Donations are being raised on Giving Tuesday in support of the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Holmberg House. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Hospice Society raises funds on Giving Tuesday

Money collected on Nov. 28 supports Holmberg House

The Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS) is participating in Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28, when the first $5,000 in donations collected will be matched by the Holmberg family.

The provincial government has proclaimed Giving Tuesday to mark the opening of the giving season and encourage citizens to give back to their communities.

AHS will be at Marshalls at Highstreet shopping centre on that day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to collect donations and provide information about its programs and services.

AHS – a charitable organization – operates Holmberg House, an adult hospice located on the Campus of Care on Marshall Road. The hospice is named for David Holmberg Jr., who died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 48.

In addition to the event at Highstreet, Memento Mori Studios hosts an InkAddict pop-up shop on Sunday, Dec. 3.

On that day, the shop will donate $100 from every custom “flash” tattoo completed.

They challenge other community partners to support AHS by pledging to do a fundraising event in the coming year.

AHS also encourages individuals to volunteer at the Holmberg House and assist with the host program, community events, and support services that help children, youth and adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Donations can be made online at abbotsfordhospice.org/ or in person at Holmberg House at 32780 Marshall Rd.

Visit the website or call 604-852-2456 for more information.

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