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December 2016

Thrifty Foods Pumpkin Sales Scare up $4,237 for NRGH

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Photo, from left to right: Janice Perrino, CEO of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, Dan Zapotichny of Longwood Station Thrifty Foods and Mikel Knuttson from Port Place Mall.

For the month of October the Nanaimo & Parksville Thrifty Foods locations donate one dollar for every pumpkin sold to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to support local healthcare.
This recent gift of $4,237 will help purchase medical equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH).

Janice Perrino, CEO of the Hospital Foundation, said “the dedication of Thrifty Foods to support progressive healthcare demonstrates the company’s vision to provide health and wellness for both its clients and staff.” Store managers emphasize that the donation would not be possible without their customers buying pumpkins each year.

Dan Zapotichny, Thrifty Foods manager at Long Wood Station said, “It is with our customers’ help that this donation is possible. We give because everyone uses the hospital, if we can help make it an even better place, with better equipment we will. I cannot think of a greater target for our donation.”

Lakeside Gardens residents support healthcare

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Daniela Cousin, Lakeside Gardens Community Relations Manager presented Foundation CEO, Janice Perrino with an amazing $734.00 raised through their annual Rummage/Garage Sale and Holiday Bazaar held on November 19th.

Lakeside Gardens Retirement Community residents contributed new and used goods to sell and the community was invited to pop by Lakeside and purchase treasures for an affordable price.

They have been doing this event since 2012 and have contributed more than $2,000 towards the purchase of medical equipment at NRGH. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work!

Royal Canadian Legion #256 generously give $3,000 for first annual Christmas Campaign

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Front from left to right: Janice Perrino and Amber Adams of the Hospital Foundation, Seppo Hokkanen; Jim Blackburn; Larry Kristiansen;

The Royal Canadian Legion Mount Benson Branch #256 fundraises all through the year so they can give back to the Nanaimo community.

Due to the hard work of its members and the generosity of their supporters they were able to make a recent $3,000 donation to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation’s first annual Christmas Campaign ‘Light the Trees’.

The group directed their gift to light the trees outside NRGH and help fund the new CT Scanner.

Branch #256 Legion supports projects help support the needs of veterans, and its members have generated more than $100,000 through fundraising and poppy donations since 1990.