The holidays can be bittersweet for those who have lost a loved one, no matter when the loss happened.
Trinity Health Foundation is providing a way to remember loved ones lost while supporting UnityPoint Hospice patients and their families by participating in Project Peace.
Project Peace, now in its third year through Trinity Health Foundation, helps UnityPoint Hospice continue its mission of providing compassionate care for those in their final stages of life.
Donations help provide comfort items such as blankets, educational materials, guidance, therapies not covered by insurance and bereavement support for families and caregivers.
Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Project Peace donors can choose to have their loved one’s name placed on a custom fused butterfly glass ornament, handcrafted by a local artist. The ornaments will be put on display at UnityPoint Health – Trinity’s Quad Cities campuses and later be delivered to the donor. This memory of your loved one brings hope to others until it’s delivered to the donor’s doorstep in time for the holidays, the foundation said in a news release.
“By donating to Project Peace, you are supporting hospice patients and their families at a time when they need it most,” said Mary Macumber Schmidt, president of Trinity Health Foundation.
“Project Peace helps to ensure that no patient at UnityPoint Hospice is ever refused care due to financial limitations.”
“Our team treats patients and their families with compassion and dignity during end-of-life care,” said Amanda Koehler, hospice administrator at UnityPoint at Home. “Transitioning a loved one to hospice care is emotionally challenging. Project Peace contributions help families focus their attention on supporting their loved one, rather than worry about the ability to afford necessary services.”
For more information and to support Project Peace, call (563) 742-7610 or visit https://give.unitypoint.org/campaign/project-peace-for-hospice/c528474.