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Hospice Buffalo receives $1250 check from the Grange

Margaret “Peggy” Isome, a member of The Grange organization, presented a check for $1250 to Hospice Buffalo this morning at the closing of the Erie County Fair. Peggy’s mother was in charge of Western New York’s Grange booth at the Erie County Fair for over 60 years. She became ill, and in February of this year spent her last days under Hospice care at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo. This year, the Grange set up a “Free Face Painting” booth at the Erie County Fair where Peggy collected donations for Hospice Buffalo, in honor of her mother.

The Grange is a fraternal organization in the U.S. that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture.  Founded in 1867, the Grange was formed as a national organization with a local focus. Today,the Grange continues to press for the causes of farmers, including issues of free trade and farm policy. Each member has the opportunity to help formulate community and state policies. 

Hospice Buffalo provides medical, emotional, and spiritual care for those with serious illness, and support for their families. More than 600 patients a day receive hospice care in their homes, hospitals, The Hospice Inpatient Unit in Cheektowaga, and in more than 40 assisted living/nursing facilities. Hospice Buffalo is the only Medicare-certified Hospice program in Erie County. For the second year in a row, Hospice Buffalo achieved the “Hospice Honors” designation for providing the best patient and caregiver experience. Please visit to learn more, or call (716) 686-8000 for a free in-home consultation.



  • West Herr Automotive Group has chosen to be a partner with Hospice not only for the opportunity to give back to the Western New York community.
    – John Wabick, Vice President
  • The Buffalo Sabres are proud to be involved with Hospice Buffalo. On a yearly basis, Hospice helps thousands of people.
    – Michael Gilbert, VP of Public & Community Relations, Buffalo Sabres
  • It was nice to know I could finally relax and trust a group of really caring folks.
    – Nancy, Buffalo
  • Ingram Micro has had an established presence in WNY for over 30 years and when you have over 1,300 associates employed locally, unfortunately, there will be a time when we all need to have support.
    – Marty Battaglia, Senior Director of Sales
  • Dunkin' Donuts is honored to support the Hospice Foundation of Western New York and the life changing services they provide.
    – Abbey Celest, Dunkin' Donuts
  • Hospice is just an important organization in our community and Wendy's Restaurants is honored to help.
    – Amanda Armstrong, Marketing Coordinator, Wendy's Restaurants
  • I admire all the people involved in Hospice. They are very strong and very tender...I know...had them for my wonderful husband Nick.
    – Evelyn, Buffalo
  • The Western New York Fantastic Sams Hair Salons have been proud to support Hospice for over 15 years. We admire and respect the Hospice Team.
    – Gail Heussler, Operations Manger, WNY Fantastic Sams
  • We have one of the finest Hospice programs in the country right here in Western New York, and First Niagara is proud to support Hospice Buffalo and The Center for Palliative Care. We want to ensure that Hospice is there for each...
    – Elizabeth S. Gurney, Executive Director, First Niagara Bank
  • I wish I could personally thank each person that helped us with my dad (if you knew him when he was well, you would have enjoyed his humor and zest for life)
    – Deborah
  • Boulevard Mall/Forest City Management is proud to support Hospice Buffalo, an organization that touches so many lives in our community.
    – Betsey Bonvissuto, Director of Marketing, Boulevard Mall