Every year we host a memorial butterfly release to remember and celebrate with the families who have had someone journey through Hospice in the previous year. Last year we created the community event and it was so well received, we wanted to continue it again this spring. Now more than ever, we want to give people an opportunity to celebrate, remember or give hope to someone who needs it.
The release of butterflies is a healing experience that can comfort family and friends who have experienced a loss. They are also often considered beautiful representations of the various stages of life and demonstrate that despite adversity, simple changes and time can make life even more beautiful than before.
We know its been a difficult time for everyone and in deciding to share this tradition with more people, we want to extend that hope, healing and connection across the city.
We hope this format gives people an opportunity to connect while still maintaining the health and safety of our community and respecting all social distancing requirements.
*Butterfly purchases do not qualify for a charitable tax receipt.
For further information, please contact our Event Coordinator at 403-309-4344 ext. 109 or by email.
The Red Deer Hospice Society live butterfly fundraiser is back for its second year! Purchase a live butterfly to release in remembrance of a loved one, to celebrate a milestone in their life or to give hope to someone who needs it, all while supporting end of life care in Central Alberta.
Butterflies will be distributed to those that ordered via curbside pick up on June 25, 2021 here at Red Deer Hospice (99 Arnot Ave.) Please check your emails for pick up instructions sent out on June 15th.
In order to keep pick up as quick and safe as possible, we ask that you come at the following times based on the first letter of your last name: 10am – 11am: Last name begins with A, B 11am – 12pm: Last name begins with C, D, E, F 12pm – 1pm: Last name begins with G, H 1pm – 2pm: Last Name begins with I, J, K, L 2pm – 3pm: Last name begins with M, N, O, P, Q, R 3pm – 4pm: Last name begins with S, T 4pm – 5pm: Last name begins with U, V, W, X, Y, Z
We respect the privacy of our donors and do not sell or share our donor list. We use your information to support the processing of your gift, issuing tax donation receipts and for ongoing fundraising activities. As part of our recognition program, we may publish donor names in Red Deer Hospice Society publications.
The Red Deer Hospice Society is incorporated as a not-for-profit society in the province of Alberta. We hope to raise an estimated amount of $500,000 this year on fundraising campaigns. It will cost our organization an estimated $50,000. All funds raised will be used to provide enhanced resident care. For further information, please contact our Executive Director at (403)309-4344, 99 Arnot Ave Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6. Charitable Registration No. 86645 0547 RR0001
Red Deer Hospice Society | 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 | 403-309-4344 Charitable Registration # BN- 86645 0547 RR00001