End-of-Year Donations will Help Provide Hospice of Michigan Patients and their Families Quality End-of-Life Care

Detroit (Dec. 12, 2016) – The Hospice of Michigan Foundation is accepting end-of-the-year donations that will benefit Hospice of Michigan patients and their families. A tax-deductible contribution allows the organization to continue to offer services that include pediatric hospice care and hospice and palliative care for the uninsured and underinsured, as well as grief support services for children and adults.

Hospice of Michigan will benefit patients and families that reside within the donor’s community area, unless otherwise noted. Supporters may choose which location around the state they would like to designate their contribution.

Every donation to The Hospice of Michigan Foundation makes an impact to patients and families served by the nonprofit organization. For example, a contribution of $50 helps provide oxygen and medical equipment to a hospice patient for 10 days or five days worth of medication. A donation of $100 helps provide medication for 10 days, or a home care visit from a hospice aide, social worker, spiritual care advisor or a registered nurse.

“Hospice of Michigan relies on community support in order to provide exceptional care and unique services to our patients and their families,” said Marcie Hilary, vice president, chief development officer for Hospice of Michigan. “A gift during this giving season will allow patients and their families the opportunity to make the most of precious time with their loved ones.”

In order to qualify for a tax deduction, donations must be postmarked or received before Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. To make a tax-deductible donation:

  • Visit www.hom.org
  • Call 800.669.9335
  • Mail a check, made payable to The Hospice of Michigan Foundation, to 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, MI 49301

About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.