White Rose Program

The importance of this program lies in the comfort that it provides to the families it serves.

Every life is a unique story, but what remains true is that each story must eventually come to an end. How it ends, is as important as how it was lived and who was loved along the way. Experiencing the loss of a loved one is a harrowing experience for those left behind, as you may know.

It is because of people just like you that the White Rose Program, can help create an ending a little gentler, less traumatic and easier to face.

Through this program, loved ones receive a parking pass, blankets, snacks, coffee and a comfort bag. The comfort bag includes items such as books for children and adults, toys, cards and other amenities. These items give loved ones more precious time without added worries and stress. After the passing, loved ones receive information on coping with grief and the option to receive one free necklace charm which holds their beloved’s fingerprint.

It is also through this program that an image of a white rose is placed on the patient’s door and a candle is lit at the nursing station to signify that a patient on the unit is coming to the end of their story. These small symbols ensure that respect and quiet are observed to give the patient and their family a safe space to connect and grieve.

How You Have Helped Already

Amanda donated in loving memory of her grandma, Irene DePoortere
Amanda donated in loving memory of her grandma, Irene DePoortere

Here is one of many families your support of the White Rose Program has impacted:

“The White Rose Program provided many elements that aided in creating a calming and comfortable environment for our family to gather and support our grandma in her final days. Those moments were a gift and we continue to recognize, through Sponsorship, the significance of what this program gave to us during that difficult time. We hope that you, your family or business will consider donating to such a heartfelt project that directly impacts our community as well as aims to offer a peaceful and respectful setting in which to say goodbye to your loved ones.”  -Amanda Thomson

How Can You Help?

Your caring and generosity can be the rest of so many stories. A donation of $500.00 provides for the operations and supplies needed by the White Rose Program for one month.

Donations of new knit blankets, books, snacks, pocket-size games, and toys that can be used in the comfort bags are greatly appreciated.

Be a part of the story…