Giving the Gift of Time Together

When you support Niagara Hospice, you are giving the gift of time and helping families and loved ones maximize their quality of life. Hospice care provides a comfortable environment to patients with late-stage illnesses and their families and caregivers. When medical care can no longer add more days to one’s life, our hospice team is committed to adding more life to each day to ensure everyone is treated in the setting they desire. Our interdisciplinary team addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each individual and their loved ones.

Celebrating Giving Year-Round
Any time of year can prove to be an excellent time to consider contributing to organizations that help others in the community. Whether you are considering an end-of-year contribution, thinking about a long-term sustained gift or including Niagara Hospice in your estate planning, families across Niagara County will benefit from your generosity. There are numerous benefits that gifts of any size can provide to relatives, friends, neighbors receiving care in their homes and at partner facilities in different communities. 

Many Ways to Support
For those who wish to support Niagara Hospice at any time throughout the year, there are many options available. You can make a one-time donation or give throughout the year via a recurring monthly donation to spread out a larger contribution.

You may also include contributions as part of your estate planning in the form of a legacy gift, creating a lasting impact for your final wishes. Legacy gifts can be made in any dollar amount or nearly any type of property, and they usually require the assistance of a development professional and a knowledgeable adviser to facilitate, due to their more complex nature. 

Planned giving options include bequests of money, real estate or personal property through a will or living trust. There are a variety of other philanthropic opportunities that sustain our organization’s mission, such as charitable gift annuities, retirement plans or life insurance policies that name Niagara Hospice as a beneficiary.

We also welcome the gifts of time, talent and effort through volunteerism, where you can join our 130 community volunteers in lending a hand with a variety of activities, including family respite, patient visits, special events, bereavement programs and many more. Bringing your unique talents to our organization will make a real difference to a family today.

Contribute to a Comforting Community Atmosphere
Your contributions can also enhance the Memorial Gardens at Niagara Hospice, helping to keep our grounds green, bright and beautiful. Our Lockport campus features a peaceful garden with verdant plant life, granite benches, a tribute wall for members of the Armed Forces, as well as relaxing pergolas, a pavilion and a pond with a walking bridge. You can make a gift toward making the gardens a place of calm reflection year after year or to support the grounds with a permanent fixture such as the purchase of an inscribed memorial brick, planting of a tree or placement of a granite bench in the memory of your loved one. In this way, your contributions continue to help others at hospice for years to come. 

Care for Entire Family, Including Pets
Niagara Hospice is able to support all family members of an individual in hospice care – including four-legged members. We offer Pet Peace of Mind®, a unique program that allows patients in hospice to keep their beloved pet at home with them while receiving assistance in caring for their needs. Whether it is vet visits, grooming and bathing, walking a pet, maintaining their litter box, or other basic pet care needs, your donation helps us provide support and even financial aid. Your gift can help keep pets with their owners, providing comfort and unconditional love between inseparable companions throughout the end-of-life journey. 

Donations are Tax-Deductible
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your contributions to Niagara Hospice are deductible on federal income taxes. This is a popular option for many donors, as they may designate Niagara Hospice as the recipient of a gift in lieu of other tax payments. Your gift may also be designated to support particular projects, programs, activities or equipment. No matter how you choose to contribute, all donations allow us to continue to provide the lasting care, support and assistance that is needed for our friends and neighbors right here in Niagara County. 

Supporting Patients and Families at Any Time
Anyone can support our patients through our convenient, safe and secure form. You may also mail a check payable to Niagara Hospice at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094-1231, or contact Martina Fern, Director of Philanthropic Giving, at 716.280.0789 to give with any major credit card. Martina can also assist with planning a legacy gift or contributing to the Memorial Gardens. 

We are grateful for all of the community support we have received over the last 31 years, and we welcome the opportunity to customize any individual’s giving plans to sustain our specialized care for Niagara County families faced with the challenges of end-of-life care. 

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