The breadth and depth of expert services and compassionate care provided by Empath Health and its member organizations are truly only possible because of the generosity of our donors, volunteers and other community supporters.
Each year, our Suncoast Hospice Foundation, which supports all the member organizations of Empath Health, raises more than $10 million to support hospice care, palliative care, home health care, all-inclusive care for seniors, advance care planning, HIV/AIDS services and physician services for Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.
When you give to the Foundation, all money you donate stays in this community and you directly help improve quality of life for an individual or a family in need. Your support helps us step in and provide much-needed support for those who can’t afford to pay for services or have needs impacting their overall well-being.
A great example of this support is what the Foundation did for our patient Roxanne. She had advanced-stage COPD and was being evicted from her home with two cats who meant everything to her. Roxanne had no family nearby and wanted to go home to Maine to be with her niece – but she had no way to get there, especially with her beloved pets. The Foundation stepped in to provide the support Roxanne needed to get back home. We fostered her cats while she was in our care center; we took them to the vet to ensure all vaccinations were updated; we provided luggage and clothing she needed from our resale shops; we purchased an airline ticket and worked with the airline to ensure she had everything she needed to get home safely; and we provided her with transportation to the airport. Our Suncoast Hospice staff tucked her in on the plane, made sure her oxygen supply was good to go and her pets were comfortable. As a result, Roxanne was able to spend her remaining days with loved ones in her home state.
There are many ways to give to the Foundation and help us continue providing extraordinary care and support to everyone who needs us in our community. Opportunities include tribute, planned and major gifts, Women’s Giving Network membership, naming opportunities, special events support, Monthly Giving Club, individual donations and more. You may also shop, volunteer or donate gently-used items to our resale shops or volunteer in many other ways with the Foundation.
Get Involved and Make a Difference Today!
Visit SuncoastHospiceFoundation.org to make a gift, sign up for an event or become a sponsor or volunteer. Thank you for helping us continue to fill in the gaps for those in need.