Monthly donors are having a big impact!

Monthly donors are having a big impact!

For some people making a $100 donation to the Hospital or Manor would leave them very short that month, but $10 would be possible.  That’s why monthly donations are so popular because it allows donors to make a larger donation but not leave them short. “Monthly giving allows me to give more by spreading it out over a year,” said Roy Beasley. “The Hospital is really important to me so I want to do the most I can.”

Margaret Brunton couldn’t agree more.  “During the last campaign, I was able to make a larger gift,” said Brunton.  “Now, I’m not in the same position but by being a monthly donor I’m spreading out my support which makes it more manageable and convenient too.”

Just some of our current monthly donors.
Front Row: Bonnie Love (Community Member), Paul Virgin (Campaign Co-Chair), Margaret Brunton (Community Member), Roy Beasley (Community Member)
Back Row: Richard Love (Community Member), Judith Marsh (Community Member), Jesse Lowe (Foundation Director), Maureen Frazer McLeod (Manager of Emergency, OR and OBS), Julie Munro (Foundation Vice Chair)

The Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation has a major push on this year to sign up monthly donors as a way of community members ‘Putting themselves in the Picture’ to finish paying off the new digital Ultrasounds and X-ray machines that the Hospital purchased in 2017 ($1.8 million) and to fund the acquisition of a CT scanner ($2.2 million).

“We are so fortunate to have this great community resource here in Almonte,” said Bonnie Love who, along with her husband Richard, committed to monthly giving in 2017 when the campaign was launched. “This new equipment means earlier diagnosis which leads to earlier intervention.”

“When it comes to the CT scan,” adds Paul Virgin, co-chair, along with his wife Rhonda, of the ‘Put Yourself in the Picture’ campaign.  “Monthly donations will help us project forward our revenues so we’ll have a better chance of knowing when we’ll have the 75 per cent or the funds needed to purchase the CT scanner.  At that point, provided the Ministry of Health approves our application, it won’t be if, it will then become when.”

Imagine if every adult that lives in Mississippi Mills who doesn’t currently make a donation to the Hospital and Manor Foundation, gave $10 per month towards the campaign. That’s $120 per year X approximately 5,000 adults = $600,000 per year. That combined with the current $500-600,000 that the Foundation provides to the Hospital annually would mean the CT would be funded in just over two years.

To join the growing number of resident who have ‘Put themselves in the Picture’ as  monthly donors towards the diagnostic imaging campaign, phone (613) 256-2500 ext. 2296 or visit:

Join Us for the 5th Annual Mississippi Mills River Walk & Run

Join Us for the 5th Annual Mississippi Mills River Walk & Run

The fifth annual Mississippi Mills River Walk & Run on Saturday, Sept. 8 is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet with more than 140 participants already registered. Many of those participants have registered as part of a team which is a major focus this year. “We’ve got 19 teams already,” said AGH FVM Foundation Vice Chair Julie Munro, who is also chairing the event committee. “They are all fundraising their sneakers off so, we have some really fun team spirit and challenges going. It’s so exciting to think of what that will mean for the financial success of this important event.”

Thanks to corporate sponsors Shoppers Drug MartOrchard View by the MississippiLevi Home Hardware Building CentrePriority Patient Transfer ServiceAlmonte ChiropracticBean Chevrolet Buick GMCAlmonte Civitan Club, and the Carleton Place-Almonte Canadian Gazette, all funds raised from the walk/run supports the purchase of diagnostic equipment for women’s health and the Hospital’s ever expanding Obstetrics Unit. Mississippi Mills River Walk & Run

“Everyone is encouraged, but families in particular that have had their children at the Hospital, are asked to come out to walk or run with us to celebrate this great facility and quality healthcare close to home” said Munro. “Another way to participate is to shop the online auction taking place on our home page between now and Sept. 6.”

The Mississippi Mills River Walk & Run features three different distances: a 3 km timed, 3km recreational, 5km timed and 10km timed. Pre and post walk or run events include Zumba warm up, musical entertainment, breakfast served by the Almonte Civitan Club, massages, recovery food and children’s activities like face painting, a bouncy castle and more. As well as registration, which only costs $30 in advance, individuals and teams are encouraged to collect donations to support your event participation. Pledge incentives such as gift certificates for Lee Valley ToolsPatrice’s Independent Grocer and Shoppers Drug Mart are awarded depending on the amount of pledges collected. The highest individual fundraisers and fundraising teams win prizes including tickets to see the Ottawa Senators.

Last year more than 240 walkers and runners took to the streets in support of the event, which begins and ends behind the Hospital and Fairview Manor at 95 Spring St. The first group leaves at 8:45 a.m. and it all wraps up by noon. Some road closures in and around the Hospital will be necessary but residents will be advised in advance.

Paddles and Puppets on CTV Ottawa News

Paddles and Puppets on CTV Ottawa News

The rafts are back! The puppets are back! 

Al Roberts, Noreen Young and Gloria visit CTV Morning Live and chat with Annette Goerner about all the amazing events taking place this weekend. Be sure to visit the Almonte Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM and partake in the puppets shows, paddling on the Mississippi, raft races, musical entertainment and so much more.

Paddles and Puppets CTV Morning Live Video

Admission to Paddles & Puppets is $20/adult, $10/child. Kids under 3 are free. Family passes also available for $50.