Big donation for a Kelowna based mostly group
JoeAnna’s House has received a $56,656 donation from the Wish Come True Society.
The Wish Come True Society had been operating since 2012 with the goal of building a Pediatric respite/hospice house in Kelowna, for local families with acutely sick children.
In 2020 the Society had dissolved, and its board members decided to donate the funds earmarked for their project to a non-profit in town.
Photo credit: Now Media” class=”img-responsive” data-src=”https://www.kelownanow.com/files/files/images/5dd8a025-dfe0-4639-9e29-1297d8b0b5a6.jpeg” style=”margin: 5px;”/>“For so many families wanting to maintain a presence at KGH for the period of their loved ones’ treatment, the travel and lack of affordable short-term accommodation in Kelowna adds significantly to their hardship,” remarks Darlene Haslock, Manager of JoeAnna’s House. “Often we see people who arrive in town with no personal belongings; they are completely overwhelmed because of their loved one’s medical situation and the financial drain and emotional burden of trying to find a place to stay during an already difficult time is simply crushing.”
One quarter of families staying at JoeAnna’s House were there for the purpose of Pediatrics and newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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