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?
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. Additionally, all money raised will directly benefit the care of our patients. As a way to show our appreciation, all Hospice Helper fundraisers will be listed in our newsletter Journeys (circulation 32,000) and will be featured on social media (10,200 followers).
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.
How You Can be a Hospice Helper in a Pandemic
- Facebook fundraisers
- Hold a Zoom happy hour
- Hold a virtual activity- beer tasting, wine tasting, charcuterie board class
- Partner with a yoga studio or fitness center to host a Zoom work out
- Sell your crafts with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Hospice
- Host a virtual pajama day
- Save a penny/nickel/dime/quarter/dollar a day
- Zoom trivia night
- Virtual book club
- Zoom cooking class
- Ask your employer to match your gift
- Zoom talent show
- Online gaming tournament
- Zoom paint/craft night
- Virtual scavenger hunt
- Viral challenges (think ALS ice bucket challenge)
- Social media contests/raffles
- Amazon wishlists to donate items back to Hospice
- Collection drive
- Zoom mixology class
- Make every Friday a dress up theme for coworkers or students
- Friends or family paper plate award ceremony on Zoom
- Host a Netflix party
- Golf tournaments
- Car washes
- Ask your company to auction off some PTO or a parking spot
- Collect everyone’s family recipes for a company or classroom cookbook, put together and sell, sales benefit Hospice
- Lawn service
- Payroll deduction
- Dog walking service
Don't forget to send us photos of your event!
Hospice Helper Spotlight
It’s not every day you see children donating their own birthday presents. However, this is exactly what Cali and Easton Lavocat have done! Ever since they turned five years old, their mom, Anna Lavocat, gave them the option to donate their toys to children in need. As a family, they recognize how important it is to give back when you can. Cali and Easton were given list of charities focused on taking care of children, and they chose the Essential Care for Children at Hospice and Palliative Care Buffalo. Our sincerest gratitude to the Lavocat family for embodying what true selflessness looks like, a lesson an individual of any age could take away.