The Red Deer Hospice Society has launched a new live butterfly fundraiser.
People can purchase a butterfly to support the fundraiser, which was launched Wednesday.
Donors are encouraged to release the butterfly in remembrance of a loved one, to celebrate a milestone in their life, or to give hope to someone who needs it.
“Every year, we host a memorial butterfly release to remember and celebrate with the families who have had someone journey through hospice in the previous year,” said executive director Jerri Taylor.
“This year, we wanted to also give more people an opportunity to celebrate, remember or give hope to someone who needs it.
“We know it’s been a difficult time for everyone, and in deciding to share this tradition with more people, we want to extend that hope, healing and connection across the city.”
The butterflies are $25 each and must be pre-ordered before May 22. All orders will be individually packed and distributed via curbside pick up on June 30.
“We hope this format gives people an opportunity to connect, while still maintaining the health and safety of our community and respecting all social distancing requirements,” said Taylor.
Butterflies can be purchased online at www.reddeerhospice.com.