Community Care’s Hospice Services nets $12,000 from 100 Women Who Care

By Lindsay Advocate

Today, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL) Hospice Services, through the Community Care Foundation, gratefully received a donation of $12,050 from 100 Women Who Care Kawartha Lakes to put toward its Standing Together and Receiving Support (STARS) youth grief support group.

STARS is an eight-week virtual support group that uses interactive art, play, and reflective and creative activities to help guide children through their own unique grief journey. It gives participants a safe place to talk about their loved ones, share their grief stories, and interact with their “big feelings” like sadness, anger, and even joy. They will gain skills to help them seek support, sit with their emotions, and gain strategies to calm the storm of grief. The STARS program helps participants connect with other children who are experiencing similar journeys through grief.

“We’re incredibly grateful to 100 Women Who Care Kawartha Lakes for supporting this program that provides such positive value for so many young people in our community who have experienced loss,” said Sharon Yeo, Manager, Hospice Services, CCCKL. “It’s thanks to groups like 100 Women Who Care that we’re able to continue helping both those going through some of the most difficult situations imaginable.”

This is the second time 100 Women Who Care Kawartha Lakes has donated to CCCKL, as the group previously provided $15,450 to the organization’s Dental Clinic in 2017.

“The past two years have been very difficult for many families, businesses and community groups.  At a time when programs such as STARS are needed more than ever, traditional means of fundraising haven’t necessarily been possible,” said Pam Dermedy, Executive Member, 100 Women Who Care Kawartha Lakes.

“100 Women Who Care Kawartha Lakes connects local, registered charities with community-minded women who are looking to make an immediate and substantial impact within our community. We are so proud and thankful that our membership has continued to support these valuable programs in our community.”

If you, or someone you know, have experienced loss or are living with a life-limiting illness, know that you don’t have to make this journey alone. CCCKL’s Hospice Services are here to offer support, comfort and direction.

All Hospice services are offered free of charge, thanks to generous donations like this one, that support our underfunded and unfunded areas of service.

To learn more, please visit or call us at 705-879-4123.

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