Guest Article: Compassion Home Seeks Help From #GivingTuesday
What have we been up to at the Newaygo County Compassion Home for the Terminally ill?
Our main project currently is Fundraising:
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year- giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in our own community, and we’re hoping to be...
...a part of the giving season this year.
This November 29th, join the movement and give - whether it’s some of your time, a donation, a gift, or the power of your voice in our local community.
The Compassion Home is moving closer to our goal of caring for the terminally ill.
Who are we?
We are a small group of dedicated nurses and community members in an effort to establish a home for the dying in Newaygo County. The group chose a name that would reflect the mission of the organization and the Newaygo County Compassion Home for the Terminally Ill was founded.
The mission of the ‘Compassion Home’ is to provide free, compassionate, loving support to the terminally ill in a peaceful, comfortable home setting while caring for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of our guests and their families.
The “Compassion Home” progress has been steady. In October of 2015 the “Compassion Home” was granted nonprofit 501(c) 3 status by the Internal Revenue Service. Members of the group have been actively seeking additional board members and presenting the “Compassion Home” vision and mission to groups within Newaygo County. We are currently working with The Johnson Center for philanthropies from Grand Valley State University to develop a sustainable business plan that will ensure that the “Compassion Home” will be able to serve Newaygo County for years to come.
Additional support is being provided by a national organization called the Social Hospice Network. Our desire for the community will be to have a 3-5 bed home, much like a Ronald McDonald type home, but for the terminally ill in our community that need additional support or simply have no one to help care for them. Part of our philanthropy, will be to educate the community members interested in volunteering at the home, as this will ultimately be the community’s home.
Why? Because the end of life is part of living.
If it is on your heart to give this season, please consider our Mission for Newaygo County.
If you’re interested in participating with a donation of any sort you may do so by going to our website: http://newaygocountycompassionhome.com .
Please join the cause and help make an impact.
Newaygo County Compassion Home
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