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The Countdown is On for the 34th Annual Golf-A-Thon

We are a little over two months away from the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice Foundation’s 34th annual Golf-A-Thon. This unique event showcases 13 local golf pros who tee off at 7 a.m. in an attempt to play 135 holes of golf in one day, with all donations benefiting the VNA’s Charitable Care Program. On Monday, May 6th, 13 golf pros and countless volunteers will meet at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club for a day of fun, golf and generosity.

The VNA first held the Golf-A-Thon in 1990 with 4 pros playing a total of 103 holes of golf and raising $21,000 for the VNA’s Charitable Care Program. 33 years later, we have 13 pros committing their time and talents to help raise critical funding for the VNA’s mission in the community, raising over $510,000 in 2023 to help those who are under and uninsured get the home health and hospice care they need and deserve. This event is the amazing success that it is because of all of those involved:

The local golf clubs who support us.
The 13 golf pros who take time out of their hectic schedules to play a very long day of golf.
The Golf-A-Thon volunteer committee members who help plan this event from January through May.
Countless volunteers who come out the day of the event to help ensure a smooth and enjoyable day of golf for the pros.
Our incredible sponsors who underwrite this event which maximizes the amount of funding that goes to the VNA’s Charitable Care Program.

The hundreds of generous donors who give to support the VNA’s mission and support their favorite golf pro.

The VNA’s Golf-A-Thon is unique among the many golf fundraisers held in our community. It’s an event where only the golf pros are on the course, attempting to play 135 holes of golf in a single day. It’s an idea that longtime former VNA Board and Committee Member, Ba Stone, brought back to the VNA from her hometown in Connecticut 34 years ago. It’s amazing to see the growth of this event over its tenure here in Indian River County, and back in 2005, Ba surmised that the continued enthusiasm and devotion of our supporters were to thank for that growth. The VNA is lucky to have a community passionate about the VNA and the Golf-A-Thon!

During the past few weeks, the Golf-A-Thon Committee and volunteers from each of the 13 clubs participating in the Golf-A-Thon spent time assembling over 10,000 pieces of mail that will be mailed today. Residents of the participating golf communities should see your club’s brochure in your mailbox soon! If you’d like more information about the Golf-A-Thon and how you can support the VNA and your favorite golf professional, go to vnatc.org/golf-a-thon/.

The countdown is on for the 34th annual Golf-A-Thon! May 6th will be here before you know it, and we hope that you are as excited as we are for this amazing fundraiser that provides critical funding to ensure the under and uninsured residents of Indian River County get the home health and hospice care they need and deserve.


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VNA & Hospice Foundation’s Nightingales: Ensuring the Future of Our Agency

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice Foundation is fortunate to have a group of supporters committed to ensuring the longevity of our agency. Created in 1995, the Nightingale Legacy Society is comprised of over 300 members who designated the VNA in their estate plans. A few ways this can be done are: leaving a percentage of their total estate to the VNA, opening a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA), designating the VNA as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or IRA or creating a blended gift. However, becoming a Nightingale is not just about making a gift to the VNA, it is a way to strengthen the foundation for the VNA’s work in our community.

The VNA & Hospice Foundation was established to raise the funding needed for the programs and services offered by the VNA of the Treasure Coast. This includes funding the VNA Hospice House, Bereavement Program, Charitable Care Program and so much more. All our donors help the VNA achieve our mission of providing the highest quality home health, hospice, and community health services to residents of Indian River County, ensuring our patients and their families experience optimal quality of life and extending that care to the under and uninsured in our community. And while our loyal donors help us achieve this mission today, our legacy donors help us achieve our mission in the years ahead.

As we think about our own estate plans, the question that often comes to mind is: how will I be remembered? Leaving a portion of your estate to a non-profit organization is a way to show your family and loved ones the values and causes you supported during your life. It creates a legacy that forever links your name with the organizations you have championed during your lifetime. The VNA’s Nightingales want to know that the VNA will continue to offer high-quality services in the future for our community, helping their friends and family members who might need us. Our Nightingale’s value the VNA and in turn we created this society to show them how much we value their commitment to us.

