TGIF - Great show of support for Hawthorne Lodge from our Port Coquitlam community!
It was a day of celebration yesterday as, in the words of Mayor Greg Moor, the "family of Port Coquitlam" came together in an awesome display of support for Hawthorne Lodge. Port Coquitlam Senior Citizens' Housing Society launched a "Growing Our Care" million dollar capital campaign to extend the lodge, modernise, provide more private rooms, lounge and common space.
We are proud of our Re/max Sabre office - our realtors stepped up and became a lead donor with a contribution of $60,000 to be used for a fireside lounge. The first large donation of more than $100,000 came from Hawthorne Lodge staff and residents themselves, then more came from local businesses, developers & organizations. More than half of the required 1 million dollars was pledged by the launch - quite a feat in this day and age. We must feel so grateful for our community as there is little public funding available for renovating chronic care facilities. And there are few facilities like this one, well run and managed by a non-profit society. Mayor Greg Moore is chair of the Campaign Cabinet.
Our Hawthorne & Francis team will hang riders on our 'For Sale' signs in support of Hawthorne Lodge, hoping that others will become aware and donate. For more information contact manager of the capital campaign, Rita Albano - 604-468-5027 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
* By 2036, almost one in four BC residents will be 65 or older (BC Stats)
Whatever your age, we still have you covered! Sunny forecast for the weekend - enjoy!
Sheila and Michelle.