The Fair Haven Homes Society receives basic funding from the Health Authorities to provide care for 200 elders living in Vancouver Lodge and Burnaby Lodge. This funding is appropriate and ensures quality staff and services are available, however, we do appreciate donations to help to create a more home-like atmosphere for our residents by beautifying our spaces, updating our equipment and adding services and programs. Fair Haven is recognized for its focus on person-centred care. We are committed to providing a holistic care approach which includes activities and resources that enhance the quality of life of our residents who call Fair Haven home.
Fair Haven is also proud to acknowledge that we now provide homes for more than 350 low to moderate-income seniors. Funding for repairs and upgrades are always gratefully received and used to provide safe homes for seniors in our community living on a limited or fixed income.
No matter how you give – whether it be volunteering time, donating money one time, monthly or through bequests (stocks and bonds, insurance policies or annuities) – your help is essential to supporting the Fair Haven community. As stewards of donated funds, we pay particular attention to ensure your donation makes a difference.
We use donated funds in these major areas:
• Covid-19 additional equipment
Covid -19 has highlighted the need to ensure we minimize equipment movement through the building. Therefore, we need additional care tools such as slings for lifts, bathing equipment, specialty mattresses, thermometers and more. We are also much more reliant on interactive gadgets to stay connected and are purchasing iPads, speakers, CD players and more.
• Quality of Life Programs
Music Therapy, Art Therapy, entertainment, and Spiritual Care programs.
• Capital Equipment/Projects
Equipment such as mechanical lifts, pressure reduction mattresses and oxygen concentrates are some of the items purchased through donations. Garden enhancements, new furnishings and space renovations are also funded through the generosity of donors.
• Staff Appreciation
A wonderful way to recognize staff for their commitment to providing person-centred care. A Staff committee works together to promote positive, constructive and team building activities for Fair Haven staff, this group directs how donations are used.
We invite you to share in the endless possibilities to support the mission to create a community that serves seniors in need.
Ways to Give:
By Credit Card:
Donations by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express) are processed in partnership with Canada Helps. Tax receipts are issued instantly for all online donations.
By Cheque or Cash:
Cash or cheque donations may be dropped off in any of the Fair Haven sites or mail a cheque payable to the ‘Fair Haven Homes Society’ to:
Fair Haven Homes Society
2720 East 48th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5S 1G7
*A tax receipt will be issued for cash and cheque donations of $25.00 or more and will be mailed to the address you provide.
You may wish to leave a lasting legacy by naming Fair Haven in your will.
Donations may be in honour or in memory of a loved one and maybe designated for a particular site and/or area for which you want the funds utilized. Please indicate special instructions in your note or donation form, or in the Canada Helps ‘Message’ field.
*Please note that externally designated donations will first be expended for the donor’s intended use and any excess after expenditure will be allocated to general resident support and care.
How can we thank you?
Your support, financial or in-kind, is always greatly appreciated by the residents and staff alike.
All gifts over $250.00 are recognized in our Annual Donor Board which is posted on both our sites. Cumulative donations are also tracked to acknowledge and express our gratitude to the continuing support of our donors.
Our utmost thanks for your support and generosity – you make a difference!
Fair Haven is a registered Canadian Charity; Charity BN/Registration # 11923 2437 RR0001.