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Soldiers for Soldiers' standing tall for the holiday season

OSMH Foundation holiday giving appeal honours loved ones through simple tree ornaments

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many in our community, most especially those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, a friend, a colleague, a staff member, or anyone special in their lives.

Now, there is a way to honour that special person and help the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation at the same time. 

“Soldiers for Soldiers' is our holiday giving opportunity. For every donation made to recognize a loss, we will honour that person with a toy soldier ornament, which will hang proudly from the Christmas tree in the main lobby of the hospital throughout the holiday season,” explained Natasha Borutski, Senior Communications Officer at the OSMH Foundation.

Donations from this campaign will go towards vital equipment and upgrades at the hospital, providing patients with advanced and essential care in their time of need. “These Soldiers for Soldiers' donations can help other families whose family members need care. It’s a wonderful way to recognize people who have made an impact on your life, while also making a difference for others in our community, by helping those who are sick and in the hospital,” said Borutski.

Honouring someone special in this way and seeing the tangible soldier on the Christmas tree can help bereaved families in a difficult time, added Borutski. Helping many through one donation is a win/win for the community and the donor.

Donations can be made in any amount, or through a regular monthly giving contribution, and there is an opportunity to dedicate the donation to the loved one who has passed. Businesses can also make a donation in the business name.

Borutski concluded, “Everyone at the Foundation would like to wish those in our community a safe and happy holiday season. And, we are hoping that saluting your loved ones with a Soldiers for Soldiers' donation will help everyone achieve that.”

To donate to the Soldiers for Soldiers' campaign, click here.