The Maison McCulloch Hospice is partnering up with nine Sudbury restaurants to kickstart their “Delicious Localicious” campaign.
From Oct. 18 to Oct. 31, participating restaurants will donate $2 to the hospice for every meal sold within their fixed price menu.
The nine “Share Restaurants” participating in the campaign are: Bella Vita Cucina, diGusto, Hardrock, JD Southern Smokehouse, M.I.C., The P & M Kouzzina, Mr. Prime Rib, Verdicchio Ristorante and Tony V’s Pizza & Restaurant.
“Previous ‘Share’ campaigns have supported the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at HSN, Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer and NEO Kids,” Gerry Lougheed, chair of the Board of Directors at the hospice, wrote in a press release.
This year, the hospice was chosen as a part of the campaign because “it is a place of caring available to everyone at no charge,” Lougheed said.
Maison McCulloch Hospice is a locally driven centre for residents who would benefit from a palliative approach to care.
The foundation that supports the hospice relies on the community to fund 40 per cent of their operations, said Julie Aubé, the hospice’s new executive director.
“Here at the hospice, we do receive funding from the government. However, that funding only goes towards our direct care hours. Forty per cent of our operating budget relies on donations from the community. And campaigns such as these are a great source of that revenue we require to keep the doors open here at the hospice,” Aubé said.
Past campaigns with the Share Restaurants have generated more than $10,000. Lougheed and Aubé hope to see the community of Sudbury support the local restaurants and the hospice, one meal at a time.
“It means a lot when we can participate in fundraising events such as these,” Aubé said.
“We can do more for families that come here for our support services. We can do special things for families that are in need. And so, in any given case, depending on the resident and their story, we are able to support them in that unique way that they need in their final journey.”