Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Memorial and tribute gifts offer a way to remember or honor a loved one, while also supporting Hospice of Central PA. Families are notified that you have made a gift (not the amount of the gift) when you provide a name and address for this purpose.
3rd Party Events
A third party event is when a business, organization or family plans a special event to benefit Hospice of Central PA. HCP is the fortunate recipient of the net proceeds of many third party events throughout the year including the Bob Baish Memorial Golf Tournament, Aroostine’s Lemonade Stand and the Shellsville Horseshoe Tournament in memory of Casey Koons. These events happen independently of HCP. For information regarding our guidelines, please click here.With additional questions, please contact Kim Hutnik at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 943-1056.
HCP encourages in-kind gifts that enable us to care for patients and their families at Carolyn’s House, our 24-hour hospice residence. If you want to make a gift in-kind that is truly needed please choose Bounty Paper Towels (individually wrapped), Puff’s Tissues, Tide High Efficiency Detergent, Bounce Dryer Sheets, New Nightgowns in XXL and XXXL, individually wrapped granola bars, chips, nuts, crackers and snacks for visiting family members, magazine subscriptions for visiting family members, flat sheets and pillow cases (twin) in lilac, rose, yellow, peach, green and blue (as the rooms are named), men’s and women’s body washes, body lotion, tooth brushes and travel size deodorants and toothpaste. Please know that HCP’s gift acceptance policy does not allow us to accept gifts of furniture, artwork and décor. Thank you for helping us to uphold these policies.
The Legacy Society
HCP’s Legacy Society was established to recognize and honor all who name Hospice of Central PA as a beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, life income gift, or other type of planned giving arrangement. All are welcome to join the Society regardless of the size of the bequest or planned gift. By becoming a member, you join a community that embraces specialized care at the end of life.
HCP is able to honor donor-restricted gifts for the following programs:
HCP welcomes gifts restricted to Carolyn’s House which provides 24-hour hospice care in a comfortable home-like setting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. HCP offers this residential hospice service when personal choices or medical needs make other options difficult. The approach to care at Carolyn’s House includes an interdisciplinary team of trained professionals who work together with the patient and family to develop a plan of care. Carolyn’s House is also offered as a solution for short-term respite care – to provide relief for caregivers.
Camp Dragonfly is a free weekend camp for children who are grieving. It provides a safe and fun environment in the great outdoors to work on coping skills and healing activities with peers.
Golf & Tennis Classic
HCP’s Golf and Tennis Classic is the organization’s largest fundraising event. Held on different dates, the events support HCP’s mission to provide the highest quality of emotional, physical and spiritual support with compassion and respect. The Ladies’ Classic includes a continental breakfast, seated luncheon, tennis, and other game options including pickle ball, bridge and mahjong. Open to both male and female golfers, the Men’s Golf Classic includes breakfast, lunch, awards dinner and golf at the West Shore Country Club. A morning and afternoon flight is available. The Men’s Tennis Classic is held the same day as the Men’s Golf Classic, and includes breakfast, lunch, awards dinner and tennis. The Ladies’ Golf Classic includes a continental breakfast, seated luncheon and golf at the West Shore Country Club.
HCP’s Butterfly Release provides a family friendly way to remember loved ones and to acknowledge feelings of gratitude, sadness and grief. HCP social workers and chaplains lead a program of remembrance that incorporates the release of hundreds of Painted Lady butterflies. The programs are offered free to the community and feature music, refreshments and special treats for children.
Please click here for our final 2018 Butterfly Release Program. Please contact Kim regarding errors or omissions at (717) 943-1056 or email@example.com.
Tree of Light
HCP’s Tree of Light provides an opportunity during the holidays to pause and remember loved ones we have lost. The tree lighting program acknowledges feelings of gratitude, sadness and grief. HCP social workers and chaplains lead a program of remembrance that incorporates hand-held candles and the lighting of the tree. The programs are offered free to the community and feature music, hot chocolate, cookies and special treats for children.
Please click here for our final 2018 Tree of Light tribute listing. Please contact Kelly regarding errors or omissions at (717) 943-1052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.