St. Joseph’s Hospice is not fully funded. We rely on donations, special events, and third party events to provide more than 53% of our total budget. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funds ONLY nursing and personal support workers – the remaining costs are therefore covered through fundraising. In real numbers, $1.5 million in fund development is needed each year to provide valuable services to the clients, residents and family members in our community.
What is a Third Party Fundraiser?
A Third Party Fundraiser is an event or activity that involves independent projects undertaken by an individual, company or organization, for the purpose of raising funds for, or on behalf of, a chosen charity.
By choosing St. Joseph’s Hospice as your chosen charity, we take great pride in working alongside you and ensuring you have all the resources and materials you will need. By acting independently and with our approval, third party events are a crucial aspect to our fund development plan and raising funds for our programs and services.
Thank you for choosing St. Joseph’s Hospice as the beneficiary of your third party fundraiser, and for your commitment to our organization!
We provide a Third Party Fundraiser Host Kit for these events and was created to help you understand the guidelines and rules of hosting a Third Party Event for St. Joseph’s Hospice. In the folder provided, you will find valuable resources to help you with your fundraising efforts. Items included in our third party package are a checklist, sample e-mail, sample sponsorship letter, a Do Not Contact List of companies in the Sarnia-Lambton area, and other various resources.
Please note that we only include a “Do Not Contact List” to ensure that we are not exhausting our resources. The companies on this list are our current event sponsors.
You can also find in this Third Party Fundraiser Host Kit, business cards of Hospice contacts in regards to your Third Party Event.
We want to help you in any way we can. We must also exercise care to ensure that your event falls within our organizational and legal guidelines. This “Host Kit” was created to support you with your project as well as to help you understand our needs around third party events.
If you are interested in hosting a Third Party Fundraiser, please contact us at 519-337-0537 so that we can explain the below forms and assist you in any way to make your fundraiser a success.