The Hisey-McDermott Team would like to highlight a very special organization that is close to our hearts, especially this year. We would like to introduce you to The Ian Anderson House Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization, right here in Oakville, that is making a difference in the lives of many people living with cancer, across the Peel and Halton Regions.
In the true spirit of Christmas generosity, a local business has decided to do their part to help raise funds for The Ian Anderson House this holiday season. The Homeroom Boutique is a Kerr St. business offering a variety of home furnishings and accent pieces to enhance the beauty of your home. Having personally seen the care and support of the IAH in action, the Homeroom Boutique is donating a portion of all their Christmas candle sales to the Ian Anderson House.
As we prepare our homes for the Christmas season and all the joyful activity that it brings, let's remember that the holidays will look very different for those living with cancer and their families.
Ian Anderson House, Ontario’s first in-resident cancer hospice, is a big part of helping residents enjoy a quality of life with an emphasis on maintaining their independence at the end-of-life stage in a home-like setting.
While offering excellent round-the-clock palliative care by trained medical professionals, the IAH holds true to hospice philosophy and the need to support the whole family as a unit, offering it's services free of charge. There is no wasting of funds in the IAH organization, administrative and fundraising costs are kept low, budgeting 97 cents of every dollar raised to the operation of the house with the majority of the funds spent on bedside service.
To reduce operating costs, the hospice was outfitted with solar panels and a geothermal heating system, the first provincial hospice to go green. However, in order ot continue offering the excellent medical care and quality staff necessary to maintain the high standard hospice environment that Mrs.Anderson established over 15 years ago, they must raise an additonal $700,000 a year to cover operating costs. To do this, organizers rely on the generosity of community groups like the Oakville Firefighters in the community, service clubs, foundations, local businesses like The Homeroom Boutique and community members like us to help out financially.
If you are looking to purchase Christmas gifts for a good cause this holiday season, why not visit the HomeRoom Boutique at 359 Kerr St.Oakville, Ontario, and partner with them as they raise money for quality end-of-life care at the Ian Anderson House?
If you would life more information about the Ian Anderson House or to make a direct donation:
Ian Anderson House
Phone: (905) 337-8004
Fax: (905) 337-8006
Mail: PO Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville ON L6J 7P5