Women’s Giving Circle

Building and strengthening Hospice & Community Care…through the power of joint contributions

Be part of a group of women who are making things happen for Hospice & Community Care!  The Women’s Giving Circle reached 130+ members strong in 2018.  You can join together with women of all ages, backgrounds, professions and interests who believe in the mission of Hospice.  The Women’s Giving Circle provides interested women with the unique opportunity to pool their individual annual contribution of $500 and have a greater impact by investing in programs and services that build and strengthen hospice-related programs through the power of joint contributions.

Hospice & Community Care’s Women’s Giving Circle began in 2004 with 24 women who joined together on a philanthropic journey to support Hospice & Community Care. The Circle has grown significantly since then and has raised nearly $500,000 since 2004 to support nearly 150 Hospice & Community Care programs and projects.         

To join the Women’s Giving Circle, click here.


“It is difficult to put into words the expressions of appreciation felt from our patients and families as recipients of Women’s Giving Circle bequests. Physical relaxation of one’s face and shoulders and a mental calmness when wrapped in a warm blanket from our blanket warmer; the overwhelming sense of relief and peace knowing a loved one is granted an extended stay in The Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center; moments to pause and let minds wander and escape to an underwater world found in our aquariums; fresh feeling of a shampoo with shampoo caps when it seemed an impossible task, yet so necessary; and technology that supports staff presence and support for patients and families at the bedside. What may seem a small comfort measure has far reaching impact and communicates Hospice’s understanding that everything matters, details are important and Hospice & Community Care cares enough to go the extra mile to share in their unique experience.”   

~ Jean Parsons, Director, Inpatient Services, Hospice & Community Care



2019 Events & Meetings

Come and learn more about how you can make a difference.  Join the Women’s Giving Circle and you will make a difference by building and strengthening hospice-related programs. 

Project Proposal Meeting
Thursday, October 10 – The Essa Flory Center, Lancaster
Thursday, October 10 – The Ann B. Barshinger Hospice Center, York

To watch the project proposal presentations, Click Here.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Thursday, November 7 – Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster
Thursday, November 7 – The Ann B. Barshinger Hospice Center, York

2020 Educational Program Planning Meeting
Thursday, November 14 – The Essa Flory Center, Lancaster

For more information, please contact Amy Lewis, Director of Philanthropy, at 717-735-8729 or alewis@hospicecommunity.org.

Keep in the Know

  • The Winter Social, held in February, featured Hospice & Community Care’s Dr. Joan Harrold, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical Services and Pam Acey, Pediatric Palliative Care RN, who shared how funding from the Women’s Giving Circle was the stimulus for Hospice & Community Care’s pediatric palliative care program, Sunflower Pediatric Care. Click here to view the presentation.
  • Held in April, the Spring Education Program featured a panelist of Hospice & Community Care staff who shared through actual patient case studies, how patients and families navigate the many facets of our programs and services, from being referred to pay for care. Click here to view the presentation.

2019 Funded Projects

Click here for more information, as well as a history of funded projects

  • Inpatient Extended Stay Fund
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards
  • Ambulance Assistance Fund
  • Supportive Care Heart Failure Grant
  • Inpatient Center Blanket Warmer
  • Handmade Gowns and Neck Pillows for Patients in Inpatient Center
  • Educational Booklets for Caregivers
  • We Honor Veterans Program
  • Pediatric Sunflower Program Memory Making
  • Patient Comfort Rinse Shampoo Caps
  • Medisets Medication Organizers for Patient Use
  • Dementia Resource Kits
  • Comfort Kits for Inpatient Center Families and Hospice Response Team Families
  • Palliative Care Pocket Talkers for in Hospital Use
  • Computer on Wheels Point of Care Documentation System
  • GrantHub Grant Management Software
  • Education for Coping Kids & Teens Children’s Services Coordinator

For more information, please contact Amy Lewis, Director of Philanthropy, at (717) 735-8729 or alewis@hospicecommunity.org. To join the Women’s Giving Circle, click here.