Ways to Give

Thanks to the deliberate acts of generosity from you and others, HCP patients and families receive the highest quality of care. Your gifts make this possible and every donation, regardless of size, brings comfort.

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 Kelly Myers at (717) 943-1052 or kmyers@hospiceofcentralpa.org.

In-Kind Gifts

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.

Restricted Gifts

HCP is able to honor donor-restricted gifts for the following programs:

Carolyn’s House

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

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.

Special Events

​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 Golf Classic includes breakfast, lunch, awards dinner and golf at the West Shore Country Club. A morning and afternoon flight is available. The Tennis Classic is held the same day as the 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.

Butterfly Release

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 to view our complete 2021 Tribute Listing.

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 to view our complete 2020 Tribute Listing.

Please contact Kelly regarding errors or omissions at (717) 943-1052 or kmyers@hospiceofcentralpa.org.

Gift of Stock

Thank you for considering a gift of appreciated stock or a charitable IRA distribution! When you make a gift to HCP by transferring appreciated stock, mutual funds or a distribution from your IRA, you can support a market leader for care and satisfaction and receive tax savings.

Please click here to download and complete the gift of stock form.

Please contact emihmet@hospiceofcentralpa.org or (717) 732-1000 to tell us of your intent to donate so we can properly credit your gift and assist you with the transfer.

Memorial Gift Opportunity

Tribute gifts provide an opportunity to honor or remember a family member, friend, colleague or business associate.

Please click here to view options.

You can visit online to select your memorial gift option.

Purchase HCP Apparel

You can represent HCP everywhere you go by getting your own branded apparel. Visit https://www.cafepress.com/hcpstore to get your HCP swag. HCP receives a percentage from every purchase!