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The Honda Canada Foundation Donates $750,000 to Matthews House Hospice in Alliston, Ontario

ALLISTON, ON (Oct. 23, 2017) –The Honda Canada Foundation today announced a $750,000 donation in support of the Matthews House capital campaign, as they expand their valuable services to families in South Simcoe.  Matthews House launched its most recent campaign in 2016 to raise the necessary funds to build a new, state-of-the-art 10-bed facility.  This commitment will directly support the construction of the new facility and provide additional hospice services and palliative support for families in the community.

“As a supporter of Matthews House hospice since they opened their doors in 2004, the Honda Canada Foundation is pleased to strengthen our partnership with this significant $750,000 donation,” said Bill Easdale, Senior Vice President of Honda of Canada Mfg. and Vice Chair of the Honda Canada Foundation. “We are honoured to be a part of this project that will accommodate the growing needs of patients and their families in and around this community.” 

“Matthews House has grown with South Simcoe to deliver the care and comfort that our community needs,” said Margo Cooney, President, Matthews House. “We are fortunate to have such a committed community partner in Honda – they have always been a positive advocate, providing assistance in many ways. We thank them for their tremendous support for this very worthwhile project.”

The Honda Canada Foundation was established with the goal of enhancing the lives and social well-being of Canadian communities. Honda Canada and the Honda Canada Foundation are committed to giving back to communities where its customers and associates live, work and play.

About the Honda Canada Foundation
Formed in 2005, the Honda Canada Foundation (HCF) aims to enable the realization of dreams through various annual philanthropic activities and funding to non-profit registered charities across Canada where Honda customers and associates live, work and play. The HCF focuses on four key pillars – family, environment, engineering and education – and each year more than $1 million is disbursed to groups in need through more than 500 grants. More than five million Canadians have benefited from Honda Canada and Honda Canada Foundation funded charitable programs.

About Matthews House
Individuals and families from South Simcoe and surrounding area can receive visiting hospice, wellness programs, care giver support or individual counselling. Individuals and families can choose to come to Matthews House Residence surrounded by family and friends for their end of life journey or now receive care in their homes. Our aim is to help individuals live life to the fullest- while coping with a palliative care diagnoses or chronic disease.