Since the opening of Margaret’s Place Hospice in September 2021, St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation has shifted its focus to fundraising for operational costs of the hospice totalling over $500,000 annually. Because of service clubs like Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club (DVSRC), we can meet the needs of both Margaret’s Place and St. Joseph’s Villa Long-term Care home.
After a successful first year, DVSRC brought back its 50/50 Raffle to help fund the ongoing needs of care in our hospice. This year’s turnout proved to be just as special. The raffle raised a total of $22,800, of which $11,400 will directly impact the care at Margaret’s Place Hospice.
“We have supported Margaret’s Place Hospice from the beginning,” says Tom McLeod, President, Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club. “It’s an important refuge for residents and their families in need. This is truly a facility the community of Dundas can be proud of.”
DVSRC’s support dates back over 20 years, to when the club significantly contributed to the Villa’s redevelopment to improve long-term care. In 2014, DVSRC demonstrated its support again to help make the Orchid Garden Wing’s renovation possible, adding 12 additional long-term care beds to the facility. When the idea of hospice on our campus arose, the rotary club quickly stepped up to the plate. The club raised $25,000 to help build the hospice, and now with care underway, their support remains as strong as ever.
“Service clubs have always played a special part of our Foundation,” says Don Davidson, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation. “This money comes from people in the community who give their time, resources and effort. It’s an integral part of who we are.”
It’s this generosity that changes lives in our community.
“As Rotarians, we believe in supporting our community and people around the globe,” says Tom. “Every dollar we fundraise is given to worthy charities both in Dundas, Hamilton and globally. It’s central for us, as Rotarians, to improve the well-being of people and protect our environment.”
Thank you, Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club, for your unwavering support.
About Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club
Chartered in 2000, the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club (DVSRC) has been committed to serving its community for over 20 years. The club is composed of 46 active members and two honourary members, both men and women. DVSRC has been very involved in bettering the community for the people of Hamilton and Dundas, taking on projects like the build of Dundas Driving Park’s ice surface and operating annual events like Lobsterfest and Victoria Day Fireworks.
To learn more about DVSRC, visit: https://dvsrc.ca/