St. James church kitchen upgrade
The Church of St. James the Apostle will be upgrading its kitchen in hopes of improving the quality of its community programming, thanks to more than $27,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
“Everyone who uses the St. James kitchen is delighted to be able now to make it safe and much more useful,” St. James’s Janet McLean said in a news release. “We are very grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for making the improvement possible.”
The church supports community projects, community members, program resources and provides rentfree facilities, the release said. It also supports food banks, clothing depots, breakfast clubs, and programs and support for children. The Trillium grant will provide $27,700 over 12 months.
Support for enhanced palliative care
Hospice Wellington is getting support from the province to provide enhanced palliative care services to local residents.
The organization is getting a three-year funding grant of $188,500 to develop a strategic fundraising and marketing plan, launch new programs targeting children and seniors, increase community partnerships and reduce its debt, a news release said.
“The Ontario Trillium Foundation funding will allow us to strengthen partnerships as we work with colleagues such as the Intensive Geriatric Services Workers at the Community Health Association, the Alzheimer’s Society and Bereaved Families of Ontario,” Hospice executive director Rosslyn Bentley said in the release.
Hospice Wellington provides end-of-life care in its residential hospice, as well as self-care activities that promote resilience and wellness for those experiencing illness or grief and bereavement.