Richmond Hill’s NPWW events (May 20 – 26, 2012) were aimed at recognizing the important role of Public Works professionals and illustrated how they are working to build a vibrant, connected and ultimately sustainable community. NPWW celebrations also presented the Town with a great opportunity to raise funds for two organizations that, like Public Works staff, provide an important service to the community.
Proceeds from the charity barbecue held during the NPWW Open House, as well as donations from participants and spectators of the Miller Cup Challenge, will be presented to Hill House Hospice and Hospice Richmond Hill in the amount of $1,250 each. Since 2006, NPWW events have raised more than $10,000 for these organizations.
Hill House Hospice is a home-like alternative to institutional and in-home care for those who are in the final stage of a terminal illness. It is a non-profit, non-denominational, registered charity that relies on donations from the community.
Hospice Richmond Hill provides trained volunteers and professional staff to those living with a terminal illness and those experiencing the death of a loved one. Some of their services include in-home visiting volunteers, caregiver relief and support groups, as well as support groups for adults, youth and children. These services are free-of-charge to residents of Richmond Hill.