Every $ you donate in June qualifies EKFH to win $10,000!

Every $ you donate in June qualifies EKFH to win $10,000!  Visit http://givingchallenge.ca/ to donate today.

The summer can be challenging for charities – typically a time with lower supporter engagement and a decline in donations. The solution? The Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Launching this year for the first time, it encourages Canadians to donate in a typically low giving season, to help their favourite charity win a grand prize of $10,000!

For the entire month of June, every $1 you donate to EKFH through www.canadahelps.org or www.givingchallenge.ca qualifies us to win $10,000! The more you give, the more chances for us to win! #GivingChallengeCA.  Grand prize draw is on CANADA DAY, July 1, 2015 – $10,000 will be donated to the winning charity.

Challenge your friends to contribute and to join the challenge and compete with you – the more people we get involved in the Challenge, the more chances EKFH has to win!  If you have $3 (minimum donation required) to spare today, consider tossing it our way. You’ll be helping us provide vital, leading-edge medical equipment, patient comforts, furnishings and other essential items for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and/or other community hospitals and health care facilities in the region.  By donating you’ll get a big karma bonus for helping support a charity, and (if you’re in Canada) your donation is entirely tax deductible.  Just in case $3 doesn’t seem like a good number, feel free to mix it up: if you can forgo your s’more frappuccino today and give us $5, that’s still great (besides, Starbucks isn’t tax deductible).

EKFH is currently in a major $1 million fundraising campaign to help equip a new 6 bed intensive care unit currently under construction at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital located in Cranbrook, BC.   The Foundation has committed to raise these funds which frees up a portion of Ministry and KERHD funding originally dedicated to the ICU project to now be used to renovate the old ICU area into an enhanced pediatric and maternity/neo-natal unit.  EKFH’s fundraising goal of $1,000,000 will ensure that these essential pieces of medical equipment fill the only Intensive Care Unit in the East Kootenay.  EKFH also works hard at increasing their unrestricted funds, allowing them the opportunity to fund the area of greatest need.

EKFH presently stewards over 30+ funds in trust for all areas of health care including acute, community integrated services, residential care, lab services and diagnostic imaging.  To learn more about the activities of your regional health foundation and items that have been funded in your community or for the region visit www.ekfh.ca.