THE DON & SHIRLEY GREEN FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION DONATES $2 MILLION TO THE BROCKVILLE AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, IN SUPPORT OF BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL
On September 29, 2016, the Brockville community lost a cherished friend, Donald (Baillie) Green. Don Green’s smile was contagious and legendary, as was his generosity. His philanthropy lives on as the Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation recently announced a $2 million gift in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project.
Don Green, and his wife, Shirley have been longstanding supporters of Brockville General Hospital over the years. Their family foundation has supported BGH having generously donated to the Palliative Care Program, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, and for various medical equipment.
The Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation was also one of the first donors to step-up with a donation of $1 million to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation’s Campaign for Care that saw a $32 million expansion to Brockville General Hospital that opened in October 2003. With this donation, a new state-of-the art Intensive Care Unit was realized within the expansion.
When asked why their family foundation made this recent donation Debbie O’Brien, the Green’s eldest daughter and President of their Foundation responded, “This community has always been home to my Mom and Dad. To be able to make this donation is providing a legacy for our Dad that demonstrates the commitment to our community, and to the Brockville General Hospital. It is wonderful that my Mom gets to see this happen as this is a proud moment for our family as we honour our Dad in this way.”
The BDHF is humbled by this $2 million dollar legacy gift in support of Brockville General Hospital made by the Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation. The philanthropy and generosity shown by Don & Shirley Green and their foundation, is well-known and has touched the lives of many, both locally and globally.
Joan Simon, Executive Director for the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation also noted, “Don Green’s generosity, and ongoing support will be acknowledged by naming the tower the Donald B. Green Tower and it will be fitting recognition for he and his family.”
A private dedication ceremony will be taking place on Tues., September 29th.
For more information, please contact:
Brockville and District Hospital Foundation
BROCKVILLE RESIDENTS, CATHERINE & JOHN MACDONALD TREAT LOCAL RETIREMENT RESIDENCES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES TO TIM HORTONS SMILE COOKIES
Friday, Sept. 18: Community philanthropists, John and Catherine Macdonald kindly approached the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation and offered to share Smile Cookies during Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week with the residents in all of the local retirement residences and Long Term Care facilities. Arrangements were made with the Tim Hortons Brockville owners who made it all happen. A total of 750 Smile Cookies were shared with seven local facilities.
Pictured are several residents from Mapleview Lodge in Athens, ON enjoying their Smile Cookies.
In a show of support for the communities in Nova Scotia affected by the recent mass shooting tragedy, Brockville residents, Catherine and John Macdonald; kindly donated Tim Hortons’ Nova Scotia Strong doughnuts to the staff at Brockville General Hospital as a thank you to front line staff.
Tim Hortons once again stepped up in support of the communities it serves by launching a "Nova Scotia Strong" doughnut campaign at 1,500 Tim Hortons' franchises across Canada. All proceeds from the sale of the doughnuts, will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund.
Tim Hortons (Brockville Locations) community spirit also continues to shine through having donated coffee for BGH staff to enjoy along with the donated doughnuts.
Pictured accepting some of the doughnuts from donor, Catherine Macdonald (centre) are: (right) Joanne Boyd, and (left) Jennifer Mailloux, Medical Laboratory Assistants with BGH.
THE BROCKVILLE CHINESE COMMUNITY SET-UP IN SUPPORT OF BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL'S FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) would like to thank Brockville’s Chinese Community for their $6,385 gift that was raised from donations made by the Chinese Community’s families and businesses in support of Brockville General Hospital’s caregivers.
The Chinese Community noted in a shared letter that the raised funds are a token of their appreciation for the hard work and services the doctors, nurses and front line staff provide to the community.
Joan Simon stated, “This generous donation will have an immediate impact on our hospital and will provide them with the resources they need to provide the needed care during this challenging time.”
Pictured presenting the cheque to Joan Simon, Executive Director of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation are; June Wei, Member of the Brockville Chinese Community Member (left), and Alice Wang, Member of the Brockville Chinese Community (right).
The Brockville & District Shrine Club (BDSC) presented $1,000 worth of gift cards to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation in support of Brockville General Hospital.
The gift cards are a show of thanks to Brockville General Hospital’s health care workers, for the special effort, and extra care that they are providing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gary Tristram, Past Potentate of Tunis Shriners, and the current President of the BDSC, said "Shriners for the past 100 years have depended on this community for support in our various fundraising efforts and this is one visible way that we can say, thank you for putting your life at risk to keep our community safe."
Jack Butt, also a Past Potentate, and a current Vice-President, was recently a patient at both the Charles and Garden Street sites stated, "I watched all the staff go about their work tirelessly with a smile on their face; always pleasant, making sure the needs of their patient and the family were taken care of…..this is the least we can do."
Gary said he truly appreciates the support of the Foundation, and our partnership with Carolyn Burpee, owner of Shopper Drug Mart (Brockville and Prescott locations).
Potentate of Tunis Shriners, Chris Wanna, stated, “I congratulate both Gary and Jack, and the Brockville and District Shrine Club for establishing this community outreach initiative. I was pleased to be part of the presentation and be able to say thank you BGH for keeping us safe and taking care of us during this stressful time.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured outside the Shoppers Drug Mart, King Street, Brockville location maintaining a 2 meter distance are (l-r): Jack Butt, Past Potentate, and current Vice-President, Brockville & District Shrine Club; representing, Carolyn Burpee, Owner of Shopper Drug Mart (Brockville & Prescott locations), is Janice Woollcombe, Front Store Manager, Shoppers Drug Mart; Gary Tristram, Past Potentate and current President of the Brockville & District Shrine Clubs, and Chris Wanna, Potentate of Tunis Shriners.