Foundation Priorities

Tree of Lights Campaign 

As the Christmas season approaches, so does what has become an annual tradition in the Madawaska Valley, the Tree of Lights Campaign and Celebration.

This Campaign isalways a very meaningful because it gives us the opportunity to honour someone special or remembera loved one by purchasing a bulb in their name, and at the same time, give the precious gift of health.

Your support this year will make an impact on the precious lives of many patients who depend on the St Francis Memorial Hospital to be there for them or their loved ones when it comes to heart health.

Whether you are a year round or seasonal resident, there are few of us that have not been touched by the St Francis Memorial Hospital in some way. Having 24 hour access to Emergency and Medical services eliminates the one hour plus drive to the next hospital, which can be stressful and literally life threatening, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Precious patient lives have been saved at St Francis, and keeping it well equipped helps us to continue to save many more.

Click here to give and donate the gift of heart health this Christmas and support the Tree of Lights Campaign.


Leaving a Gift in Your Will

How can an ordinary person be part of ensuring an extraordinary gift by making a donation in their will?  It's simple! Creating a gift in your Will for local healthcare is the simplest way to create a legacy of everlasting care. Legacy gifts provide vital, stable support for the work of our healthcare teams and whether your estate is large or small, you can make a difference for so many patients and families in our communities, and provide quality care for years to come.   

Even a gift in your Will of 1% of your estate can make a difference. 
In some ways, leaving a gift in your Will might also allow you to leave a larger gift than might have been possible during your lifetime.
 
You can leave a gift in your Will just the same as you would for a person. It can consist of:
- a personal assest (such as property or valuables like artwork, jewlery etc.)
- a specific amount of money
- a percentage or portion of your estate
- the money that remains after all of your wishes have been carried out to care for your family

Our community healthcare legacy has been built with the help of gifts made years ago by forward thinking individuals who included SFVH in their estate plans.  You can part of this legacy team by considering making a gift in your Will for the future.
 
We would be very pleased to know if you have named the SFVH Foundation in your estate plans so that we can express our personal gratitude and ensure you receive the recognition you deserve.  We will hold the information in confidence should you wish to keep the gift confidential.