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    Emily's House Fundraiser 2021


    Dear Associates, clients, friends, and family,

    With thanks to you, last year’s online Holiday Fundraiser for Emily’s House Children’s Hospice in Memory of Ava raised over $13,000 in just three weeks!

    This generosity enabled the purchase of new tablets for children to participate in virtual hospice programming (like music therapy, recreation, virtual campfires, a tile mosaic), and provided gift cards to families receiving hospice care supports who were in need of joy during the holiday season.

    Read AVA’s STORY

    This year’s goal is to raise funds to renovate the Emily’s House Snoezelen Room, where recreation and play therapy contribute to essential hospice care for medically-fragile children.

    The Snoezelen Room is both a soothing and stimulating environment used for therapeutic play and recreation. It is specially designed to deliver stimuli to various senses, using lighting effects, colour, sounds, and music.

    While interacting with a therapist, staff person or volunteer, children explore tactile senses, and engage in a “wider world” than otherwise accessible in their everyday experiences.

    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://www.emilyshouse.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 Dec 14th 2021 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!