Hospice Women of Philanthropy bring together extraordinary women in the truest spirit of service and giving. As a network of women, we use our energy, talent, and passion to build a strong collective voice in key areas where we can make a meaningful impact on the support and care afforded by hospice.
The beauty of being part of Hospice Women of Philanthropy is that members’ annual philanthropic contributions are combined, and the entire membership evaluates and ultimately decides which hospice projects will be funded. The following are some past Hospice Women of Philanthropy projects funded by members:
iPad for Children’s Programs — $2,700 (2015)
Children living with life-threatening conditions need ways to express and process their emotions and ensure that their voices are heard. The iPads provide age-appropriate explanations about serious diseases and death. In addition, self-expression activities for patients and siblings allow them to speak freely about their feelings. The children are also able to use the iPads to make objects for legacy activities that provide lasting memories and comfort for the entire family for years to come.
Hospice House Video — $16,300 (2015)
Hospice is about caring and supporting patients and families through the last chapter of life. The new hospice house video will showcase the purpose of the houses, the comfort and compassion offered to patients and their families and set expectations on admission criteria. This media tool will have far reaching power when the video is shared on the website, Facebook, YouTube and other social media outlets.
Learning Center /Simulation Lab — $57,790 (2014)
The mission of the organization is accomplished through its people by way of extraordinary quality and results. We will take training and development to new heights by centralizing all activates via a single Learning Lab. The Hospice Women of Philanthropy Simulation Lab will teach with real-world experiences by replicating ‘the bedside’ in a fully interactive fashion.
Music therapy has proven benefits to ease stress and bring comfort and calm to the mind, body and soul. The Reverie Harp is a therapeutic lap instrument that’s comfortable to hold, easy to play and its pentatonic scale ensures a pleasant sound. Music therapy is particularly useful at the end-of-life, when communications may break down and a sense of isolation sets in. Four harps were purchased and two were donated to each hospice house.
Camp Circle of Love DVD — $ 9,389 (2012)
Children and teens who have lost a love one need a place of healing and hope. Camp Circle of Love is an annual weekend camp for grieving hearts. The Camp DVD has been shown hundreds of times at schools, civic clubs and community presentations demonstrating how Camp is place of refuge for hurting hearts.
Other Projects Funded:
Cuddle Cot — $2,500 (2014)
We Honor Veterans/One Who Served Book — $8,500 (2013)
We invite you to join us and become part of this exceptional group of women who are working together for the betterment of hospice care. Please consider joining us by completing the Membership Application here and note which level of membership listed best fits your needs. You can find out more information about the Hospice Women of Philanthropy here.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Development office at 813.871.8111 or 1.866.204.8611, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.