Ways to Help Hospice
Volunteers helped establish the Hospice movement in Chesterfield County and will always provide essential skill and energy to fuel our continued growth. Hospice of Chesterfield County is dedicated to insuring that volunteers will remain at the center of Hospice care. Hospice is fortunate to have a large number of volunteers involved in a variety of services.
The patient/family volunteer becomes involved with the daily lives of the family. These volunteers may sit with a patient, teach a skill, visit often with the patient and family, run errands and offer support.
Bereavement volunteers work with the surviving members of the family. Bereavement services are offered to patient's families for up to one year after the death of the patient. These individuals provide support to family members through telephone calls, visits, cards, and the recognition of special family dates and events.
Office volunteers help with the daily necessities of office reception, direct and bulk mailings, record-keeping, typing, filing, word-processing, and all other tasks necessary for the ever-growing support of our Hospice operations.
Special Events or Special Services volunteers find many ways to involve themselves in Hospice, including serving on the Hospice Board or a committee, running errands, or being involved in a myriad of other activities -- such as health fairs, speaking engagements and other community awareness projects.
Volunteers must have and be able to exhibit a non-judgmental attitude with patients and families of many different social classes. The volunteer must have warmth and empathy which are essential qualities for developing good relationships with the patients and families. Volunteers must maintain confidentiality and show Hospice patients and families the same respect and responsibilities as our professionals. Dependability is essential to gain the trust of patients and families and the respect of other team members. The volunteer must be able to adapt to various circumstances and is expected to develop communication skills for caring relationships in the homes they visit. The volunteer is a respected member of a team that develops and implements a care plan for the patient and family. Their talents and skills are invaluable and are very important in developing creative ways to enhance the services they provide to the patient and family. Volunteers should have a sense of humor since laughter can be healing.
Our Wish List
In working with our patients and their families, Hospice uses a number of supplies. Your donation of the listed items would be greatly appreciated. Please drop off the following items at our office in Chesterfield:
• Baby wipes • Facial tissue • Toilet tissue • Paper towels • Toiletry items • Dish detergent
• Napkins • Canned foods • Paper plates • Phone calling cards • Antibacterial soap
• Nutritional supplemental drinks (Boost, Ensure, Glucerna or a store’s brand)
• Carnation Instant Breakfast • Paper/plastic cups • Flashlights & batteries • Night lights
• Baby monitors (don’t have to be new) • Snack pack pudding, apple sauce & jello
• Smoke detectors & fire extinguishers • Trash bags • Lysol spray • Disposable utensils
• Laundry detergent • Gift cards from grocery stores • Adult diapers and pull-ups • Shower extensions
Sunshine Shoppe Donations
New and gently used items are always welcomed. These items may include clothing, accessories, household items, appliances, etc. Items are accepted at 122 Main Street in Chesterfield from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday and 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturday.
Monetary donations are appreciated and may be designated in memory of a loved one, in honor of an individual or as a gift. These donations may dropped off by our Chesterfield office at 700 West Boulevard, mailed, or electronically submitted using our PayPal account.
Friends of Hospice
Hospice of Chesterfield County has started a “Friends of Hospice” initiative to help raise funds to meet the growing needs for hospice care in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties. As a community-based, non-profit organization, Hospice of Chesterfield County maximizes its resources to provide the highest quality and compassionate care to our area’s terminally ill residents.
In the past 10 years, Hospice of Chesterfield County’s patient care days have increased 240% from 5,428 to 18,458. This increase in the utilization of our services has also resulted in an increase in the amount of indigent care we provide. Just as we have done for the past 17 years, Hospice of Chesterfield County remains steadfast in its mission to provide loving care to all terminally ill residents regardless of their ability to pay.
Funds raised through “Friends of Hospice” will also be used to help with our new Transitions program. This program provides care and assistance to terminally ill residents and their families who are not yet ready for traditional hospice care. We are pleased to offer the Transitions program to our area and look forward to the loving difference it will make in many lives.
You may join “Friends of Hospice” for a donation of $20 or more to Hospice of Chesterfield County. Each member will receive a decal for display in your car, home or business window. In addition to joining “Friends of Hospice,” you may make a “Compassionate Friend Gift” of $140 or more to pay for one-day of indigent care for a local terminally ill residents. Those making “Compassionate Friend Gifts” will also receive two Hospice of Chesterfield County shirts. The decals and shirts are expressions of our appreciation for your support and help promote our services in the community. Also, civic and church groups and businesses are welcomed to join.
To join “Friends of Hospice,” donations may be delivered to our office located at 700 West Boulevard in Chesterfield.
The Watchman ProgramTM
With the vital role Chesterfield County churches play in our communities, The Watchman ProgramTM provides a local missions opportunity for area congregations. Hospice recognizes religious congregations as the cornerstone for providing spiritual care, social interaction, and various levels of support to the community, and The Watchman ProgramTM is a further enhancement of the ministry provided by churches and Hospice. The goal of the Watchman ProgramTM is to identify and train one person in each congregation who will serve as the Hospice Watchman representative within each congregation. Having a trained Watchman representative from each congregation will ensure that the needs of the church family will be conveyed to Hospice and more people will have the opportunity to receive Hospice services. The program also helps to ensure that every patient who wants a volunteer has the opportunity to benefit from the support and care a volunteer can provide.
A watchman is a leader in the church family. The book of Isaiah says that being a watchman is a calling. Watchmen lift up their voices to build up and prepare the way for the people and may give warning or bring awareness to the congregation. A watchman is willing to have a vision and carry out a purpose and exhibits faithfulness, persistence, and leads by example. A watchman has a spirit of compassion and concern to bring a peaceful way of living to people.
