How can you make a difference where you live? Join Give Day Tampa Bay May 1 and make your donation to Suncoast Hospice Foundation!

Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving challenge in its fifth year helping raise vital funds for participating local nonprofit charities.

This year it’s even easier to give to your favorite cause. You have extra time to donate between April 17 and April 30, which will count towards the May 1 totals. You also can donate any time on May 1, but donations made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will help earn bonus prizes for the nonprofits.

Why Should You Give?

It’s likely you or someone you know has been touched by Suncoast Hospice or the other Empath Health care services supported by Suncoast Hospice Foundation.

For more than 40 years, Suncoast Hospice has been honored to serve as Pinellas County’s only nonprofit community-based hospice. We’ve cared for more than 167,000 patients and families, comforting them through life’s difficult journeys of illness, loss and grief.

Thanks to your generous support to the Foundation, we can provide even more care, counseling and other services for anyone challenged by chronic or advanced illness or grief in our community, regardless if they are able to pay.

When you give, you help keep our mission going strong. As one Suncoast Hospice teen volunteer Charron Bright recently expressed, “To me, hospice is a community center. It’s something that kind of holds everything together. Hospice is definitely a good thing. It should continue to be supported by the community.”

Who Do You Help?

With your financial contribution, we’re able to help care for adults, children, families, veterans and others with medical treatment, help with healthcare decision making, volunteer support, caregiver education, connection to resources and emotional, spiritual and grief support.

Additionally, your support can help us provide specialized programs that are not always reimbursed or covered. These may include pet care for hospice patients’ beloved pets, kids grief camps, palliative arts services (music, aromatherapy, massage therapy, Reiki, pet visits), perinatal loss volunteer and counseling support for those who have suffered pregnancy or infant loss, and much more.

How to Participate in Give Day

Participating is easy!

• Log on to Give Day Tampa Bay and make your donation between April 17 and April 30 or on May 1
• Follow us on Facebook, join our Give Day page and share the page with your friends
• Follow the hashtag #GiveDayTB2018 to see local buzz

Thank you for your support!