Support comes in many forms.

While direct financial support is paramount to the ongoing health of the agency, it is only one of a variety of ways you can help. Many choose to remember us in their estate planning. Others help through support of or participation in our events. Some individuals offer in kind gifts for items needed items to make our patients more comfortable. Some become an ambassador and help spread the news of the valuable work we do throughout their community. Lastly, many choose to donate their time through a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

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Memorial donations

Many people find solace in remembering and honoring those who have passed away under the care of High Peaks Hospice by making donations in their name.

The family often also designate that other friends and family make donations to HPH in honor of those who have died either through the funeral home or directly to a hospice office.

High Peaks Hospice feels deep appreciation to our patients and their families that they allow us to share very personal, private moments with them. We are always honored when families think highly enough of the care their loved ones received to name us as recipients of memorial gifts. Please be assured that your memorial donation today will help to ensure that the same quality care that your loved one received will be available not only today, but well into the future.

Please click here to make a one-time or recurring donation in your loved one’s name.

Have you considered including High Peaks Hospice in your planned giving?

If you are seeking a way to support High Peaks Hospice during your lifetime, or following your death, there are a variety of planned giving options available to you.

Including High Peaks Hospice in your will is one option. Many individuals bequeath a percentage of their estate to their favorite not-for-profits. Others bequeath a specific amount. Neither way is right or wrong. What does matter is what works for you.

Do you know that Planned Giving can reduce your tax liabilities now, in the future for your heirs, or even provide tax-free income while you are still alive while also providing funds to benefit those facing life-limiting illnesses?

Which route you choose to take depends on your financial needs now and in the future. Planned giving can be a symbiotic relationship for both your, your family and the charities you wish to support. Your decision today can help us provide lasting comfort to those facing life’s most difficult challenge well into the future.

Below are some of the planned giving options that are available for you to discuss with your financial adviser and/or attorney.

  • Bequest
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Life Estate
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Naming High Peaks Hospice as a beneficiary of a Life Insurance or Retirement Plan

These types of planned giving are all greatly appreciated by our organization.

Organize a fundraising event

Did you know that you can organize an event to benefit High Peaks Hospice?

Fundraising activities are critical to our financial success and serve as great venues to showcase our agency, educate the community on our valuable services and establishes new relationships.

Perhaps you would be willing to coordinate an event on our behalf in your community. Your efforts would play an important role in philanthropy. Those who have organized events on our behalf know well how much fun and rewarding it can be to be involved in something with such a profound mission and purpose.

Events organized by others in 2021 to support our cause include:

  • A local 4th of July 5k benefit run by New Health,
  • A turkey dinner by the Knights of Columbus Port Henry Chapter (Council 384),
  • Hot dog sales by the Essex Community Church during Essex Day
  • The Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge put on by Corey LaQuay

All of these events raised valuable funds and awareness of hospice. Thank you so much to the organizers!

If you have an idea and would like to hold a benefit on our behalf, please contact us. We are happy to support your event and look forward to thanking YOU for your efforts.

Blue Box Clothing Locations

Another way that you can support High Peaks Hospice – and get rid of those old things in your closet – is by dropping them off at the Blue Box at one of the locations listed above.

HPH receives 5 cents for every pound of donated items. This adds up to thousands of dollars each year to benefit High Peaks Hospice patients and families. In addition, you are helping others in need. The clothing is sent throughout the U.S. and to third world countries to be re-worn, where new clothing is unaffordable for many of its citizens

List of acceptable items:

  • All men, ladies & children’s clothing
  • handbags
  • belts
  • paired shoes & sneakers
  • sheets, blankets, bedspreads,
  • towels, draperies, curtains
  • material, stuffed animals, hats, scarves.

To get a receipt for a tax deduction, please contact American Clothing at 518-793-7719.

ELIZABETHTOWN – Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union’s back parking lot
7519 Court Street

INDIAN LAKE – Indian Lake Transfer Station
165 Chain Lakes Road

KEENE – Keene Transfer Station
61 Town Shed Lane

KEENE VALLEY – Public Parking Lot
next to the Valley Grocery Store, 1815 Rte. 73

LAKE CLEAR – Franklin County Transfer Station
59 Dump Road

LAKE PLACID – North Elba Transfer Station & Recycle Center
74 Recycle Circle Lane

LONG LAKE – Long Lake Transfer Station & Recycle Center
8180 State Route 28N

MINEVILLE – corner of Tom Phelps Way and Plank Road

SARANAC LAKE – Nickels Redemption Center
53 Edgewood Road

WILLSBORO – across from the Champlain National Bank
corner of Myers Way & US Route 22

WILLSBORO – Village Meat Market
3609 Essex Rd.

Help Spread the Word about High Peaks Hospice

One of the most valuable assets that High Peaks Hospice has is its ambassadors.

What is an ambassador and who are they? They are hospice staff and volunteers. They are also your neighbors, families, friends and colleagues who spread the word about hospice care throughout the community. They are the ones, who when someone they know is struggling ask the question, “Have you considered hospice?” They tell of their hospice experience and encourage others to do the same. They volunteer to share their stories to civic organizations, churches as well as other gatherings through our speaker’s bureau. They are the ultimate voice of hospice in the community because their peers listen to them and heed what they say.

If you have the interest, time and enthusiasm to really make a difference, to help us make our world better – become a friend in our circle.  A friend of hospice is more than just a helper: it’s an ally, an ambassador, an advocate, and a steadfast supporter. To that end, a friend spreads the word about the value of the work we do, and look for ways to engage more local citizens as benefactors. And they are a part of the innermost circle of High Peaks Hospice. As such, they share our passion, our philosophy, our vision, and our mission by being the driving and supporting force behind our work.

If you are interested in becoming a hospice ambassador or have any questions, please call 518-891-0606. You truly can make a difference.

Have you ever wanted to help High Peaks Hospice patients and families directly, but weren’t sure how?

Visit our Amazon Wishlist and begin directly helping our staff, patients, and families. This will help secure much needed items for our patients and families!

Some high-demand items include:

  • Disposable Bed Pads
  • Mouth Swabs
  • Foam Dressings
  • Wipes
  • Manuka Honey Ointment

Use this link to see our wishlist of needed items. You can purchase and they will ship directly to us! www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3552PWQ2G0A1Q

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In addition, did you know you can support High Peaks Hospice every time you shop on Amazon?

Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/14-1712904 to confirm “High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care Inc” as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization. We can always use your support!

 

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