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 Who are Hospice Helpers?


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

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

Buffalo Marathon - Sunday, May 26

 The course is relatively flat and fast with great volunteer support and a scenic view of downtown’s waterfront and its major landmarks. The course has been designed for our athletes to enjoy views of Lake Erie, LaSalle Park, First Niagara Center Home of the Buffalo Sabres, Forest Lawn Cemetery, parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and many other Buffalo highlights.

Hospice Buffalo volunteers hydrate runners at the 10 mile water station and assist the marathon with other duties as assigned. 

Mary Kay, Scott, John, & Jim Memorial Golf Outing - June 1

7 a.m. Sign In

8 a.m. Tee Off 

$70 Best Ball Play - 18 holes with cart, lunch and drink (limited to the first 100 players) 

Features longest drive, closest to the pin, a basket raffle and more. 

Register by May 15 with Mick at (716) 863 – 4369 or Bruce at (716) 254 – 0474. 

Denise Welch Memorial Picnic - June 1

Chestnut Ridge Shelter

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Picnic features a basket raffle. Visit the event page of Facebook for more information. 

10th Annual Ironhorse Motorcycle Run - July 13

Motorcycle ride and after party featuring basket raffle, 50/50, live music and more. 

Taste of Buffalo - July 13 -14

The Taste of Buffalo is a weekend festival filled with great food and entertainment. It is located in the heart of Downtown Buffalo along Delaware Avenue beginning just South of Niagara Square by City Hall and heading North past Chippewa Street to Johnson Park. It begins at 11 a.m. daily and there is no admission charge.

Volunteers staff ticket booths 

Lu Lu's Tea - July 17

6 p.m.

Tickets are $50 (per couple) 

Held at the Gowanda's Country Club

 Features light refreshments and painting

Ride for Katie Jo - July 27

Presale – $15 (single) $20 (double) 

Day of – $20 (single) $25 (double) 

Location: Loxstock & Barrel 
2602 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY 

Features a basket raffle, 50/50, local motorcycle dealers. 



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. Stack 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.


How to Organize a Successful Event

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

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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