Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County

~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~

14 McKenzie Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531  | [email protected]

November is “National Hospice and Palliative Care Month”

We are so excited to share that Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has been selected to benefit from Hannaford’s Community Bag Program, which makes it easy for customers to contribute to their local communities. For the month of November 2022, whenever a $2.50 Hannaford Community Bag is purchased at the Hannaford located in Ellsworth, Maine, $1 will be donated to HVHC.  This is a great way to broaden awareness and help our cause.

Let’s get started!  Share the news with friends and family.  Call, send emails and post on social media.  The more people who purchase the Hannaford Community Bag in November, the more we can raise!  To learn more about this program, please visit hannaford.2givelocal.com.

  • Each month the Blue Hill Co-op chooses a ”worthy cause in the community” for a round-up donation fund.  When you make a purchase at the store, you can choose to “round-up” to the next whole dollar amount and the extra change will go to the “worthy cause.”  The Blue Hill Coop has been selling and serving local and organic foods since 1974 and now has a new location with a much larger parking area than the old one.  The new location is 70 South Street, Blue Hill, between Mainescape and NAPA.

  • For the month of November, HVHC will have a small display in the main office of the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce at 151 High Street, Ellsworth.

  • Jody will be the featured speaker at the MDI Rotary Club on November 9 – a great opportunity to introduce new HVHC ED Kathy and spread the word about Hospice and introduce our new Executive Director to an important community group.

  • HVHC is the featured “Host” for the MDI Non-profit Alliance on Nov. 4, along with our frequent partner, MDI Hospital – another good opportunity to use this National Hospice Awareness Month to raise awareness.

  • Jody will be presenting to a class of Occupational Therapy students at Husson University on November 2.  This long-standing partnership is a powerful way to help prepare these aspiring service providers for the many ways that they will be supporting people who are grieving losses and experiencing life-limiting events.

  • Finally, keep your eyes peeled for a full-page ad in the Ellsworth American during an upcoming week in November.  This special opportunity for local businesses and non-profits allows us to broaden the community’s awareness of what hospice is, and the many ways that HVHC can serve.