In return for including us in their estate plans, the VNA seeks to honor each of our Nightingales. Their commitment to our patients is celebrated each year with a luncheon to thank them for their legacy gift and update them on what is happening at the VNA. On February 6th, 2024, we held the 22nd annual Nightingale Legacy Society Luncheon, recognizing the importance of this esteemed group and thanking them for their commitment to the VNA’s mission through their legacy gifts. The funding that will come to the VNA from these individuals will ensure that our mission lives on in the community not just today or tomorrow, but in the future.

If you are interested in learning about how you can leave a legacy gift to the VNA and become a member of the Nightingale Legacy Society, click here.


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Impacting a VNA Hospice House Patient and Their Family Through Your Donations

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice Foundation kicked off our 2024 Annual Fund campaign in November 2023, requesting our donors to support the VNA’s mission of providing the highest quality home health, hospice, and community health services to residents of Indian River County. As a non-profit organization, we extend home health and hospice care to the under and uninsured residents of our community, seeking to ensure everyone has access to the care they need and deserve. This would not be possible without the generosity of our donors. Your support allows the VNA to provide care to vulnerable populations through your donations to our Annual Fund.

The VNA Hospice House is one of the many programs supported through donations to the Annual Fund. This vital asset to our community needed over $1.4 million of philanthropic support in fiscal year 2023 to provide care for hospice patients who could no longer receive their hospice care at home in their final days. Built in 2000 and fully renovated in 2021, the 12-bed facility was designed to feel like a home and not a cold, sterile medical facility. The VNA Hospice House was created to be a place where patients and their families could experience dignity and compassion in those final days, with a caring staff dedicated to ensuring comfort during a difficult time and an environment that promotes tranquility and a sense of peace.

We had the opportunity to speak with the McDonald Family, who graciously agreed to provide a testimonial for our Annual Fund this year. Lara McDonald, a 34-year-old stylist for Anthropologie, passed away at the VNA Hospice House in April 2023 from colon cancer. Lara’s mother Jill, a Vero Beach resident since 2004, didn’t realize that this incredible facility was tucked away next to Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital on 37th Street. “I walked in the door, and I remember just standing there and going ‘oh my gosh’…I didn’t even know this was back here,” Jill said.

From being able to bring Lara’s dog in to visit her, to rolling Lara’s bed out onto the porch to view the tranquil gardens, Lara’s sister Alix noted: “Anything just to make her [feel] comforted in that moment, you all tried your hardest.” Caitlin, Lara’s other sister, reminisced about the impact on their family during Lara’s stay: “The care you provided for my sister was incredible, but it was almost that it was more so for us and that was so amazing. I think that anyone would be so lucky to spend their final moments here.”

Navigating through the hospice experience can be an emotional and difficult journey for patients and their families, especially during a patient’s last few days with us. The VNA Hospice House is a place where families like the McDonald’s can feel secure knowing their loved one is receiving the highest quality of care while also receiving the support they need as well. The VNA Hospice House, along with the staff and volunteers who work there, creates a sanctuary for our patients and their loved ones. This community treasure would not have been possible without our donors who helped us create this sanctuary and who keep it available for residents in our community. Your donations to the VNA & Hospice Foundation allowed the VNA to give Lara McDonald the compassionate care she needed and the whole McDonald Family the support and comfort they needed as they said goodbye to their beloved Lara.

If you would like to help support the VNA’s programs and services, including the VNA Hospice House, please consider donating to our 2024 Annual Fund by clicking here.

To read more about Lara McDonald and the care she received at the VNA Hospice House, click here

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Community Health Services in Action in Indian River County

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Treasure Coast has a vision of working together to provide the highest quality patient care for those needing home health, hospice and community health services. As a non-profit organization, our mission extends to the under and uninsured residents of Indian River County. One way that the VNA helps provide care to those in need is through Community Health Services, specifically with the VNA Mobile Health Clinic.

