TORONTO, July 23, 2012 – The Mural Campaign of Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre was unveiled last Friday, with the support of its Family Council and Richmond Hill Councillor Castro Liu. The Mural Campaign aims to raise $700,000 to support the new programs and the maintenance of the Home. Individuals and the business community are encouraged to participate in the Campaign to make a difference to the lives of the elderly.
“As some of the expenditure items of the Home are not covered by government funding, we need to raise funds to support our building maintenance, as well as new programs and services. We urge each and every one of the community to support the Mural Campaign to help improve the well-being of our residents,” said Frank Chau, First Vice-Chairman of Mon Sheong Foundation and member of the Mural Campaign Task Force.
“Our Home has been serving the community for nine years, and we need to replace some of the old items and facilities to maintain a high quality living environment for our residents. The most pressing need right now is to replace seven electric bath tubs, which costs over $70,000. Existing carpets, floorings, ceiling lifts etc. also need to be replaced. Besides, funding support is needed for existing services, such as music therapy and speech therapy, as well as new programs and services, including art therapy, restorative care programs and Skype video communication services,” Sherry Li, Administrator of Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre, added.
In 2009, the Mural Campaign was first introduced in Mon Sheong Home for the Aged and succeeded in raising funds to renovate and refurbish the Home which has been in operation since 1975. The Mural Campaign was then extended to Scarborough Long-Term Care Centre in 2011, and now further expanded to Richmond Hill Long- Term Care Centre. The mural “Presenting Peaches of Longevity” is placed near the tuck shop at the lobby of the Home, with the Recognition Legend on its right-hand-side. The legend is made up of 288 squares, and donors who donate $1,000 or above will have their names displayed in these squares.
For details of the Mural Campaign, please contact Winnie Lai at 905-883-9288 ext. 2022 or (toll-free) 1-866-708-0002, or visit Mon Sheong Foundation’s website at www.monsheong.org.
Caption: Unveiling Ceremony of Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long-Term Centre Mural Campaign (Centre to far left)Tim, Kwan, Chairman & President of Mon Sheong Foundation; Frank Chau, First Vice-Chairman; Katherine Leung, representative of Family Council; Eddie Tsang, Vice President-Foundation; Tak Wong, Chief Financial Officer; Willis Or, Director of Mon Sheong Foundation (Centre to far right) Castro Liu, Richmond Hill Councillor; Doris Lau, Second Vice-Chairman; David Li, Director of Mon Sheong Foundation; Betty Sze, Director of Development & Communications; and Sherry Li, Administrator of Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre.