Where can I find photos?

We will share some of our favourite pin presentation photos on Facebook and Instagram LWDHF Pages. You may also check out the section of our Gifts of Gratitude on our website and select Honouree for Photos!

How long does the program run?

There is no time limit to share your thanks, this is an ongoing program. Patients, families and community members can share their thanks at any time. Honourees will typically be recognized and a quarterly basis.

Why a Compass lanyard pin?

Sailors had to keep the shore in sight so they could see landmarks, or they risked getting lost. Compasses made it possible for explorers to sail far out into oceans and away from land—no matter what the weather was like. Given that we are, the Lake of the Woods, the compass is a fitting symbol … Read more

When I give to recognize a caregiver, will they be notified?

Absolutely! Honorees are presented with a compass lapel pin to wear proudly. Your words of thanks are shared with them in a personalized card. If you make your donation at the Foundation Office (St. Joseph’s) you will be given the option to handwrite your card. If you make your donation online or over the phone … Read more

How will my donation be used?

By default, your donation supports the area of greatest need at LWDH. If you want to designate your gift to a particular Program of Care or Department, just let us know when you make your donation! We are very happy to help you give back to the area of care that is closest to you.

Who can make a gift through this program?

While we created this program for grateful patients and families, anyone can make a Gift of Gratitude in honour of someone who works at Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH).

How does it work?

You get great care. You give a Gift of Gratitude. Your nurse, doctor, caregiver, volunteer or healthcare staff gets recognized with a special pin and personalized card. Your donation is directed to current capital medical equipment needs at LWDH and helps us give future patients great care.

What is Gifts of Gratitude?

“I don’t know how I can thank your Hospital enough” At Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation (LWDHF), we are proud to hear this all the time! When words don’t feel like enough, we can help. Gifts of Gratitude is our grateful patient program, created to give patients and their families another way to … Read more