The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital launches White Heart Project for members of community to show support
The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital has launched the White Heart Project as a way for community members to show their appreciation for those on Guelph General Hospital’s front lines, and for all others at GGH and throughout our community who play important supporting roles during the COVID-19 crisis.
Through the Foundation’s White Heart Project webpage, community members can send messages to Guelph General Hospital employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The messages will be printed on white hearts and displayed at the Hospital for all to see.
Suzanne Bone, the Foundation’s CEO declared “The outpouring of support for our Hospital team has been like nothing we have ever seen before. It’s truly remarkable. There is clearly a strong desire to help and the White Heart Project gives everyone in our community a meaningful way to do so.”
In addition to sending messages of support to GGH staff, community members can download and print a white heart to display in their windows or on the outside of their home. This can be a way to show support for not only GGH staff, but also all essential workers in our community, including those throughout our healthcare system.
At a time of social distancing, the White Heart Project brings people together in a show of support, offering encouragement and positivity.
“Studies have shown that gratitude is a key to psychological well-being, and we hope the White Heart Project can positively impact the emotional health of those in our community during this time. When we stand together, we all become stronger,” remarked Bone.
The White Heart Project originated in Kelowna BC where it was conceptualized by The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation to show support to front-line caregivers at KGH. They are offering the project to hospitals and communities across Canada.
To learn more about the White Heart Project, and to send your words of encouragement to GGH, visit www.gghfoundation.ca/white-heart-project.