The Light The Way to $160K campaign reached its target within two and a half months of its launch. The funds raised helped to renovate the Opioid Response Hub at 220 Simcoe Street (former Greyhound station) in downtown Peterborough.
Over a hundred donations from individuals, local businesses, professional associations, churches, a number of endowed funds held at the Community Foundation, and a grant from the City of Peterborough all combined to achieve the campaign’s goal. Fourcast, along with its community partners, extends its most heartfelt gratitude to those who supported this effort and who continue to be invested in a health centre that offers wraparound services and supports.
While the official campaign reached its conclusion at the end of November 2021, donations are still being accepted by the Community Foundation on behalf of Fourcast and the partners related with the Opioid Response Hub.
Any additional funds will go directly to continuing to prepare the site for opening. We’ve also established a fund geared towards providing the support some clients require to reduce the financial barriers that may prevent access to care (e.g. transportation costs).
Again, thanks so much for helping to Light The Way and get us to this point. In the face of a growing opioid crisis that is affecting communities across the country, our community needs this response hub more than ever.
If you would prefer to donate a cheque by mail or direct drop-off, please check the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough CONTACT page.