Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) is in the midst of its annual Believe in the Magic of Giving festive fundraiser, aiming to raise $250,000 to complete several equipment upgrade commitments and support some of the hospital’s most in-demand programs.

HHHSF executive director Melanie KlodtWong said the Foundation wants to wrap up purchases for the new nurse call bell system that has been implemented at Highland Wood and Hyland Crest long-term care homes, while also procuring new IV pumps for the Halibuton and Minden hospitals.

Money will also be used to support “critical” community support service programs such as Meals on Wheels and Medically-Required Transportation.

As is tradition, Klodt-Wong said the Foundation has recently welcomed a new addition to its ever-growing family of bears.

Mosley Moose is available for purchase over the holidays and into the new year while supplies last, priced at $25. The stuffed animal program has raised over $165,000 since it was introduced 25 years ago. To donate, or secure your own Mosley Moose, visit hhhs.ca/foundation/shop, or call 705-457-1580.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation executive director Melanie Klodt-Wong said Mosley Moose is “the most huggable collectible yet” in the Foundation’s family of bears.