By maintaining close contact with church leaders, you will ensure that your congregation is adequately informed about Hospice and has a direct link to services. This very important role only requires a couple of hours each week or month, and you will be the “eyes and ears” for your congregation and your local community. Hospice will provide you with training so you will feel comfortable as a Watchman representative. For more information, please contact our Watchman Coordinator at 843-623-5526 or 800-572-9322 or the watchman representative listed below.
ALMETTA BAPTIST CHURCH - AMANDA RICKETTS
ANGELUS CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH - NORA MORGAN
BAY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH - ANNE BRUMLEY
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH - JUDY WILLIAMS
BETHEL UMC - JUDY SELLERS
BETHEL UMC - SARA LEAK
BETHESDA METHODIST CHURCH - MICHAEL MOORE
BROCKS MILL BAPTIST CHURCH - SANDRA TUCKER
BROWN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH - SISSY FAULKENBURY & ROBIN STROUD
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH - KATHY GREGORY
CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH - CAROL BEASLEY & SARAH ISGETT
CENTER GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH - JIMMY & SUE BAILEY
CHARITY COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST - MARILYN POWE & CHRISTINE SOWELL
CHERAW FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER - SHERRI BOATWRIGHT
CHERAW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - ROSEANN CLARK
CHERAW FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - B.J. MOORE
CHERAW UMC - LINDA SMITH
CHESTERFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH - KAREN WATSON
CHESTERFIELD CHURCH OF GOD - SUSIE J ROGERS
CHESTERFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - SUZANNE WHITE
CLANTON PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH - CAROLYN WEST
CROSS ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH - SHELBY CRAWLEY
DAVID'S GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH - LINDA BERRY
DAVIDSON GROVE - DIANE BLACKMON & GWEN MCCOY
DRUCILLA AME ZION - BRENDA MCKAY
EBENEZER UMC - JENNIE NELSON
ELIZABETH BAPTIST CHURCH - MARGARET DAVIS
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH - DARLENE STOGNER
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - EDNA HOPKINS
FISHER HILL COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH - JOHNSIE MOSES
FORK CREEK UMC - JENNIFER SULLIVAN
GOODMAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH - BRENDA RATLIFF
GRACE TEMPLE - VIVIAN TEMPLE
HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH - WANDA RIVERS
HOPEWELL UMC - ETHEL LOUELLEN
HOUSE OF PRAISE - ANITA KEARNEY
JEFFERSON CHURCH OF GOD - GLENDORA JENKINS
JEFFERSON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - JEAN SIMPSON
JEFFERSON UMC - JANE CLARK
JESUS IS LORD FELLOWSHIP - RAY ANN SHORT
LIBERTY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH - VIVIAN EVANS
LOWER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH CHURCH - JONI DAVIS
MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH - WILLIE FAYE MIDDLETON
MIDDENDORF BAPTIST CHURCH - DORIS B ATKINSON & MILDRED SANDERS
MIDDENDORF CHURCH OF GOD - DAWN TAYLOR
MT. CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH - LAVILLA EVANS
MT. CROGHAN BAPTIST CHURCH - LARRY RUSHING
MT. CROGHAN UMC - COL. JAMES O TAYLOR, JR
MT. OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH - MARGARET HELEN GRIGGS
MT. OLIVET UMC - MARGARET STAFFORD
NEW ARISING MINISTRIES - ROBERT SCHERER
NEW HOPE UMC - ELIZABETH SOWELL
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - BARBARA FORD
NORTH CHERAW BAPTIST CHURCH - BERNIE & JEAN SIMPSON
OAKLAND BAPTIST CHURCH - DALE MILAM
ORO UMC - MARY BURNELL
PAGELAND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - THEDA LYNN
PALMETTO BAPTIST CHURCH - CAROLYN TYNER
PATRICK BAPTIST CHURCH - HENRIETTA PRICE
PATRICK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - MARY TOLSON
PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH - AZILEE DAVIS
PINEY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - GLORIA COIT
PLEASANT GROVE UMC - MATTIE MCDUFFIE
PRINCE OF PEACE - LISA DEAVER
PROGRESSIVE CHURCH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST - SADIE MILLER
PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH - BILLY & SHIRLEY CARNES
ROBINSON AME ZION - ANN P. DAVIS
ROCK SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH - VIOLA NIVENS
ROCK SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH - CHRYSENIA CHERRY
ROCKY CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - SHERRY FUNDERBURK
RUBY BAPTIST CHURCH - CAROLYN CURTIS
RUBY CHURCH OF GOD - DARLENE ROLLINGS
SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH
SANDY PLAINS UMC - BETTY FREEMAN
SHILOH UMC - MARGIE GASKINS
SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH - LINDA MORROW
SPRING BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH - ALLEN & DORIS ATKINSON
ST. DAVID'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - BARBARA HILL
ST. ERNEST CATHOLIC CHURCH
ST. JAMES AME ZION CHURCH - DENISE WHITE
ST. JOHN FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH - CECIL & BRENDA MCLAIN
ST. PAUL UMC - PAM WOOD
SWEET HOME BAPTIST CHURCH - MARY J. JOHNSON
THOMPSON CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH - CATHY CARNES
UNION UMC - KATHRYN MORRISON
WESTFIELD CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH - CAROL HALL & BECKY HILL
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH - JANE PELFREY
WHITE OAK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - RETHA JACOBS
WHITE PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH - TONI BREWER
WOLF POND BAPTIST CHURCH - NELDA RICHARDSON
WORDS OF LIFE - CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP - TERESA MEADE
ZION UMC - CATHERINE WILLIAMS, BECKY BURCH & BONNIE K. SMITH
ZOAR UMC - DEBORAH FOOTE