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 Who are Hospice Helpers?



Rory Quinn, his siblings and cousins love “Grandpa Days.” It is exciting! Each of them waits in anticipation for their own special day to experience the next adventure with a fun and loving granddad. Unfortunately, Grandpa Days were becoming less frequent as 66-year old Grandpa Quinn bravely battled kidney cancer. Over 2 years, he went through surgery, chemo, radiation and finally immunotherapy. After a good few months, the cancer unfortunately returned and on July 13, he enrolled in the hospice program at The Mary & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Hospice Inpatient Unit– an extremely sad day for them all. Continue reading>>

Why become a Hospice Helper?

All money raised will directly benefit the care of our patients. If you choose, you may select to restrict your Hospice donation to our Hospice Angels Fund or Essential Care for Children. If your event raises $250 or more, we will list it in the following issue of the Hospice newsletter, “Journeys,” circulation 32,000.

What kind of events do Hospice Helpers organize to raise money for Hospice?

Raffles, car shows, bake sales, car washes, golf tournaments, dress down days, etc. Be creative! If your company or organization has a unique idea to raise funds for Hospice Buffalo we want to hear all about it!

Upcoming Hospice Helpers Events

  • Denise Welsh Memorial Picnic
    Saturday, June 6, 2020
    11:00 am 0 4:00 pm
    Chestnut Ridge Park
    Proceeds will be given to Hospice Buffalo and the Alzheimer's Association
    Free and open to the public! Includes basket raffles, picnic foods and family fun!
  • 7th Annual Bob McDonnell Car Cruise
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    5:00 - 9:00 pm
    Boston Town Park, 8500 Boston State Road Hamburg, NY 14075
    100% proceeds to Hospice Buffalo
    Free and open to the public! Live entertainment!

Wedding & Social Event Program

Planning a wedding, shower, or anniversary party?
Give even more special meaning to your day while supporting Hospice and honoring your loved ones.


Say I do to Hospice and help keep the care going!

Personalized invitations with your event details printed just for you. Customization includes your name(s), event date and message.
A minimum $200 donation for 0-200 cards; $1 per additional invitation thereafter.

Are you a DIYer? For a minimum $100 donation we'll email you a personalized, PDF that you can print yourself. Stick it to a colorful piece of cardstock or punch a hole and add a ribbon - so many choices!

Tent Cards

Looking for favors?

What should you get? What will your guests like? Partner with Hospice and give a gift that everyone will appreciate!
For a minimum $50 donation Hospice will send you tent cards that include a meaningful message to let your guests know that you chose to make a thoughtful donation to the Hospice Foundation in lieu of favors. No limit on quantity printed.

Want to add a personal touch? For a minimum $100 donation you can personalize the cards with your name(s), the date of your event and the name(s) of your loved one who has passed. No limit on quantity printed.

Chocolate Favors

Love the dove!

Maybe you want to send your guests home with a little something sweet and support Hospice at the same time? For $3 each, you can purchase either a rich milk chocolate dove on a heart or mini doves bagged and tied with a satin ribbon. The dove is iconic to Hospice and its mission.

Favor Tags

Add another special touch by personalizing your favors with a 2" x 2" favor tag. For a $0.10 donation per tag Hospice will personalize your favor tags with your name and date of your event.


Hospice Helpers are companies, schools, community groups and families who organize various fundraising events and activities to benefit Hospice Buffalo.

How to Organize a Successful Event

Start by downloading the application below. All individuals/organizations must submit the application, including all applicable information.

No solicitation list
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Call the Hospice Foundation.
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The Hospice Foundation is a qualified 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, tax ID 22-3137812. All gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.

Make checks payable to:

The Hospice Foundation of WNY
P.O. Box 590
Buffalo, NY 14240-0590

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Fax: 716-686-8181