The Burnett Calvert Hospice House has always been about compassion, long before it was even built. Almost twenty years ago, Calvert Hospice and supporters throughout the county recognized the need for a home where people with life-limiting illnesses could be cared for with compassion and dignity while they live out their final days.
Although many grants and foundation funding paved the way, it was the generosity of local businesses and individuals that made this dream happen. From the excavation of the foundation to the shingles on the roof, it was our very own community that chipped in to build this beautiful facility. The Hospice House became known as the “house that love built.”
Now, more than ever, we must continue to rely on your generosity to keep this much-needed home available to patients who have come to depend on our services. The room and board fee of $200 per day for each patient simply does not generate enough revenue to cover operational expenses. In 2017, 45% of our patients at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House paid a reduced room and board rate. Some could pay nothing at all.
In the next week or so, you should be receiving our letter about the critical needs we face at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Each year, we need to raise over $250,000 to operate and maintain this valuable resource for our community. In this letter we not only outline the fiscal challenges, but we also share the many ways our staff provides extra special care to those who reside there.
While we rely on a variety of fundraising efforts to pay much of our operating expenses, we are asking you to consider giving your most generous contribution to this year-end appeal.
Please remember that Calvert Hospice is an independent, nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with any hospital or health agency. We can only continue to offer this level of expert and compassionate care at the Hospice House with your committed support. To make a donation to our Year End Appeal for the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, simply click the button below, fill out the form on our website, and choose “Year End Appeal.”