Garage sale raises funds for hospice project

A customer looks through the wares available at a charity garage sale held to raise funds for the Rose Garden Hospice. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

The fundraising work continues as a group of dedicated volunteers inch closer to their goal of building a ten-bed hospice in P.A.

Sally Dashchuk and family held a garage sale from Thursday through Saturday to raise funds for the project.

As of Saturday afternoon, they had raised over $1,000.

Every item sold at the garage sale was donated.

“It’s pure profit,” Dashchuk said.

The project has been in the works since 2008, and was named after Dashchuk’s late sister-in-law.

The group is attempting to raise about $3.8 million for construction, plus $1.89 million for the first year’s operating budget.

The facility would provide quality end-of-life care so people can spend their last days in peace.

“This will be one of the first private ones in Saskatchewan,” Dashchuk said.

The hospice will be open to residents of northern Saskatchewan and their immediate family members. Individuals must be in need of palliative care. It will focus on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness.