Honoring The Past
Supporting The Future

Remembering our loved ones is a powerful way to extend compassion and support to others in need.
Honoring your loved one helps others navigate the difficult journey of grief.

Your donation will ensure that individuals and families can access COHA’s grief and bereavement services at no cost, allowing them to receive the compassionate care they need when anticipating their loved one’s death and during their time of loss.

Why Donate

Honor Loved Ones: Celebrate the life and legacy of a loved one by making a donation in their name. Your contribution will create a lasting tribute that reflects their impact on your life and the lives of others.

Support Healing:
Your donation directly funds our grief and bereavement services, offering solace and support to those who are struggling with loss and anticipation of loss. By contributing, you help ensure that no one has to face grief alone.

Make a Difference:
Every donation, no matter the size, helps us provide essential services to our community, fostering healing and resilience.

Recognition & Benefits

Memorial Wall: Donations of $50 or more will be acknowledged on our In Loving Memory Memorial Wall, a beautiful and enduring tribute located at the COHA August Centre. You can add a short personal message or photo that will be placed on the memorial wall until March 2025.

Special Events:
Donors are invited to attend our annual National Grief and Bereavement Day Memory Walk, where we come together to honor and remember those we have lost. This event includes a special ceremony and an opportunity to connect with others in the community.

How to Contribute

Make a Donation: Visit our website and select the In Loving Memory Campaign. Choose an amount that is meaningful to you and complete the online donation form.

Personalize Your Tribute:
When making your donation, you have the option to include the name of the loved one you are honoring.

Spread the Word:
Encourage friends and family to join you in supporting this campaign. Share your tribute and the importance of grief and bereavement services on social media using the hashtag #InLovingMemoryCOHA.

Impact of Your Donation

$50: Provides materials for a grief support group session, helping participants to process their emotions and find comfort in a supportive environment.

$100:
Funds a one-on-one counseling session for someone in acute grief, offering personalized care and guidance.

$250:
Covers the cost of a family grief workshop, providing tools and support for families coping with loss.

Emma and Lily’s Story

Meet Emma and Lily. Grief wove an unbreakable bond between mother and daughter when they lost Lily’s mother and Emma’s grandmother. The void left by her absence was profound, impacting their lives in unexpected ways. Determined to find healing, they turned to COHA’s grief services together. They discovered strength in vulnerability and found unity in receiving support at the same time. Their journey through pain transformed into a journey of connection—a testament to the power of facing grief as a family. Your support can help families like Emma and Lily’s find solace and grow stronger together.

Thank you for your generosity and for helping us turn loss into a legacy of love and support.
Together, we can ensure that COHA’s grief and bereavement services remain accessible to all,
fostering healing and hope within our community.

For more information or to make your donation by phone, please contact Shannon Perdok Philanthropy Officer, at 250.763.5511 Ext. 102

Consider leaving a legacy gift to support future generations and make a lasting gift of care and connections for others.
A legacy of healing.

Help Make a Difference

There are many ways to get involved to help the dying, grieving and their loved ones in the Central Okanagan.

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