Four times a year, a Penny Drive takes place at various locations in Nevada County for two days. Friends of Hospice Volunteer members sit at tables in front of local merchants collecting monies and giving out information about Hospice services.
All monies collected at the Pennies Drive by Friends of Hospice go directly to Hospice of the Foothills, which has been meeting the needs of patients and families in western Nevada County and the surrounding communities for more than 30 years. The HOF Compassionate Care Home is the only state-licensed, Medicare-certified, in-patient residence in the region providing round-the-clock licensed hospice care, supportive (palliative) care, respite and end-of-life services.
When you see the Friends of Hospice Penny Drive table outside the various merchant stores, please stop by and say hello. The volunteers have information that you may have been looking for, and they will be happy to share it with you. Those who have some change to spare are encouraged to drop it in the jar, as it adds up and can help local patients and families. For information, contact Friends of Hospice at 530-274-5121.