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Hello Friend, 

Pictured above is the beautiful woodland setting in Oro-Medonte where Empower Simcoe is building our new supported living home, and an artist’s rendering of that home. We call it Lakeshore Ridge.
 
We’re reaching out today to ask if you can help us furnish and decorate Lakeshore Ridge with a charitable donation to the Empower Simcoe Foundation. Your gift will help provide a beautiful and comfortable home for the people with multiple and complex needs who will live there.
 
Our goal for this fundraising campaign is $250,000. I know, that’s a lot of money, but I’m confident we can raise the funds if everyone pitches in to help.
 
In fact, if you act quickly, your gift will be doubled, thanks to a group of generous donors who will match it dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000. But only if we receive your gift by October 15.
 
That means:
Your $25 becomes $50 – enough to buy a set of bedding!
Your $50 becomes $100 – enough to buy a comforter!
Your $200 becomes $400 – enough for a lounge chair!
Your $500 becomes $1000 – enough to buy a new couch!

>>Donate NOW to the Lakeshore Ridge Building Fund

Empower Simcoe already operates 41 supported living homes in Barrie and Orillia. People with intellectual disabilities live in comfortable homes with the finest support workers anywhere.
 
Over the years, many families have seen their loved ones thrive in the homes run by Empower Simcoe. Now, people with the most challenging needs will receive the same quality of care at Lakeshore Ridge.
 
According to experts, people with “complex needs” have a dual diagnosis. They may be diagnosed with both an intellectual disability and a mental health disorder and require more support than most. Sadly, there are very few places people with such challenges can live that will give them both the support they need and a home-like atmosphere.
 
This is where Empower Simcoe - and you - come in.
 
At Empower Simcoe, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a self-fulfilling life. For us, this is more than a vision statement. It is the reason we exist. And we love knowing that you’re right there with us and share this belief.
 
Now, along with several community partners, Empower Simcoe can make sure our “everyone” includes people with complex needs. But we need your help to make the vision a reality.
 
Lakeshore Ridge will have all the supports and services people with complex needs need to thrive. In this tranquil setting, a special community will form where every individual’s unique challenges are understood. Where everyone will be supported to define and enhance their quality of life.
 
At Lakeshore Ridge, they will feel at home.
But none of this will be possible without you. Your gift to the Lakeshore Ridge Building Fund will help us get to the finish line so we can give people a home of their own as soon as possible.
 
Your donation will help us furnish Lakeshore Ridge to give it a homey feeling for everyone who comes to live there.
 
Remember, thanks to our generous matching fund donors, your gift will be doubled if you send it in by October 15.
 
Can I count on you today?
With gratitude,


Victoria Ptasiuk, President
Empower Simcoe Foundation

P.S. Please send your gift by October 15 so it will be doubled and we can finish building Lakeshore Ridge that much sooner.

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