Fundraising Events

Current Events

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

Annual Events

Jail and Bail

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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.

Butterfly Garden of Remembrance

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, July 24, 2016

Elks Lodge, Nevada City

A full Breakfast with pancakes is served in Nevada City to approximately 700 guests. Highlights are amazing raffle baskets and a silent auction. This is our “Thank You” to the community! Please join us.

Tree of Love

November – December

Throughout the month of December, Friends of Hospice observes the spirit of the season with its traditional fund raiser Tree of Love.  For each $10.oo donation, donors are invited to write a special message on a small paper ornament to honor or memorialize a loved one.  These ornaments will adorn holiday trees at Hospice’s Gift & Thrift shops in Rough and Ready, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, and in the reception center of Hospice of the Foothills’ business office at 11270 Rough & Ready Highway in Grass Valley.  Donors of $100 or more will receive a keepsake ornament.  Donations to Tree of Love help provide compassionate, end-of-life care to patients and support for families.

During the holidays, be sure to view the magnificent Tree of Love on display throughout December in the garden of Hooper and Weaver alongside Highway 20/49 in Nevada City.  Each of the tree’s 2,000 lights represents the life of a loved one cared for by Hospice of the Foothills.

Celebration of Lives

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.

On-Going Events

Pennies from Heaven; Dollars from you!

Throughout the year FOH members sit at tables in front of local merchants collecting money and giving out information about Hospice of the Foothills. These events are called Penny Drives and the money collected goes to Hospice of Foothills to support the ever increasing costs of its work in our community.  We all know how far a penny goes these days, let alone a dollar; so even though we call these Penny Drives, we welcome all donations, large or small.

If you wish to donate to this cause and are not able to do so during a Penny Drive you can do so by clicking the donate button below or bring your change/dollars to the Hospice of the Foothills office located at 11270 Rough & Ready Highway, Grass Valley, CA, 95945.  Penny donation cans are located in local retail locations in the community; you can donate there as well.    DONATEhospice make a gift

Pave the Way

Pave the Way is a Friends of Hospice program that began in 2006 as a new way to raise funds for the Hospice of the Foothills. 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.

Buy a Brick

Support Activities

Caring Friends

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.

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