Donations to HHHS holiday campaign will be matched up to $50,000

By Britney Pagliuca

The Haliburton Highland Heath Services’ (HHHS) holiday campaign, Believe in the Magic of Giving, is a yearly fundraiser that aims to improve the well-being of community members through health services. 

According to HHHS, last year’s campaign helped subsidize 1,202 Meals on Wheels and 387 trips for essential healthcare to those in need. It also contributed to improving and increasing access to essential medical equipment and long-term care facilities. 

This year, the Believe in the Magic of Giving campaign will help HHHS continue to support the welfare of Highlands residents by increasing access to care. 

On Nov. 28, The HHHS Foundation announced that a long-time supporter of HHHS, Wally Ozog, will match donations to the Believe in the Magic of Giving campaign, up to fifty thousand dollars, in honor of his late partner, Anu Kerstin Lellep and his parents Sophia and Martin. 

The HHHS Foundation stated that by supporting Haliburton Highlands Health Services, Ozog hopes to give back to the community that has provided him with great care over the years.

“Wally’s connection to HHHS and his desire to give back to the community demonstrates the positive impact that individuals can have when they come together for a common cause,” the HHHS Foundation said. “This kind of community support is crucial to creating a positive impact on the well-being of individuals and fostering a healthy community.” 

Ozog’s meaningful contribution, dedicated to his dear partner, Anu, and his parents, will undoubtedly have a lasting effect on the Haliburton Highlands community. The HHHS Foundation has expressed immense gratitude towards his commitment and the generosity of all who contribute to the Believe in the Magic of Giving campaign. 

“This significant donation means that each gift will have an even bigger impact on health care in the Haliburton Highlands and we are incredibly grateful.”