Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit to benefit from Dream Home lottery

News / Fund Raising
By John Pereira

Draw will take place on Sunday, April 3

The annual Kinsmen Dream Home lottery is back for another year and once again a portion of the proceeds will be going to support KGH’s smallest patients. Tickets for the lottery are now on sale and can be purchased for $150 each. 

Last year, the Dream Home lottery raised $280,000 in total and $105,000 of that was donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Another $10,000 was donated to the Cancer Centre at KGH. The remaining $165,000 was split between several other local charitable organizations.

"The Kinsmen have been incredible supporters of patient care through their generous gifts to our hospitals over the years. We are thrilled that they have made another substantial pledge of support this year," says UHKF Executive Director Denise Cumming.

In total, the Kinsmen plan to donate $1 million to the NICU over the next several years.

Ryan Hanes, chair of the Dream Home lottery, told our staff during last year’s cheque presentation that he has personally experienced the outstanding care delivered in our NICU. “My oldest son spent his first two days in the NICU, so it’s a cause that is very dear to my heart. What a spectacular opportunity for the Dream Home to give back to the community. I don’t know that there is a more deserving or noble cause than the NICU in the city.”

This year’s dream home, located at 1044 Woodhaven Drive, was built by CaraCo Homes and has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It also features an open concept kitchen and great room with large windows that overlook a pond behind the house.

There are 5,500 tickets available for the Dream Home Lottery. $10,000 and $5,000 prizes are also up for grabs, as well as 10 separate $1,000 prizes. Tickets can be purchased at a number of locations around the city as well as by phone. For more details, visit www.kinsmendreamhome.com. The draw will take place on Sunday, April 3.