Friends of Hospice fundraising events provide support for the programs and services of Hospice of the Foothills. For more information on any of the friend’s activities, call Friends of Hospice at (530)-274-5121 or email us at FOHospice@gmail.com.
Jail and Bail
Thursday, March 14, 2013
KNCO Radio, Grass Valley
This fundraiser is jointly sponsored by The Union and KNCO. Friends recruit volunteer “Bailees” who will then ask their friends and organizations for pledges of “bail money” (donations for FOH) by a specified date to keep them out of jail. On that date, if they wish, the “Bailees” may solicit additional pledges on the radio. more information
Butterfly Garden of Remembrance
Saturday-Monday, May 25,26,27, 2013
Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City
This is a Memorial Weekend opportunity to remember loved ones by making a $15 donation and filling out a name card with a message of remembrance to honor a loved one (s). These cards are tied to wrought iron butterflies mounted on garden stakes and placed in a designated garden at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary where they may be viewed during the weekend. To fill out a memorial card in advance please call our office at (530) 274-5121.
Breakfast in the Park
Sunday, June 23, 2013
St. Canice Center, 236 Reward Street, Nevada City
A full Breakfast with pancakes is served in a beautiful wooded area of Nevada City to approximately 700 guests. County Sheriffs’ Association does the cooking and Friends and Girl Scouts serve breakfast. Highlights are amazing raffle baskets and a silent auction. This is our “Thank You” to the community! Please join us. Cost is $9 per adult and $5 per child.
No Show Gala
In 2012 Friends sent out thousands of invitiations to a “No Show Gala.” Those solicited were asked to make donations to Friends of Hospice and were promised tht their donation would go toward supporting the Hospice directly instead of paying for the expenses of putting on a large party. This “non-event” proved so successful that Friends will do it again in 2013. Stay tuned for more details and call us if you would like to be a committee member to help plan this community event. 530-274-5121.
Tree of Love
November – December 2013
In November Invitations with “paper tree ornaments” are mailed to the community soliciting donations which are returned with a message written upon the paper tree. These are displayed on Holiday Memorial Trees which are located at the Hospice of the Foothills campus as well as the Hospice Gift and Thrift stores.
Celebration of Lives
Thursday, December, 2013
Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City
A “Celebration of Lives” night of remembrance and honor is held for families and friends of those patients served by Hospice of The Foothills who have passed away in the prior year. The event is followed by a reception in the Church hall.
Pennies for Hospice
Cans are placed in local retail stores to collect change (or more) and four times a year a penny drive is held at various locations.
Pave the Way
Pave the Way is a Friends of Hospice program that began in 2006 as a way to raise funds for the Hospice of the Foothills Compassionate Care Home. Six years later, it has become a community favorite as a simple way to give. Now Pave the Way is an on-going program to raise funds to support all programs and services provided by Hospice of the Foothills and the Compassionate Care Home.
One of the hallmarks of Friends of Hospice is the gift of a handmade teddy bear for each patient receiving Hospice care. These Caring Friends also provide birthday cards, plants and seasonal favors for the patients.
Members volunteer to work 2 to 4 hour shifts in our office answering the telephone and helping visitors with fundraising questions and general office duties.