Have you ever needed a listening ear? We have.
Have you ever needed a little extra support during a difficult time? We have.
Have you ever lost someone you loved? We have.
When Berkeley, one of our beloved partners, suddenly passed away in 2010, Hospice came and did an in-house grief counseling session for our whole staff… for free. Words can’t express how their support bolstered us when we had all lost our bearing.
That’s why we love supporting Hospice … because in that valley, they helped us so generously.
And we’re not the only ones.
Since 1977, Hospice SLO County has helped families through life limiting illness, end of life, grief, and healing. In 2015, Hospice volunteers gave more than 2,500 hours of respite care, hosted more than 3,400 grief counseling sessions, facilitated 362 support groups, and taught more than 1,000 hours of community education—just in SLO County.
The best part? These selfless (and highly trained) volunteers don’t charge for their services. Not one penny.
So, as a small thank you, we donate their phone and Internet service—seriously, it’s the least we can do.
You never know when life will come knock you down. Luckily for us, Hospice was (and always is) ready.
Their “Light Up A Life” Remembrance Ceremonies and fundraising campaign begin December 1 and progresses throughout the Central Coast.
Here are the dates (for more information, visit www.hospiceslo.org/events/light-up-a-life):
December 1 | San Luis Obispo, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa | 6 p.m.
December 2 | Atascadero, Pavilion at the Lake | 6 p.m.
December 2 | Morro Bay, Coalesce Bookstore | 6 p.m.
December 3 | Arroyo Grande, Heritage Square Park | 6 p.m.
December 4 | Paso Robles, City Park Gazebo | 6 p.m.
December 6 | Pismo Beach, Shore Cliff Lodge | 4 p.m.
December 7 | “Paws to Remember” – San Luis Obispo, Hospice SLO office | 6 p.m.
We never knew how important Hospice was until we used their services. Now, we’re fans for life.
We’ll be at Light Up A Life. Will you?