JENEECE PLACE

It was such an incredible experience for Mclaren Lighting to be a part of the development of JENEECE PLACE – and to help fulfill an inspiring young girls dream.  This truly is an amazing story.  The dream belongs to a young girl named Jeneece Edroff – and now her dream has come true.  Mclaren Lighting was proud to be able to donate the lighting  for JENEECE PLACE.  We wanted to thank our generous suppliers Kuzco Lighting, Hinkley Lighting, Ortech Lighting and  Hubbardton Forge Lighting for “jumping on board”.
Jeneece Edroff was diagnosed at age 3 with neurofibromatosis, a debilitating genetic disease.  She was required to have many operations in Vancouver to which her and her family would travel over to the mainland.  They were fortunate to be able to stay – for some trips – at Ronald McDonald House.  However, there was no such facility in Victoria.
She set out to change that and put her dream in motion by starting with a “simple penny drive”.  She quickly became known as “the penny girl”.  Jeneece’s penny drive brought in over 1.5 million dollars.  With that achievement behind her – she set her sights on her new goal – which was JENEECE PLACE.

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JENEECE PLACE is a 5.5 million dollar home away from home for children and families needing medical attention in Victoria B.C.

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This 10 bedroom house has everything a worried family could want or ask for without the added burden as to where to stay.

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It is located beside Victoria General Hospital and is a simple 2 minute walk to the front entrance.

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It is operated by the Queen Alexandra Foundation and is open 24 hours a day throughtout the entire year.

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They are expected to service over 600 families every year.

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Every attention to detail has been covered to ease the pressure for families with sick children.

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JENEECE PLACE completed on time and under budget and celebrated their Open House on January 20, 2012 with the first family to arrive the following week.  Mclaren Lighting’s Manager – Damien Olgivie and Mike McDougall from our Builder/Designer Division were able to attend the Open House.  Justus Lowry, Grasshut Media, took these great pictures so we could share them with you.

JENEECE PLACE truly offers families HOPE, STRENGTH and LOVE.  Such an amazing story of a young girls determination and dream – and of a community banding together to help make that dream come true.
All us at McLaren Lighting were honoured to be a part of Jeneece Place – as well as – proud to be a part of this generous community.
It definitely makes you stop and think….that with a little determination and a dream….anything is possible.

Thanks for reading…kris finnigan