Hospice by The Sea Foundation Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Supportive Resale Shop
By: Nikki Colonna
Hospice by the Sea Foundation is hosting their 30th Anniversary open house on Saturday, February 18 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The open house is set to take place at the shops at University Park to celebrate 30 years of philanthropy and to give back to the community.
Cathy Olsen, Hospice Director of Resale Operations, describes the new changes as being a completely new turn around and new look of the area. All the buildings are renovated, renamed and redone. She is proud of the new “upscale classy look [and is happy that] the event brings awareness that our Resale Shops support services and programs locally for our hospice patients and families for over 30 years.”
As a community, Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and Hospice by the Sea Foundation Resale Shops have played a crucial part in helping patients and their families with illness and end-of-life care. Providing services for those who cannot take care of themselves is the mission of these foundations. This event is being held to not only celebrate their dedication but also to show how others can also support them.
“Each and every donation and purchase helps in supporting our mission to provide unprecedented healthcare and supportive services” said, Lindsey Kostura, Philanthropy Associate at Hospice Palm Beach County Foundation.
Working hand in hand, Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and Hospice by the Sea work to provide the best of the best for their patients and make Extraordinary Comfort Care, Music & Pet Therapy, Community Bereavement Services and Children’s Camps available, which are not repaid by any insurances, making the organization unique.
“Fundraising efforts are integral to providing the exceptional care that our organization is known to provide,” Olsen added.
More and more people get involved with the foundation every year because they are so dedicated to improve the quality of life in the community by supporting services that go above and beyond what other insurance companies are able to provide.
“The open house will bring about more community awareness in regards to our newly renovated Resale Shops, their locations, and the impact that the donations make on helping our patients and families in need,” Kostura said. “It is not only enjoyable for our existing customers, but will bring exposure to new customers and Resale Shop donors.”