FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (VICTORIA – March 16, 2021) Fashion-forward Victoria Hospice supporters know compassion never goes out of style. With end-of-life care needs magnified by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever before.
Last year’s Fashion for Compassion event raised more than $60,000 for end-of-life care. In a pandemic-induced pivot, Victoria Hospice and event sponsor Amica Senior Lifestyles now bring fashion and fun directly to supporters.
Kits for Compassion are curated gift boxes filled with stylish selections from local makers and merchants, with 100% of the proceeds supporting end-of-life care at Victoria Hospice.
Guaranteed to inspire self-compassion through style, taste and the senses, Kits for Compassion feature heart-centered self-care items, handmade goods and premium adornments from Elate Cosmetics, Flux and Stone Jewelry, Hands on Clay Collective, Love Medals, Metchosin Soap Works, Rock Coast Confections, the Still Room Natural Perfumery, and Tofino Towel Co.
An invitation to a virtual event is included in every Kit for Compassion. The event runs on May 2 at 4 p.m. and features door prizes, fashion tips from Turnabout Luxury Resale, and more.
“Since we can’t gather around the runway for our signature Fashion for Compassion event this year, we’re excited to bring the spirit of the event right to our supporters,” says Wendy Innes, Interim Director of Development. “We’re all finding ways to do things differently this year. But one thing never changes: the compassion of the Victoria Hospice community.”
Supporting local merchants and artisans is also key to Kits for Compassion.
“We know local businesses are working hard to stay afloat this year and feel it’s important to support the community that supports us. Our Kits for Compassion suppliers’ commitment to beauty, quality and community radiates through each and every offering, and we are so excited to showcase them,” says Innes.
Last year Victoria Hospice provided compassionate end-of-life care to nearly 500 people on the inpatient unit on the Royal Jubilee Hospital campus and more than 1,200 Palliative Response Team home visits. Fundraising makes up half of the Victoria Hospice budget.
Valued at more than $300, Kits for Compassion includes eight thoughtfully selected items nestled in a beautifully packaged box for $250.
Order Kits for Compassion while supplies last.
Proudly sponsored by Amica Senior Lifestyles, Peninsula Co-op, Broadmead Pharmasave, Horne Coupar LLP, Megson FitzPartrick, BMO, VandeRuyt Wealth Management, Turnabout Luxury Resale, Petals Plus Floral Designs and Sands Funeral Chapel.
Did you know? Donations fund almost half of Victoria Hospice’s annual operating costs and are critical for the ongoing operation of programs for patients and families and for education and research. Last year, Victoria Hospice raised over $4 million dollars. This remarkable accomplishment was made possible by generous donors and community events. To learn more about any of these events or how you can support end-of-life care in our community visit www.victoriahospice.org.
Media Contact: Jen Cooper, Manager, Communications & Marketing, Victoria Hospice
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