Donate to St. Joseph’s Health Centre this Holiday Season
St. Joseph’s Health Centre is your community hospital. We’re here for you whenever you need close-to-home care. Whether it’s to welcome the birth of a baby, get a broken bone fixed, have dialysis treatment or receive emergency care, St. Joe’s is here for you. We’ve been taking care of Toronto’s west end community since 1921 and will continue to provide excellent, compassionate care for everyone who needs us.
Share Your Light
Government funding doesn’t pay for everything. For example, donor support is needed to build new spaces, modernize facilities and buy new equipment. Share your light this holiday season by dedicating a donation to remember, honour or celebrate a loved one.
Donate before January 1, 2019, and your gift will have TWICE the impact thanks to a matching gift of up to $25,000. That means that your gift of $20 becomes $40, your gift of $100 becomes $200.
You Can Make a Difference
Donors have done so much! Walk through St. Joseph’s and you’ll see the difference that donors make. Donors have funded the much-loved CIBC Just for Kids Clinic and a new Dialysis Centre that’s opening soon. Plus, thanks to donors, St. Joe’s will have a new state-of-the-art Breast Screening & Treatment Centre and Palliative Care Centre both opening in 2019.
“Why I support St. Joe’s.”
“This year, on my birthday in October, I decided to honour both the woman who gave birth to me and the people who cared for her at the end of her life. My mother, Rozi, had a sparkling personality filled with wit and humour, curiosity, integrity, culinary exploration, a sense of wonder, lots of love and compassion – all in abundance. That’s only the beginning of the list…
We grew up modestly in Toronto’s west end and like many, are the children of hard-working parents who immigrated from Europe. “Upbringing shows”, Mom would tell us, and to her, that included the notion of paying it forward; that there were others who needed to feel the warmth of generosity, respect, compassion and a sense that people in their community cared about them.
Years ago, Mom was rushed to the Emergency at St. Joe’s and her situation was dire; the result of a degenerative and rare, neurological condition. We were told to expect the worst. That night, Dr. Ted Rogovein was on call. He saved her life. Silently, I have thanked him a million times. His gift allowed us to have six more loving months with Mom.
In those six months, the doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and volunteers at St. Joe’s cared for my Mom. She often expressed that she felt very cared for, listened to, and valued as a person as a whole. Her spirits were buoyed; her mind at ease and the eventuality of her final journey made easier for all of us to bear. She was at peace, and she was thankful.
Since Mom’s passing just over ten years ago, St. Joe’s has sometimes been like a second home due to the number of times that we’ve had to visit and stay. The standard of excellent care; the quest for innovation and always trying a new approach; the expertise, kindness and compassion of the doctors and nurses & staff; the sense of lightheartedness gently delivered like soothing balm, through difficult times; the feeling of community and respect of family, are all reasons why I continue to wholeheartedly believe in St. Joseph’s Health Centre. They gather a diverse community into one, big blanket of warmth and take care of you with kindness, compassion and integrity.”
With heartfelt gratitude, Vicki O’Toole