Projects that were Donor Inspired
Gifts in Action
A lot happens at Grove Park Home because we have incredible donors who support projects or equipment purchases. From adopting an Activity Room to purchasing equipment, donors were inspired by our annual Capital Needs list that describes our most urgent needs. Ultimately, every single project improves the daily lives of the residents in our care. These gifts, like all donations, make a difference.
When our friend Sally Elston read the story from Activationist Taryl Bougie, she knew that supporting this room transformation would have great impact. The project involved paint, new cabinetry and furniture, window coverings and program supplies. The result is an incredible sensory room for our residents. Sally’s donated dollars were spent prudently and she was thrilled with the results.
Our good friends at the Royal Canadian Legion #147 and the Provincial Command offer annual support for medical equipment or direct resident care items. This has included items such as beds and mattresses, IV pumps, mechanical lifts, slings and transfer equipment, blanket warmers and more. We are appreciative of these groups who recognize the needs of our seniors.
Rotarians are tireless volunteers who create great events that support local charities. The Kempenfelt Club donates 50% of the proceeds from Taste the World. The Huronia Club provides support through the Cash Calendars and the Barrie Club has approved funding applications. These funds have been used to purchase mechanical lifts, beds and mattresses, medical equipment, technology and so much more.
Having support from families is especially meaningful. Often in appreciation of the care provided to their loved one, some families choose to support specific projects. Transforming an older tub room into a refreshing “spa” experience benefitted both staff and residents. Purchasing specialty bed surfaces offered comfortable and dignified sleep spaces. These projects represent urgent needs and a meaningful connection.