House of Economy Community Group is one of four groups involved with running the House of Economy Thrift Store in Selkirk. Recently, the group generously donated $5,000 to the palliative care program in Selkirk.

Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing end-of-life patients relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness, no matter the diagnosis or stage of disease. Palliative care teams aim to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families.

Colleen Girling from House of Economy Community Group says palliative care is a very important program to those that have to utilize it.

“We made this donation to palliative care because we feel it is a very important program within the hospital, as well as for people that are able to stay at home during very difficult time in their life,” says Girling.

Executive director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation Pamela McCallum acknowledges the group’s work and is grateful for their generosity.

“The palliative care program is continuously supported by our gracious community members like House of Economy Community Group, and we are beyond thankful for their ongoing support for palliative care. Each and every donation the foundation receives is hard at work enhancing local, dedicated patient and resident care,” says McCallum.

Interlake Eastern Health Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that support health care in the Interlake-Eastern health region. For more information visit or contact Pamela McCallum, executive director at (204) 785-7044.

Photo L-R: Pamela McCallum from Interlake Eastern Health Foundation, Erika Kuttnig and Colleen Girling from House of Economy Community Group.