Your Donations At Work
See how the programs you support are impacting the lives of those affected by end of life issues.
Our February 2020 Camp Hands of Hope was held at
Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. These bereavement camps are available to children and teens in kindergarten through
seniors in high school and their immediate family, that
have experienced the loss of a loved one within the previous 3 years.
Your contributions allow us to provide this resource
without charge to participants.
(est cost of $250-$300 per person depending on camp location.)
A huge thank you to Ripley's Aquarium and Hospice Care of South Carolina for their continued involvement and assistance supporting these camps and to our wonderful volunteers. We couldn't do it without you!
Over the past year and a half the Pediatric Care Program impacted the lives
of over 400 children and their families* faced with pediatric end of life issues. This assistance includes help with electric bills, insurance premiums, mortgage payments, funeral expenses and other expenses related directly to the patient's well being. This program also provides memory making photo sessions, fingerprint charms, and small gifts that promote comfort and joy for pediatric hospice patients in South Carolina.
*figure is based on total number of people impacted by the foundation's assistance
The Need & Assistance Fund offers financial help to lower income
hospice patients and their families to assist with household and
unexpected expenses not covered by insurances.
In the past year we have been able to impact the lives of over 50* individuals helping with mortgage payments, electric payments, home repairs, and wheel chair ramps.
We work with hospice & palliative care health care professionals to coordinate the application process.
*figure is based on total number of individuals impacted by the Foundation's assistance.
The Hospice & Palliative Care Education Program
has distributed more than 5,500 grief books and resource materials to elementary, middle, and high school counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals across South Carolina. These materials are also available upon request, at no cost, to youth and their families.
The Foundation's Technology for Hope program loans telemedical equipment for pediatric hospice patients and their families to improve their care, communication, and memory making abilities during their time on hospice services. This equipment has impacted more than 100* individuals since the start of this program which continues to grow each year.
*figure is based on a total number of individuals impacted by the foundation's assistance
Research for Hope has supported a study through the Mary Black School of Nursing to investigate if practicing RN's feel more or less prepared to care for the dying patients through their practice experiences outside of nursing school. The preliminary data revealed that practicing nurses do not feel prepared to care for the dying patient even with 5+ years of nursing experience. The purpose of this study was to look at changes in their practice and sense of preparedness after completing a 7 week "End of Life" Nursing course.