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 155 members strong in 2019. 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 more than $500,000 since 2004 to support 164 Hospice & Community Care programs and projects.

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

If you’re 70 ½ or older, you can join the Women’s Giving Circle for 2020 with a tax-free gift, by making a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA!

“It is difficult to put into words the expressions of appreciation felt from our patients and families as recipients of Women’s Giving Circle support. 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

2020 Calendar of Events

    • Virtual Education Forum 
      Tuesday, August 4 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Online Only with Zoom, Click here to join
      Join us, from the comfort of your home, as Steve Knaub, President & CEO and a panel of Hospice staff share Hospice & Community Care’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Hospice & Community Care Introduction & Women’s Giving Circle 101
      Tuesday, September 22 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., The E.E. Manny Murry Center, Pathways Center for Grief & Loss, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy
    • Funding Presentation
      Thursday, October 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., The Essa Flory Center, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster
      Thursday, October 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., The Ann B. Barshinger Hospice Center, 235 St. Charles Way, Suite 250, York
    • Annual Project Awards Luncheon
      Thursday, November 5 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Lancaster Country Club, 1466 New Holland Pike, Lancaster
      Thursday, November 5 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., The Ann B. Barshinger Hospice Center, 235 St. Charles Way, Suite 250, York
    • Women’s Giving Circle 2021 Education Brainstorming Session
      Tuesday, November 17 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., The Essa Flory Center, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster

2019 Funded Projects

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

  • Inpatient Extended Stay Fund
  • Clinical Patient Special Needs Fund
  • Clinical Care Recliners
  • Gift Cards
  • We Honor Veterans Supplies
  • Coping Kids & Teens Program Supplies
  • Patient Comfort Rinse Shampoo Caps
  • Dementia Resource Kits
  • Supportive Care Symptom Management Kits
  • Specialty Medical Equipment Rentals
  • Air Conditioner and Fan Purchases For Patients
  • Supportive Care Patient Financial Assistance
  • Pediatric Patient Memory Making Supplies
  • “Gone from my Sight”, “The Eleventh Hour” and “When the Time Comes” Booklets

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.