Friday, May 1, 2015

Comments for a Cause - North Iowa Hospice

It is a new month, which means it is time to introduce a new cause!  Before I talk about May's cause, let's talk April numbers.  Last month I had 54 comments, creating a donation of $27 to the Caring Pregnancy Center of Mason City's Community Baby Shower.  A reminder to everyone if you are in North Iowa, the Community Baby Shower will be taking place tomorrow, Saturday, May 2nd from 9-11am at the Willow Brook Mall in Mason City.  You can drop of your baby shower gifts or monetary donations at the event.

In the month of May I'm happy to be supporting an organization that a couple of my readers recommended, and an organization who I have seen be there for friends within the last month.  In May I will be donating $0.50 for every comment on my blog during the month to North Iowa Hospice.

Hospice has been on my mind lately with the recent passing of my friend Jen, and knowing that my Grandpa is currently going through the early referral program.  Being told the words, "contact Hospice," can be scary and sad.  But as Katy from Learning As I Go told me "Hospice of North Iowa is a team of caring professionals who aim to make your loved ones last days comfortable."   She adds, "the program has so many great features from the volunteers who will sit with family members, to the social workers and nurses who work closely with the family to make sure all wishes are met."  They want to serve and support the entire family before, during and after.

North Iowa Hospice cards
Photo courtesy of Beth Ann Chiles
My friend Beth Ann from It's Just Life actually volunteers for North Iowa Hospice by making homemade cards for them.  After a death Hospice use to just send a form letter.  But for the last 997 letters sent, they've been on handmade cards by her that the team that cared for their loved one signs and have a chance to share their thoughts.  What a beautiful thing?  Beth Ann actually had a serendipitous experience earlier this year when she met a family who had received one of her cards.  I encourage you to read this heart-warming and beautiful story.

Be sure to comment all month long to help this invaluable program.  Do you have any testimonials you'd like to share about Hospice?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!


  1. Thanks for choosing these causes. Hospice took such good care of my mom before she passed away.

    1. I love hearing that Jeni. I think it is pretty neat that there are services like Hospice to help the entire family.

  2. Thank you for choosing this as your cause. They really help so many people and I have loved every single person I have met through hospice here and in other states as they have cared for loved ones. The comfort and care that they offer is amazing and I love their tender care. Thank you!

  3. This is such a great cause! Hospice was so wonderful when my mom was at the end. They truly are angels.