Joyful Celebrations Supports Matthew’s HouseMay 18, 2013
We are happy to announce that Joyful Celebrations has chosen a local charity that supports children with complex healthcare needs and their families by providing respite care
About MATTHEW’S HOUSE:
A home away from home, Matthew’s House will support up to five children at a time, providing a much-needed break for families. Children will be cared for in a state-of-the-art residence staffed by experienced caregivers. Medical necessities like overhead track systems for transferring and full wheelchair accessibility will be complimented by a beautiful aesthetic, a multi-sensory playroom and an outdoor playground. Overnight guest suites allow family to remain close while taking a restful step back to refuel themselves.
Matthew’s House will be facilitated by Communitas Supportive Care Society, a local social service agency with a nearly 40-year record of providing quality care to individuals living with disabilities throughout British Columbia. Providing families with the support they need, Matthew’s House is about caring for kids, a community encouraging one another, hospitality, compassion and joy. Matthew’s House depends on the generosity of the community to fund quality care for children with complex healthcare needs.
Joyful Celebrations will assist Communitas by helping with fundraising and celebrating with familes and their children. The work of Communitas Supportive Care Society which is a non-profit faith-based organization providing care in communities across British Columbia to those living with disabilities. As a part of their mission, they provide services ranging from 24-hour residential care to skills-based day programs to respite care for families
Influenced by their roots in the Mennonite Central Committee, and pursuing a Christian understanding of community and peace, Communitas commits itself to work with individuals who have been marginalized and stigmatized by the society around them. We support and empower people from all walks of life, regardless of faith, social standing, race or ethnicity.
Ways Joyful Celebrations will support MATTHEW’S HOUSE:
- Joyful will donate 10% of any booking done with Joyful when the customer says they support Matthew’s House.
- We will provide our services to Communitas & Matthew’s House when fundraising; at cost or near cost on mutually agreed public and community events.
- We will provide our services if needed to the familes currently occupying Matthew’s House to celebrate any family milestone.
- Communicate about Matthew’s House via social media to our friends & family and to the world beyond on a regular basis as to encourage giving to Matthew’s House.
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