September Non-profit Partner – Friends of Hospice

A 501 (c) 3 Non-profit Organization
Raise Funds for all Patient and Family Services provided by Hospice of the Foothills In-Home Care, and Services at the Compassionate Care Home.

Who are Friends of Hospice?
All volunteer organization – 177 hard – working men & women, and no paid employees. We need volunteers with organizational and computer skills, financial experience and leadership capabilities. For membership information call: (530) 274-5121, Mon. – Fri., 10:00a.m – 2:00 p.m.

What are our Responsibilities?
Design Fund Raising Events. Through these events, help Hospice of the Foothills fund the gap between the actual costs of care and the government reimbursements. We educate the Community about Hospice of the Foothills & the Compassionate Care Home. Your tax deductible donations go directly for the benefit of Hospice Patient & Family Services.

What are the Events?

KNCO “Jail & Bail” Butterfly Garden of Remembrance
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Kathy Tuttle
Guilty of Fundraising
for Hospice.
Your generous donations
will bail me out.
675 Butterflies, with donor’s Memory cards attached are on display in the gardens of Hooper & Weaver each year over Memorial Day.  Nevada Union High School Metal Shop students, have been building new, and refurbishing old butterflies donated by the Faller family and B&C True Value Hardware.

Breakfast in the Park
Our first event was in 1982- held every June at St. Canice Hall in Nevada City. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit & juice  is prepared by Keith Royal and the Sheriff’s Dept., served by “Friends” and Girls Scouts. Boy Scouts helped with parking. Buy tickets for fabulous raffle baskets donated by “Friends” and members of the business community.

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“No Show Gala” in the fall.
No tickets to buy.  No shoes to shine.  No sitter to hire.  No need to get up from your easy chair.  Support Hospice of the Foothills from the comfort of your home.   The No Show Gala may be imaginary, but the results of your donation are very, very real. DONATE

DONATIONS WELCOME: Mail donation to Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 81, Nevada City, CA 95959, or donate on the website

“Tree of Love” in the winter – In the garden of Hooper and Weaver, the everlasting Tree of Love, stands 26 feet tall and weighs 150 lbs. Each bright light that honors a patient cared for by Hospice of the Foothills, shines brilliantly throughout December. A service to celebrate the lives of those who have been in the care of Hospice of the Foothills is held in December at Sierra Presbyterian Church followed by a Reception. This is an opportunity for family and friends of our patients to meet donors and staff.

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A gift to Friends of Hospice & the Community from Hooper & Weaver constructed by Kay’s brother,
David Lott – assembled by family, friends and Hooper and Weaver staff  – December 2012

hospice-penniesPennies for Hospice
Quartetly Event. Our next Pennies drive is Thursday October 31, 2013 and November 1, 2013. You can Friends of Hospice seated at tables in front of SPD markets in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CVS, Save-Mart, Briar Patch, B&C, Grocery Outlet, and Holiday Market.

Please stop by and get acquainted. We’ll be happy to tell you all about our organization, what services Hospice of the Foothills offers and why we support them.

For your convenience some local merchants have white “Pennies” cans at their check-out stands.You may also deliver pennies to our Friends of Hospice Office,11270 Rough & Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Call: (530) 274- 5121 to make sure someone will be there.

hospice-pavePave the Way – a year-round opportunity to make a donation in Support of Hospice of the Foothills services. A Commemorative brick, with an inscription of your choice will be a permanent recognition and placed within the landscaping of the Compassionate Care Home. The inscription may be in memory of, recognition of, honor or tribute to your family, friend, business, club, church, service organization or the military. The $100 donation can be an individual donation or shared by members of the business, family or organization.

You may pick up an application form at our office, call our (530) 274-5121 and we’ll mail you one, or visit us on the Hospice of the Foothills web site below, and download a “PAVE THE WAY” order form:

How do we interact with Patients?
Friends of Hospice, through the Caring Friends Committee, make each new patient a personalized Teddy Bear. Every holiday, handmade Favors are placed on dining trays. To celebrate a birthday, each patient receives a plant and birthday card.

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Are you new to our community?
Please join us for our Quarterly Luncheon/meeting, 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Alta Sierra Country Club. We are a sociable, happy, dedicated working group of volunteers – consisting of new members and those who have been with us over 30 years. We cherish the friendships we’ve made and new friends are always welcome.

Please call Virginia: 205-9752 or 274-5121, leave a message and call back number.  A “Friend” will return your call. 

* Baskin Robbins
* Nevada City School Dist.
* Blondie’s Salon
* Nevada City SPD
* Boy Scout Troop 24
* Nevada Co. Deputy Sheriff’s Assoc
* California College of Ayurveda
* Nevada Co. Laundry & Linens
* Caroline’s Coffee Roasters
* Northern Mines Girl Scout Troop #533
* Cedar Ridge Salon
* Olive Vitality
* Cindy Ellis Photography
* Pizazz Salon – Kristin Cochran
* Durham Transportation &
* Reflections Day Spa – Brenda Cossiart Heather O’Sullivan
* Eagle Lube & Car Wash
* Royal Dragon Restaurant
* Emmanuel Episcopal Church
* Scraps Dog Bakery
* Foothill Mercantile
* Search and Rescue
* Friends of Hospice
* SRC Party Center
* Fresh Image Dress Shop
* Stray Cuts – Nyla Haddy
* Grande Wood Designs
* St. Canice Center* Grass Valley Elks
* Tek-Aide Computer Service
* Hooper and Weaver
* The Book Seller
* Hospice Gift & Thrift – Nevada City
* The Union
* Hospice Gift & Thrift – Penn Valley
* Trader Joe’s *Trader Joe’s
* True Value Hardware – Penn
* Lefty’s
* Walker’s Office Supply
* Mc Donald’s
* Uptown Salon

Thank you B&C Hardware and the Lawrence Faller Family for your many years of Support for our Butterfly Garden event.

We appreciate all the Students of the Nevada Union High School Metal Shop for building new butterflies and giving sparkle to the old.


675 Beautiful, hand-crafted and painted Butterflies, with donor’s Memory cards attached, are on display in the gardens of Hooper & Weaver each year, over the Memorial Day weekend.

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