When you get involved with Partners In Care, you become an important part of our organization and our caring mission. Whether you give of your time as a volunteer, your expertise on our board or council, or your financial support, you can be assured of helping people when they need it most—right here in Central Oregon.
Because our organization operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Partners In Care relies on the generosity of many individuals, businesses and other organizations to support our services.
How Can I Help?
Start here to discover ways to get involved:
Make a Gift
Gifts can also be made in honor of an individual or in celebration of a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or holiday.
All donors receive a thank you letter that serves as a receipt for tax purposes. The family of the deceased or the person you are honoring with your gift also receives notification; the amount of your gift is not mentioned.
Several funds are available for designation and can be selected on the online giving form or by writing the name of the fund on your check and mailing it to:
Partners In Care
Attn: Donor Services
2075 NE Wyatt Ct
Bend, OR 97701
Patient Care Fund – Helps cover the gap between the cost of providing home health or hospice care and the insurance reimbursement. Provides funding for Hospice House, home health care and hospice care provided in the patient’s home, volunteer services, PIC Transitions program, therapies, durable medical equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals used in patient care.
Family Care Fund – Provides support to families whose loved ones are on our service to assist with necessities of life, transportation, lodging, and other needs.
Community Care Fund – Supports services that are not covered by insurances including clinics, bereavement services, support groups, school-based programs, Camp Courage, and public presentations/materials.
Arts In Care Fund – Provides funds for the use of arts in patient/family care including floral arts, literary arts, music, visual art, art supplies, and more.
Organizational Care Fund – Helps sustain and grow Partners In Care as an organization through facility improvements, geographic expansion, technology, professional education, and community outreach/marketing efforts.
To discuss a bequest or gift to establish an endowment fund, please contact Marlene Carlson, Senior Development Officer, at email@example.com or call (541) 706-1335.
Partners In Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; taxpayer ID 93-0756143
Office equipment and supplies
Furnishings and equipment for Hospice House
Landscaping services and plant material
Commercially-prepared food for programs and meetings
Artwork and art-making materials
Books for our library
Please note that all in-kind donations require prior approval to assure that the donation is needed at that time and is appropriate for use by our organization. Partners In Care does not accept the donation of durable medical equipment or leftover supplies used in patient care.
A planned gift helps express your own personal legacy. Your gift can be restricted or designated to an area of service most meaningful to you. To learn more, contact Marlene Carlson, senior development officer, to discuss the benefits of planning now for your eventual gift. Call (541) 706-1335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GivingTuesday is our national day of giving. It is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is officially the kick-off to the charitable giving season. GivingTuesday was established four years ago; Partners In Care was the first nonprofit in Central Oregon to observe this day. That day, four years ago, E2Solar installed large solar panels on our roof donated in memory of their president’s great aunt who had died at Hospice House about five years earlier.
Every year since then, KTVZ has come out to cover what we are doing to commemorate the day. This year, we will be presenting our Corporate Philanthropy Award. Last year’s Corporate Philanthropy Award was given to PacificSource for their support of hospice and home health.
This year, Partners In Care invites Central Oregon businesses to participate in #GivingTuesday by considering a donation of product, services, discounts, or cash to Partners In Care. Cause-marketing ventures will be considered as well. All pledges and gifts by businesses and organizations will be recognized in a print ad published on #GivingTuesday.
Please call Makayla Walters, Development Officer, Partners In Care, at (541) 322-2165 to discuss your participation in #GivingTuesday.
The following sponsorship opportunities are available with a corporate gift:
Sponsorship of Light Up a Life
Sponsorship of printed materials used in patient care and outreach
Sponsorship of Camp Courage and other youth programs
Media Sponsorship – creative services, ad space, talent
Sponsor an event, reception, conference, or speaker
Sponsor a professional education scholarship
Sponsorship of community bereavement programs
Chances are your business does something or makes something that could be of use to Partners In Care. For example, the E2Solar Company, located in NE Bend, donated solar energy panels to Partners In Care in late 2012. Not only did they donate the panels, but also delivered, installed and tested them at no cost. The installation was done on #GivingTuesday – a day when companies and individuals “give back” to their communities. Efforts to inform the media of this gift resulted in local television coverage that day. The company president appeared on camera to share what was being installed and why this gift, valued at $13,000, was important to them. A true win-win community partnership.
Our professional staff is available to speak on many topics. Below are just a few examples.:
- What is Hospice? – A Compassionate Kind of Caring
- End of Life Care
- Pain and Symptom Management in Hospice
- Advanced Directives
- End of Life Issues and Planning
- Self Care for Caregivers
- The Spiritual Journey at the End of Life
- The Joys of Volunteering for Hospice
- Healthcare Options for Seniors
- Caring for a Loved One at Home
- Grief, Loss and Bereavement
To learn more about or schedule a speaker, call (541) 382-5882 and ask for our Outreach Department.