The VNA Mobile Health Clinic offers affordable care, with Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who treat all ages, infants through adults. Our APRNs can examine patients, diagnose conditions, and prescribe medications for things like:

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Sore throats
  • Earaches
  • Colds and flu
  • Skin infections
  • Eye infections

Beyond that, the VNA Mobile Health Clinic team works hard to help patients gain access to community resources they need to remain healthy. Patients are often referred to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), such as Treasure Coast Community Health and Whole Family Health Center, to ensure they get established with a medical home, starting their journey to receiving the health care they need and can afford based on their personal situation.

Additionally, the VNA’s Community Health Services team goes above and beyond for our community every day. Regularly throughout the month the VNA Mobile Health Clinic visits subsidized housing communities in Vero Beach offering blood pressure, glucose and other health screenings. But the care given goes beyond those screenings. The team asks residents if they made their doctor appointments in the last month, if they have their necessary prescriptions filled and how their overall health is. If a resident didn’t make a scheduled doctor’s appointment or didn’t refill a prescription, the team takes action to help remedy these issues, making certain they are getting the care they need.

The VNA’s Community Health Services team is a shining example of the VNA’s non-profit mission in action in our community. The VNA cares about the health and wellness of all Indian River County residents and we want to ensure those who have limited access to health care can get connected with the care they deserve. The VNA Mobile Health Clinic and Community Health Services team are only available to residents because of the generosity of this community. The VNA Mobile Health Clinic was recently refurbished both inside and out thanks to grants from the John’s Island Foundation. The operation of the VNA Mobile Clinic is generously funded by the Indian River County Hospital District and a Community Enrichment grant from the Indian River Community Foundation. The VNA’s incredibly loyal donors help fund any remaining needs to keep the VNA Mobile Clinic and our Community Health Services team out in the community five days a week.

Having access to affordable care is difficult for many people in our community, but thanks to our generous community partners and donors, the VNA can help provide care to those in need. For more information about the VNA’s Community Health Services and the VNA Mobile Health Clinic, go to vnatc.org/programs/community-health-services/.



Gearing Up for the 34th Annual Golf-A-Thon

As we start 2024, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice Foundation and our amazing Golf-A-Thon Committee members are already hard at work planning for the 34th Annual Golf-A-Thon. As our only annual fundraising event, the Golf-A-Thon is incredibly important, providing the necessary funding for the VNA’s Charitable Care Program. Last year’s event brought in a record $510,000, ensuring the VNA can continue to bring the highest quality home health and hospice care to those who are underinsured and uninsured in Indian River County.

The VNA is lucky enough to have thirteen of our local golf clubs participating in this event which will be hosted by Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club! The Golf-A-Thon has not been held at Grand Harbor since 2009. Their championship golf courses combine meticulously maintained landscapes, serene surroundings and perfectly manicured greens, creating a work of art in a natural environment. The Golf-A-Thon will be played on the Harbor Course, designed by Pete Dye, which features tiered greens, undulating fairways and deep pot bunkers, which can all be traced back to the historical Scottish links-style. The course has been recognized as a certified Audubon Cooperative International Sanctuary since 2001, and it’s a beautiful example of the harmony between man-made design and the surrounding ecosystem. Playing golf on this course is a great example of “living grand.”

Troy Pare, Director of Golf and Membership Sales at Grand Harbor, has participated in the Golf-A-Thon since 2021. In his 25th year as a golf professional, Troy is still relatively new to Vero Beach, Florida, having joined the club in March 2021. Troy has been married to Kimberley Pare for 22 years and they have two sons: Hunter (17) and Logan (15). If Troy is not on the golf course, he is either on the Indian River boating or fishing, or at home doing something with the kids. Troy is a huge supporter of the VNA and our mission in the community. We are so grateful that Troy has championed the VNA through the Golf-A-Thon the last few years and that he has taken on the task of being host pro for our 2024 event!

The 34th Annual Golf-A-Thon will be held on Monday, May 6 at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club with proceeds benefiting the VNA’s Charitable Care Program. Sponsorships are now available to support your favorite golf pro. Go to vnatc.org/golf-a-thon/ or call 772-978-5568 to learn more about this unique event, and see how you can support the VNA and your club’s golf professional!


