St. Paul’s Foundation Lights of Hope raises more than $3.2 million for Providence Health Care’s Greatest Needs

Jan 8, 2020 | Spotlight

The 2019 Lights of Hope celebration event.The 2019 Lights of Hope celebration event.

The 22nd annual St. Paul’s Foundation Lights of Hope campaign received donations exceeding $3.2 million during the holiday season, surpassing the milestone of $40 million raised since the fundraising effort began more than two decades ago. Funds raised will support the greatest needs of patients, residents and families across Providence Health Care. Contributions will also support the future of St. Paul’s at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre.

In addition to donations from across the province, doctors, staff and care workers from all PHC sites and St. Paul’s Foundation have collectively contributed $515,000. New this year was the Living Light, an interactive installation in front of the lighting display at St. Paul’s that shone brightly when it received a donation, and faded when it went too long without support.

“For over two decades, hundreds of donors, volunteers and employees have been making this campaign possible, and it’s inspiring that we continue to exceed this level of support,” says Dick Vollet, President and CEO, St. Paul’s Foundation. “I’m moved by the ongoing generosity of our donors, whose charitable gifts will meet the greatest needs of our residents and patients, now, and in the future at the new St. Paul’s.”

The display at St. Paul’s shone for the last time this season on January 6, 2020 at dusk. To learn more, visit

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