Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) is delighted and gratified to be the recipient of three recent grants from local organizations.
A $6,000 grant from the Mental Health Fund of Encinitas-based Coastal Community Foundation (coastalfoundation.org) will support services offered through HNC’s Hope Bereavement Center for youth within the communities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. Together, a $1,545.98 grant from the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO; sdceco.org) and a $1,268.30 grant from La Jolla-based Las Patronas (laspatronas.org) will fund the purchase of needed electronic equipment that will help HNC improve continuity of care and quality of life for its clients and the wider community.
HNC Director of Fund Development Shelly Dew states, “We are so pleased to be the recipients of grants from these three philanthropic organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of people in our region. We share their commitment to community service and are eager to move forward, with their help, in serving all who need our services, regardless of financial or life circumstances.”
Dew notes that one of the first programs supported by the Coastal Community Foundation grant will be the second annual Butterfly Release Memorial taking place May 20th at the in Carlsbad. At this free event, grieving children as well as adults can experience healing and hope. Throughout the year, the Hope Bereavement Center provides an array of programs that help people when they need it most.
HNC Executive Director Nerice Kaufman states, “All three organizations earmarking grants to HNC expressed their pleasure in partnering with us to enhance the lives of people in our community. As stated by Las Patronas, which has donated more than $15 million since its 1946 inception to nearly 1,000 charitable institutions, ‘Las Patronas creates meaningful connections that make San Diego a better place to live for everyone.’ We agree with that sentiment, value these connections and greatly appreciate the support of the Coastal Community Foundation, San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization and Las Patronas. On behalf of our clients and the North Coast community we serve, to each organization we offer a heartfelt thank you!”
Nonprofit Hospice of the North Coast was established in 1980 to fill the need for comprehensive, compassionate hospice care in North County San Diego. Since its inception, it has grown in services, staff and clients; it currently provides a full spectrum of programs to terminally ill clients and their families, including bereavement support. To fulfill its mission of maintaining dignity, comfort and highest quality of life for those it serves, regardless of ability to pay, HNC hosts fundraising events, operates a family support camp and resale shop, and maintains a cadre of volunteers.
Taken from a Hospice of the North Coast press release.