential Homes.
Home-Like Hospitality
Your gift gives residents nutritious and delicious food, including snacks and coffee for the families, kitchen supplies, and equipment.
Connection and Comfort
Your gift helps keep residents comfortable and connected by covering the cost of utilities, cable, phone, and wireless internet.
Safety and Security
Your gift helps cover the cost of laundry and housekeeping, ongoing maintenance, safety, and security.

Other Ways to Show Support

There are a number of Volunteer Opportunities available at the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.
Cash Gifts
The Hospice for Life Foundation is pleased to accept cash gifts of any amount.
Bequests in a Will
Designate a bequest of property or funds in your Will. A charitable tax receipt will be issued to your estate.
Memorial Gifts
The Hospice has a number of naming and memorial opportunities available at a variety of donation levels. Speak to a member of our team today to find out about existing options.
A gift of securities to The Hospice for Life Foundation during your lifetime or in your will. Allow a member of our team to work with you and outline the types of securities that we can accept and utilize.
Purchase an Item from Hospice’s Wish List
Every year, the Hospice updates an ongoing file of Wish List items. These are usually large scale projects or investments that have the potential to make a lasting impact on our ability to provide programs and services. Speak to a member of our team today to find out what types of opportunities are available.
Gifts of Property
A gift of property to The Hospice for Life Foundation during your lifetime or in your will. Such gifts may include a personal residence, antiques or artwork. Upon receipt, the property will be sold and the proceeds used to benefit The Hospice. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the gift.
Name the Foundation as a beneficiary of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan, Registered Retirement Investment Fund or Pension. You have an opportunity to specify who will receive any unused funds should you die before using all of those funds, or before retirement age.
Life Insurance
Name The Hospice as the beneficiary and/or as the owner of an insurance policy. Tax receipts can also be issued for donations made to pay premiums on life insurance owned by and payable to The Hospice for Life Foundation.
Endowed Gifts
An endowed gift will provide stable income in you or your loved one’s name, ensuring income for a program of your choice such as education, community nursing, capital projects or operating expenses.

You should always consult with your financial planner and other pertinent advisors before making a gift to ensure that your specific needs and requirements are met.