Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May-Anderson receives a donation from staff at Reid’s Dairy.

A generous gift of $25K by Reid’s Dairy has moved Hospice Quinte’s Heart & Home Building Campaign nearer to its $9.5M goal. The donation made in support of the new Stan Klemencic Care Centre bumped Hospice Quinte’s capital campaign to well over 93% of the target.

“It’s thoughtful community contributions like this wonderful gift from our friends at Reid’s Dairy that are helping to bring quality in-hospice palliative care to Quinte,” says Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May-Anderson. “We feel very fortunate to be so close to realizing our dream of opening the new Stan Klemencic Care Centre, knowing we wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of generous individuals and companies like this.”

“As we approach the 70th anniversary of our family’s commitment to the dairy industry in Canada, we chose to celebrate by making this contribution,” says Reid’s Dairy President, Stephen Quickert. “We are excited to make this donation knowing that it helps to nurture community growth and will serve to care for those in need during what can be a very difficult time in life.”

Construction of the Stan Klemencic Care Centre, located on Old Highway 2 across from Bayside Secondary School, is well underway with opening slated for late October.

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.

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“As our communities join together, we will ensure the new Hospice Quinte Care Centre becomes a reality for those needing safe refuge from the difficult journey of life-limiting illness, death, and grief.”

– THE LATE JOHN WILLIAMS and ROSS MCDOUGALL
Co-Chairs, Heart & Home Campaign Committee