Thursday, 02 May 2019 12:59

Gateway House of Peace Celebrates 5 Years

Gateway House of Peace Celebrates 5 Years Photo provided. 

BALLSTON SPA — Gateway House of Peace, a non-profit hospice home located in Ballston Spa, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The organization opened its doors in 2014, but was founded in 2006 by Joni Hanchett. On Wednesday, May 1, a ribbon cutting took place to celebrate the anniversary as well as the launch their remembrance garden brick campaign.

The remembrance garden will incorporate a memorial wall where people can purchase a brick in memory of their loved ones and put in on the wall. It will be completed in 2020. The Gateway House of Peace functions completely on fundraisers and donations. In collaboration with Saratoga Community Hospice provides medications and medical oversight.

With 13 part-time staff members and 30 volunteers, 24-hour around the clock care is offered to community residents free of charge. Even the house in which community members reside was donated by Saratoga County. Every year the Gateway House of Peace hosts about six fundraising event. Their annual spring yard sale, where donated items are for sale, will take place May 17 through May 19.

To find out more or purchase a brick visit www.gatewayhouseofpeace.org or call 518-450-1273. 

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