Who are Hospice Helpers?
Hospice Helpers are companies, schools, community groups and families who organize various fundraising events and activities to benefit Hospice & Palliative Care 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 Angel Fund or Essential Care for Children. Not only are these events vital to our fundraising efforts, but they also broaden out donor base while raising community awareness for Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. If your event raises $250 or more, we will list it in the following issue of our newsletter Journeys (circulation 32,000).
How do I get started?
Hospice Helpers have hosted everything from car shows to golf tournaments to an annual birthday party for Elvis! You can be as creative as you want! Start by checking out the guidelines and filling out an application. All individuals and organizations must submit the application, including all applicable information to the Special Events team.
Don't forget to send us photos of your event!
Hospice cares for patients and families in our community who have slipped through the social safety net and are without basic necessities. The Hospice Angel Fund was created to directly address those needs and provide assistance like food, clothing, supplies, utilities, and more.
In addition, the Angel Fund seeks to enhance our patients' quality of life by supporting programs like the Birthday Brigade, Music & Memory, and Lifetime Stories, and allows for special extras that help ease the end-of-life journey.
Are you a business owner? We provide unique shopping experiences for our patients and families by hosting local businesses on campus to sell their product and promote their services. We ask that at least 30% of your proceeds from the day go to the Angel Fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteering at Hospice Buffalo
Volunteers provide invaluable support and hands-on care to our patients and families. We're eager to find a volunteer opportunity that fits with your interest, availability, and talents. We provide training and support to help you be successful in your efforts. Find out more about our volunteer opportunities.