JoeAnna's House receives major donation

Support for children, family

JoeAnna's House in Kelowna has received a $56,656 contribution from the Wish Come True Society.

“We chose JoeAnna’s House as we are confident that our contribution to this great local resource will help to realize our original purpose of supporting children in need by allowing parents to be able to stay close by while their children are receiving advanced medical care at KGH,” says Angie Huber, of the Wish Come True Society. “On behalf of all of the former board members of WCTS we are pleased to present $56,656.90 to this amazing organization for local families and children facing unimaginable health situations.”

JoeAnna’s House, which opened its doors in November 2019, is located on the KGH campus and provides much-needed short-term accommodations for the families of patients from outside the Central Okanagan who must travel to KGH for advanced or specialized medical care.

“For so many families wanting to maintain a presence at KGH for the period of their loved ones' treatment, the travel and lack of affordable short-term accommodation in Kelowna adds significantly to their hardship,” remarks Darlene Haslock Manager of JoeAnna’s House.

“Often we see people who arrive in town with no personal belongings; they are completely overwhelmed because of their loved one’s medical situation and the financial drain and emotional burden of trying to find a place to stay during an already difficult time is simply crushing.”

JoeAnna’s House, provides 20 guest bedrooms for out of town families and is managed with a small staff and dedicated volunteers and funded entirely by the generosity of donors.

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