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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

Your Lucky Days Raffle

Family Hospice invites you to take part in the “Your Lucky Days Raffle.” This raffle supports the mission of Family Hospice to provide compassionate, quality, comfort care that enhances the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Participating players will be eligible to win daily. The winning period of play is Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, 2024. Winning numbers will be determined by the 7 p.m. drawing of the Pennsylvania EVENING
Pick 3 and must be hit ‘straight’.

Prizes and cash payment will follow the calendar below. Each participating player will receive a copy of the calendar along with their assigned or pre-selected numbers, based on availability. Numbers will only be sold once.

  • $5,000 in prizes will be awarded between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30. Daily winners will receive winnings by Visa Gift Card. Sept. 30 winner will receive $2,500, via check less taxes.
  • Only 1,000 chances/numbers offered (000-999).
  • NO DUPLICATE numbers will be sold.

For complete details, see the back of this flier (PDF).

Cost of chances

  • $30 — 1 chance is equal to 1 individual Pick 3 number
  • $50 — 3 chances are equal to 3 individual Pick 3 numbers
  • $100 — 5 chances are equal to 5 individual Pick 3 numbers

You may purchase as many chances as you like.

Chances and Pick 3 numbers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If no selection is made you will be assigned a number(s). Prizes and cash payment will follow the calendar as displayed.

2nd annual Celebrity Hoops for Hospice

Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7pm at Baldwin High School

Come cheer on alumni from the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, current Passion players, and other Pittsburgh celebrities.  There will be free autographs, halftime shot contests, sports-themed raffles, vendors, and more!

  • Adult: $20
  • Student: $10
  • UPMC Urgent Care “Urgent VIP Pass: $20.  

The Urgent VIP Pass allows the pass holder to move to front of the autograph line.  Only 30 passes will be sold.  Proceeds from the event benefit Family Hospice’s children’s bereavement programs and services provided at no cost to families.

Players confirmed to date include Steve Blass, Tyler Kennedy, Louis Lipps, Mike Logan, Michael McKenry, Darren Morningstar, Neil Walker and Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt from the 2023 Survivor season.  Player appearances subject to change.  Check back for updates.  

Order Celebrity Hoops for Hospice tickets.

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: 18940049 (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
  • Memorial Garden Dove or 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

Celebrity Hoops for Hospice Sponsors

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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.