By Cassidy Smith, Written Communications Specialist

Our world is huge. There are millions of people who need our help in one way or another, from across the globe to right next door. Of course, we want to help however and whenever we can, but how do we choose who to help? How do we ensure that we have the most impact on the most people with the resources we have?

Giving locally

One of the best ways to ensure that your resources make the biggest impact is to spread those resources within your own community. When you can see where your money, time, and resources go, you can see the impact it makes on those who receive them.

When you donate these things to Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, you can tangibly feel the impact within the community. A family whose father is dying of cancer will not have to worry that he can afford incredible care. A grieving family who lost a child will not have to depend on insurance to cover those vital grief support sessions. The local business whose manager passed away recently will not have to handle their grief alone.

Giving locally also ensures that the resources you give are as streamlined as possible. Your money doesn’t have to go through multiple parties to get where it needs to go. When you give to Shepherd’s Cove, your resources go directly into funding the services we provide for our communities. As a non-profit, we don’t skim fees and other unexpected payments from your donations. We are focused on pouring the resources we are given directly into the communities that give to us.

Creating relationships

Giving to Shepherd’s Cove not only opens up opportunities for your neighbors and community members but for yourself as well. When you cultivate relationships with Shepherd’s Cove by donating money, time, and resources, you are expanding your knowledge and understanding of all of the services we offer.

If you find yourself with a terminally ill loved one in need of care, you’ll already know where to turn. If you find yourself grieving the loss of a loved one, you’ll have a relationship with us to turn to for help. You won’t have to spend precious time scrambling to find the care that you need; you’ll already know who to call.

The donations that you give so selflessly to us then, in turn, come back to you. Shepherd’s Cove Hospice is a beautiful thing for many reasons, but especially for this astounding cycle of giving and receiving within our agency and community. We are committed to bringing our incredible care to the communities that have helped us survive for so long.

We know that you could donate your resources anywhere. There are hundreds of thousands of causes to give to, but you give to us, and we are thankful, humbled, and honored to receive your donations.