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VNA Donors’ Impact During Fiscal Year 2023

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) was founded 48 years ago, seeking to fill the need to deliver quality at-home nursing care to those discharged from the hospital. Today, the VNA is an organization of over 500 associates dedicated to our mission of providing our patients with the highest quality care regardless of their ability to pay. And it’s only through the generosity of our donors that we can provide the breadth of programs and services to our community.

During our 2023 fiscal year (October 2022 through September 2023), we were able to use donor funds for the following:

  • $1,477,705 funded the day-to-day operations of the VNA Hospice House, keeping this vital community resource operating 365 days a year, giving patients a place to receive care when they can no longer be cared for at home.
  • $693,047 in program support funded the VNA’s Charitable Care Program, allowing the VNA to serve home health and hospice patients who are under or uninsured.
  • $34,644 funded our Community Health and Wellness Clinics in the community, where nurses perform blood pressure and glucose checks on residents.
  • $21,466 funded the VNA’s Telehealth Program, allowing patients with chronic illnesses to remain at home and make less trips to the emergency room.
  • $3,942 in donor support funded our hospice patients’ end-of-life wishes through Project Wish.

The VNA’s mission is rooted in the quality of life for our patients and their families. Everything we do is centered on ensuring optimal quality of life at all times. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the enduring commitment of this community to our mission, the VNA can help our patients and their families achieve that. Your donations help fund our programs, bringing the highest quality home health and hospice care given by compassionate clinicians. The numbers above are only part of the story of your impact. Thousands of lives in this community are touched every year by the VNA and countless uplifting stories are told about the incredible care VNA clinicians give to our patients.

The VNA’s donors show us every year how much they value quality home health and hospice care and the desire to ensure everyone in need has access to it. 2023 was no exception to this. We humbly thank our donors for their unwavering support and for allowing your contributions to go toward providing care in our community.

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Leaving a Legacy – Using Bequests to Memorialize Your Values

During the holidays, we often reflect on our year. It becomes a time when we make resolutions to change behaviors, make lists of places we want to go, and take stock in our lives. It’s a time to reflect on the values important to you as reflected in your actions. Your personal legacy is not only what you valued and accomplished during your lifetime, but also how you memorialize your values for future generations. Estate planning is one way that you can define your legacy.

When someone hears the term “estate planning,” the first thing that comes to mind is a will. While a will is a large part of it, estate planning is the process of caring for yourself and your assets while you are living while planning for the orderly transfer of assets to other persons or organizations, both during your lifetime and afterwards. Estate planning doesn’t just ensure who receives your assets, it also includes creating directives in case you can no longer make decisions for yourself, appointing a guardian for any minors, minimizing possible estate taxes and probate fees, providing for any special needs your loved ones might have and so much more. Estate planning can be an emotional process as you decide how best to provide for yourself and your loved ones. However, once your estate plans are in place, you will have peace of mind that your wishes will be followed without burdening your loved ones with those decisions.

Throughout your life, you demonstrate your personal values through the organizations you decide to support, whether that’s through financial contributions or donations of your time volunteering. By remembering the non-profit organizations that you support in your estate plans through a bequest in your will, you are making an enduring investment in that organization’s mission. If you are a supporter of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), naming the VNA & Hospice Foundation in your estate plans will provide a lasting gift that will positively impact people in need in our community.

As we come to the end of another year, we invite you to reflect not only on this past year but on your life and all you have accomplished. Think of those you love, the causes you support, and what you want the future to look like. As you think about those people and causes you hold dear, be sure you have the estate plans in place that will ensure your legacy provides for them.

If you would like to support the VNA & Hospice Foundation through a legacy gift, go to https://plannedgiving.vnatc.org/resources/bequest-language for examples of how to include us in your estate documents.

For general information about estate planning, go to https://plannedgiving.vnatc.org/plan-your-legacy/estate-planning-overview. And don’t forget to download our Estate Planning Guide!


Year-End Giving Options That Can Benefit Donors and Non-Profits

As we approach the end of the year, there is an underlying theme of giving back that is woven in the messaging all around us. As a non-profit organization, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice Foundation relies on the generosity of our donors and their desire to give back all year long. Their motivation to help those in need is what allows the VNA to provide home health, hospice and community health services to everyone, even the under and uninsured in our community.

