S U P P O R T

Hospice of the Fisher Home depends on community and public support through memorial gifts and donations. Gifts and Donations made to Hospice of the Fisher Home will help to support our work with the terminally ill and their loved ones.

There are many ways to contribute to Hospice of the Fisher Home.

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Donate Online

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Bequest in your Will

Any part, percentage or component of estate or trust assets can be left to Hospice of the Fisher Home. Hospice of the Fisher Home office is available to assist with the details of any gift plans.

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Write a Check

Hospice of the Fisher Home
1165 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA  01002

Your cash contributions to Hospice of the Fisher Home are fully tax-deductible. Many companies match the gifts of their employees. Find out if your company offers matching gifts.

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A Trust document or Charitable Gift Annuity

These deferred giving plans provide income and benefits to you at the same time that they benefit Hospice of the Fisher Home. Hospice of the Fisher Home office is available to assist with the details of any gift plans.

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Endow your gift

An endowment fund can be used to endow patient care, particular therapies or counseling. It is invested to provide annual support while your gift increases in value over time. Hospice of the Fisher Home office is available to assist with the details of any gift plans.

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Support our Shop

Donate to our Shop in Amherst. All proceeds will go to Hospice of the Fisher Home.

Hospice of the Fisher Home Hospice Shop
55 University Drive
Amherst, MA  01002

(413) 549-8800

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Volunteer

Volunteers in hospice find it personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful to assist those in need at a critical point in their lives. Many volunteers are introduced to hospice through the death of a family member and understand firsthand the value of hospice care. Volunteers consistently report that helping the terminally ill through hospice is not about dying but about living.

To become a volunteer contact Hospice of the Fisher Home for more details on ways you may be helpful. Some of the wide range of opportunities available for our volunteers include:

  • Support for patients. This can include visiting, reading, taking walks, writing letters, bringing in music, supervising visits with pets, even massage therapy by volunteers with the necessary skills.
  • Bereavement support programs. Hospice volunteers can work closely with the hospice's professional bereavement staff in duties that range from assisting as a support group facilitator to serving refreshments and helping with mailings to clients and families.
  • Fund-raising and administrative work. A volunteer with clerical skills can serve a hospice by helping in the office with simple administrative duties. Fundraising responsibilities can range from preparing mailings or thank you letters to organizing fundraising events and contacting possible donors.
  • Work in the store. Volunteers sign up for few-hour shifts in our downtown Amherst store. All proceeds will go to Hospice of the Fisher Home.
  • Respite and support for family members. You can assist with shopping or household maintenance, or allow family caregivers the opportunity to take care of necessary errands and get some time away from the house. Family members also appreciate a visit from a compassionate friend who understands what they are going through.
  • Child care assistance. This can include help with babysitting, picking up children from school or providing necessary transportation to club meetings or sporting events and practices. Volunteers have also made invaluable contributions with family pet care.

It is important that volunteers understand the history of hospice, and are aware of the specific ways their local hospices work to serve the community. Depending on area service, additional training may be available or necessary. To ensure that all volunteers are equipped for the challenge of working with end-of-life patients, Hospice of the Fisher Home requires that volunteers complete extensive orientation and training sessions, as well as submitting to a routine background check.

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