After doing extensive research on several software solutions, we chose to go with Sumac because it allowed us to keep track of our clients,donors and volunteers all in the same database. We are easily able to track our clients’ participation in all of the groups and services that we provide to those who are ill or bereaved in our community. We are able to collect the statistics that we need to report back to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and our Local Health Integration Network. We are able to provide a comprehensive history of our volunteers’ involvement with our organization including the matching of volunteers with clients. The fundraising and donor management aspect of the database is second to none. We are able to generate our tax receipts from the system and the many built-in reports and fundraising tools has allowed us to analyze data and view donor history to develop a case for support which will help us to continue to grow and support more people who are in need of our services. Thank you to Peter and the team at Sumac! – Angela O’Brien , Office and Finance Coordinator Hospice Peterborough.
Hospice Peterborough is a community based hospice that has been providing support and practical help to families in Peterborough, city and county, since 1988. Volunteers and staff have worked together to provide programs designed to enhance the comfort, dignity and quality of life of people and families living with serious illness and grief.
“At Hospice my illness has its place and is put in its place – it doesn’t get to destroy my life. My friends and family are horrified when I talk about my cancer. They can’t cope. At Hospice I can unload and I feel safe without being judged.”
Hospice is really a philosophy of care that offers physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support to those who are living with a life threatening illness. The care centres not only on the person who is ill but
also on family and friends who are coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis and facing a challenging journey.