Are you a retiree with a bit of time on your hands?
Just as grandparents are the heart and soul of a family, so too is The Lighthouse Grandparents’ Circle, whose members provide a compassionate presence and serve as Lighthouse ambassadors in the community. The goal of the Circle is to introduce The Lighthouse to people 55 and over who may be interested in contributing to its mission through advice, volunteer work, donations, event organizing, or just by talking about the organization to others.
“The Grandparents’ Circle is a group that works to raise awareness about The Lighthouse. Many people have heard of the organization, but don’t know exactly what it does. We create opportunities to raise awareness and educate about the cause while attracting new ambassadors,” explains Pierre Duceppe, one of the first members of the Circle.
The Circle organizes the “I discover The Lighthouse” events, which have so far allowed some one hundred people to visit The Lighthouse for the first time and learn more about its mission, activities and funding sources.
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Under the leadership of two of its members, Rémi Gagnon and Pierre Duceppe, the committee also organized and put on a play that raised $14,565 for The Lighthouse. It was a resounding success!
As proud ambassadors, members of The Lighthouse Grandparents’ Circle can contribute by volunteering with children, providing financial support or helping to find goods and services sponsors to ensure that The Lighthouse, the first pediatric care hospice in Québec, can pursue its mission for many years to come.