For all existing and new monthly donors your name will be entered for a chance to win airline tickets!

WestJet is proud of the social investment they make in the communities they serve. St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation is excited to announce that WestJet has partnered with us again this year on a community campaign to build awareness and create sustainability for our Hospital. From October 15 through to December 16, 2013 every person who signs up to become a monthly donor will be entered to win a flight for two aboard WestJet to any location they fly. Not only do you win through giving back but you could win a getaway too!

For those new to the work of the Foundation, perhaps we may inspire you to join us on our journey. Whether you have retired to the Comox Valley for your golden years, have a job in Alberta and call the Valley home, if you are raising a young family, or planning for retirement. We ask you to imagine one single day in the beautiful Comox Valley without your good health.

Private donations allow priority medical equipment and patient comfort items to be replaced faster than if government funding alone was relied on. The reality is that increased needs for updated medical equipment make it impossible for government to replace equipment as promptly as needed. A monetary contribution to the Foundation will help us to be able to purchase more equipment and enhance services at our Hospital, benefiting the many residents of the Comox Valley and surrounding area.

Monthly donations are a convenient way to spread your donation over the entire year. It lets you budget your generosity – and you receive a single, cumulative tax receipt at year end. You may choose to have funds withdrawn regularly from your bank account or from your credit card. It’s easy, and you may update or cancel the arrangement at any time.

Your support could be something as simple as a $10.00 perpetual monthly donation. This donation can provide St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation with a more sustainable funding source, and you with a charitable tax receipt and confidence in local healthcare for you, your family and friends.

The Staff Lotto program is a wonderful example of how a group can come together to support their organization. Last year it generated over $37,000 in revenue for staff education. We are ecstatic at these results as it shows the community that our staff truly stand behind our Hospital. Donations can be made in person at the Foundation office at the front entrance to the Hospital, by calling Meghan or Lynn at (250) 331-5957.