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Supporting Our Patients and Families

Donor support funds patient and family needs and opportunities that fall outside the scope of insurance coverage. It also funds community outreach in the form of education about end-of-life care and bereavement resources for those experiencing loss.  

If you wish to send a check, mail to: Family Hospice, Development Department, 700 Bower Hill Road, Suite 1405, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, or click the link below to donate online.

Donate online

If you need assistance with your donation, please contact Helen Stickney at 412-572-8457 or

Holiday Doves

All of us at Family Hospice wish you and your loved ones a season of peace and love. We are pleased to offer the following options in remembrance of your loved one: Holiday Memorial Dove Tree, Remembrance Doves, and Silver Metal Dove Ornament.

Holiday Dove Trees

  • Have your loved one’s name inscribed and hung on a white dove ornament displayed on a tree of your choice in area malls or at the Canterbury inpatient unit.
  • Purchase online here.

Remembrance Dove

  • Share a favorite clothing item of your loved one, and we will lovingly create a 5” x 5” stuffed dove ornament for you to cherish for years to come. Ideal fabrics include fleece, flannel, cotton, or denim.
  • Purchase online here.

Silver Metal Dove

  • Have your loved one’s name engraved on a 3.5” x 4” silver dove ornament from Wendell August Forge. This will be shipped directly to your home for display or to be given as a gift.
  • Purchase online here.

If you prefer, you can download and mail this form (PDF).

Thanks to our sponsor,

The Family Hospice Foundation

The Family Hospice Foundation meets the needs of patients and their families through grants, gifts, and donor-supported specialty funds. When directed to the General Fund, benefactor dollars have the broadest impact.

You may also choose to direct your contribution toward a more specific purpose via these established specialty funds:

  • Angels On Call Fund provides tangible resources for patients and families in financial distress
  • Bereavement Fund supports grief programs and memorial services
  • Carol Sayers Vockel Fund educates the community and volunteers about end-of-life care
  • Imagine Harmony Fund allows patients final special life experiences 

You may also consider Planned Giving (will/bequest, stocks and bonds, IRAs, real estate or trusts) or an ongoing financial commitment through our Giving Society.

If you wish to donate through United Way, our number is: 18212035 (Family Hospice – Home Nursing Agency).

For more information about making a gift to any fund, please contact:

Christine Jamison
Director of Development

Memorial Keepsakes

Honor your loved one and celebrate their life with a memorial keepsake.  

Choose from:

  • Jewelry items
  • Silver dove ornament
  • Elegant wooden storage box 
  • Desk clock 
  • Memorial plaque

View memorial keepsakes options here (PDF).  Any of these items can be engraved.  

For information about ordering a memorial keepsake, please contact:

Christine Jamison
Director of Development

Special Events

By participating in a Family Hospice special event or fundraising activity, you are also supporting our mission of providing compassionate care to our patients.

These events include: 

For information about events, please contact:

Dianne Whetsell
Special Events Coordinator

Sponsors for Holiday Memorial Dove Trees

Learn more about Holiday Doves at

Dream Greener logo.
D'Alessandro Funeral Home logo.
Fahringer McCarty Grey, Inc logo.
Learn more about Holiday Doves, sponsored by Jefferson Memorial.
John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc logo.
Karndean Design flooring logo.

Learn more about Holiday Doves, sponsored by Maroadi.

Neofes Insurance Group logo.
Hewitt & Romano  Logo.
Schellhaas logo.
All gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.  We are a 501c3 nonprofit listed under HNA Foundation Tax ID 25-1467014.  The official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.