Dundas Lions Club helps the Foundation surpass its $13-million goal with a gift of $500,000


St. Joseph’s Villa & Foundation is so fortunate to be surrounded and supported by community service groups that care wholeheartedly about initiatives in our community. With ribbon-cutting only days away, we reflect on the community partners who have made Margaret’s Place Hospice possible on our campus.

The Dundas Lions Club

The Dundas Lions Club is an integral part of the Dundas community, and the Villa’s history. With their support over the years, St. Joseph’s Villa has expanded to an all-encompassing campus of care. In November 2020, the Lions Club generously gifted $500,000 to Margaret’s Place Hospice. This incredible gift put St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation over the top of the $13-million “Gift of Love Campaign” fundraising goal.

Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club

The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club (DVSRC) has been committed to serving its community for over 20 years. The club’s history with the Villa dates back to 2000, when the club significantly contributed to the Villa’s major redevelopment to improve long-term care. Now, they have supported the expansion of hospice care at St. Joseph’s Villa through creative fundraisers including a 50/50 raffle.

The Copetown Lions Club

The Copetown Lions have been serving the community of Copetown for more than 40 years, raising funds through fundraising events, feeding the community from their food trailer at local events, and through revenue raised from the rental of their community centre. The members take every opportunity to reach out and support the needs of the community. The club’s contribution to St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation has been imperative in the success of the “Gift of Love Campaign,” supporting Margaret’s Place Hospice.

Rotary Club of Dundas

The Rotary Club of Dundas is committed to maintaining the support of charitable services in our community and abroad. The Rotary Club offered up its support of Margaret’s Place Hospice, making a generous contribution to sustain the capital needs of construction. The club’s long-time commitment to St. Joseph’s Villa & Foundation has been integral to our success and innovation.

The Lynden Lions Club

The Lynden Lions club has been serving the local and surrounding communities since 1957. The club has been long-time supporters of St. Joseph’s Villa & Foundation, and has been particularly supportive of the vision of Margaret’s Place Hospice. Their significant contribution was pivotal in St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation’s success in obtaining the “Gift of Love Campaign” goal of $13-million.

Rotary Club of Ancaster A.M.

The Rotary Club of Ancaster A.M. is an integral service club of Ancaster and has recently offered up support and interest in Margaret’s Place Hospice. The club’s commitment to better its community and supporting initiatives like Margaret’s Place Hospice helps is greatly appreciated.

Rockton Lions

The Rockton Lions have been integral in the transformation of their community since the club’s establishment in 1965. Their commitment to community has elevated life for those in the Rockton and surrounding areas, and we’re so proud to have the club’s support.


Thank you to these community service groups and many others who have supported our journey with Margaret’s Place Hospice. You all make our community a better place!

“Service clubs are the backbone of our community,” says Don Davidson, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation. “We are very proud to live in a community that truly cares for one another. This is truly the hospice that community built.”

Because of you, we have a Campus of Care! Your support goes toward making St. Joseph’s Villa a better place for residents and their families, providing the necessary programs and services to enrich their lives. Give a Gift of Care today!

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