END OF YEAR MATCHING GRANT
Living Room is expanding its services and reach! We are excited to announce that Living Room palliative care and hospice center is expanding to a second campus in Kenya. The new Kimbilio Care Center in Eldoret will be located near a newly opened cancer center, which provides care to nearly 700 individuals a month. Our new center will provide care for 52 inpatient guests at a time as well as outpatient and home-based hospice services to hundreds in need.
In an effort to meet the fundraising goal of $1.5 million, a major donor has committed a matching grant for up to $600,000. This means that every dollar you donate between now and December 31st will be matched — doubling your impact. With your help, Living Room will be able to begin construction on our second hospice in early 2017! Join us in this season of giving and help support comfort, healing and compassion.
ABOUT THE EXPANSION
Every day of the year, the staff at Kimbilio Hospice (a project of Living Room Ministries International) provide end-of-life comfort and supportive care to our seriously ill patients and their families. Together, we celebrate life. Together, we grieve loss and look to God to be our hope and to guide each of our steps. Since welcoming our first guest to Kimbilio Hospice on February 6th, 2010, we have cared for 1,400 patients and their families. We have also cared for 544 community clients and nearly 45,000 grieving family members through various hospice community programs including home care that addresses physical, emotional and spiritual needs; physical therapy; support groups; short-course trainings; school fees and care for orphans; and funeral home services.
In 2015, due to increasing demand for services, Living Room’s Board of Directors embarked on a project that will enhance the care provided to a greater number of people through an expansion of our hospice and funeral home services to a second campus in Eldoret, Kenya. Living Room’s new facility in Eldoret will house a 52-bed inpatient hospice for adults and children, funeral home services for the community, and an education center to train health-care providers and to engage in research activities related to palliative care.