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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What is the Foundation?
The Wingham & District Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit registered charitable foundation that was incorporated in 1976. The Foundation was established to raise funds on behalf of the Wingham & District Hospital. All funds raised by the Foundation go towards purchasing innovative and up to date equipment, funding education programs, and building improvements for the Hospital so that we can continue providing our community with the best possible healthcare.

Where is Wingham & District Hospital Foundation located?
The Foundation office is located at the Hospital within the switchboard area. It is the first door on the right when entering through the visitor's entrance. The Hospital is located at 270 Carling Terrace, Wingham ON, N0G 2W0.

When can I visit the Foundation office?
The office is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to arrange a visit outside of these times please contact Nicole Jutzi at wdh.foundation@lwha.ca or 519-357-3903.

How are funds raised?
Funds are raised through direct mail appeals, major gift solicitations, grants and through a series of fundraising events that are held throughout the year. Donations are also made to the Foundation in memoriam, in honour of special events, as legacy gifts, and as bequests.

Does the Foundation decide which projects receive funding?
No. Each year, the Foundation receives a list of priority programs and equipment needs from the Wingham & District Hospital. The Hospital conducts an extensive capital planning process involving our healthcare professionals and key stakeholders who prioritize equipment needs for the Wingham & District Hospital each year. You can see a list of some of the current projects Urgent Needs.

Why is the Foundation necessary?
The Foundation is necessary because government funding is not sufficient to provide all the required equipment, technology, services and programs. The full cost of equipment has always been the responsibility of the Hospital. The funds must come from the people who use the services of the local healthcare system and the Foundation is here to facilitate that giving, purchasing of new equipment/technology, replacing existing equipment, and funding of programs. We strive to provide out healthcare professionals with the most up to date and highest quality equipment to diagnose and treat all the patients at the Wingham & District Hospital.

Who should I make cheques out to?
Cheques should be made payable to Wingham & District Hospital Foundation.

Where should I send my cheque?
Please mail cheques to:
Wingham & District Hospital Foundation
270 Carling Terrace
PO Box 1228
Wingham, ON
N0G 2W0

Which credit cards does the Foundation accept?
Donate with a credit card online HERE . Or call 519-357-3903 to make a credit card donation. We accept Visa or MasterCard. 

How should I indicate that my donation is in memory of a specific person, or should go towards a specific project?
Please indicate on the memo line of your cheque the name of the person you are donating in memory of or how you would like your donation to be designated. Or, include a note explaining your intentions. When donating online, include the name of your loved one in the "message" section. 

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes. The Wingham & District Hospital Foundation is a registered charity. Our registration number is 87347 4878 RR001. In accordance, a tax receipt will be mailed to each donor who contributes $10 or more.

I didn't receive my tax receipt. How do I get it?
If you haven't received your receipt within a month of making a donation, please contact the WDH Foundation office at 519-357-3903. Be prepared to provide information regarding the amount of the donation and the date when the donation was made.

Can I make a donation on behalf of another person?
Yes, if you would like someone else to receive the tax receipt for your donations include a note with your donation specifying the name and address of the person you would like to make a donation on behalf of. Please be aware that in this case, your name will no longer be associated with the donation. It will appear as if the person you are donating on behalf of has made the donation. Also be aware that the person you are donating on behalf of will know the amount that you have donated. Please make it clear that you are donating in someone else's name and not in memory of someone. See “Tributes and Celebrations” under “Ways to Give” for information on donating in honour of a special event.

Will I receive recognition for my donation?
The WDH Foundation recognizes donors who have made cumulative donations totaling $500 or more in their lifetime by placing their name on our donor recognition wall which is located within the Hospital. Click HERE to see our full donor recognition program. 

How can I find out about events that support the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation?
There are a number of websites where you can find event information, including:
WDH Foundation website www.wdhfoundation.ca  
Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance website www.lwha.ca
WDH Foundation Facebook www.facebook.com/WinghamDistrictHospitalFoundation
CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon www.healthcareheroes.ca
In addition, events are often posted in the Wingham Advance Times, other local newspapers, a semi-annual newsletter mailed to residents in our catchment area, and are posted throughout the Hospital.

I have had a good experience at Wingham & District Hospital, how can I share my story?
You can share your story on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WinghamDistrictHospitalFoundation or by contacting the office at 519-357-3903 or wdh.foundation@lwha.ca

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