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We are pleased to announce a new way to give - through our Family Care Fund!

Donations to the Family Care Fund will be used where your gift is needed most - to buy new medical equipment, upgrade existing equipment and meet other urgent care needs at WDMH. The Family Care Fund supports families just like yours. 

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THANKSGIVING MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM
Doubling Gifts & Extra Tax Credits - Learn More

Donors who make a gift by Friday, November 3rd towards the “Thanksgiving Matching Gift Program” either through the newspaper, in person at the WDMH Foundation office, or online on Canada Helps at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/winchester-district-memorial-hospital-foundation/ will have their gift doubled, up to a maximum of $25,000.

Funds raised will be directed to our General Equipment Fund in support of equipment like a new echocardiogram machine - WDMH's highest priority equipment need this year. WDMH is seeking to replace their Echocardiogram machine in order to maintain and expand their ability to look at patients’ hearts clearly.

An echocardiogram is equipment that uses sound waves to make images of your heart. It allows technicians and cardiologists to see the heart’s structures, and the heart beating and pumping blood. And last year alone, over 1,000 echocardiograms were performed at WDMH, so the machine sees regular use.

These kinds of volumes have pushed our current piece of equipment to the end of its life. We have made excellent use of it and it has served many patients well over the years, but unfortunately, there are some issues with it. For example, it doesn’t provide clear images in comparison to new technology, patients might have to go elsewhere to repeat the test if the results aren’t clear, and there is no way that we can even consider expanding our patient services with the machine we have.

Further to the $25,000 matched dollars from the anonymous donor, if you are a “first-time donor” as defined by the following terms, you can receive an extra 25 percentage points to your federal charitable tax credit, under the “First-Time Donor’s Super Credit” program announced by the federal government in the 2013 Budget.

This super credit program apparently hasn’t been well-utilized by taxpayers, so Kristen Casselman is throwing out a challenge. Kristen’s encouraging challenge is: “If you or someone you know hasn’t given to charity before, or haven’t claimed any donations since before 2007, I urge you to make your donation now. You will have your gift doubled by the matching gift donor, and also receive a much larger tax credit for your gift than normal. ”

For example, currently it would “cost” you approximately $260 to make a gift to charity of $360, but under this “Super Credit” program, it would only cost approximately $165 to make that same impactful gift. Google “Imagine Canada First-Time Donor’s Super Credit”, or visit the Foundation’s website at www.wdmh.on.ca/foundation to learn more about eligibility for this tax credit that is expiring this December.

Thank you for your support!


    
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 Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting on June 26th.

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Thank you to everyone who attended The Red & White Gala and After Party for WDMH!
Your support is so important and much appreciated!  The final tally is in and $82,485.70 was raised to support patient care at WDMH!  

We were thrilled to welcome close to 300 people for an evening with lots of fun, great food and dancing - all for a great cause. Thank you to our volunteers an sponsors for helping to make the event a great success.

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Welcome to the WDMH Foundation Website

Through generous people and organizations, we are responsible for fundraising 
for urgent needs at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.

Feel free to contact us at 613-774-2422 ext. 6169 or foundation@wdmh.on.ca 
or stop by the Foundation office in the front lobby of the hospital.
We would love to speak with you about giving opportunities.

Every day, care providers at WDMH use specialized equipment
to save lives and care for our patients. Your gifts make a difference for our staff and patients.

 Our Charitable Registration Number:  89282 4368 RR0001

 

 

   


    
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