Alliston Home Hardware Building Centre donates 265 gallons of paint to Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s revitalization project.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – [August 27, 2018] Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) is currently undergoing a revitalization project, giving a fresh new coat of paint to many areas throughout the hospital – with all of the paint being used generously donated by Alliston Home Hardware Building Centre.
“We recognize that our hospital is old and tired,” says Carrie Jeffreys, Vice-President and Chief Nursing Executive. “And while we continue to work towards the redevelopment of the hospital, there are some things that we could do now to help spruce up the place for our patients and families. For this reason, we launched the “Roll Up Your Sleeves” for Stevenson revitalization project and we’re joining together with staff, corporate partners and volunteers to create a revitalized, refreshed space, that more reflects the high level of care found within SMH.”
This is a wide-scale community initiative fueled by corporate and volunteer giving. None of it would be possible without the support of the community that we serve and SMH is deeply grateful to Alliston Home Hardware Building Centre for generously donating 130,000 square feet of Beauti-Tone paint - the equivalent of close to three football fields or a three-acre farm!
“We are so fortunate to have a hospital in our community,” says Kim Ytsma, part owner of Home Hardware in Alliston. “We’ve been in the community for 25 years. My Dad sat on the hospital board and my family has been involved in different ways. Everyone needs our hospital at some point and we feel that it’s really important to give back.”
“Both Kim and I are connected to this community,” continues Dan Moulton, part owner of Home Hardware in Alliston. “I’ve lived in the community and our son was born at Stevenson. We received wonderful care and are happy to give back. We have a strong hospital and it’s an integral part of our community. We want to set an example of encouraging others to get involved by supporting their local hospital.”
Painting is just one of several key initiatives under the “Roll Up Your Sleeves” for Stevenson revitalization project. There are numerous opportunities to get involved. If you or your organization would like to make a donation in kind or organize a volunteer painting group, please reach out to the Foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org.