Providence Care’s Hospice Kingston program is the grateful recipient of an impressive $401,800 raised by the success of the annual B’nai Brith Lodge 1191 Kingston event, An Evening With. The Kingston group has held an annual community fundraiser for more than 65 years. For the past 19 years, it has been called An Evening With. The event was held Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Quality Inn Conference Centre and featured the esteemed Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser, a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, as the guest speaker.
“This donation will make a significant difference in our community,” states Krista Wells Pearce, Vice President of Corporate Services and Executive Director at Hospice Kingston. “It will contribute to creating a space where comfort and care come together, offering solace for those in their most vulnerable moments. We’re incredibly grateful for this support.”
In April 2022, Hospice Kingston voluntarily integrated with Providence Care to enhance positive growth in the delivery of community palliative care and hospice services. Construction on Kingston’s first hospice residence began earlier this year with plans to open late-2024.
“B’nai Brith Lodge Kingston works all year long to present this special evening annually, raising awareness and support for many organizations,” says Hospice Kingston Campaign Chair, Peter Kingston. “We are overwhelmed by the incredible support to our fundraising efforts to build a hospice residence and grateful to them and the members of our community in attendance.”
B’nai Brith Lodge has supported health care in southeastern Ontario for many years. This is the second time Providence Care’s Hospice Kingston program has been the recipient of the proceeds of the annual An Evening With event.
Co-chairs of B’nai Brith Kingston Adam Koven, Bryon Springer, Douglas Springer and Michael Springer all believe the donation of $401,800 to Hospice Kingston, reflects the unwavering dedication those in our community have to health care and to one another, while symbolizing the impact that can be made when individuals come together with a shared vision of understanding and support.
Providence Care’s Hospice Kingston program is grateful to be the recipient of B’nai Brith Lodge’s longstanding tradition of fostering community spirit and supporting essential causes. Their combined donations since 2016 total $971,800.
- Over the last 37 years, Hospice Kingston has provided comfort, support and companionship to individuals with life-limiting illness, at end of life, and support for their families and those affected by grief and loss.
- The construction contract for Kingston’s first hospice residence was awarded to Kingston-based Emmons & Mitchell Construction Limited. Construction has begun and the residence will be open in late-2024.
- Total project cost is approaching $13 million – provincial government contribution is $1.75 million.
About B’nai Brith:
B’nai Brith International is the oldest Jewish service organization in the world. Kingston’s B’nai Brith Lodge #1191 received its charter on December 26, 1934, and since then has raised money for numerous causes. The B’nai Brith Kingston lodge has supported healthcare in southeastern Ontario for many years. This is the second time Providence Care’s Hospice Kingston program has been the recipient of the proceeds of the annual An Evening With event.
About Providence Care:
Providence Care operates of Providence Care Hospital, Providence Transitional Care Centre, Providence Manor long-term care home, Hospice Kingston, and more than 22 community based mental health and support services across the region. For more information visit ProvidenceCare.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.