Comforts of Home
This initiative entails room renovations, where each room in Porteous Lodge and Stensrud Lodge would receive a fresh coat of paint, a new bedside table and chest of drawers with soft corners providing improved safety, a new visitor chair and new window treatments. The current furnishings date back to the 1970’s. The cost for the resident room make-overs is estimated to be $5,000 per single resident room and $7,500 for a double room. Anyone who donates $2,500 would be given signage in the room to recognize their contribution.
Light up a Life
Light Up a Life is a multi-year campaign to raise funds to support the construction of all-season sunrooms at Porteous Lodge and Stensrud Lodge. The campaign kicked off in 2014 with the selling of Christmas Lights at Market Mall in Saskatoon. The residents of Saskatoon were asked to purchase lights that adorned large evergreens outside of Porteous Lodge and in front of Jubilee’s Taylor Street offices. The lights could be purchased as a way of thanking a care-giver or teacher, or to honour or remember a loved one. An Oktoberfest Dinner and Comedy Night was introduced in 2015 and generated over $30,000. The event was a sell-out and now will be held annually. The sunrooms are estimated to cost more than $125,000 each. These sunrooms will add to the quality of life for the residents of Porteous Lodge and Stensrud Lodge, as they will provide them with a warm and comfortable place to gather with visiting friends and family.