October 12, 2017 –Point Edward, ON – St. Joseph’s Hospice received a cheque today for $5,000 from Gateway Casinos Point Edward as part of GatewayGIVES’ 25 Days of Giving in celebration of Gateway’s 25th anniversary in the business of entertainment.
GatewayGIVES is the corporate giving and community engagement program of Gateway Casinos. The 25 Days of Giving campaign will contribute $5,000 to a worthy local charity selected by employees, in each of the communities where Gateway operates. At the end of the October campaign, GatewayGIVES will have donated a total of $125,000 to the deserving, employee-selected, charities across Canada.
Gateway has dedicated the month of October to celebrate its silver anniversary with customers, communities and employees. As part of the festivities they launched the 25 Days of Giving campaign through GatewayGIVES and are letting their employees select the charity of their choice in the communities where they live and work. St. Joseph’s Hospice was selected in recognition of its ongoing work as a Resource Center for terminally ill people as they face illness and support programs for people who are caring for, or grieving the loss of a loved one.
Maria Muscedere, Fund Development Manager, St. Joseph’s Hospice, was surprised and happy with the announcement. “Thank you for the generosity of this donation! St. Joseph Hospice recognizes the financial support this generous gift brings; those we serve at St. Joseph’s Hospice are the true beneficiaries of this gift.”
Karen Richards, General Manager of Gateway Casinos Point Edward said it was an exciting process that engaged and motivated staff. “Being able to offer an opportunity for our employees to nominate a charitable organization that is important to them and serves our community, was a remarkable experience. This organization provides a valuable service within our community and is essential in providing a positive opportunity to those in need of end of life care and through their bereavement support groups.”
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Darcy Street, Cage and Coin Supervisor, said, “I was happy to hear that such a great organization would be receiving the donation. I nominated the St. Joseph’s Hospice because my family used their services when my mother peacefully passed away in their care six years ago. It is a warm and wonderful facility that made, not only my mother, but our entire family feel comfortable. St. Joseph’s Hospice has supported many people I know in different ways whether it is in patient care and the services they provide.”