We are so thankful for the philanthropic spirit of this community and wanted to be sure to share how donations to non-profits can be beneficial to donors from a tax perspective. We like a win-win situation where a donor can support the VNA and possibly save on their year-end taxes! Donations received by the VNA & Hospice Foundation by December 31st can be listed as a charitable deduction on your taxes for that year, which might provide some tax savings depending on your specific situation.

Another way that you might be able to realize some tax savings is by donating appreciated stock. When you donate shares of stock that have appreciated in value to the VNA, you can avoid the tax on the financial gain while also claiming 100% of the value of the contribution as a charitable deduction. Transferring stock could earn you two to three times the tax savings versus donating cash. The VNA & Hospice Foundation has partnered with donatestock.com to make donating stock fast, safe, and easy! In 10 minutes or less, you can enter the information needed to transfer the shares of your appreciated stock to the VNA from your brokage account. If you prefer to go through your own broker, please call our office at 772.978-5581 and we will give you the necessary information.

Another possible tax-savvy strategy for year-end giving is taking a Qualified Charitable Deduction (QCD) from your IRA. Sometimes called an “IRA Charitable Rollover,” this strategy allows you to make a tax-free gift while satisfying your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). If you are 70 ½ years or older you can transfer up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to the VNA & Hospice Foundation. If you do not have an RMD yet, a QCD gift offers all the benefits of an itemized income tax charitable deduction, even if you don’t itemize. For those 73 or older who must take a Required Minimum Distribution, a QCD gift satisfies that requirement without increasing your income and your tax liability. A call to your IRA administrator to request a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA to the VNA & Hospice Foundation is all it takes to get this process started!

At the VNA & Hospice Foundation, we are constantly amazed at the support we receive from our donors. If there are tax advantageous strategies that will be beneficial when someone gives us financial support, we want to be sure they are known because we like win-win situations. So as the world focuses on giving back this holiday season, we wanted to equip you with information that might help you when you support a non-profit before the end of this tax year.

For more information about donating stock to the VNA, go to vnatc.org/waystogive/stock-donations/.

For more information about donating to the VNA with a Qualified Charitable Deduction through an IRA, go to: plannedgiving.vnatc.org/IRA.

Please note: Not everyone has the same financial situation, and these strategies will work for some individuals and not others. We encourage you to speak to your financial advisor when thinking about your year-end giving to discuss some of the abovementioned options. They will advise which strategy is best for your individual situation.



Recognizing VNA Donors During National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

November is recognized as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. In 2020, about three quarters of the Medicare patients who used hospice in the United States were age 65 and over (NHPCO Facts and Figures, 2022 Edition). According to Indian River Indicators provided by the Indian River Community Foundation, 33% of the residents of Indian River County are over the age of 65. As a large part of our community ages, it’s important to understand the type of care that is available if someone becomes affected by a life-limiting illness and hospice care is deemed appropriate.

As the only hospice provider in Indian River County, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) provides compassionate, innovative care of the highest quality, setting the standard for patients and caregivers, and we extend that care to the uninsured and underinsured in our community. In addition, we strive to collaborate as a team to provide excellent care so that patients experience optimal quality of life at all times. VNA Hospice Care is about living fully through the care provided by an interdisciplinary team wherever a patient calls home.

As a non-profit organization, the VNA relies on our loyal donors to provide the funding needed to provide our services to our community. Because of the generosity of our donors, the VNA is able to provide additional hospice programs and services, including Project Wish, Bereavement Services and the VNA Hospice House, for our hospice patients and their families. The financial support we receive from our donors demonstrates that they understand what hospice care is and the importance of it.  The funding we receive towards these hospice related programs, no matter the amount, allows the VNA to provide the care needed to help our patients navigate this emotional journey with dignity and respect.

At the VNA & Hospice Foundation, we want to recognize National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. To the people in our community who understand the importance of delivering quality hospice care to those with a life-limiting illness, thank you for providing the necessary funding so our clinicians can serve these patients every day. Every single donation made to VNA Hospice’s programs and services goes toward creating an experience with not only the highest quality of healthcare but also one that brings peace and comfort to our patients and their families.

