Members of the Almonte Civitan showed yet again they are in the giving spirit on Monday evening, Dec. 14 when they voted to continue the Almonte General Hospital / Fairview Manor Foundation’s matched donation program.
In late November, the Foundation announced that the Ian Keith Taylor General Trust was offering to match all donations received before Dec. 15 up to a total of $10,000.
“Community members have been extremely generous,” said Foundation Managing Director Al Roberts. “When it looked like we would reach the $10,000 match, I spoke to the Civitan executive and they took it to their membership who voted to continue the match up to another $5,000.”
“The Almonte Civitan Club is proud to be a supporter of our local hospital/health care facility,” said Alice Puddington, President, Almonte Civitan Club. “Can you imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have a well- equipped local facility? All those trips to Ottawa or elsewhere! And think of the long waits. When a community has its own facility, those in the area have better health. Civitan Club members know this. A matching program like this one makes our dollars go even further. The challenge is now up to others.”
Funds raised by the Foundation allow the Hospital and Manor to purchase new and replacement equipment such as special patient lifts for the Rosamond Unit, Medical –Surgical floor and Fairview Manor, Holter (Cardiac) Monitors for Diagnostic Imaging and Bladder Scanners for the Emergency Department.
Donations can be made by phoning the Foundation at 613-256-2500, ext. 2296, online at http://www.almontehospitalfoundation.com/secure-donation-form or by mail/walk in to 75 Spring St., Almonte, ON K0A 1A0.
Al Roberts, CFRE
Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Foundation
(613) 256-2500 ext. 2297 Cell: (613) 277-6203
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