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

How will my family remember me after I’m gone? This is often a pressing question for many people facing their end-of-life journey. Residents are often interested in leaving their family members a handcrafted keepsake and legacy activities are a way for family members to share some special moments together.  

Legacy activities provide an opportunity to reflect on the events and people that have made an impact on a resident’s life and can be a powerful coping tool for those who are ill as well as family and friends. 

Your donation will be used to purchase:

  • Canvases, Art Paper, Sketchpads
  • Paint and Brushes
  • Memory Boxes
  • Notecards & Stationary
  • Hand Mold Kits
  • Crafting Materials, Scrapbooking Items, Scissors
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Recording Devices
  • Photo Albums
  • Recipe Cards
  • Storage Containers

*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.

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