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Lions Club ‘Matching Funds’ campaign supports

Osgoode Care Centre

 

The Greely and Metcalfe and District Lions Clubs, in partnership, have pledged $5000 to a ‘Matching Funds’ campaign of all other donations in support of the Osgoode Care Centre (OCC).  

The OCC, a 100-bed non-profit, charitable long-term care home located in rural south Ottawa, has had no positive tests for Covid-19. 

Residents have been moved from total communal living to smaller quarters in the home.  No visitors are permitted at this time and Staff are required to bring all meals and snacks to each resident’s room. This new procedure has raised the need for proper carts for food delivery during the pandemic and will offer enhanced, more efficient food delivery capabilities going forward as well.

Proceeds from the Lions Matching Funds campaign will go towards the purchase of four nourishment carts, among other equipment required to enhance the lives of OCC residents.

The carts, designed specifically for healthcare, permit easy access to resident dietary information and provide compartmented and enclosed spaces for food and supplies to be stored without risk of contamination.     

“This is a great way to double your donation,” says Jane Schoones, Campaign Coordinator. “My mother lives at OCC and this Mother’s Day I will not be able to give her flowers or a gift of any kind because such things are not permitted as a precaution against Covid-19. So instead, I will make a donation toward the Lions Matching Funds campaign.

Donations can be made two ways: 1) online at www.osgoodecare.ca, then click “Give Here”, and choose the amount you wish to donate; or 2) mail a cheque to “Osgoode Care Centre”, 7650 Snake Island Road, Metcalfe, Ontario K0A 2P0. For either way of donating, please note “Matching Funds” so your donation will be tagged to be matched by the Lions Clubs.