Ways To Give
Our goal at Hospice of Morrow County is to never deny hospice services to anyone based on an inability to pay. We are able to meet this goal thanks to the countless donations – large and small – that come to us each year from patients, their friends and families, and other generous individuals and businesses in the community and across the country. All proceeds from our fundraising efforts are used to provide hospice services to patients and families in Morrow County and the surrounding area. Hospice of Morrow County would greatly appreciate your gifts at any time of the year. Please consider making a memorial, honorary, or “Friends of Hospice” donation. Online donations using your Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express credit card can be made here: Donate Now Also, you may send a donation by check or money order to:
Hospice of Morrow County, Inc.
228 South Street
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Hospice of Morrow County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
“HEARTS FOR HOSPICE” ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
This event is our major annual fundraising event, held each spring. Event includes dinner (advance tickets purchase required), 50/50 raffle, bake sale, and live and silent auctions. Donations of auction items and monetary donations are welcome year round. Please call the office with any questions and watch this site for updates and information on purchasing dinner tickets on-line. The 2017 “Hearts for Hospice” Dinner & Auction will be held on April 22 at Cardington-Lincoln High School.
FRIENDS OF HOSPICE
This “fundraiser by mail” is sent out each fall. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us.
SUPPORT HOSPICE BY SHOPPING
Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1676119 and bookmark this link so all your eligible shopping on this site will benefit Hospice of Morrow County, Inc.
Kroger Community Rewards
Enroll at www.krogercommunityrewards.com (and remember to re-enroll each year in May) and choose “Hospice of Morrow County” as the organization to receive the rewards from your shopping at Kroger.
Nature’s Honey Tree
This local business sells specialty local honey and real maple syrup – and they will be selling bee pollen shortly! Owner Diane Kruger has very generously offered to donate 25% of sales made through the hospice office back to Hospice of Morrow County, Inc. – so please help us by stopping by the office to see the various sizes and gift boxes available. Cash and carry – no ordering required! All made from local bees and trees! A very big THANKS to Diane for her generosity! http://www.natureshoneytree.com/
Hospice of Morrow County can always use donations of the following items for our patients and our facility. Donations of “Wish List” items can be taken at the hospice office during office hours. Please call the office if you have any questions.
Adult incontinence supplies
Ensure dietary supplement
AA & AAA batteries
Tall trash bags
Large heavy duty trash bags – contractor-type
Mixed hard candy
Liquid laundry detergent (Tide or All preferred)
Stamps (1st class and postcard)
Become a volunteer
Each year our hospice volunteers fill administrative positions, work on fundraising and special events, and use their various talents to enhance the lives of our patients and their families. Our trained and dedicated volunteers provide companionship to patients and respite for the caregivers. Will you join us?
Hospice is a medical specialty dedicated to the support and care of persons with life limiting illnesses so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Our hospice philosophy focuses on maintaining quality of life. With our dedicated team of healthcare professionals and volunteers, Hospice of Morrow County Inc. provides caring support for the patient and the family.
Requirements for a Hospice of Morrow County, Inc. volunteer include:
Concern for others
Tolerance, flexibility and patience
Good communication skills
Empathy, sincerity, and sensitivity
Acceptance of moral and cultural differences
Ability to work cooperatively with others
Willingness to accept supervision and evaluation
Be at least 16 years old and have valid driver’s license
Completion of comprehensive hospice volunteer training
Annual TB testing
Submit to and pass a criminal background check
The desire to give your time and talents in support of hospice patients and families
Hospice of Morrow County Inc. volunteers receive training appropriate to each volunteer position. Orientation and training may be scheduled to fit your busy schedule. There are no restrictions in regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or national origin. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice benefit. Volunteers are there to hold a hand, listen, read, run errands or simply help in our office. Volunteers are there to step in when a caregiver needs a break, and are there for the family after their loved one has passed away. No matter what your talent or motivation, we have an opportunity for you to help. Volunteers can choose where, when, and how they share their time and talents.
Volunteer opportunities may include or be a combination of:
clerical support including filing, answering phones, mailings, etc.
support through phone calls, mailings, and visits after the loss of a loved one.
Direct Care duties:
visits to hospice patients in their homes or nursing facility to provide companionship and support to both the patient and family. Support may include music, reading, running errands, light housekeeping, or even handyman help.
Spiritual Care duties:
support through phone calls, visits, and prayer with patients and families.
preparation for and/or conducting events to support our hospice mission.
Community Outreach duties:
outreach to individuals and businesses which may include distribution of marketing materials, recognition/pinning of local veterans, maintain a positive relationship to non-hospice patients/families who are seriously ill to provide referrals to hospice if services are needed.
We are indebted to the dedication of our friends who give their time to serve as hospice volunteers. When you are ready, just let us know you want information about volunteering. We will send you an application, give you information about training and arrange an interview with our volunteer coordinator. Call, stop by or email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.