For more information about what hospice care is from the NHPCO, go to https://www.nhpco.org/.

To learn more about the hospice programs and services supported by donations to the VNA & Hospice Foundation, go to https://vnatc.org/programs/.

Sources: Indian River Indicators, provided by the Indian River Community Foundation: https://dashboards.mysidewalk.com/indian-river-cna

NHPCO Facts & Figures (2022 Edition): https://www.nhpco.org/wp-content/uploads/NHPCO-Facts-Figures-2022.pdf

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Project Wish – Small Wishes Making a Big Impact

When the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) cares for a hospice patient, our focus is on ensuring they experience optimal quality of life at all times. One way the VNA achieves this is through Project Wish. Project Wish is a donor-funded program that allows the VNA to grant end-of-life wishes.

As VNA clinicians and social workers interact with our patients, they help identify last wishes. These wishes could be reliving experiences they once enjoyed, experiencing something on their bucket list, tying up loose ends or even simple requests like a home repair that would improve their care environment. Some wishes are simple to orchestrate and some require more planning and coordination. A dedicated team of volunteers help execute these wishes, arranging transportation, trying to find in-kind donors willing to supply their services and so much more. These generous volunteers and the donors who fund Project Wish impact the lives of our patients by giving them an experience that will improve their quality of life during a difficult and emotional time.

In September 2023, Project Wish was able to grant three wishes to hospice patients. First, we were able to help a hospice patient replace their broken air conditioner since he did not have the funds to pay for a new one. A local church donated the window unit and Project Wish donors covered the cost of installation. Now this hospice patient can keep receiving care in his home comfortably. The second wish was for a hospice patient with a love of fruit. Her shopping volunteer noted that her weekly food costs were mainly from the fruit purchased that she really enjoyed. However, the high cost of fruit was hurting her small food budget. This patient’s hospice counselor asked the Project Wish team if we could send her a fruit basket. Thanks to Project Wish donors, the VNA was able to subscribe this patient to a monthly fruit basket for three months so she can enjoy something she loves without worrying about how she would pay for it. The last wish granted in September was also about creating a comfortable environment for a patient. This patient’s counselor noted that the family did not have any living room or kitchen furniture in their home; our patient was sitting on a beach chair. Our Project Wish team knew that the VNA’s thrift store, Hidden Treasures, would be able to assist with this wish. Project Wish purchased a couch and dining room set, and some end tables and lamps were generously donated from Hidden Treasures as a surprise for the family. What makes this wish very special is that the end tables given to this family were donated by a long-time VNA Hospice volunteer whose wish was for her belonging to be donated to Hidden Treasures when she passed.

Often when we hear about granting wishes we tend to think of grand trips and experiences of a lifetime. For many of our patients, their wishes are simple, and September’s wishes demonstrate that: a new window unit air conditioner, some fruit to enjoy, and a comfortable chair to sit in. Even the smallest wishes can have a huge impact on a patient’s life. Imagine being at home, receiving hospice care with no air conditioning when it’s over 80 degrees outside. The end-of-life journey is difficult to navigate and doing so in an uncomfortable environment makes it even more difficult. Replacing an air conditioner seems like such a simple ‘ask,’ but even granting a small wish like this makes an immediate positive impact on our patient. Sara Bumgarner, Director of Volunteer Services and the head of our Project Wish Program, shared: “One of my favorite quotes that speaks to the mission of Project Wish is from actor, Misha Collins. He said, ‘Even small acts of kindness can make a profound difference to someone else.’ For our hospice clients, it is the small kindnesses that bring joy, contentment and quality of life.”

Whatever the wish is, the VNA and our Project Wish team do their best to try to make it happen. Since 2019 we have granted over 30 wishes thanks to the generosity of our donors, volunteers and community partners who have donated their services. Your continued support of this program will allow the VNA to keep granting these wishes. A donation to Project Wish contributes toward an experience that brings a smile to the faces of our patients and families. As they navigate a difficult and emotional time in their lives, the experience created by granting their wish helps us achieve our mission to ensure our patients experience optimal quality of life.

If you would like to support Project Wish and positively impact the lives of our patients, please visit: vnatc.org/project-wish/.