Your Donations At Work
Impacting the lives of those affected by end of life issues.
We just completed our Spring Virtual Camp Hands of Hope May 14-15. We shifted to a Virtual format last year to accommodate restrictions in place due to Covid-19. We have now held 3 Virtual camps serving 27 families across the state providing them with materials, resources and new skills at these expenses paid retreats.
Our thanks to Ripley's Aquarium at Myrtle Beach for providing us with a virtual tour and question and answer session at our last 2 camps. Also a huge thank you to Agape Care & Hands of Hope, their pediatric division, for their continued involvement and assistance supporting these camps. We plan to hold an in person camp in November 2021.
The Pediatric Care Program continues to impact the lives
of children on hospice and their families by providing help with the cost of electric bills, insurance premiums, mortgage payments, and other expenses related directly to the patient's well being.
The program also provides memory making materials, photo sessions, fingerprint charms, and small gifts that promote comfort and joy for pediatric hospice patients in South Carolina.
The Gift and Relief Fund provides education and funds to
adult hospice patients and their families to assist with household and
unexpected expenses not covered by insurances.
We work with hospice & palliative care health care professionals to coordinate the application process for up to a $500 award so patients can receive help with mortgage payments, electric payments, home repairs, and wheel chair ramps as well as smaller gift amounts for quality of life items.
Small gifts of up to $100 are available to provide items such as grocery cards, personal care items, and books on tape to support quality of life.
The Hospice & Palliative Care Education Program
has distributed more than 7,000 grief resource materials to elementary, middle, and high school counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals across South Carolina within the past 5 years. These resource materials and booklets are available at no cost.
We added a Veterans component in 2020 and provide booklets that address the special end of life needs of Veterans and information on VA benefits.
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.
This equipment has impacted more than 100* individuals since inception. We have added Apps that help children monitor their level of pain and support communication for nonverbal patients.
*figure is based on a total number of individuals impacted by the foundation's assistance
Small Gifts We have combined our small gift and relief fund programs to simplify our application process.
In response to the economic stress created by the Covid-19 pandemic we added a Holiday Gift component in 2020 for pediatric hospice patients. We were able to provide over 60 children with items up to $75 in value to bring joy and help families celebrate during the holidays. Our current program provides adult and pediatric patients with small gifts up to $100 in value.