Camrose Chase The Ace

The Charities

Hospice Society of Camrose and District

The Hospice Society of Camrose and District (HSCD) is excited to have been chosen as the major project recipient for the Chase the Ace Progressive raffle. 20% of ticket sales from every event in the raffle is designated for donation to HSCD. This event the spotlight is on:

iPad Program

Staying connected during Covid-19 is one of the goals of the Hospice iPad program. The 24 Hospice iPads have been loaned to people for art therapy, reading, listening to music, connecting with family and friends on Facebook or Zoom, or joining in an exercise class.

Volunteer Margo McPhail said placing the iPads with isolated, or grieving people, has been a lifeline during the time of Covid-19.

“It opens up a whole world to them,” said McPhail. “I think it’s extra important. In times like this, it is so important for their mental and physical health.”

McPhail and volunteers set up the computers and offer technical support to help get seniors and others to become comfortable using the iPad. Click on the link to find out more information about the iPad program or call our office at 780-608-0636 for more details. It doesn’t cost anything to borrow the iPads, but our programs rely on your donations.

Days for Girls Camrose Team

Days for Girls Camrose Team will receive 20% of ticket sales from this event to purchase supplies for kits, including fabric, flannel, waterproof fabric, ribbon, underwear, facecloths, small soaps, snaps, and thread.

The Camrose Team started in 2015 is part of the International Days for Girls charity that makes and supplies reusable, sustainable menstrual hygiene products to girls and women in communities around the world where obtaining these items is difficult, if not impossible.

Volunteers in the community gather to cut out, sew, press, add snaps, thread ribbon, and fold, to ultimately pull components together at a community assembly event. Camrose kits are then distributed through the Edmonton Days for Girls Team or World Vision to the countries where they are needed – almost 5,000 kits have been distributed to date. Camrose kits have gone to Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, and many other places. We don’t always know where our kits are distributed, but the knowledge that these kits, designed to last 3 to 5 years, enable girls to stay in school or work every day of every month is enough.

If you are interested in joining the team, email CamroseDaybreak@gmail.com, or learn more about Days for Girls, check out our website.

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