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    Emilys House Fundraiser 2022


    Dear Associates, Clients, Friends and Family,

    With thanks to you, last year’s online Holiday Fundraiser/Toy Drive for Emily’s House Children’s Hospice in Memory of Ava raised over $12,000 and collected a mountain of toys.

    Funds raised enabled the renovation of Emily’s House Snoezelen Room, where recreation and play therapies contribute to essential hospice care for medically fragile children.

    The generous gift donations brought joy to hospice clients and their families during the holiday season and allowed for the free “Pop Up” Holiday store to be topped up for the following year!

    Read AVA’s STORY

    This Year’s goal is to raise funds to be directed to where the need is greatest for those being cared for. Increasingly, children and their families are being offered experiences in the community, so funding for programs, excursions and community based recreation fees are also made possible from these generous donations. You can simply give the gift of hospice by donating.


    For those who prefer to donate something tangible, there is an option for that as well. Just remember, if you prefer to purchase an actual gift, do not gift wrap. Keep original packaging so parents can choose the right gifts for their children.

    This Wish List of gift ideas and recommendations will inspire on how to bring some extra needed joy into hearts and homes this season.


    Your donations will make a difference for a child, like Lucas, and his family.

    A child is born … and a love story begins. In 2018, Baby Lucas’s parents shared:

    “We had to make a choice. Something no one would ever have to make: an impossible choice. We chose to stop the aggressive medical intervention and to focus on enjoying the time we had left with Lucas…. Emily’s House is a children’s hospice: a place to be free with Lucas in a non-hospital environment. We got to see how he reacted outside of a hospital setting: He loved it. These moments were the best we had with him, but every moment was just one closer to saying goodbye. If we had to say “goodbye,” we wanted to make sure he knew and felt the love all around him. We wanted him to experience a Christmas with his family. We could not have asked for a better present on Christmas day. I know he felt the love from everyone around him, and he honestly never seemed happier to me.”


    Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care and Emily’s House provide medical respite, practical, emotional, grief and bereavement support to people living with life-limiting illnesses in the comfort of their own home, or in Toronto’s first paediatric residential hospice. Emily's House also provides children's recreation, music therapy and day camps. Their programs support children, adults, caregivers, siblings and survivors at no cost to them.

    For more information on the incredible work being done at Emily's House, please visit the website: https://paceh.ca/ and view the following videos:

    Emily’s House Virtual Tour
    Thank You Letter Read in a Coffee Shop

    Please consider giving the gift of hospice by donating before December 9th 2022 and help reach families in need this season.

    “We can’t add days to their life but we can add life to their days”
    With appreciation and best wishes from these precious families and our team!