Help us add touches of kindness, warmth and hospitality to the new Gies Family Centre Hospice Waterloo Region. 

Thank you for your interest in purchasing a virtual housewarming gift!

As we prepare to move into our new home, we want to make sure it is as comfortable as possible for those in need of hospice care in Waterloo Region.

So we are hosting a Virtual Housewarming Party, and we are inviting everyone in the community to get involved! Join us in Making Hospice a Home.

Making Hospice a Home

Virtual Housewarming Gift



Making Hospice a Home
Bed linens

Being able to cuddle with a loved one is important to many caregivers and family members – young and old – especially when a loved one is sick.  The ability to touch and hug and be touched and hugged remains an essential part of the end-of-life experience.  All resident suites will be equipped with extra wide beds that allow family members to snuggle up with their loved one.  Soft linens and pillows and cozy blankets and bedspreads will make “snuggle time” a wonderfully cozy experience.

And for family members who wish to stay overnight, each room has a double-size sleeper sofa with its own set of sheets, blankets, pillows and quilts to help make people’s stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Your donation will be used to purchase:

  • Bedsheets and pillowcases
  • Plush blankets
  • Pillows
  • Bedspreads

*Note: As the items need to be new and of a commercial-grade and due to COVID-19 concerns, we are unable to accept direct donations of these items. Please consider sponsoring a new item in this category.

There are a total of nine different types of housewarming gifts. Learn about the other categories.

The Experience of Being at Home at Hospice

For many who come to a hospice residence, it is a highly emotional time. When a family and their loved one arrives, the staff and volunteers provide immediate care and support. By creating a welcoming and comfortable setting, we give families a place to feel safe and, most importantly, to feel at home. Hear about Merv and Sandi’s experience with hospice.

Have Questions?

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