Each year our fund drives provides an opportunity for the community to play a vital role in helping to meet the needs of some of our area’s most vulnerable individuals -- home health and hospice patients. It is also an opportunity for the Foundation to tell its story -- the reason for, and the importance of, its existence.
Since our beginning in 1990, the Foundation has provided help to patients. Generous donations from various communities has enabled the Foundation to be a steady and reliable source of funds in those communities to help people with their home health and hospice care needs.
The Visiting Nurses Thrift Shops revenue pay for all Foundation overhead plus contribute substantially to funding Free Care requests. This enables the Foundation to guarantee that 100% of the proceeds from all fund raisers and donations go directly toward helping people meet their medical care needs.
We have been able to provide over $1,000,000 in funding for such diverse needs as:
|*Medical equipment and up-to-date technology that would not otherwise be available in our area.|
|*Comfort Therapy Programs that decrease pain, promote relaxation and increase the quality of life.|
|*Hospice care enabling victims of terminal illness to pass at home, in dignity, surrounded by those they love.|
|*Education to patients and family in the use of equipment and medications.|
We continue to see an increase in need for home health and hospice services and, with today's economic status, there is an even greater challenge in finding dollars to help pay for those services.
If you have benefited from hospice care, you appreciate how hospice ensures life's final days are experienced with peace, comfort and dignity.
The fund drive is one of the Foundation’s ways of raising enough money to fill the gap between requests for funding and the income from the thrift shops and other Foundation activities. This is an invitation to the public to continue with their support to help provide a compassionate and invaluable service to the medically needy of our communities. Also, please be assured that funding that is raised in your community will be utilized in your community.
Contributions may be made by utilizing the above "Donate" button or can be sent to Visiting Nurses Foundation, 222 South Pearl, Centralia, WA 98531. For more information or to volunteer, please call (360) 623-1560.
To view our most recent fund drive letter, click here.