Work – A- Thon | Tree Of Remembrance

Tree Of Remembrance:

Each year, Nelson Hospice puts up a “Tree of Remembrance” at the Chako Mika Mall for a couple of weeks before Christmas.  The Tree invites us to take a break from our busy holiday shopping to remember our loved ones.  We do this by placing a dove on our Tree (by donation or free if you can’t make one), to remember those in our life who won’t be sharing our holidays this year. Volunteers from Nelson Hospice will be there to talk if you need to, and to provide anyone with resources for those actively grieving at the holidays about how to cope and find hope during this time of the year. Open during most Mall hours.  For those who cannot attend the tree while it’s at Chako Mika, we also have an online virtual tree so that helps us acknowledge our loved ones who will not be with us at the holidays. 

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Have you heard of a walk-a-thon that helps raise money for a worthy cause? Well, instead of walking, volunteers help those in need through Nelson & District Hospice Society by working. Everyone is invited to participate in this special fundraising event. 

  • Our community elders and infirm can register to have volunteers come to them and perform up to 4 hours of raking leaves, garden cleanup, cleaning gutters, doing a dump run or other outside work.  
  • Volunteers will ask for sponsors per hour for the four hours of work they accomplish that Saturday. 
  • All sponsorships will be donations to Nelson & District Hospice Society.
  • The event takes place rain or shine, to celebrate our efforts, receive community work assignments and fan out into our community to help those in need.

The Work-A-Thon is a fantastic opportunity for you to support Hospice financially and volunteer to help others in need. All of this will be accomplished for free and in one day.

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Nelson & District Hospice Society works closely with healthcare providers, counsellors, therapists, clergy, and pharmacists to provide compassionate care and support for the dying and the bereaved in our communities.

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